23 May 2017

6 Data Manager Non-profit Jobs - Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Data Management Coordinator

About US:
The 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 / PEPFAR Project:
IDI received funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR, IDI is implementing comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the Kampala region of Uganda under the project: “Accelerating epidemic control in Kampala region of Uganda through scale up of evidence based and high impact interventions towards achievement of UNAIDS 90:90:90 targets.”

Job Summary: The Data Manager will work collaboratively with Division biostatisticians to provide technical oversight to Division data teams and health facility teams to ensure generation and maintenance of high quality data for use to guide health service planning and implementation efforts.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Provide leadership and management oversight to Division data teams to ensure timely delivery on key project tasks.
  • Lead mentorship and training efforts to build capacity of District and facility teams to generate and maintain high quality patient data using standard HMIS tools.
  • Advise on the establishment of systems that support confidentiality and safe storage of medical records within facility premises and archive sites at all times.
  • Support Division teams to maintain up-to-date electronic and paper-based records of all patients attending care in all division health units.
  • Build systems to support stock monitoring and management of data tools and all data-related supplies to avert stock outs within supported Divisions.
  • Support Division-wide performance monitoring initiatives and routine data use activities to continuously guide implementation of key project activities.
  • The incumbent will guide Divisions and health facility teams to conduct regular data quality assessments, and to implement and document data quality improvement activities.
  • Support facility data teams to compile and submit accurate HMIS and programmatic reports into standard databases according to the set project, donor and MoH reporting timelines.
  • Perform any other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to time. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) Data Manager job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Quantitative Economics, IT or a relevant field.
  • Previous experience in HIV/AIDS data management and information systems development
  • Strong computer skills are an added advantage.
  • Competence in electronic database packages
  • Good communication, leadership, organization and management skills
  • Broadly understands client confidentiality and exhibits high level of ethical conduct
  • Good computer literacy skills with proficiency in electronic database packages
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of public health systems, local government structures and the national Health Management Information Systems (HMIS)

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested persons may apply through e-mail or hand-deliver their application letter with a detailed CV, copies of academic credentials with at least two referees to:

The Manager Human Resources,
Infectious Diseases Institute,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala. Uganda

Deadline:  31st May 2017

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