Several Data Officer Job Opportunities – USAID RHITES-N Project

Data Officer
Organization: USAID
funded Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services – North, Lango Project
(RHITES-N, Lango)
Duty Station: 
Reports to:
M&E Officer
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
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical assistance to improve quality, accuracy and
    timeliness of data.
  • Build skills of frontline facility health care workers on data
    management including recording, filing, archiving and reporting.
  • This includes provision of relevant guidelines and SOPs for
    effective data management at facility level.
  • Ensure availability and utilization of current versions of HMIS
    tools at the facility and community level.
  • Organize facility data review meetings to clean up facility level
  • Facilitate performance review meetings to enable the teams
    understand and use data.
  • Ensure functional EMR at facility and reporting using the system.
  • Support data collection activities within the facility and provide timely response to ad-hoc data
  • Ensure continued learning from facility data
  • Support weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting.
  • Support in compilation of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual
    programmatic facility performance reports and their submissions in
    stipulated deadlines.
  • Assist with designing interventions that build the capacity to
    collect, analyze, and use health data to guide HIV Program implementation
    at the institution, facility and community levels.
  • Produce analysis of program data, identifying methods and together
    with the relevant technical staff, use results and provide recommendations
    for program improvement.
  • 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;
  • At least three years’ experience in M&E for international donor
    funded projects, preferably including experience with USAID-funded
  • Practical experience with the Uganda MOH HMIS system using the
  • Practical experience 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, and public health facilities will be an
  • 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
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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