Avis de recrutement : Data and Research Assistant


Background: The Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory Bamenda has the mission to help control the spread of tuberculosis and to improve the lives of those affected by TB, HIV and related diseases. Currently the TBRL Bamenda is working with the National TB Program to increase TB case finding in six regions of Cameroon, including the use of an mHealth system to improve the care of people with TB.

Position summary: Manage the collection and analysis of program data across six regions, collaborate on the design and implementation of an mHealth system to improve patient care, and support the usage of the data management system to improve TB case finding in Cameroon. Full-time position, based in Bamenda with ~5-15% travel to other regions.

Typical responsibilities:

  • Manage complex data, including data from multiple sources and from six regions in Cameroon, in collaboration with program team members
  • Implement processes to assure collection of high-quality data; Create, revise and maintain standard operating procedures for data management
  • Use data visualization and analysis software (eg. Excel) to create and update graphs, charts, and tables for program monitoring and reporting
  • Design and conduct surveys of users, analyze results, and propose improvements on the use of interactive data systems to improve program performance
  • Train new and existing users of the mHealth system, including an Android-based mobile app and interactive desktop dashboard
  • Facilitate and manage communication between software developers and software users to achieve performance targets
  • Collaborate with software developers on feature design, integration and user uptake
  • Prepare progress reports and articles for publication
  • Perform other duties as needed to ensure the success of the program


Job Qualifications:

  • Education: Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Health, Sciences, or related area
  • Preferred: At least 1 year work experience in data managment, research or related area
  • Strong interest and passion to work as part of team to improve public health
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, good working knowledge in French is an advantage
  • Ability to plan own work, set priorities and complete under pressure
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and willingness to learn new programs as needed
  • A high level of initiative and the ability to work independently
  • Proven ability to work effectively as member of dynamic team in fast-paced environment
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


This position is planned for 6 months with possibility for renewal depending on funding availability. If interested, please prepare a complete application including an application letter, current CV, copies of certificates and diplomas and (preferred) two recommendation letters. Please note that only applications submitted by email will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Submit all documents by email to tbrlbamenda.recruit@gmail.com and indicate “Data and Research Assistant” in the subject line. The deadline for submitting an application is March 9, 2020.

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