USAID Entry Level STAR-E Project Jobs – Data Entrant at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Job Title:   Data Entrant
Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Project Name: USAID
STAR-E Project
Duty Station: Mbale,
Uganda
Reports to: M&E
Specialist (HMIS)
Job ID: 13-8103
About MSH:
Management Sciences for Health
(MSH) is a international non-profit health organization composed of nearly 2500
people from more than 74 nationalities working in over 50,countries. Our
mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most
vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public
health. Together with our partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing
countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services
for the greatest health impact.
About USAID STAR-E Project:
STAR-E a 5-year USAID-supported
District-based HIV/ TB Project ending in March 2015, focuses on the prevention,
care, and treatment of HIV/TB in health facilities and communities,
headquartered in Mbale, with activities in Budaka, Bududa, Bukwo, Busia,
Butaleja, Kapchorwa, Mbale, Pallisa, Bulambuli, Kween, Kibuku and Sironko
districts.
Job Summary: The Data
Entrant (also known as data coder, data entry specialist, and information
processing worker) is responsible for entering specialized data into computer
systems. Although some data entry work is menial, it can often require an
entrant to have specialized knowledge of computer software. His/her job can
also include other basic administrative functions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Under the guidance of the
M&E Specialist (HMIS), the Data Entrant shall:
  • Receive
    and review data submitted from the field to the SI Department.
  • Enter
    data into the HIBRID database and any other parallel entry system whenever
    required.
  • Extract
    data from the DHIS2 database and transfer them into the HIBRID.
  • Act
    as proofreader, double checking to make sure that the data being entered is
    correct (this may includes checking the data for basic errors in
    arithmetic and/or consistency or making sure that data is entered in
    accordance with the agreed procedures).
  • Manage
    the submission of the weekly sms reporting by facility, identify gaps in
    reporting and provide reminders through phone calls to designated health
    workers.
  • Collect
    specific data from selected districts/facilities across the region if
    required.
  • Actively
    participate to the data entry of the LQAS survey implementation.
  • Additional
    responsibilities of administrative and similar nature may be assigned from
    time to time in consultation with the job holder.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Data Entrant should hold a relevant University degree in public health,
    information management, social sciences, or any other relevant field
  • 0-2
    years working experience in an information environment.
  • Proven
    ability to manage data entry into complex entry screen systems.
  • Demonstrated
    knowledge of M&E, data and information management
  • Good
    conceptual and practical research skills.
  • Past
    experience in PEPFAR funded programs will be an advantage.
  • Possess
    the ability and readiness to travel to the supported districts.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join the Management Sciences for Health in
the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by clicking on the
link below.
Deadline: 20th March, 2015

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