Head of Data – Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)

Job Title:   Head
of Data
Organisation: Joint
Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About JCRC:
Joint Clinical Research Centre
(JCRC) is a national Ugandan organization that was established in 1991 as a
medical institution and HIV AIDS Centre of Excellence specializing in medical
research, health care and training.
Job Summary: The Head of
Data is responsible for the development of databases and provides guidance to
data processing, validation, storage and security, analysis, interpretation and
presentation at JCRC. He/she is responsible for the integrity, timely input and
completeness of JCRC research data.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop
    and oversee the implementation of appropriate standards, policies and
    procedures for data management to ensure validity and integrity at all
  • Actively
    participate in the development of appropriate data collection tools, data
    capture and validation templates, and databases in line with JCRC data and
    information needs.
  • Manage
    the development and implementation of JCRC wide data warehouse in line
    with JCRC wide data and information needs
  • Oversees
    the development and implementation of JCRC virtual library and information
  • Actively
    participate in the development of research protocols.
  • Ensure
    that all data generated is accurate, timely, consistent and valid in line
    with all Research Protocols and in supporting JCRC management in decision
  • Participate
    in the planning and filling of staffing needs and setting up of
    performance standards for all staff engaged in data processes in all JCRC
  • Provide
    support to the relevant staff of JCRC and collaborators in the analysis,
    interpretation and presentation of JCRC data I information in line with
    specific needs.
  • Significantly
    contributes to the development of Data Management training curricula and
    participates in the conduct of any such training for both JCRC staff and
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold an advanced degree in bio-statistics with
    additional training in computer science and database administration. A PhD
    would be an added advantage.
  • Hold
    a Bachelor’s degree in statistic, Business Administration, Information
    Technology, Economics or any Social Science discipline from a recognized
    institution of higher learning
  • A
    minimum of five years’ experience in designing and managing databases in
    clinical research setting 3 of which heading the data department.
  • Possess
    the ability to analyze and interpret complex bio-statistical data
  • Ability
    to plan for and implement data management systems
  • Ability
    to network with collaborators and partner organizations
How to Apply:
All candidates should send
their applications and supporting documents including copies of academic
qualifications and curriculum vitae (CV) indicating names plus telephone
contacts of three professional referees should either be posted to: Manager;
Human Resource & Development, Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC), Plot
101, Lubowa Hill, Entebbe Road, P.O. Box 10005, Kampala, Uganda OR sent via
email to: hr@jcrc.org.ug
Deadline: 13th March, 2015
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