Vacancy: Data clerk (x2) (Based in Tanzania)

Vacancy:   Data clerk (2x)

Hours: 40-hour work week, Full-time

Location: Shinyanga Region, Tanzania

The position The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) is looking for two data clerks to enter research data for AIGHD’s operational research on an innovative HIV Test & Treat project in Shinyanga and Simiyu regions, Tanzania. The data clerks will enter both qualitative and quantitative research data into electronic databases to ensure that data can be analyzed by the scientific research staff and will assist in the data collection process when needed. The data clerks will work under the supervision of the Data Manager.

Background: The Shinyanga HIV Test & Treat project

The new WHO guidelines advocate the so-called ‘HIV Test and Treat approach’: immediate antiretroviral treatment (ART) for all HIV infected persons, independent of clinical stage or CD4 count. AIGHD has been awarded the task of scientific evaluation of a unique HIV T&T project in Tanzania, aiming to put 20,000 HIV patients on ART through T&T and decentralized ART provision through a Hub and Club model. The implementation of the Shinyanga HIV T&T project is led by an Italian NGO (Doctors with Africa CUAMM) through a network of Tanzanian healthcare providers, under the Diocese of Shinyanga. In this context, AIGHD, as the research partner, is responsible for performing multi-disciplinary operational research (clinical, epidemiological, economic and socio-anthropological) under the final guidance of a Principal Investigator (PI) from the United Kingdom and a co-PI from Tanzania.


Main Responsibilities

The main responsibilities of the data clerks is to capture qualitative and quantitative research data collected in the test and treat project and provided assistance in the data collection process when needed.

  • Transfer data from paper formats into an electronic database system
  • Review data for deficiencies or errors and correct any incompatibilities
  • Translate and Transcribe audio recorded interviews
  • Assist with preparations for data collection (e.g scanning documents and print files)
  • Assist with research field work when needed
  • Sort and organize paperwork after entering data to ensure it is not lost
  • When needed provide data entry support in involved care and treatment facilities
  • Ensure compliance with data integrity and security policies

Educational qualifications

  • High school education or diploma in relevant field

Work experience

At least 1 year of relevant work experience

Additional requirements

  • Attention to detail, structured and well-organized
  • Ability to work-proactively and work well in a team
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer software skills – Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with computer database system is a plus
  • Experience with healthcare related data entry is a plus


  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English and Kiswahili; Kisukuma is an asset.

AIGHD offers

AIGHD offers an excellent job opportunity in a cutting-edge working environment in global health and development and a salary in line with prevailing sector standards. For more information about the job description please contact Ilona Sips ( General questions, applications including CV and letter of motivation (in English) should be sent to HR Support (

Closing date: Friday 30 November 2018

About AIGHD Stichting AIGHD takes a problem-oriented approach and transcends the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines to provide sustainable solutions in the field of Global Health. It is a dynamic network focused on research, education and policy advising. The Institute stands for a collaboration among biomedical researchers from the Academic Medical Center (AMC), social scientists and economists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and from the VU University Amsterdam (VU). In addition, its constituents include a number of non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), such as the PharmAccess Foundation, The Health Insurance Fund and the Medical Credit Fund, which have a pivotal place in the consortium. AIGHD links expertise, resources and programs from institutions that are involved in health-related research, education and capacity building. By doing this, it brings a “delivery perspective” to health research, and a “quality aspect” to health care services in countries with more limited resources.

To be considered you must to be already resident in Tanzania and in full possession of a Tanzanian resident and working permit.