United States US Embassy CDC Data Jobs – Health Information Systems Analyst Team Lead

Organisation: United States Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station:  Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Entebbe, Uganda
Salary:  Grade
11 (Ugshs. 87,633,842 to 127,342,874 p.a. Inclusive of allowances) 
Vacancy No.: 07/2015
About US Embassy:
Welcome to the United States
Embassy in Kampala, Uganda.  The United
States has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi currently heads
the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission
is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices
of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.
About US Embassy CDC:
The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) is an international public health agency engaged
in HIV prevention and care programs and research activities in Uganda.  CDC offers excellent career opportunities for
professional growth, training, and collaboration with other health
professionals. The main CDC offices are located at the Uganda Virus Research
Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe. CDC is an agency of the United States Mission in
Job Summary:  The
US Embassy CDC Health Information Systems Analyst Team lead will oversee the Health
Information Systems Team and provide technical expertise and management
oversight for CDC systems analysts, application developers and a database
administrators during the analysis, designing, reviewing and implementation of
health information systems for CDC-Uganda HIV/AIDS projects and public health
evaluations, as well as for implementing partners (IPs) providing prevention,
treatment and care, and surveillance activities in Uganda. The incumbent also works
with CDC project officers, other scientists and researchers to understand the
intended outcomes of CDC projects, partner programs and activities, and the required
timeliness and uses of the data they collect, ensuring that developed health
information systems incorporate the needs identified. Using advanced
statistical and data modelling software on data collected from program and
public health evaluations, the incumbent develops analysis programs to evaluate
the impact of such programs at community, regional and national levels.
Key Duties and
1. Health Information Systems Analysis, Design and Review: 35 %
  • The
    incumbent has ultimate responsibility for the quality of Health
    Information Systems used by CDC and partner projects and programs, and
    provides feedback to the data teams and management personnel in these
    organizations, as well as CDC project officers on required Systems and
    System Enhancements and mechanisms for correction of existing problems and
    minimization of future problems. Job holder is the lead for CDC Systems
    Analysts, Developers and Database Administration, providing insight to the
    team on the specific collection, reporting and analysis functionalities
    required in the various health information systems.
  • The
    incumbent plays an oversight role over the Systems Analysts, who in turn
    provide System Requirements Specifications (SRS) and System Design
    documents that include structured programming language code to Application
    Developers to be converted into application components through
    object-oriented programming methods to build re-usable objects or
    components for data management, reporting and analysis.
  • The
    incumbent also identifies methods for automating data management tasks
    including reporting which will eventually be incorporated into an
    application front-end to a data warehouse and a decision support system.
2. Data Analysis and Quality:  25
  • The
    incumbent has the ultimate responsibility for the quality of data being
    collected by CDC and partner projects and programs, and provides oversight
    to the CDC Systems Analysts and Developers who in turn provide feedback to
    the data teams and management personnel in these organizations, as well as
    CDC project officers on data quality issues and mechanisms for correction
    of existing problems and minimization of future problems.
  • The
    job holder works closely with CDC statisticians, epidemiologists,
    microbiologists, data managers and other researchers including
    mathematical modelers and behavioral scientists to conduct in-depth
    analyses of data after data management and cleaning activities have been
  • He
    /s he also carries out complex data management, recoding and manipulation
    techniques using advanced statistical packages like SAS, SPSS, STATA and
    Data Modeling Software. Job holder supports CDC data analysis needs
    through ensuring high data quality in terms of validity, accuracy,
    reliability and timeliness and training of researchers and other
    programming staff including aystems analysts, application developers and
    database administrators. After developing tools for assessing data
    quality, the job holder distributes these tools to systems analysts,
    developers and database administrators for installation and routine use
    and routinely monitor that the proper data management practices are being
    implemented by the various organizations both at their headquarters and
    their remote sites.
  • The
    job holder plans and participates in training and facilitating workshops
    aimed at improving data quality at partner sites and CDC projects.
3. Supervision of Systems Analysts and Database Administrator (20 %)
  • The
    job holder oversees the work of systems analysts, developers and database
    administration on the team. S/he is responsible for organization of these
    positions in a manner that is highly efficient and effective to carry out
    allocated tasks to the satisfaction of CDC Project Officers and
    Implementing Partners. This is achieved through regular meetings,
    feedback, annual and semi-annual evaluations, mentoring and identification
    and recommendation of staff for training.
  • The
    incumbent constitutes teams to handle tasks that require multiple skills
    or have short execution periods to meet deadlines set by CDC Project Staff
    or Implementing Partners.
  • The
    Team Leader oversees any assigned contractors on software engineering and
    support (SES) projects to ensure timely and quality deliverables.
4. Interagency Coordination (20 %)
  • The
    job holder will serve as a member of the Strategic Information (SI) PEPFAR
    Technical Working Groups. Using analysis and design tools, job holder
    routinely presents information on data quality and recommendations on how
    data quality may be improved to members of the technical working groups,
    partner staff and other main stakeholders like Ministry of Health, with
    suggestions for improvement and on priority areas as well as impact
    implications for scale-up of programs.
Qualifications, Skills and
NOTE:  All applicants must
address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive
information supporting each item.
  • The
    US Embassy CDC Health Information Systems Analyst Team lead should hold a Master’s
    Degree in Biostatistics, Computer Science, Information Technology,
    Mathematics or Data management is required.
  • A
    minimum of six years’ experience in advanced analysis and programming
    methods using SPSS, SAS or another structured programming language is
    required. In addition, at least two years’ experience in a supervisory
    data management and systems analysis position in the health field is
  • Comprehensive
    knowledge of systems analysis and data modelling, management and quality
    assurance is required. Knowledge must be at a level appropriate for
    supervising other senior data management staff in partner organizations.
  • The
    incumbent must have the ability to lead a multi disciplined team.
    Keyboarding skill with speed and accuracy is required. Experience in
    systems analysis, forms management and error resolution in data entry is
  • Language Proficiency: List both English and host country
    language(s) by level and specialization. Must be fluent (Level IV) in
    English. Ability to read and write technical manuals and scientific papers
    in English is required
How to Apply:
All those interested in
working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications and
strictly adhere to the following:
  • Universal
    Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member
    (DS-174), Download
    it Here
  • A
    current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Candidates
    who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214
    with their application.  Candidates
    who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation
    confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their
  • Any
    other documentation (e.g. essays, transcripts/certificates, awards) that
    addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
Submit Application To:
Human Resources Office
By email at
NB: Only electronic submissions will be
accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Please clearly indicate the
position applied for in the subject area of the email submission.
Please use standard file
types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send
all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-306001/259-791/5
Deadline: 29th June
The US Mission in Kampala
provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to
all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age,
disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to
achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through
continuing diversity enhancement programs.
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