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25 May 2017

2 Senior Data Entry Specialist Job Opportunities - Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Organisation: Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Data Quality Assurance /Quality Control (QA/QC) Coordinator
Position Number: MUWRP/08/17

About US:
The Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) is a non-profit HIV research program that was established in 2002 as a result of a memorandum of understanding between Makerere University and The Henry M. Jackson foundation for Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. of USA (HJF). The primary purpose of MUWRP is to develop, evaluate and provide interventions to mitigate disease threats of public health importance to Uganda.

Job Summary: The Senior Data Entry Specialists will ensure timely and correct entry of all data including survey data and routine program data (SMC, OVC, Prevention, HTC) into databases. The Senior Data Entry Specialist will carry out other duties relating to hard copy data archiving, alert teams on report submission guidelines and completeness and work closely with QAQC team to ensure data quality is maintained.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The jobholder will support HMIS/ District Biostatisticians/PSWOs to ensure timely and accurate entry of reports into DHIS2& OVC MIS.
  • Ensure that all facilities and program units have the required data collection and reporting tools
  • Establish a reporting tracking system that provides program and facility staff with timely updates on pending, incomplete and missing reports.
  • Work closely with the Data, M&E, QA/QC team and MoH personnel to conduct data quality assurance and perform control checks for completeness, consistency and accuracy of data before report submission/ entry into DHIS2, HIBRIRD and OVC MIS and other MUWRP data reporting systems.
  • Check DHIS 2 and SMS weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting for timeliness and accuracy of reporting and follow up to ensure 100% reporting
  • Enter Program data into electronic data bases as provided by MUWRP.
  • Verify data entered into the computer by checking data tables for errors and correcting as required, perform logical checks to ascertain quality of data entered.
  • Actively participate in verification of data capture forms to locate missing information and take necessary steps for correction.
  • Keenly monitor the system for malfunctions, reports malfunctions to the immediate supervisor.
  • Supervise collection & submission of accurate and timely reports required for PEPFAR reporting and MUWRP data management systems (EMR, OVC data base, Prevention).
  • Work closely with IT department to ensure proper storage, filing and backup of project documents and data.
  • Actively participate in the retrieval of information from the system as and when required.
  • The jobholder will exercise and maintain confidentiality of client information at all times.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Senior Data Entry Specialist job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics
  • A minimum of three years’ experience supporting M&E for HIV/AIDS MoH and PEPFAR supported programs.
  • Possess excellent report writing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize tasks within deadlines.
  • Broad knowledge of Ministry of Health and Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development M&E processes.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should download the application form, download here, attach it together with application letters, CVs, Photocopies of academic qualifications and three professional referees. The position number (Check top of advert) and preferred location should clearly be stated in the application letter.

Please send applications to:

The HR and Administration Manager,
Makerere University Walter Reed Project,
Plot 42 Nakasero Road.,
P.O. Box 16524 Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 29th May 2017

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