Data Manager (Qualitative) USAID CHC Job Vacancy – FHI 360

Organisation: FHI 360
Project Name: USAID Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Research Manager
About US:
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:
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 (Qualitative) will take lead in
managing all qualitative data generated as part of health communication
Interventions. The Data Manager will be in charge of Quantitative data and will
take responsibility for all data management activities while the quantitative
data manager is absent. The incumbent will work in liaison with the M&E
officers to ensure that qualitative data from all the regional and central
offices is compiled, managed, analyzed and reported on time to inform the MEAL
Plan. The incumbent is also expected to participate in the conceptualization
and implementation of formative assessments and related studies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Take lead in the development of databases to
    support capturing and processing of qualitative data from regional and
    Kampala headquarters offices.
  • Take lead in the overall, tracking,
    management, processing and analysis of qualitative data
  • Provide regular technical support to the
    regional teams in the compilation of qualitative data
  • Support the compilation of weekly updates
    and, quarterly and annual reports
  • Support the compilation of success stories
    and abstracts for research and knowledge sharing
  • Takes part in the management of project
    database review through data quality assessments
  • Actively participates in the improvement of
    MER databases based on issues emerging from DQA and new developments in
    USAID/PEPFAR reporting requirements
  • Actively participates in collating HMIS data
    monthly and quarterly as outlined in project M&E plan to enable
    on-going program planning and adaptation
  • Works in liaison with M&E and research
    staff to build the capacity of other project staff to use project
    databases (and other important data such as HMIS) including data analysis
  • Works closely with M&E and Knowledge
    Management staff to build capacity of staff to interpret findings and data
    use to inform on-going program learning and adaptation
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID FHI360 Data
    Manager (Qualitative) career opportunity should hold a Master’s Degree in Sociology,
    Demography, Public Health or a related field.
  • At least three years’ experience in managing
    qualitative data using electronic platforms.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working
    in health communication, with social and behavioral change communication
  • Familiarity with how data is structured in
  • Prior 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.
  • Computer literacy i.e. Proficiency in use of
    Qualitative software such as Nvivo, Atlas, Ethonograph is required
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of health
    communication interventions in Uganda.
  • Proficient with computer quantitative analysis
    programs such as; STATA, SPSS, R and SAS is an added advantage.
  • Organizational and prioritization skills
    (Candidate must be self-motivated and fast worker).
  • Proven ability to work both independently and
    under supervision in a team environment.
How to Apply:
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: Please
clearly indicate the title of the position in the email subject line.
Deadline: 10th March, 2016
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