Job Title: Senior Officer Data Management
Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Uganda
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving results at scale. In Uganda, we implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 240 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The Senior Officer Data Management is mainly responsible for ensuring and maintaining an accurate and up to date project data base to inform the MNCH project indicators, including providing training and on-going support for project and partner staff to ensure timely and quality data collection, analysis, storage, retrieval and reporting; participation in providing data for production of project periodic reports, compiling data on project progress performance against set targets. The Officer may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis and to coordinate district level activities on behalf of the program manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
· The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Senior Officer Data Management vacancy should hold a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences, or statistics. Additional training in biostatistics or professional data management courses, MIS and DHIS2, is an added advantage;
· At least three years’ experience in health related programming in Uganda (preferably with an International or national NGO);
· Previous experience of working with District Local Government on health programs with a focus improving reporting for HMIS using DHIS2;
· Additional training and mentorship of District level partners and or health workers in clinical data collection management and reporting.
· Previous experience in all technical areas of logistics operations including procurement, transport/distribution, warehousing, stock, fleet, asset, construction, communications and security management.
· Past exposure and experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
· Excellent analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
· Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
· Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
· Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
· Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
· Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
· Excellent time management and planning capacity.
· Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
· Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send a copy of their updated CVs with a cover letter (attached as one document) indicating three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors to: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications
· Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 2nd December 2016
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