Earn over 64m annually as Data Management Specialist at United States US Embassy / Mission

Organisation: United States
Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Grade: Grade 9 (Ugshs. 64,849,075 to
94,733,853 p.a. inclusive of allowances)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda   
About US Embassy:
Welcome to the
United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda. 
The United States has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over
30 years.  Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi
currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda. 
The Mission is composed of several offices and organizations all working
under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.
Among the
offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
United States Agency for International Development
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Peace Corps (PC)
Job Summary: The US CDC Data
Management Specialist will provide expert technical guidance in the
development, support, and management of the CDC Uganda databases and support
partner databases related to monitoring of all aspects of the HIV/AIDS
prevention and care programs and research. The incumbent will also regularly consult
with and provide expert technical and statistical support to behavioral scientists,
informatics, epidemiologists, public health program managers, and other
scientists in the development and use of databases related to the prevention
and care of HIV/AIDS programs and research.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Development of data management systems (40%)
The applicant will design, implement, and conduct
data management activities originating from DGHA projects and studies.
The incumbent will also provide technical support to
implementing partners supported by CDC-Uganda.
The incumbent will explore approaches to HIV/AIDS
prevention and treatment through innovative strengthening and updating of
existing data systems and the development of additional systems.
Responsible for the designs and develop data
management systems and plans for the collection and management of data; assists
in the development of data analysis plans, procedures, and guidelines.
Develops and maintains standard SAS programs to
ensure accurate and consistent presentation of data to meet PEPFAR data
reporting needs.
Provide technical support to the branch and project
officers, activity managers, and implementing partner data officers.
The incumbent will maintain expert level state-of-the-art
knowledge of systems development/programming techniques through training or
consulting subject area specialists.
The incumbent will guide the Team Leader on data
management issues and policies.
Data Quality Assurance (20%)
Using the SAS Software System, SPSS, Epi Info, QDS,
and applications developed by the CDC Informatics Group, the  job holder will develop analysis programs for
the evaluation and improvement of the data in terms of validity, accuracy, and timeliness.
The data specialist will also be responsible for the
design and the implementation of data timeliness, accuracy, and integrity
algorithms for all CDC-Uganda activities. After developing tools for assessing
data quality, the data manager will distribute these tools and oversee their
routine use and routinely monitor that the proper data management practices are
being implemented for the various CDC projects and implementing partners.
The job holder will work closely with CDC-Uganda
partners to provide expert consultation in their data management activities.
Technical Assistance and Consultation (20%):
The incumbent
will provide advanced technical support for behavioral scientists, informatics,
epidemiologists, public health program managers, and other scientists who will
be performing analyses of USG supported activities and related data bases. This
includes working with national data bases managed by various stakeholders
including PEPFAR Technical Working Groups (TWGs), CDC projects, host government
departments and implementing partners, among others. In this capacity, the
incumbent must be very familiar with the management of extremely large
databases – statistical and epidemiological in nature and conversant with the
related design methodologies.
Workshop and Presentations (20%)
The incumbent will provide workshops on data base
management systems, software and programming to behavioral scientists,
informaticians, non-statistician researchers, epidemiologists and implementing
partners using SAS, Epi-Info, SPSS, QDS, SQL or other data management software
as required. Incumbent will also develop presentation materials.
The incumbent will also take part in the
presentation or publication of results and other technical work done alone or
in collaboration with other CDC scientists.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All
applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific
and comprehensive information supporting each item.
The ideal candidate for the US Embassy CDC Data
Management Specialist should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science,
Information Technology, Mathematics, Biostatistics, Data Management, Statistics,
Economics, Physics, Social Sciences or Business Administration is required.
At least five years’ experience in data management
or statistical data analysis and reporting in a clinical or public health setting
is required.
Detailed knowledge of data management, quality assurance
and analysis methods;
The incumbent must have advanced computer
programming skills, including SAS, SPSS, QDS, SQL and Epi-Info; proficiency in
the application of standard and advanced statistical methods of study design
and data analyses;
Proven ability to work effectively with implementing
Ability to interpret data from study results and
communicate findings, both verbally and in writing within and outside the CDC, and
other health related organizations;
Comprehensive working knowledge of computers
(hardware, various software programs and LAN systems), as well as good
knowledge of manipulation of data for reporting and analysis is required.
The incumbent must have advanced computer
programming and data management skills including programming using SAS, QDS,
SQL, SPSS and Epi-Info; advanced skills with Microsoft Office word processing,
spreadsheet, Power Point and MS Access
Skills in development of data capture applications
and reporting tools;
Ability to interpret data from study results and
communicate findings, both verbally and in writing, to other scientific staff,
health program managers, other health officials both within and outside the
CDC, and other health related organizations.
Language Proficiency: List both
English and host country language(s) by level and specialization. Level IV
English (fluency-speaking/reading/writing) is required.
How to Apply:
All those
interested in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their
applications and strictly adhere to the following:
Universal Application for Employment as a Locally
Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) Download it Here.
A current resume or curriculum vitae.
Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must
provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans
preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional
preference in hiring with their application.
Any other documentation (e.g. essays,
transcripts/certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements
of the position as listed above.
Application To:
Human Resources
By email at
NB: Only electronic submissions will be accepted and
only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Please clearly
indicate the position applied for in the subject area of the email submission.
Please use
standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and
please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-306001/259-791/5
Deadline: 13th September,
The US Mission
in Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in
employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national
origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to
achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through
continuing diversity enhancement programs.
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