District Data Officer at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Hoima District, Uganda
negotiable Expired 4 years ago
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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 UniversityJohn Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.

In order to achieve the above objectives, IDI seeks to recruit competent candidates as indicated below;

Job Title : District Data Officer
Vacancy Code : LDTOX01
Classification : Locum
Duration : 3 Months
Reporting : Field Office M&E Officer /Field Office Coordinator
Duty Station : Hoima

General Summary:
The data officer shall mentor district medical clerks in proper capture and management of HMIS data collected from health facilities and communities. They will also provide support to the field office Data Manager in entry, cleaning and analysis of data captured by the Project MIS.

Duties and Responsibilities

Support and mentor the health facility medical records clerks in the following:

  • – Registration of all patients
  • – Recording patient visits and other registration data in appropriate HMIS tools
  • – Preparing patient files for the clinic day
  • – Filing all patient files at the end of the clinic
  • – Filing all laboratory test results and other records in their appropriate files
  • – Ensuring that the medical records room is orderly and all files accounted for
  • – Ensuring completeness, consistency and accuracy of data captured in the HMIS
  • – Electronic capture of patient care records
  • – Timely compilation of the routine HMIS reports
  • – Ensuring availability of required HMIS tools i.e. registers, forms, guidelines etc
  • – Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

 Provide assistance to the Data Manager in the following tasks:

  • – Perform data abstraction from the HMIS, HIBRID and other sources for project reporting
  • – Perform routine data entry into the project electronic management information systems
  • – Ensure completeness, consistency and accuracy of data captured in the project MIS and PEPFAR Data bases.
  • – Participate in analysis and interpretation of data at field office level

Education Requirements:

  • Degree in any data management related field, Statistics, Arts in Economics, Population Studies

Required experience and skills
 At least two years’ experience in data management and analysis
 Excellent communication skills
 Computer knowledge and skills
 Knowledge of Health Information Management System
 Accuracy skills
 Ability for team work

Applying Instructions

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 [email protected] 

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

Western Region, Uganda, Hoima


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