Data Entry Assistant


Company Abt Associate...
Industry International...
Category Data Manageme...
Location Multiple Loca...
Job Status Temporary
Salary GHs
Education Diploma/HND
Experience 2 years
Job Expires Nov 30, 2022
Contact PMI VectorLin...

Company Profile

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 insecticide-treated mosquito net (ITN) distribution and indoor residual spraying (IRS). In Ghana, Abt has been implementing IRS in the northern sector since 2011 and is preparing for the 2023 IRS campaign.

Job Description

Abt is currently seeking qualified individuals to fill a temporary position of Data Entry Assistant (15 positions). Successful candidates will be contracted for up to 3 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 Moagduri (Yagaba), West Mamprusi (Walewale).


Note: the project will not hire people under government payroll or employed by any other organization.

Prior to recruitment, selected candidates will go through a training to get oriented to the job tasks and responsibilities.

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 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 if required, 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

  • Minimum of Diploma in computer science, data management or any other related field
  • Certificate in DHIS2 is required (visit the following link for free courses on DHIS 2 and certification:
  • 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.

How To Apply

Females are strongly encouraged to apply!!!

Select a preferred district from the list provided above and state it in your application letter. Application letters that do not have specific district indicated will not be considered.

To apply, submit an application letter and CV, address to “Through the Operations Manager” PMI VectorLink Project, Ghana-Tamale, using one of the instructions below:

  1. Email application to the following address: Please indicate the position and preferred district in the subject line of the email. Emails without district and Job title will not be considered.
  2. Deliver application by hand to the Abt/PMI VectorLink Project office located near the former VSO office off the SSNIT Road BB Gas Junction, Tamale.

Deadline for submission of applications is 5pm Wednesday November 30, 2022. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


Please note, employers receive numerous applications per posting and will only shortlist the most qualified candidates. Also is not involved in any decision made by an employer/recruiter and therefore does not guarantee that applications sent will result in a candidate being shortlisted/selected for that position.
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