3 Data Job Opportunities - Regional Surveillance Assistants at Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Organization: Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)
Duty Station: Central, Northern, Eastern and Western, Uganda

About US:
The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) is a non-profit research organization. IDRC conducts research in infectious diseases including Malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis. Our studies have led to over 150 publications and have impacted on the management of infectious diseases in Uganda. IDRC currently manages over 41 grants with an annual budget of $11 million. IDRC was established in May 2008 by Ugandan health scientists from Makerere University College of health sciences, University of California, San Francisco and the Uganda Ministry of health.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Offer technical support, to staff in malaria reference centers in regard to malaria surveillance including use of OPD registers, on site data training and report generation
  • Work as a liaison contact between IDRC and the District Health Teams (DHTs)
  • Work in liaison with the DHT to ensure that there is effective supervision of surveillance work at the health centers and reports are submitted on time.
  • Work with the DHT and the MRC in-charges to ensure that data use meetings are regularly held at the district and the MRCs.
  • Ensure that malaria normal channel charts are regularly updated
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with the administration and staff of the Malaria Reference Centers (MRCs).
  • Ensure uninterrupted supply of the register and other essential supplies at the sites
  • Mentor and transmit clean data from MRCs to the designate person at the Kampala office
  • Ensure HMIS Forms 033b and HMIS Forms 105 are generated and sent to the district health office and Resource Centre, MOH in a timely manner

Key Result Areas:
  • Ensuring that data use meetings are held at the district health office and at MRCs.
  • Supervision of real time data entry at the MRCs by Health Information Assistants and timely submission to the District biostatistician and the IDRC head office
  • Coordination of Site support (registers & other supplies)
  • Supervision of malaria reference centre staff and activities 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology and or Statistics.
  • Extensive knowledge of Database management systems and or MS Access and SQL
  • At least two years’ experience working with District Health Teams or health systems
  • Knowledge of HMIS is an added advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Team building and networking skills
  • Ability to ride a motorbike and must have a valid riding licence
  • Integrity and ability to develop a productive working relationship with District Health Teams.
  • Ability to operate in a fast and diverse environment 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send typed letters of applications together with current CVs,  two reference letters from past or immediate supervisors/employers plus copies of academic certificates delivered to:

The Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC),
2C Nakasero Hill Road, P. O Box 7475, Kampala, Uganda

OR IDRC Fort portal Office Kagote Division, Kabafumu Road

OR IDRC Jinja Bugembe Office next to Uganda Prisons

OR IDRC Tororo office at the Tororo District Hospital

OR IDRC Mbarara Office opposite Lake View Hotel

OR IDRC Mbale office on Plot 35 Masaba Road

OR IDRC Busia Office at Masafu General Hospital

E-mail to: admin@idrc-uganda.org

Deadline: 12th July 2017

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