Entry Level US CDC PHIA Jobs – Data and ICT Officer at ICAP




Organisation: International
Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP)
Funding Source: United States
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
The International
Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, ICAP at Columbia University is an
international non-profit organization that aims to ensure the wellness of
families and communities by strengthening health systems around the world.
About US CDC PHIA:
ICAP is working
in partnership with the United States Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) to conduct Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIA) in
specific PEPFAR-supported countries. Each PHIA will define the status of the
national HIV epidemic, guide allocation of resources based on evidence, and
integrate capacity building of country stakeholders in the design, conduct,
analysis, and use of PHIAs.
ICAP, in
partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC), is planning to conduct a PHIA to estimate the
population-level impact of the national HIV prevention, care and treatment
programs in Uganda. In addition to providing important programmatic information
to the MoH and relevant stakeholders, this assessment of the national HIV
program is of great value to HIV researchers and public health experts around
the world.
Job Summary: The Data and
ICT Officer will be responsible for in-country management, storage, and
security of data, as well as other technical aspects of the population-based
surveys conducted on tablets. The incumbent will work to ensure delivery of
clean, high-quality survey data and troubleshoot possible ICT challenges during
data collection.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
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The job holder will attend in-country meetings on
data management and security and facilitate consensus on data architecture plan
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Work closely with NY-based Lead SI Advisor and
regional ICT Specialist to conduct testing of ODK tablet forms
·        
Regularly troubleshoot platform-level technology
issues that may arise with tablets under the guidance of the NY-based Data
Manager and regional ICT Specialist.
·        
Identify and resolve potential connection issues
with mobile operators using mobile data devices.
·        
Help identify and resolve potential connection
issues within the survey team (e.g., from tablets to a group router, from lab
equipment to tablets, etc.).
·        
The incumbent will troubleshoot database issues
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Carry out daily data quality control checks under
guidance of NY-based Data Manager and regional ICT manager
·        
Offer remote technical support by phone or through
remote access of tablets used during survey.
·        
Provide in-person technical support on ad-hoc basis
for field teams.
·        
Provide technical assistance to MOH ICT team to
obtain and maintain local copy of survey data
·        
Install application updates under guidance of
NY-based Data Manager and regional ICT Specialist
·        
Coordinate replacement of damaged or lost equipment.
·        
Regularly report and send damaged equipment for
repair.
·        
Control and maintain an active inventory of tablets
and other ICT equipment.
·        
Troubleshoot basic network configuration issues on
IP-enabled lab equipment.
·        
Troubleshoot basic software issues for the satellite
and lab databases
·        
Help troubleshoot any software and connectivity
issues with PIMA machines and Alere server
·        
Provide ICT support for ICAP Uganda office
operations
·        
Perform other related duties as directed.
·        
Periodic domestic travel to troubleshoot technical
data collection issues (requiring overnight stay of up to two days).
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The ideal candidate for the Data and ICT Officer
vacancy must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information
Technology, Informatics, Engineering, or related field.
·        
At least two years of related experience managing
and working directly with health informatics applications and databases from
large research studies.
·        
Significant experience conducting data quality
checks and producing data collection monitoring reports.
·        
Proven experience in using and troubleshooting
electronic data collection tools, especially tablets.
·        
Detailed knowledge and understanding of cloud-based
data storage service offerings.
·        
Basic understanding of TCP/IP protocol suite.
·        
Extensive experience in providing remote assistance
(e.g., from a central office location) to public health teams working in the
field.
·        
Demonstrated and successful experience managing
large, population-based survey data.
·        
Demonstrated experience in resolving IP-level
connection issues, IPv4 sub-netting, etc.
·        
Significant experience in working with mobile
telecommunications technologies (GSM, 3G/4G, etc.), mainly in disconnected
mode.
·        
Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
·        
Prior experience working with issues relating to
HIV/AIDS.
How to Apply:  
All suitably
qualified and experienced candidates should submit their applications,
including a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and cover letter to: icap-jobs-uganda@columbia.edu
Please clearly indicate
position being applied for in the subject line and do not attach certificates
Deadline: 15th November 2015.
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