26 May 2017

Fresher Data Officer – VMMC Non-profit Job Careers - Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

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

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 Officer – VMMC will be responsible for site level data management. He / She will ensure the complete, accurate and timely filling of data in HMIS tools and, abstract and enter all data into appropriate software in a timely manner. They will participate in data analysis and compilation of the required site specific reports.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Using the appropriate MoH tools (HMIS), capture SMC clients’ data as required and ensure that client charts and all related documents are securely filed at the end of each activity day as required.
  • Abstract and input clerical data into the relevant system using appropriate software packages
  • Keenly review data for accuracy and completeness
  • Actively participate in analysis and interpretation of data

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) Data Officer – VMMC job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Information technology, information systems, computer science, statistics or any other relevant field.
  • At least two years working experience in data management in a health related field.
  • Computer knowledge and skills; Excel, Word, Power Point
  • Knowledge of the Health Information Management System
  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.

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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