Fresher U.S CDC Project Jobs – Data Entrant at UVRI

Job Title:  Data Entrant
Organisation: Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)
Funding Source: U.S Centres for Disease Control (CDC)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
About UVRI:
The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) signed an MOU with the U.S
Centres for Disease Control (CDC) to strengthen capacity through the management
and coordination of laboratory surveillance, epidemiology, public health
evaluations and training in Uganda under the President’s Emergency Plan for
Job Summary: The Data Entrant will be responsible for capturing
data generated by project activities, process it and enter it into the
appropriate data bases.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Receive data from points where they are
  • Conduct direct gathering/collection of
    data where necessary
  • Enter data in a timely manner, using the
    appropriate software
  • Carry out data cleaning
  • Forward the entered data to the Data
    Analyst, and -assist with simple analysis
  • Backup the data on a regular basis
  • Carry out data filling, storage and
  • Disseminate data as required
  • Take measures to protect the
    confidentiality of data
  • Guide the Data Analyst on the need for the
    maintenance – of the computers, printers and accessories
  • Conduct regular monitoring of activities
    in the field
  • Perform any other duties that may
    reasonably be assigned by different section heads.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Data Entrant should preferably hold a
    diploma in statistics or Information Technology or any other relevant
  • At least two years’ experience in data
  • Working knowledge in data collection
  • Basic facts on HIV
  • Computer literacy i.e. Knowledge of
    computer skills for data management (e.g. MS Access, SPSS, Epi-Info, SQL,
    Java, Microsoft Excel)
  • Knowledge of basic statistical skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
  • The incumbent must be a person of
    integrity with ability to keep confidentiality
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send their
applications with copies of academic certificates/ transcripts, updated CVs,
including names of two work-related referees indicating their contacts with
e-mail and phone numbers and forward them to:
The Director,
Uganda Virus Research Institute,
P.O. Box 49 Entebbe. Uganda.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be
Deadline: 24th April 2015 by 5PM

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