Data Manager – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) / Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Project

The mission of the Infectious Diseases
Institute (IDI) is to build capacity of health systems in Africa for the
delivery of sustainable, high quality care and prevention of HIV/AIDS and
related infectious diseases through training, research, and advanced clinical
services. IDI has four operational areas through which it works to achieve its
mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment: Training, Research; and Laboratory
services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University- John
Hopkins University Core Lab).
IDI received a 5-year grant starting October
2010 for implementation of activities funded through the United States Centres
for Disease Control under a Cooperative Agreement for Scaling up the capacity
of KCCA to manage Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Services in Kampala Capital City
Health Facilities.
This project facilitates collaboration
between the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) and KCCA health facilities to
build capacity of the health systems to enable them scale up HIV/ AIDS services.
JOB
SUMMARY:
  • The person in this position will be accountable for the following:
  • Designing a data management system for the project
  • Acting as liaison between the IDI-KCCA project and MOH resource
    centre.
  • Designing paper-based and electronic data collection tools where
    necessary.
  • Working with project partners to develop protocols and guidelines on
    health information management
  • Provide support to ensure quality of data collected
  • Supervise and train all health staff on how to collect and manage
    data
  • Spearhead collection and compilation of complete, accurate and
    consistent data
  • Produce reports as required Manage a team of Data officers and
    clerks.
EDUCATIONAL
REQUIREMENTS AND EXPERIENCE:
Ø  Bachelors Degree in Statistics, Computer
Science or related field with a computing bias
Ø  At least 3 years progressive experience in data
management and systems development, especially in HIV/ AIDS sector.
Ø  Related database management knowledge and
practical use of SQL Server, ACCESS and Oracle Strong computer skills;
knowledge of computer programs used for data capture, retrieval and analysis,
preferably STATA, SPSS or EPI-Data.
KNOWLEDGE,
ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
  • Attention to detail, especially regarding data accuracy
  • Team player and management skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good understanding of management information systems in the health
    sector
  • Strong computer skills; knowledge of the range of computer programs
    normally used for data capture and retrieval
  • Excellent writing, analytical and oral presentation skills
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in an NGO
    setting and a health care setting.
COMPENSATION:
  • Compensation for the position will be commensurate with experience,
    and training.
How to
apply:
Qualified and interested persons who wish to
apply may hand-deliver, or e-mail an application letter with a detailed
CV, naming at least two professional referees, to:
Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Institute
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala.
E-mail: hr@idi.co.ug
NB: Candidates
MUST be willing to work and live in Kampala
Closing date: 14th March 2012.

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