Data Manager NGO Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Job Title:      Data
Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station: 
Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Head
of Data Management
Position Code: DM718
About US:
The MRC/UVRI Uganda
Virus Research Unit on AIDS was established following a request in 1988 from
the Uganda Government to the British Government for collaboration on the
research of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection and AIDS (Acquired
Immunodeficiency. The Unit is a center of excellence in HIV/AIDS related
research. It conducts large-scale epidemiological and intervention studies, clinical
trials, virological and immunological research and behavioural studies, and has
generated a wealth of research results that have been used to inform policy and
practice that have led to a large number of scientific publications in peer
reviewed journals over time.
Job Summary:  The Data Manager will provide data management
support to CoVAC and other ongoing studies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Programme ODK questionnaires on to tablets
  • Advise and set-up data IDs, linkages, and ID cards
  • Further develop and operationalise CoVAC DMP and SOPs
  • Train interviewers/study staff on data management and on the use of ODK
  • Support on IT for field data collection – i.e. provision of internet
    providers and equipment for the field.
  • Develop data management automated systems (e.g. using ODK 2.0)
  • GPS co-ords – link with software for geo mapping

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Medical Research Council (MRC) UK /
    UVRI) Data Manager job placement must hold a bachelor’s or higher degree in
    Computer science, Information Technology, Quantitative Economics,
    Statistics or equivalent. (Exceptionally, we may consider candidates with
    extensive experience but no BSc.)
  • At least two years of experience working as the main Data Manager on
    a clinical study
  • Excellent ODK Programming skills
  • Excellent STATA programming skills
  • Knowledge of MYSQL data Bases, XML programming.
  • Willing to move to the field occasionally
  • Good attention to detail

  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others
  • Pro-activity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Flexibility Towards Others
  • Service Orientation
How to Apply:
The candidates
should send their application letters, curriculum vitae including names, email
addresses and telephone contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of
academic qualifications should be e-mailed to
NB: Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the email:
DM718. Please also fill the following online form accordingly after submitting
the application documents on the e-mail above. Click Here
Address to:
The Human Resource
and Administration Manager
Uganda Research Unit
P.O. Box, 49
NB: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Note that academic
qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing
institutions. Please note that the Unit became part of the London School
of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine effective 1st February 2018.
Deadline: 5th August 2018
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