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7 Jun 2017

Data Clerk

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Data Clerk – Mogadishu

Sector: Health
Location: Somalia
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time


Reporting to Facility Medical Officer, the data clerk is responsible for expediting data collection and entry, while ensuring accuracy of data and submitting the same to the Health Data Officer for further compilation, analysis and reporting.

Major Responsibilities 

  • Under the direct supervision of the Medical Officer, work closely with the HMIS Officer & the IRC Health staff in managing the Health Facility database
  • With the support of the Medical Officer, submit Weekly and monthly HMIS reports to the HMIS officer
  • Cross check the data with the registers for accuracy before submitting the reports
  • Liaise with the various health service units (OPD, EPI, ANC/PNC and pharmacy) to get accurate data in a timely manner
  • Ensure that the health facility data is kept up to date at all times while liaising with the HMIS Officer in case of any errors identified
  • With support of HMIS officer, support the Medical Officer to monitor the project indicators against facility work plans
  • Participate in assessments/surveys and routine collection of field data
  • Develop and maintain an accurate filing system of project records
  • Carry out data triangulation and validation at facility level and generate HMIS tools’ requirement on monthly bases and share the same with the Medical Officer and HMIS Officer
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


  1. At least A Level certificate with training (s) in the Microsoft packages i.e. Microsoft Excel & Microsoft Access.
  2. At least 2 years of hands on experience in data entry and analysis with a large international non-governmental organization.
  3. Familiarity with Health Management Information System (HMIS) and the DHIS
  4. Fluent in English and Somali

Required Competencies:

  1. A mature person of high professional discipline and moral integrity.
  2. Competent to work under stress as the situation may dictate.
  3. Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic background.

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