District Biostatistician (2) – Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation


BACKGROUND: Baylor
College of Medicine Children’s Foundation
– Uganda (Baylor Uganda)
headquartered at Mulago hospital, is a comprehensive HIV care and treatment
organization that supports the treatment and care of HIV infected and affected
Children and Adults. Baylor – Uganda has three operational areas; HIV/ AIDS
prevention, care and treatment services, Health professional training and
clinical research. Baylor-Uganda is engaged in working with the Ministry of
Health in Kabarole, Kyenjojo and Kamwenge Districts in Uganda in strengthening
health systems for improved delivery of HIV/AIDS services. As an extension of
this work, Baylor -Uganda will use the same approach to strengthen Maternal and
Child health services in Western Uganda. We are therefore looking for
experienced, committed and hard working individuals prepared to work for a
fixed one year contract in Health centres III and IV and District hospitals
under the guidance of the District Health Teams.
The following positions are available:



I. District Biostatistician (2)
Duty station: Kabarole & Kamwenge
Reports to: District Health Officer.
Role definition: To
support the District to collect, analyze process, store and retrieve data on
Maternal and Child health indicators for the District according to MoH
standards.
Key Responsibilities
• Planning, budgeting and coordinating health data activities in the district.
• Developing Health Information system.
• Developing data Bank and ensuring data security.
• Compiling, analyzing data and submitting periodic reports.
• Support supervision for health imlts in records and data management.
• Participating in research activities in the district where applicable.
Specifications
The successful candidate should have;
• Honors degree in Biostatistics/Statistics
• Good interpersonal skills, communication skills and organizational skills.
• Good computer skills and knowledge of common Statistical analysis and
database management packages such as Ms Access, Ms Excel, STATA, SPSS and
EPiDATA.
• Experience working with local Government structures and civil society Organizations
is an added advantage.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Qualified and interested persons who wish to apply may hand deliver, or post an
application letter with a detailed CV and copies of academic transcripts,,,
naming at least three professional referees with their telephone contact to:
Human Resources
Manager,
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Uganda,
COE, Block 5 Mulago Hospital,
P. O. Box 72052, Clock Tower, Kampala.
OR
Applications can also
be handed in at the DHO offices of Kabarole, Kamwenge and Kyenjojo”.
Persons working in the Government Health System ARE NOT ELIGIBLE to apply.
Note that the shortlisted people will be invited for interviews at the above
mentioned Districts
Closing date for receipt of these applications is Friday, 27/January/2012.



NOTE: PLEASE INDICATE
THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR AND DUTY STATION.
APPLICANTS WITH
SKILLS AND CAN COMMUNICATE IN LOCAL LANGUAGE OF INDICATED DISTRICTS WILL HAVE
AN ADDED ADVANTAGE.

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