Senior Officer Data Management NGO Jobs – Save the Children International

Job Title:       Senior Officer Data Management
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Fort Portal,
Uganda
About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for
children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has
been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a
Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection,
development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the
way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in
their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our
Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice
for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six
thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance,
Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in
development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over
36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of
Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 300
persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfil their potential. 
Job Summary: The Senior
Officer Data Management is primarily responsible for ensuring and maintaining
an accurate and up to date project data base to inform the MNCH project indicators,
including providing training and on-going support for project and partner staff
to ensure timely and quality data collection, analysis, storage, retrieval and
reporting; participation in providing data for production of project periodic
reports, compiling data on project progress performance against set targets.
The Officer may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency
team in cases of humanitarian crisis and to coordinate district level
activities on behalf of the manager.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Senior Officer Data Management job opportunity should hold a
    bachelor’s degree in computer sciences, or statistics. Additional training
    in biostatistics or professional data management courses, MIS and DHIS2,
    is an added advantage;
  • At least three years of related experience
    in health-related programming in Uganda (preferably with an International
    or national NGO);
  • Previous experience of working with
    District Local Government on health programs with a focus improving
    reporting for HMIS using DHIS2;
  • Additional training and mentorship of
    District level partners and or health workers in clinical data collection
    management and reporting.
  • Prior exposure and experience working with
    local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance,
    Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added
    advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills and strategic
    planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive
    collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in
    hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent
    documentation skills are a must.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and
    ability to work well in an international environment with people from
    diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to intervene with crisis
    management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and
    communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Excellent time management and planning
    capacity.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during times of humanitarian responses.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a copy of
their updated CVs with cover letters (attached as one document) indicating
three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors via E-mail only
to: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
NB:
  • Testimonials/certificates should not be attached
    to applications.
  • Hand delivered applications will not be
    accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 9th June 2017
by Midnight
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