Fresher Data Officer Non-profit Jobs – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Job Title:      Data Officer
Organization: Infectious
Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Study
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
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Will
    perform data abstraction and entry from various source documents to study
    documents as well as study computers.
  • Identifying,
    entering, updating and verifying research data into project data
    collection systems.
  • Responds
    to periodic data queries generated and participates in data cleaning
  • Reviews
    and verifies previously entered data to ensure accuracy
  • Assists
    and trains other project personnel on project data collection and entry
  • Ensures
    accuracy and confidentiality of information recorded.
  • Work
    in close conjunction with the data Centre Manager, carries out routine
    maintenance of project computer systems
Key Result Areas:
  • Maintenance
    of study ethical standards.
  • Data
    entry, analysis and backup.
  • Project
  • Routine
    maintenance of Project Computers

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    Data Officer must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, IT,
    Statistics or any other related course.
  • A minimum
    of two years of previous field experience in data collection and entry.
  • Excellent
    communication skills, be able to work in team and should be flexible to
    suit changing needs of the project that may include but are not limited to
    long working hours.
  • Ability
    to work in a rural setting.
  • Must
    fluently speak and understand Runyankole/ Rukiga and or languages widely
    spoken in Western Uganda.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send typed letters of application together with
current CV plus copies of academic certificates should be delivered to:
The Human Resource Manager,
Infectious Diseases Research
Collaboration (IDRC),

P. O Box 7475, Kampala, 2C
Nakasero Hill Road

OR IDRC Tororo Office at the Tororo District Hospital

IDRC Mbarara Office on Ntare road off Nkokonjeru junction 

OR IDRC Mbale Office
on Plot 35 Masaba Road

 OR IDRC Busia Office at Masafu General Hospital 

Fort portal Office Kagote Division, Kabafumu Road

OR IDRC Jinja Bugembe Office
next to Uganda Prisons.
Email 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):
  • If you are applying by mail, PLEASE
Deadline: 6th March 2018 by 5:00pm
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