Data Management Jobs – M&E Officer/Biostatistician – USAID RHITES-N Project

M&E Officer/Biostatistician
Organization: USAID
funded Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services – North, Lango Project
Duty Station: 
Reports to:
Project Coordinator
About US:
The USAID funded
Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services – North, Lango Project
(RHITES-N, Lango) is operating in the nine districts of the Lango sub-region of
northern Uganda (Alebtong, Amolatar, Apac, Dokolo, Kole, Kwania, Lira, Otuke
and Oyam). RHITES-N, Lango will increase the effective use of sustainable
health services in the region. The Project is led by John Snow, Inc. in
partnership with African Medical and Research Foundation (Amref), Doctors with
Africa (CUAMM), The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG) and Another Option. The
project will contribute to measurable improvements in key Ugandan national
health indicators (HIV; tuberculosis [TB]; malaria, maternal, newborn, and
child health [MNCH]; family planning [FP]; water, sanitation, and hygiene
[WASH]; and nutrition). The USAID RHITES N, Lango Project, in partnership with
Ministry of Health, Lira Regional Referral Hospital (LRRH) wishes to
re-advertise for the following positions that were run in the New Vision
Newspaper of March 11, 2019. USAID RHITES-N, Lango will facilitate the
recruitment of qualified Ugandans on behalf of Lira RRH. The hospital is a 400
bed hospital situated in Lira Municipality in Lira town with a catchment population
of about 2.3 million people. It is a referral facility offering both
specialized and general services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Supports the hospital and facility records team and RHITES-N, Lango
    to collect, analyze and report health indicators in a timely manner and
    ensuring that the hospital staff and project are provided with timely,
    accurate and reliable information generated through the hospital’s M&E
  • Ensure M&E technical assistance is available and provided at all
    times to all departments in the hospital.
  • Facilitate the interpretation and use of M&E data, through the
    monthly / quarterly hospital review meetings.
  • Participate in analyzing and writing of monthly, quarterly,
    semiannual and annual programmatic hospital performance reports and their
    submission in stipulated deadlines
  • Support the different units and the hospital records team to ensure
    timely and accurate entry of reports into the electronic data bases
  • Facilitate data auditing and verification to assure internal consistency
    and validity of hospital activity monitoring data reported by all
    departments, through monthly, quarterly data verification and auditing
  • Work with the hospital records team to ensure the data reported in
    DHIS2 is accurate and timely.
  • Facilitate review of progress on monthly, and quarterly basis:
    problem solving and development of remedial actions ensuring any disparity
    between planned and actual outputs are addressed
  • Encourage, and promote display of results at the various clinical
    units at the hospital
  • Offer guidance and support to the hospital staff in the
    implementation of monitoring tools, which will include, but not be limited
    to, data collection, analysis and reporting on program indicators:
  • Support the coordination and execution of events in the hospital
    such as, organizational learning by developing, collecting and
    disseminating relevant information on monitoring, evaluation and research.
  • Assist in the implementation of community surveys such as LQAS, and
    other studies as required
  • Leads and supports data quality assessment and assurance activities
    at the hospital
  • Provide technical support to the data officers in ensuring
    implementation of electronic data management systems. The electronic
    patient management systems include, but not limited to Uganda EMR
  • Supervise the data officer and the entire data team at the hospital
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics,
    Quantitative Economics, Computer Science or related field or qualification
    in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) or relevant field; an advanced
    degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least five years’ experience in M&E for international donor
    funded projects, preferably including experience with USAID-funded
  • Thorough familiarity with the Uganda MOH HMIS system using the
  • Thorough familiarity with the Uganda EMR.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of USAID and PEPFAR expectations
    and trends for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Previous experience of working with international NGOs, MOH,
    district administration, public health facilities will be an advantage.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Practical experience in working with routine health information
    systems at the facility, district and national level.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English,
    including the capacity to prepare and deliver formal presentations on
    programs and results
  • Excellent data analysis skills and ability to think concisely,
    critically as well as distill information to lay audience
  • Good analytical thinking and ability to interpret public health and
    epidemiological data.
  • Excellent working knowledge of major databases and analytical
    programs including MS Access, MS Excel, Uganda EMR, DHIS2.
  • Good training skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and mentoring skills:
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in all aspects of working
How to Apply:
All interested
candidates should send their applications and CV addressed to the Human
Resource Office, Lira Regional Referral Hospital P.O Box 2, Lira, Uganda or
hand deliver to the hospital. The current job holders are encouraged to apply.
Applicants whose qualifications have not changed in the advert do not need to
re-apply. The above positions are contract jobs and will be remunerated
according to the Government of Uganda pay scales.
Deadline: 5th April 2019
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