Surveillance Coordinator, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Vital Strategies

Duties and Responsibilities

● Serve as liaison between initiative partners and governments, in particular: Police for all issues related to crash reporting and analysis; Health departments; Medical examiner systems; Transport and road safety officials at different government levels; Other stakeholders.

● Work with designated personnel to oversee data collection, data entry, conduct data cleaning and management of designated data sets.

● Train, monitor and oversee data entry staff.

● Conduct analysis and prepare tables, charts, and maps both for routine review and special queries, including spatial analysis for identification of high-risk locations.

● Collaborate with police, health, medical examiner, and Vital Strategies personnel to develop a protocol and conduct linkage and analysis of injury registry and data.

● Conduct a capture-recapture analysis of crash fatalities using at least two data sources: police crash reporting and vital registration, forensic, hospital, and/or insurance records; and prepare a report on methods and findings.

● Prepare annual road safety reports based on available sources for crash/injury death data, as well as risk factors data.

● Disseminate and present road safety report findings to stakeholders and promote data use for policy and planning.

● Work with police and other partners to pilot and define road crash database platform options and adaptation to local needs.

● Promote data use for policy and planning

● Provide support to partners of the initiative as required.

● Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualification and Experience

● Master’s degree (or higher) in a relevant field (e.g., public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, transport engineering, or similar).

● Experience in data management and analysis related to public health, transportation, or public policy.

● Quantitative data analysis skills (experience with data management and statistical analysis software required, GIS preferred).

● Proven capacity to work in a multidisciplinary or multi-agency setting and to interact with public servants and heads of department.

● Excellent oral and written communication skills: English and local language

● Preferred: Prior experience of working with government agencies

Skills & Abilities

● Proficient in MS office (word, excel, PowerPoint), pdf, digital literacy, handling virtual meetings, conferences, trainings

● GIS proficiency, or willingness to learn in the first six months.

How to apply

To apply, please submit a 1-page CV and 1-page cover letter to [email protected] by 14 Oct 2022