Data Quality Assurance /Quality Control (QA/QC) Coordinator NGO Careers - Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Organisation: Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Health Information Systems Manager
Position Number: MUWRP/07/17

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 Data Quality Assurance /Quality Control (QA/QC) Coordinator will serve as the Data QA/QC Coordinator for the Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) PEPFAR program. His/her primary responsibility will be to ensure that the data that is produced and captured on any form and entered into any of the organization databases fits the purpose and complies with protocol requirement. The incumbent will be responsible for developing and coordinating quality control and assurance activities and programs necessary to generate valid and reliable data. He/she will document the data test results and provide suggestions required to attain the best quality possible.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The jobholder will promote performance improvement and quality assurance programs throughout the department
  • Define quality control and assurance measures in conjunction with other data staff
  • Set-up, maintain, and review documentation and control procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with international and national legislation and standards
  • Supervise technical team in carrying out data quality checks and tests.
  • Determine relevant data quality training requirements and assist with staff training.
  • Keenly monitor performance by collecting relevant information and preparing statistical reports
  • Capture program data into electronic data bases as provided by MUWRP
  • Write management and technical system reports.
  • Evaluate and execute departmental standard Operating Procedures
  • Collate and analyze performance charts and data against defined parameters
  • Conduct quality management meeting with data staff
  • Work closely with staff of various departments to ensure quality data for all conducted research and address any queries or data anomalies with relevant staff.
  • Exercise and maintain confidentiality of client information at all times.
  • Perform any other duties as directed by the supervisor or designee.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Data Quality Assurance /Quality Control (QA/QC) Coordinator job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or population studies with experience in clinical research or monitoring and evaluation.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience supporting M&E for HIV/AIDS MoH and PEPFAR supported programs.
  • Ability to work in teams, motivate, influence data staff and manage time and projects.
  • Organizational, planning, research and problem solving skills. 
  • The applicant must be detail-oriented and understand the importance and benefits of data quality.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to present findings and recommendations
  • Ability to work as a part of a team and interact with data users and managers
  • Strong statistical and numerical ability
  • Possess technical skills necessary to work with computer systems such as knowledge of office software such as Microsoft word, excel and access, as well as knowledge of data manipulation tools and analysis techniques.
  • Ability to work independently and possess strong customer service skills

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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