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Fresher Data Management Officer Job Opportunities - Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Organisation: Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Duty Station: Kampala metropolitan area, Kyotera / Mbarara Districts, , Amuru or Gulu Districts, and Mbale or Hoima Districts (candidates should select their preference failure to do so will lead to disqualification), Uganda

About US:
Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) is a collaborative bio - medical research and service delivery organization.  RHSP strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community-based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the districts of South-central Uganda.

About Program:
Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) in partnership with Africa Medical and Behavioral Sciences Organization (AMBSO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Uganda (CDC Uganda), Makerere School of Public Health, the Uganda Ministry of Health, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Public Health Uganda, the Uganda Prisons Service, and the Uganda Virus Research Institute will over the next 6-12 months implement a countrywide study comparing the outcomes of COVID-19 infection among persons with pre- existing infections, including HIV and TB, and persons without these co-infections (Uganda COVID-19 HIV and TB study; U-CHAT). The study will involve the recruitment of approximately 400 persons with confirmed COVID-19 infection and their household members and following them for up to six weeks to assess clinical outcomes and transmission to household members. We are recruiting for the following positions to set up our study team.

Job Summary:  The Data Management Officer will be responsible for supporting data collection, entry, and ensuring maintenance of data quality for the duration of the study

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        Proper identification of study participants and households as per study protocol
·        Reading, explaining and administering the consent form to the study participants.
·        Accurate completion of study questionnaires and/or forms/GIS data in accordance with protocol and checking for validity/consistency of the information collected
·        Answering questions that the respondents may ask before, during and after the interviews.
·        Ensuring availability of sufficient supplies and logistics to perform the day’s task (SELF AND TEAM PREPARATION).
·        Sets up and monitors the filing, storage, login and logout systems of participant records.
·        Develops a mechanism for hard storage of paper forms, including informed consent forms
·        Ensure safe custody of all study-related materials assets designated to the Data Management Officer
·        Assist the study field coordination office in scheduling appointments as well as informing when the window or follow-up periods are due/ expiring.
·        Any other official duty as may be assigned by the Study Coordinator/Investigator

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        The applicant must hold a first-class or second upper bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or another related field.
·        At least two years of professional work experience in data management in a busy health setting with a major role of preparing activity reports and accountabilities.
·        A strong history of public health data management and health information systems may be substituted for a degree
·        Knowledge of Information Systems (RedCap or other data systems)
·        Advanced computer skills in R, STATA, MS Excel and/or MS Access.
·        Must have integrity with strong work ethics.
·        Willingness to work with minimal or no supervision and remain accountable.
·        Demonstrable knowledge in Data Management, Research& Quality Assurance.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates possessing the above attributes can send their; applications including a cover letter, updated CV with 3 referees, and copies of academic qualifications/certificates (One document), addressed to the HR Manager to Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line of the email. Only online applications will be considered.

Deadline: 10th July 2020

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to disqualification

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