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

Organization: Infectious
Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)
Duty Station: 
Reports to:
Project Coordinator
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
Job Summary:  The Data Officer will support the IBIS Health
study based in Mbarara with frequent travels to the study sites. The IBIS
Health study will evaluate the comparative effectiveness and sustainability of
innovative incentive strategies, informed directly by theories from behavioural
economics and decision psychology, to promote repeat HIV testing among high
risk populations, and HIV treatment among HIV-infected adults in rural Uganda. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Verbally administering questionnaires to participants and recording
    responses using computer tablets, and providing follow up tracking for
    participants lost to follow up.
  • Performing data abstraction and entry from various source documents
    to study documents as well as study databases.
  • Identifying, entering, updating and verifying research data into
    project data collection systems.
  • Creating and/or modifying study databases.
  • Responding to periodic data queries generated and participating in
    data cleaning.
  • Reviewing and verifying previously entered data to ensure accuracy.
  • Training other project personnel on project data collection and
    entry procedures.
  • Ensuring accuracy and confidentiality of information recorded.
  • Work in close conjunction with the Regional Data Manager, carries
    out routine maintenance of project computer systems
Key Result Areas:
  • Accurate and timely data entry and resolution of data queries.
  • Data validation and quality control.
  • Participants correctly screened, enrolled and followed up.
  • Developing and maintaining participants’ financial incentives tracking
    data base.
  • Generating regular study progress reports.
  • Maintaining high levels of confidentiality.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration
    (IDRC) Data Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science,
    Statistics, Information Technology or related field from a recognized
  • Must have prior working experience in a research setting.
  • Must have Evidence of GCP/HSP training
  • Additional training in HIV and related infectious diseases is an
    added advantage.
  • Integrity and ability to develop a good working relationship with
  • Must have knowledge of research ethics.
  • Excellent knowledge (both oral and written) of Runyankole/ Rukiga
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
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.
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: 3rd September 2018 by 5:00pm
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