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Job title :LEAD DATA ANALYST (Ref. NICD0818/001-01) Reference :143103
Company :NHLS (National Health Laboratory Services)
Professional Sector : Industry Sector :
Location : No location given
Salary : 0.00 - 0.00
Applications open :2018-09-13Applications close :2018-10-13
Job Description
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The National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) is a public health laboratory service with laboratories across South Africa. Its activities comprise diagnostic laboratory services, research, teaching and training, and production of sera for anti-snake venom, reagents and media. At the core of the NHLS is next-generation pathology excellence that supports the mandate of the Department of Health.

Building a nation where quality of life is improved is the priority of the National Health Laboratory Service.

LEAD DATA ANALYST
Pay Grade: D2
(Ref. NICD0818/001-01)

The Lead Data Analyst role is a primary contributor to the design of the surveillance data warehouse and its associated analytics environment, by leveraging a detailed understanding of the data elements in the surveillance data warehouse together with a knowledge of the information required by external and internal stakeholders. He/she will ensure the delivery of pertinent, accurate info in support of surveillance and public health.

Key Job Responsibilities: • Improve the accuracy of data in the surveillance data warehouse by working with other specialists on the team to resolve any data quality problems that are identified • Profile data and design and validate reports which support the information requirements of internal and external stakeholders • Identify, recommend and initiate enhancement requests to ensure that changing business and external stakeholders needs are addressed • Create data mining architectures, coding standards and data analysis methodologies • Assist in the development of data management policies and procedures • Conduct research and make recommendations of data mining products, services, protocols and standards in support of procurement and development efforts • Lead the development and deployment of required data queries in response to business user needs in support of the organisation’s surveillance mandate • Provide and apply quality assurance best practices of data mining/analysis services • Develop, implement and maintain change control and testing processes for modifications to data models • Create data definitions for new database table development and/or changes to existing ones • Assist research in accessing pertinent data parameters to ensure that their research objectives are met • Design and execute test scenarios and test scripts to ensure that the required standards and objectives are met in terms of the business needs and accuracy • Coach and mentor other team members, perform cross-training and facilitate information sharing among team members to ensure the development and growth of the team.

Minimum Requirements and Key Competencies: A 4-year university degree in Biological Sciences, Epidemiology or Health Sciences (Master’s or PhD desirable) • Data warehouse training • Data quality training • Certification in MicroStrategy or other enterprise analytical reporting tool • 8-10 years’ structured/procedural query language (SQL and PL/SQL) and use of data query tools • 8-10 years’ experience in data warehousing and/or data analysis and/or data quality and/or data reporting • Experience in MicroStrategy Visual Insights and/or other data mining software, eg SAS Lab experience (1 or more years) • Strong understanding of data mining models, structures, theories, principles and practices • Knowledge of data modeling • Strong familiarity with data preparation and processing • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws • Knowledge of data quality management practices • Knowledge of Python and/or 1 year’s exposure to an LIS (Laboratory Information System).

Enquiries may be directed to Gomotsang Mogomane at 011 386 6425

Applications must be forwarded to e-mail: Recruiter2@nicd.ac.za

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.

All appointments have to be in line with the Employment Equity plan
of the NHLS. Employment checks and assessments may be conducted.

www.nhls.ac.za