Jobs – Data Officer at USAID University Research

Job Title: Data Officer

URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

 Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

About USAID ASSIST Project:

University Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since 2005, is implementing the USAID-funded Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) project. The project supports delivery of quality HIV prevention, treatment, care and laboratory services at selected regional referral and general hospitals.

Job Summary: The Data Officer will be responsible for ensuring that patients’ data records are captured accurately and reports are produced in a timely manner.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in summarization and compilation of reports to USAID/SUSTAIN and MoH
  • Carry out routine data entry and cleaning for data entered in Open MRS
  • Prepare and sort patients’ files and registers, and identify data to be entered.
  • Prepare adhoc reports as may be needed from time to time
  • Ensure that confidentiality of data collected and stored are maintained
  • Work closely with the Data team to ensure that the entered data are backed up regularly and the data are well protected
  • Assist in establishing an effective and efficient records management system Ensure safety of all equipment in the data rooms.
  • Support in routine updating of registers at the hospital
  • Support in promotion of data utilization at the hospital
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant should possess a Bachelors in Information Technology or Statistics or Quantitative Economics;
  • A minimum of four years’ experience in data entry and management of which two years’ experience in working with National HMIS;
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in MS office software with a strength in data base management;
  • Good producing simple statistical reports
  • Possess the ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Good working knowledge of records management procedures will be an added advantage

How to Apply for the job:

All qualified applicants who desire to join the USAID SUSTAIN Project should send their cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references addressed to: Human Resource & Administration Coordinator, University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services, Plot 7 Ntinda View Crescent, Naguru Kampala, Uganda E-mail to: (Not more than 3MB).

While we thank all applicants for showing interest, only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews

Deadline: 17th September, 2014 by 5PM

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