Nafasi ya kazi Helen Keller International, Short Term Data Entry Assistant NTD Programs

Short Term Data Entry Assistant NTD Programs  

Country Overview: Established in 1984, the HKI-Tanzania office was the organization’s first in Africa set up to provide primary eye care services in central Tanzania. HKI has since expanded its role and currently works in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoH), local NGO’s, and other national and international development partners in the areas of nutrition and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), particularly trachoma. Scope of the Position: HKI-Tanzania is the Coordinating Partner in the Commonwealth Trachoma Elimination Program supported by Sightsavers. HKI-Tanzania is seeking a Short Term Data Entry Assistant who will be responsible for entering trichiasis patient data from paper forms into a simple database. The Short Term Data Entry Assistant will be work out of the HKI Dar es Salaam office at times and will also be required to travel for long periods to districts where the Commonwealth Trachoma Program is being implemented.

Reports to: Program Manager TT Coordination

Duration: 3 months (short-term field worker contract)

Major Tasks and Activities:

Preparing and sorting documents for data entry

Entering patients’ data from paper forms into the database and checking to ensure the accuracy of the data that has been inputted

Resolving discrepancies in information and obtaining further information for incomplete documents

Verify patient data by comparing it to source data

Print electronic reports and share with IPs and CP

Perform regular backups to ensure data preservation

Extensive travel to district capitals in Commonwealth Trachoma Program districts

Helen Keller International October 2019


  • Diploma in a relevant field OR a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a data entry clerk
  • Ideal candidate has experience and familiarity with trachoma patient data points
  • Fast typing skills, with a knowledge of touch typing strongly preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of word processing tools and spreadsheets (MS Office Word, Excel etc.)
  • Knowledge of office equipment and computer hardware and peripheral devices
  • Basic understanding of databases
  • Must be a Tanzanian national, fluent in Kiswahili and with a working knowledge of English
  • Great attention to detail

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and current CV to noting the specific job title in the subject line.

Applicants should clearly describe any experience working on data entry for trachoma projects in their cover letter. Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2019.

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