8 Fresher Data Officer NGO Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Data Manager
About US:
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit organization
which is a partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists.
The overall objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems with strong
emphasis on Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity Development. IDI
has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission:
Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services
(provided through a partnership with the Makerere University – John Hopkins
University Core Lab) and Outreach.
About CDC Project:
Diseases Institute (IDI) received funding from Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR to implement a comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the
mid-western Uganda Districts of Kiboga, Kibaale, Kyankwanzi, Hoima, Masindi,
Buliisa and Kiryandongo. The project is called “Accelerating Comprehensive
HIV/AIDS Service Delivery through Health System Capacity Building and Technical
Assistance of District Health Teams and Health Facilities in Western and West
Nile Regions in the Republic of Uganda under PEPFAR.”
Job Summary: The Data Officers will mentor district medical
clerks in the proper capture and management of HMIS data collected from health
facilities and communities. The incumbents will also provide support to the
field office Data Manager in entry, cleaning and analysis of data captured by
the Project MIS.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Support and mentor the
health facility medical records clerks in the following:
  • Recording patient visits and other
    registration data in appropriate HMIS tools
  • In charge of preparing patient files for the
    clinic day
  • Filing all patient files at the end of the
  • Filing all laboratory test results and other
    records in their appropriate files
  • Ensuring that the medical records room is
    orderly and all files accounted for
  • Ensuring completeness, consistency and accuracy
    of data captured in the HMIS
  • Electronic capture of patient care records
  • Ensure the timely compilation of the routine
    HMIS reports
  • Ensuring availability of required HMIS tools
    i.e. registers, forms, guidelines etc
2. Provide assistance to
the Data Manager in the following tasks:
  • Perform data abstraction from the HMIS and
    other sources for project reporting
  • Perform routine data entry into the project
    electronic management information systems
  • Ensure completeness, consistency and accuracy
    of data captured in the project MIS.
  • Actively participate in analysis and
    interpretation of data
  • Perform routine backups and ensure security
    of data captured into the project HMIS
  • Perform any other duties as may reasonably be
    assigned from time to time by the Data Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Infectious Diseases
    Institute (IDI) Data Officer job opportunity should preferably hold a Degree
    in a relevant data management related field
  • Additional training in data management in a
    medical setting
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in data
    management and analysis in a busy HIV/AIDS setting or health related field
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer knowledge and skills
  • Working knowledge of Health Information
    Management System
  • Accuracy skills
  • Ability for team work
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    CDC/PEPFAR/MOH reporting requirements and expectations
  • Fluency of the local languages within the
    supported districts is desirable.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application cover
letters with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees to:
Human Resources Manager,
Diseases Institute,
Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for
Deadline: 4th March, 2016 by 5:00 PM
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