Data Manager Non-profit Jobs – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Job Title:   Data Manager
Organization: Infectious
Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) is a non-profit
research organization. IDRC conducts research in infectious diseases including
Malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis. Our studies have led to over 150 publications
and have impacted on the management of infectious diseases in Uganda. IDRC
currently manages over 41 grants with an annual budget of $11 million. IDRC was
established in May 2008 by Ugandan health scientists from Makerere University
College of health sciences, University of California, San Francisco and the
Uganda Ministry of health.
Job Summary: The Data Manager
will primarily be responsible for reviewing site data, collating, and uploading
it to the server for download for subsequent analyses. The candidate will
develop and revise databases for site data collection, as well as designing and
implementing systems for real time data entry and transmission from the site to
the central office.
Key Duties and
  • The incumbent will design, create, and
    modify databases in MS Access and/or SQL server
  • Develop secure websites to interface with
    such databases
  • Routinely troubleshoot/ identify gaps in
    the current database/system, and draft a plan for review/correctional
  • Generate and modify SQL scripts to
    manipulate and create datasets
  • The incumbent will also write and modify
    Visual Basic programs to interact with SQL Server databases
  • Work closely with staff members to
    investigate and rectify data queries
  • Administer SQL Servers (Microsoft SQL
    Server 2005, and 2008)
  • Administer Windows servers with windows
    Server 2003 and 2008
  • Troubleshoot and repair computers and
    networking problems
  • Prepare reports, including automated web
    reports according to the needs of the project leaders
  • Troubleshoot data quality issues o Work
    closely with relevant staff on data coding problems and assist in
    developing means for correction
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Data Manager
    vacancy must hold a Bachelor of Information Technology, Statistics, BSc.
    Computer Science or any other related Degree. Possession of a Master’s
    Degree in the relevant field is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years working
    experience in a relevant field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Results oriented and able to produce real
    time data amidst a tight deadline
  • Ability to work harmoniously in a Team 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
typed letters of application together with updated CVs, two reference letters
from past employers and or immediate supervisors plus copies of academic
certificates to:
The Human Resource Manager,
Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC),
Plot 2C, Nakasero Hill Road next to Uganda Blood Bank.
P. O Box 7475, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 29th
September 2016
NB: If you do not hear
from us three weeks after the deadline of this advert, kindly consider your
application unsuccessful.

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