8 Biostatisticians Job at Ministry of Health

Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda
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The Ministry of Health (MOH) has received a grant from the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreement (CoAg), a strategic mechanism of the United States Government (USG) to implement activities in line with its mandate in support of the Public health response to HIV/AIDS and other health systems.

CDC will be supporting a pool of Human Resources that are expected to lead the implementation of the grant. The staff to be recruited under this grant will be contracted by the MOH. The contracts are for one (1) year renewable subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance of the staff.

Job title: 8 Biostatisticians
Reports to: Head of community Health
Works station: Regional Referral Hospital (Naguru, Entebbe, Soroti, Arua, Fortportal, Hoima, Mubende & Masaka)

Job Purpose: To manage statistics for coordination and implementation of policies, standards and guidelines on epidemic preparedness and control by acquisition of information for production of periodic, Regional Referral Hospitals, Districts, Ministry and Sector Performance Reports and updating of National Health Information Database.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Plans and budget for health data collection and preparation.
• Monitors availability of HMIS tools in the region and act as liaison for the region with MoH HQ to ensure adequate HMIS tools stock
• Ensures HMIS data quality in the region is complete, timely and correct, conducting support supervision and guiding on data improvement
• Ensures data use in the region by conducting training and leading in the production of regional analytical health profiles annually among other critical periodic reports
• Participates in rollout of new system ensuring regional adoption of new systems
• Supports disease surveillance monitoring disease thresholds and notifying in cases of upsurges and outbreaks in-line with IDSR

Key Functions
• Planning, budgeting, and coordinating health data collection and management;
• Updating and maintaining the Health Management Information System;
• Collecting and analyzing data on health;
• Implementing measures for maintaining data security;
• Participating in support supervision;
• Supporting health research activities and programs;
• Imparting knowledge and skills to staff on information and data management; and Compiling and submitting reports on health information Management.

Academic Qualifications
• Degree in Statistics or Biostatistics or Applied Economics or Quantitative
• Economics from a recognized University or Institution.
• Should be computer literate with skills in Statistical Packages/Spreadsheet like Microsoft Excel, SPSS, Stata, Epi Info etc and common programming languages.
• Three (3) years working experience in a similar position.

• Information Communication Technology (ICT)
• Financial management
• Business and market orientation
• Planning, organizing and coordinating General requires for all (Behavioral)
• Teamwork
• Accountability
• Communicating effectively
• Concern for quality and standards.
• Results-oriented Networking

Job application procedure
Application procedure Handwritten applications should be Hand Delivered to the Central Registry of the MOH Headquarters-Kampala between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health Headquarters (Central Registry)
Plot 6, Lourdel Road, Wandegeya
Tel. +256417-712260/ +256417-712221

Please include your telephone number and email contacts on the application. Applicants should attach the following:
a) Recent passport-size photograph.
b) Copy of the National Identity Card.
c) Detailed curriculum Vitae.
d) Certified copies of the academic certificates and transcripts.
e) Two recommendation letters from two of the most recent supervisors/employers.
f) A photocopy of your appointment letter for your most recent position.

Deadline for receiving applications is: Friday September 10, 2021; 5:00Pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The list of shortlisted candidates will be displayed on the MOH Noticeboard
Salary and Benefits: The position has attractive salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Uganda, Kampala


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