Six (6) x Locum Data Entry Clerks

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Six (6) x Locum Data Entry Clerks

  • Post Date:June 29, 2021
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  • Career Level Other
    Qualification Diploma
    Experience 1-3 Years
  • Industry Health Care
Job Description

BRTI-HATIPP COP 20: Laboratory Systems Strengthening
Reports to: Monitoring and Evaluation Officers
Duration of employment: 3 months (July – September 2021)
Location: Kadoma, Marondera, Bindura, Mutare, Masvingo, Victoria Falls

The following vacancies have arisen within the Biomedical Research and Training Institute in Collaboration with MOHCC.


  • Minimum of a Diploma in Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation or any related field;
  • Computer literacy (ICDL certificate will be an added advantage);
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft packages; experience in data capturing in HIV laboratory settings;
  • Experience in working in the laboratory is an added advantage.

Scope of Work

Viral Load/EID and other supported tests:

  • Data Entry Clerk (DECs) will work closely with M&E officers to ensure good quality program data.
  • The M&E officers directly supervise DECs.
  • They will work collaboratively with other laboratory personnel to ensure targets for supported tests including Viral Load (VL) and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) are being consistently met.
  • They will also collect data for all supported tests (e.g., Viral Load, EID, and TB test) from the various source documents.
  • In addition, DECs will periodically reviewing and monitoring data sources including checking incoming request forms for completeness, accuracy and data integrity or registers for data accuracy, transcriptional and clerical errors.
  • Maintenance of records of errors or challenges with request form completeness identified and communicating these to laboratory scientists or laboratory mentors.

Other duties include:

  • Resolve data submission errors, data discrepancies and data error issues in collaboration with laboratory scientists or laboratory mentors;
  • Timeously and accurately entering all requisite information from incoming test requests into LIMS or accessioning into registers;
  • Performance of data quality checks to ensure all data that is used by the laboratory to prepare reports is valid;
  • Implement and enforce proper data collection policies and procedures;
  • Entering all test results into LIMS or other records before results are dispatched;
  • Ensuring retrievable data filing or storage systems are developed and maintained;
  • Ensuring records are maintained and stored safely away from damage or potential pilferage.
  • Ensure secure storage of data in collaboration with the laboratory scientists;
  • Monitoring records retention periods and maintaining such records in storage for these agreed retention periods;
  • Sorting of results;
  • Facilitating the sending of results to hubs and clinics in liaison with scientists and mentors.

Personal characteristics required

  • High personal motivation and self-management;
  • Pays attention to detail;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • May be required to work flexible working hours;
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn and accept feedback;
  • Excellent time management;
  • Reliable, diligent, detail-oriented worker who can see tasks through to completion;
  • Accurate, honest, dependable, and flexible;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills;
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and handle and protect sensitive data with integrity;
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and on own initiative;
  • Ability to establish rapport with a variety of colleagues and to work flexibly with the line manager.

To apply

Interested candidates can submit their detailed CV and cover letter to:
The Human Resource Officer Biomedical Research and Training Institute
HATIPP COP20 Project,
10 Seagrave Road,

Or email: [email protected]


Please Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 2 July 2021