Opportunities & Vacancies

Data Manager (1)

VACANCY NOTICE – Data Manager (1)


The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) together with the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Group at KCCR is looking for a Data Manager.

One of the main goals of the research group is to investigate diseases causing fevers in new-born and young children to provide guidance to reduce the burden of these diseases in Ghana and beyond.

For more information, visit our webpage: https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/paediatric-fevers/.

The post-holder shall undertake various activities associated with the research group. These activities will be performed either at KCCR, at the study sites in Ghana or outside Ghana. The post-holder is expected to have good organizational and communication skills. He/she should be willing to work efficiently within a multidisciplinary international team to perform all activities in a timely fashion. The post-holder will  work closely with clinical research staff, investigators, and external partners, and must maintain a professional demeanour and work collaboratively with others.

He/she is accountable in the first instance to the Local PI, Co-PI, and Project coordinator(s). He/She should always maintain a good relationship with external partners by communicating in a professional and courteous manner.

 The post-holder will be responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of data management within the research group. This includes planning, designing, implementing, and maintaining databases, as well as ensuring that all data collected is accurate, complete, and in compliance with regulatory requirements.


Main Responsibilities/Activities

  •  Ensure that data is stored and managed securely and in compliance with study protocols and  regulatory requirements.
  • Perform data cleaning, validation, and quality control checks to ensure accuracy and completeness of data.
  • Create and maintain study databases using various software applications.
  •  Manage and maintain study databases, ensuring that data is properly stored, backed up, and secure.
  •  Participate in the development and implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) related to data management to ensure consistency across studies.
  •  Monitor data collection processes to ensure timely and accurate entry of data.
  • Provide training and support to study staff on data management procedures, including data entry, data cleaning, and database management.
  • Collaborate with study team members to resolve data management issues, such as missing data, discrepancies, and protocol deviations.
  • Prepare and submit data management deliverables, such as data listings, queries, and reports, to study sponsors.
  • Ensure compliance with data privacy and security regulations.
  • Be available to perform related duties in accordance with the requirements of the study.



 The post-holder should have the following:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (i.e.: Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Health Informatics, Social Science)

Essential attributes

  • At least 2-3 years experience in data management for clinical research studies.
  • Proficiency in data analysis software
  • Experience with electronic data capture systems and clinical trial databases, (e.g.REDCap).
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Attention to detail and accuracy


Desired Attributes

  • Experience in clinical trials is an advantage.

Remuneration will be according to KCCR standards. The contract will be for a period of 12 months (renewable) with the first 3 months as probation.

Expected starting date: May 2023



Interested persons should send their applications addressed to The Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, Kumasi with the following documents:

          A motivation letter (700 – 1000 words)

          A detailed CV and contact numbers and/or email addresses of three referees

          Two Recommendation Letters

          Copies of undergraduate certificates


Email them to: info@kccr.de and copy them to e.puorideme@kccr.de

Closing Date: April 28, 2023, 17;00 GMT. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 




 The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) together with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical, London, United Kingdom is seeking to recruit a hardworking, enthusiastic and committed individual to be employed as a Research Assistant (Health Economics) on the SHARP project. The project is funded by National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) and Innovation for Global Health and seeks to investigate severe stigmatising skin diseases including evaluation of the effect of High Dose Rifampicin and Dialkylcarbamoyl chloride (DACC)-coated dressings on outcomes in Mycobacterium ulcerans disease.

Roles and responsibilities

  • To support the team of researchers in the execution of the SHARP project by undertaking assigned tasks in accordance with the project’s protocol, making use of standard research techniques and methods.
  • Engage in fieldwork, computer-based data analysis and library research as directed by the PI and Coordinator.
  • Data collection and interviews
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis 
  • Literature review
  • Report writing


The Post holder should have the following:

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in economics, health economics or related fields. Candidates with degrees in other social science (e.g., Sociology, Social Work etc.) fields will be considered. Candidates currently enrolled in a master’s programme can also apply.
  • Good Interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills (Ability to read and write Twi/Ga will be added advantage)
  • Qualitative research skills (experience in field work/data collection)
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to adjust to different working conditions
  • Must be a team player and have good interpersonal working relationship 
  • Ability to work for longer hours
  • The preferred candidate should be resident in Kumasi over the project period

 Mode of application

Interested persons should send their applications addressed to The Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, Kumasi including their CV, a motivation letter, copies of certificates and two reference letters and email them to info@kccr.de and copy a.fokuoh_boadu@kccr.de

Closing Date: 9th June, 2023. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. For further information on the position, please contact Dr. Yaw Amoako (yamoako2002@gmail.com), Dr. Jacob Novignon (jnovignon@gmail.com) or Adelaide Fokuoh (a.fokuoh_boadu@kccr.de).