24 May 2017

Health Information Systems Manager – PEPFAR Program Career Placement - Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Organisation: Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: PEPFAR Program Manager
Position Number: MUWRP/05/17

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 Health Information Systems Manager – PEPFAR Program will serve as the Health Information Systems (HIS) lead for the Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) PEPFAR Program. The position’s primary responsibility will be to ensure that MUWRP PEPFAR program data is properly collected, managed, analyzed and reported to support program improvement. . The HIS manager will work closely with the PEPFAR M&E, data field teams, QA/QC teams  and other program staff to ensure quality  data collection and support  management  of health information systems to include database development and data management. He/she will lead the development and implementation of formative research, ensure functionality of electronic data management systems, provide routine and adhoc data reports and participate in Site Improvement Monitoring activities. The incumbent will serve under the immediate supervision of the PEPFAR Program Manager. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will develop, review, routinely update and support functionality of; PEPFAR Health Information systems, data management plans, databases, data management policies and guidelines.
  • Render support to the program by interpreting data from MUWRP PEPFAR databases, analyze results, support planning, and provide technical guidance to the M&E team.
  • Keenly review program reports generated from MUWRP data management systems and DHIS2 for data completeness, accuracy and consistency.
  • Assist the Program Manager to get accurate and complete data from the PEPFAR data bases and identify key and priority areas for implementation/formative research
  • Offer technical support in implementation of program evaluations, assessments and surveys.
  • Coordinate and supervise the development and implementation of electronic data collection and management systems in all supported sites.
  • Support consultants/ teams as identified by MUWRP to implement/ upgrade EMR data bases or support data and M&E functions of the program.
  • Keenly monitor and ensure implementation of DoD/MUWRP Site Improvement Monitoring System (SIMS) activities.
  • Exercise and maintain confidentiality of client information at all times.
  • Serve as the MUWRP representative on the USG Emergency Plan coordinating SI TWG
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Health Information Systems Manager – PEPFAR Program job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in statistics or BSC- Mathematics. Master’s degree in Public Health, Statistics, Epidemiology or Demography, Additional training in M&E is of an added advantage
  • At least three years’ experience supporting data management for HIV/AIDS MoH and PEPFAR supported programs.
  • Proficiency and technical expertise in database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques is an added advantage.
  • Broad knowledge and experience using statistical analysis packages (SAS, SPSS, STATA etc)
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presentation of findings.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize tasks within deadlines
  • Extensive knowledge of MOH M&E processes

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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