Data Officers (4) Job at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Infectious Diseases Institute, Kampala, Uganda
negotiable Expired 4 years ago
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About US:

The mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases through research and capacity development. IDI has six operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Global Health Security, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University- John Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.

About CDC Project:

The Global Health Security Partner Engagement project with funding from U.S Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is carrying out surveillance for Acute Febrile illness at different 4 surveillance sites; Mubende, Kabale, Arua and Jinja. The overall goal is identifying the leading causes of non-malarial acute febrile illnesses in multiple geographic regions of Uganda, the antimicrobial susceptibility of bacterial pathogens and building a sustainable laboratory and surveillance capacity with focus on vector- borne & zoonotic diseases.

Job Summary: The holders of this position will be responsible for ensuring that all programme data is collected, entered into the manual and electronic systems. They will analysis and support technical staff with well analyzed and collated data sets. They will ensure that facilities have all the required data collection tools and data is entered at all times.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Support facilities in timely compilation of project data and ensuring that all the data entered is clean
  • Open and maintain a line of communication with clinicians, hospital administrators and other staff on matters such as; Data quality, Completeness of inpatient admission record forms and MRFs and performing lab tests on eligible patients
  • Support health facility staff to produce data summaries for display on noticeboards (showing progress)
  • Work with clinicians to observe good medical record keeping practices
  • Participate in analysis and interpretation of data
  • Respond to periodic data queries generated and participate in data cleaning.
  • Ensure filing of all laboratory test results and other records in the appropriate files
  • Ensuring availability of required HMIS tools i.e. registers, forms, guidelines etc.
  • Provide supplies forecast to avoid stock outs of HMIS tools.
  • Sharing with Clinicians’ results of tests (blood culture, viral serology) done in Kampala, or UVRI.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelors in Nursing and midwifery
  • Full and up to date registration with the nursing and midwifery council
  • Recent clinical experience working in clinical care is desired.
  • Experience in data management is desired.
  • At least 2 years’ progressive experience in data management and systems development, especially in health sector.
  • Experience analysis and reporting/ presentation of data for both research and capacity programme decision-making
  • Good report writing and presentation skills
  • Strong computer skills in at least Word, Power point, spreadsheets, and database systems

Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in these positions should semi their Cvs. including details of email address, present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stiputate email address

Email your application and CV to 

Key Notes:

• IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at the stage of the recruitment process

• Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document

• indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email

• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

• Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

The Senior Human Resource Manager

Infectious Diseases Institute— lDl Knowledge Centre,

Makerere University Main Campus College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

P.0. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda

Uganda, Kampala


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