Data Officer, Paediatric Cancer
Data Officer, Paediatric Cancer
- Full Time
- Program (Division)
- Country Programs - Indonesia
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
Overview of the CHAI Indonesia Paediatric Cancer Work
Paediatric Cancer remains an increasing challenge with only 20-30% of survival children in low and middle income countries, compared to more than 80% in high-income countries. The inequity to care access, late diagnosis & treatment and high treatment abandonment are common in pediatric cancer medication. In Indonesia, WHO-IARC estimates that 7,574 children under the age of 14 developed cancer in 2020, with the majority being leukaemia cases (30%). Despite Indonesia having developed a population-based cancer registry in 14 provinces since 2016, only about 10 hospital centers have hospital based pediatric cancer registry, and the coverage and data quality remain low, meaning many pediatric cancer cases are unreported. This disparity in pediatric cancer is unacceptable considering that most childhood cancers can be effectively treated with affordable, generic medicines, even if they are detected late. This huge outcome disparity indicates that there is a significant opportunity to save lives if treatment access can be improved.
Position Description Data Officer Paediatric Cancer
The Data Officer Pediatric Cancer will support the strengthening of the National Paediatric Cancer’s data management system, with a focus on improving data quality and promoting data utilization to guide key programmatic decisions. The Officer will report to the Paediatric Cancer Program Manager, but will work closely with and support the IT & ME Manager.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, strong quantitative and analytical abilities, and excellent communication skills. The candidate must be self-driven, entrepreneurial, adaptable and have a high level of comfort with ambiguity. They must be self-assured, a fast learner, resilient, and a strong team player. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.
- Support the strengthening of paediatric cancer registry, other data management tools, cancer medicine supply chain management tools, and/or other cancer logistic tool and processes for program monitoring and evaluation.
- Support regular data collection and validation for the utilization of the above tools, and work with hospital cancer center to improve data quality through mobile channels, or site visits (if required).
- Support Program Manager and the global cancer team in technical activities, such as quantifications of essential cancer medicines, data analysis, saving analysis, development of templates, cost effectiveness analysis, or updating project specific materials.
- Generate charts and graphs and provide simple analysis on a monthly basis to promote data usage in decision-making for program service delivery.
- Support strengthening of Hospital Supply Management Team and MOH Cancer Sub-directorate on data management tools and processes.
- Support data management trainings and capacity building activities for hospitals within Jakarta and treatment provinces.
- Support monitoring and evaluation efforts through organizing and participating in field visits, initiating data reviews and contributing to program evaluations.
- Perform basic finance and administrative functions as needed under the guidance of CHAI’s Finance team.
- Perform anyy other work as assigned by the Program Manager.
- University degree with at least 2-3 years of work experience.
- Strong written and oral communication skills in Indonesian and English, with the ability to prepare compelling presentations.
- High level of proficiency in MS Word, Excel (Formulas, Macros/VBA), PowerPoint, Internet applications and Mobile applications.
- Previous experience managing and analysing large data sets.
- Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and ability to build relationships.
- Excellent organizational and problem solving skills, and ability to meet deadlines.
- Ability to evaluate systems holistically and advise on effectiveness of systems or processes.
- Ability to think creatively in the face of challenges.
- Ability to work independently and proactively manage projects with minimal supervision.
- Degree in public health/epidemiology or a related technical field.
- Experience working with the Government and/or different levels of the health system.
- Knowledge of research ethics is an advantage.
- Experience managing patient cohort data.