Jobs – Data Officer at Infectious Diseases Institute

Job Title: Data Officers (8 Vacancies)
IDI is an independently governed institute within the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University and has the mission “To strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development.” IDI has operations across Uganda as well as in a number of other African countries and has a staffing of over 1,000 managing multiple projects in research, clinical services, public health and training.  IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: prevention, care and treatment; training; research; Outreach; and laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University-John Hopkins University Core Lab). The IDI Outreach program supports Saving Mothers Giving Life (SMGL) project interventions in Kibaale district and comprehensive HIV/AIDS services (including Adult Safe Male Medical Circumcision (SMC) for HIV prevention in the 7 districts of Kibaale, Hoima, Kiboga, Kyankwanzi, Buliisa, Masindi and Kiryandongo under the Expanded Kibaale-Kiboga Project (EKKP).

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure timely compilation of the routine HMIS reports from supported facilities.
  • Technically support facility medical records focal persons to compile HMIS data
  • Ensuring completeness, consistency and accuracy of data captured in the HMIS tools at supported facilities
  • Perform basic analysis of data to ensure its consistent and accurate
  • Ensuring availability of required HMIS tools i.e. registers, forms, guidelines etc
  • Perform data abstraction from the HMIS and other sources for project reporting
  • Carry out routine data entry into the project electronic management information system 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Data Officers should hold a Bachelor’s degree in a data/information sciences related field
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in handling of medical data
  • Working knowledge of Health Management Information Systems
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. Word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, email and Internet.
  • Past working knowledge and experience with PEPFAR/CDC and MoH reporting requirements
Compensation Package: The compensation package will be commensurate with the caliber and experience of the individual we are seeking. Contract is initially 3 years and may be renewed thereafter
How to apply for the job:
All suitably qualified and interested persons who wish to apply should email as well as post or deliver an application letter (clearly labeled – Application for “position title”) with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees, to:

The Human Resources Manager,
Infectious Diseases Institute,
Mulago Hospital, P.O. Box 22418, Kampala. Uganda.

Deadline: Monday, 7th July 2014.

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