USAID Data Manager (Quantitative) Employment Opportunity – FHI 360

Organisation: FHI 360
Project Name: USAID Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Advisor for Monitoring, Evaluation and
Research (SA-MER)
About US:
FHI
360 is a leading global development organization dedicated to improving lives
around the world. Our professional staff includes experts in education, health,
nutrition, economic development, civil society and environment as well as
cross-cutting experts in gender issues, research, applied science, behavior
change and Technology giving us the unique mix of capabilities to address
today’s diverse and interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 operates from
60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world.
About USAID CHC Project:
Communication
for Healthy Communities (CHC) is a five- year program implemented through a
cooperative agreement between the United States Agency for International Development
USAID/Uganda) and FHI 360. The program supports the Government of Uganda (GOU)
and US government (USG) implementing partners to design and implement quality
health communication interventions to contribute to reduction in HIV
infections, total fertility, maternal and child mortality, malnutrition,
malaria & tuberculosis.
Job Summary: The Data Manager (Quantitative) will coordinate
all project data management tasks including but not limited to database set up,
data entry, data security management, data quality management, and oversight of
document records and content management. The incumbent will participate in all activities
related to targeted evaluative research, routine monitoring, and knowledge
management with an emphasis on formulating, implementing, and enforcing proper
data collection and data entry practices.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Acquaint self with the CHC monitoring,
    evaluation,          and learning plan
    (MEL-Plan) to ensure that databases      
    are designed and/or updated with user interface, reporting and operability
    as priorities
    • Keenly review of (and updating)
      project indicators and reporting requirements with the M&E/Research
      (MER) unit and other project teams
    • Routinely troubleshoot/ identify
      gaps in the current database/system, and draft a plan for
      review/correctional measures
    • Clearly and efficiently communicate
      status of current databases to the MER and senior technical team.
  • Design/update and administer M&E/Research
    database for CHC that will be populated with performance indicators,
    indicator narratives, PDF documents, photographs, and other project data.
  • Perform and document procedures for data
    preparation including data entry, data cleaning, standardization and
    analysis.
  • Respectively, draft standard operating
    procedures (SOPs) and build navigations to:
    • Run queries, create crosstab
      queries, create parameter queries, create action queries, create
      multi-table queries, save queries, and delete queries
    • Manage database relationships and
      keys
    • Search specific records, set a form
      as the startup option, use navigation forms, set navigation options, set
      data dash-boarding options and platforms, change views.
  • The jobholder collects data generated at
    regional level and enters into national-level system.
    • Troubleshoot data quality issues
      (includes distinguishing data submission errors versus data entry error
      issues and institute correctional measures accordingly
    • Work closely with relevant staff on
      data coding problems and assist in developing means for correction
    • Mentor and train staff on use of the
      database system, exporting and importing data to and between
      spreadsheets, and general troubleshooting
    • Support the M&E/Research staff,
      and regional offices with set-up, testing, and implementation of data
      collection, entry and data management software
  • Significantly contribute to dissemination and
    utilization of assessment findings for learning and adaptation in the
    program (also includes transfer of insight to refine project monitoring,
    evaluation, and learning plan (MEL-Plan and targets)
    • Carry out desk review analyses and
      develop ad-hoc reports as necessary for the two forms of data (M&E/
      Research)
    • Work closely with M&E staff to
      prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual data reports for distribution and
      reporting
    • Print and export database as
      required by M&E/Research team and other project sections/stakeholders
    • Create new tables, export data to
      spreadsheets, import external data into tables, create linked tables from
      external sources, import tables from other database, create tables from
      templates and application parts
  • Actively contribute to development and
    implementation of evaluation methodology related to various HC data to
    determine completeness and adequacy of the data collection procedure
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID FHI360 Data
    Manager (Quantitative)career opportunity should either hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in monitoring and evaluation, public health, demography, data
    management, social science, biostatistics, statistics, or a related field
    with 7-9 years relevant experience OR 
    a Master’s degree with 3-7 years of relevant professional
    experience, developing, managing and implementing health sector
    development research and databases.
  • At least two years of demonstrated
    proficiency developing databases with MS Access, web/ Cloud-based
    technologies and MS Office Suite and other database development software
  • Broad knowledge, background and understanding
    of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) is critical to this position;
    this knowledge should include familiarity with: performance indicators, frameworks/PMPs,
    and monitoring / verification workflow processes and data quality
    assessments.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of how
    data, is structured in databases.
  • Significant experience in extracting and
    summarizing HMIS data for program learning and adaptation
  • Working knowledge of USAID projects,
    terminology and M&E best practices and requirements preferred.
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Access, web/
    Cloud-based technologies and MS Office Suite required (Knowledge of non-MS
    database software preferred)
  • Organizational and prioritization skills
    (Candidate must be self-motivated and fast worker).
  • Ability to work both independently and under
    supervision in a team environment.
How to Apply:
All
candidates who wish to join the USAID FHI360 project in the aforementioned
capacity should send a cover letter, updated CV/resume including salary
requirements to: The Human Resource Office, FHI 360, Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.
O. Box 5768 Kampala, Uganda or via Email to: uganda-info@fhi360.org. Please
clearly indicate the title of the position in the email subject line.
Deadline: 10th March, 2016
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