Data Associates(3 Positions)

The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore established by UMB to carry out UMB’s programs to strengthen health systems and improve the human condition in the areas where UMB operates through MGIC. MGIC has UMB-approved affiliates, field offices, and program offices (collectively known as “country offices”) throughout sub-Saharan Africa. MGIC activities are funded generally by U.S. government entities through cooperative agreements with UMB. The University of Maryland

Baltimore (UMB) has received PEPFAR funding from the US government /CDC for Accelerating Malawi’s PEPFAR Laboratory Logistics and Infrastructure for Quality (AMPLIFY). This cooperative agreement aims to achieve and maintain HIV epidemic control. AMPLIFY will strengthen the laboratory efficiency, capacity, and quality through improving laboratory infrastructure, improving laboratory data utilization for decision making, training human resources, and adhering to quality management systems. Applications are therefore welcome for the following vacant position.


The Data Associates role will be to support the data monitoring center for tracking the sample transportation data across online platforms. The associate will trace and track data from collection points, to the testing labs and provide feedback for management action.

Roles and Responsibilities


Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Trace and verify sample data in the LIMS and CommCare platforms.
  • Manage the LIMS and CommCare dashboards.
  • Build capacity of the data clerks at sites.
  • Conduct Data Quality Assurance (DQA) efforts.
  •  Assist with data quality control checks.
  • Act as a first level of support on LIMS.
  • Produce weekly/bi-weekly cascade reports from sites.
  • Carry out effective data visualization.
  •  Other duties as assigned from time to time.

Required and Preferred Qualifications

  • At least Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, IT/Computer science and any related field.
  • At least one years’ experience extracting program and research data
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills or any data visualization software’s will have an added advantage.
  • Experience extracting program and research data.
  • At least one years’ experience extracting program and research data
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office
  • Ability to work around tight deadlines and to deliver products on time

Mode of Application

Suitable candidates should apply through the following link:

The closing date for receiving applications 

31stDecember 2020.

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