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Job Title:      Data Officer
Organization: Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)
Project Name: USAID Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD)
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 Responsibilities:  
  • 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 environment
  • Excellent data entry and management skills. 

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 submission:
  • 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):

Deadline: 26th March 2018 by 5:00pm

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