Statistician – Medicines and Health Services Delivery Monitoring Unit (MHSDMU)

Medicines and Health Services Delivery Monitoring Unit (MHSDMU) was established in 2009 by H.E the president of the republic of Uganda as a strategic response to existing challenges in the health sector. The backbone of MHSDMU’s success is information gathered through various sources.
In December 2011, Ministry of Health together with WHO and UNICEF with funding from DFID launched mTrac. It is a system that utilizes mobile phones to enhance the quality and timeliness of the transmission of health data thus strengthening health management and accountability. This is complemented by a strategy to provide a Short-Message Service (SMS) Hotline for Anonymous Health Service Complaints and support for increased community demand for and dialogue around health services. MHSDMU is a key partner in implementation of the mTrac initiative; its role is to identify and follow up health service delivery related concerns from mTrac. The Unit is thus, seeking to recruit a Statistician with support from WHO under this initiative.
Responsibilities:
·         Triangulate all complaints generated by anonymous hotline and generate monthly reports.
·         Maintain data integrity, confidentiality and efficient operations by following policies and procedures.
·         Run analysis of data and generate reports.
·         In coordination with the M&E office, collect data and enter it into the data base.
·         Verify entered data to ensure accuracy and compliance with set standards.
·         Assist in selection of data collection procedures, designing questionnaires, field manuals and data collection tools etc.
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Basic skills required for the Statistician job:
·         Minimum of a Masters in Statistics or Epidemiology and/or Biostatistics and a first degree in statistics.
·         5 years’ experience in an extremely analytical role OR in the field of Epidemiology and/or monitoring and Evaluation.
·         Familiar with the best reporting formats.
·         Demonstrate knowledge in analyzing SQL
Competencies required
·         Very strong command of statistical packages, such as Stata and SPSS
·         Highly profficient use of SQL for extraction and manipulation of data
·         Working knowledge of statistics
·         Analytical mindset with detail orientation
·         Ability to multi-task several concurrent requests
·         Ability to quickly pull together data and generate impactful insights
·         Ability to create and deliver presentations
How to apply
Interested applicants should address their applications, CV, photocopies of relevant academic documents, with names of three (3) reputable Referees and telephone contacts to the Director Medicines and Health Services Delivery Monitoring Unit (MHSDMU).
Applications should be hand delivered at the address below, not later than Wednesday 13th June 2012.
Medicines and Health Services Delivery
Monitoring Unit
Plot 11 Martyr’s Lane, Ntinda,
P.O. Box 25497 Kampala.

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