Data Officer USAID MAPD Project Jobs – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Job Title:      Data Officer
Organization: Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration
Project Name: USAID Malaria Action Program for Districts
Duty Station: Kampala, 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.
About USAID MAPD Project:
The Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) project is a 5-year
USAID/PMI funded project. The project aims to prevent and control Malaria
illnesses and deaths in order to minimise the social economic effects of the
disease among the overall population of Uganda especially in children under 5
years of age. The project will be implemented starting in August 2016, and will
cover 43 districts with a total population of more than 13 million. The Malaria
Action Program for Districts project offers a partnership uniquely positioned
to deliver this implementation rollout. Partners include Johns Hopkins Program
for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (JHPIEGO), Banyan
Global, Deloitte &Touché Uganda, Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) and
Communication for Development Foundation-Uganda (CDFU).
Job Summary: The Data
Officer will support the antimalarial therapeutic efficacy studies. The
successful candidate will work at any one of the following sites namely Arua,
Apac, Busia, Mubende and Kanungu district.
Key Duties and
  • Create database, enter patient data into
    the database and prepare for analyses
  • Carry out data analysis and generation of
    data reports
  • Run and correct queries in the data.
  • Liaise with clinicians to rectify any
    anomalies on CRF’s
  • Maintain records in a confidential manner
    according to established procedures
  • Provide basic troubleshooting and ”help
    desk” support for computer users
  • Ensure proper daily backups of databases
  • Participate in the transfer of data to the
    Central Data Management Centre
Key Result Areas:
  • Designing of database
  • Accurate data entry.
  • Data analysis
  • Report generation
  • Organized and filed study forms and logs.
  • Storage of data
  • Confidentiality of all information

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID MAPD Data
    Officer job should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science,
    Statistics or Information Technology from a recognized University.
  • Three years of work experience in a
    similar setting and or performing a similar activity
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal
    skills and networking skills
  • Integrity and ability to develop a
    productive working relationship with District Health Teams.
  • Ability to operate in a fast and diverse
  • Excellent data entry and management
How to Apply:
All candidates should deliver their typed letters of application
together with current CV and copies of academic certificates to:
The Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC),
P. O Box 7475, Kampala, 2C Nakasero Hill Road
IDRC Tororo Office at the Tororo District Hospital
IDRC Mbarara Office Opposite Lake View Hotel
IDRC Mbale Office on Plot 35 Masaba Road
IDRC Busia Office at Masafu General Hospital
IDRC Fort portal Office Kagote Division, Kabafumu Road
IDRC Jinja Bugembe Office next to Uganda Prisons.
Applications can be submitted to
All applications must be accompanied by the following at the time of
  • Current CV (Use Word
    or PDF format only for email submissions; photos are not allowed).
  • Typed letters of
    application (Use Word or PDF format only for email submissions; photos are
    not allowed)
  • The contact details of
    three work related referees
  • Copies of academic
    certificates (Use Word or PDF format only for email submissions; photos
    are not allowed):
  • If you are applying by
Deadline: 26th March 2018 by 5:00pm
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