Abt Associates is recruiting for Data Entry Assistants – 20 Vacancies. Abt. Associates Inc., a US-based company, is implementing USAID–funded President’s Malaria Initiative VectorLink project. The project is supporting implementation of malaria control strategies such as bednet distribution and indoor residual spraying (IRS). In Ghana, Abt has been implementing IRS in the northern sector since 2011 and is preparing for the 2021 IRS campaign.


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Job Description

Abt is currently seeking qualified individuals to fill a temporary position of Data Cleaning/Entry Assistant (20 positions). Successful candidates will be contracted for up to 2 months. Candidates that live in any of the following districts will be preferred: Bunkpurugu-Nakpanduri/Yunyoo-Nasuan (Nakpanduri), Tatale-Sanguli, East Mamprusi (Gambaga), Gushegu, Karaga, Kumbungu, Mamprugu Moaduri (Yagaba), West Mamprusi (Walewale).

Females are strongly encouraged to apply!


Responsibilities of Data Entry Assistant

  • Enter data collected during the project activities into a project database.
  • Perform regular and extensive data cleaning.
  • Address data collection errors and perform regular data cleaning
  • Generate and print various data reports from a database when requested
  • File all completed data forms according to project data filing protocols
  • Support relevant sessions of trainings for seasonal IRS workers on mobile Data collection (MDC)
  • Sync mobile data from tablets to the database and charge the tablets on daily basis
  • Provide ad hoc technical support to spray teams on mobile data collection
  • Conduct data collection verification exercises in the communities when required
  • Support verification and reconciliation of community mobilizer days worked/payments


Required Skills or Experience

Requirements for Data Entry Assistant position

  • Minimum of Diploma in computer science, data management or any other related field
  • Certificate in DHIS2 is required (visit the following link for free course on DHIS 2 and certification: https://academy.dhis2.org/courses/HISP/DHIS2_Level1/2015_Q1/about)
  • Experience in data entry and management is an advantage
  • Good interpersonal, communication and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in English and one or more northern Ghanaian language will be an advantage
  • Comfortable using spreadsheet applications, such as MS Excel.
  • Comfortable using, troubleshooting, and providing support on smart devices usage.
  • Comfortable with using the DHIS 2 system for data entry, cleaning and reporting (Previous experience in IRS activities is an added advantage)


Application Procedures: How To Apply

  1. Interested and qualified persons should send their application letter and CV to the following email address: [email protected]
  2. State your preferred district from the list provided above, in your application letter.
  3. Applications should be addressed to “Through the Operations Manager” PMI VectorLink Project, Ghana- Tamale.
  4. State the position and preferred district in the subject line of the email.
  5. Applications can alternatively be Delivered by hand to the Abt/PMI VectorLink Project office located near the former VSO office off the SSNIT Road BB Gas Junction, Tamale.

Application Guidelines

  1. Emails without district and Job title will not be considered
  2. Application letters that do not have specific district indicated will not be considered.
  3. Deadline for submission of applications is 5:00pm Tuesday December 15, 2020
  4. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
  5. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.