Data Entry Officer US Non-profit Careers - Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Job Title:        Data Entry Officer
Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda

About US:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is an international non-profit organization which was founded in the United States (U.S) in 1988 and it us dedicated to preventing pediatric HIV infection and eliminating pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners over the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States and new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide. EGPAF Uganda Country program is currently implementing a  number of projects in partnership with various donors.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Actively participate in the creation and enforcement of policies for effective data management.
  • Participate in the formulation of techniques for quality data collection to ensure adequacy, accuracy and legitimacy of data.
  • Devise and implement efficient and secure procedures for data handling and analysis with attention to all technical aspects
  • Take part in the establishment of the rules and procedures for data sharing with program team and external stakeholders etc.
  • Assist with reports and data extraction when needed from the integrated database.
  • Monitor and analyze information and data systems and evaluate their performance to discover ways of enhancing them (new technologies, upgrades etc).
  • Ensure digital databases and archives are protected from security breaches and data losses.
  • Troubleshoot data-related problems and authorize maintenance or modifications.
  • Actively participates in the review of the data management plan, maintains the data management plan throughout lifecycle of projects and ensures data management plan is followed according to EGPAF data requirements/needs.
  • Ensure timely data transfer from various external data and internal platforms into the Foundation's integrated database .
  • Assist in defining and/or create data listings, summary table validation, data specifications and/or process data transfers in preparation for statistical review and/or data management audit.
  • Coordinate the archiving of databases and related documents.
  • Regularly responds to requests for standard and ad hoc data reports as required in a timely manner.
  • Participates in the preparation and presentation of data, when applicable. Alongside the DBT based Strategic Information & Evaluation Officers, facilitate site level data quality assessment, auditing and verification for improvement.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the EGPAF Data Entry Officer career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s (honors) degree in health informatics, statistics or demography or population studies, epidemiology, and a formal qualification in data management
  • At least three years of experience in designing data bases, data management and implementation of monitoring, evaluation for donor funded programs.
  • Extensive knowledge of common Statistical analysis and database management packages MS Office Epi-DATA, GIS, MYSQL.
  • Hands-on experience in working with routine health information systems at the facility, district .
  • Thorough familiarity with the Uganda MOH HMIS systems. 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to fully grasp the complexity of data management.
  • The candidate will have a strong understanding of databases and data analysis procedures.
  • Tech-savvy and possess excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Good analytical thinking and ability to interpret public health and epidemiological data.
  • Ability to work under pressure.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications to this address;

The Senior Human Resources Manager, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda

E-mail to: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org

Deadline: 7th July 2017

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