Senior Data Specialist Non-profit Jobs – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Job Title:         Senior Data Specialist
Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Duty Station: Mbale, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Manager,
Monitoring & Evaluation
Job ID: 13-9219
About MSH:
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international
health organization composed of nearly 2500 people from more than 74
nationalities working in over 50 countries. Our mission is to save lives and
improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing
the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Together with our
partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create
stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest
health impact.
Job Summary: The Senior Data
Specialist will support and strengthen the implementation of a robust HMIS in
the supported districts, with the aim of ensuring comprehensive quality, timely
and accurate reporting about the project progress. The incumbent will also
ensure that both the facility and community based data is readily available for
entry, analysis and reporting. He/ she will be responsible for all the data
related to the project activities.
Key Duties and
  • Ascertain the project’s data needs.
  • Establish a clear and systematic mechanism
    for data collection and management (from community, facility and
  • Build the capacity of staff and
    implementing partners in data collection, management, analysis and
  • Ensure timely supply of all logistics
    needed for data collection and management at district, facility and
    community levels.
  • Periodically review data collection tools
    and methods to meet the emerging issues.
  • Ensure that implementing partners report
    accurately, timely and comprehensively using the established mechanism.
  • Conduct periodical data quality
    assessments (validation or audit).
  • Organize quarterly review meetings to
    share experience and give feed-back on the project performance.
  • Liaise with district officials to carry
    out quarterly support supervisions.
  • Mentor and supervise database clerks and
  • Participate in the strategic planning for
    the directorate and organization.
  • Offer support implementing partners to
    develop protocols/ Standard Operating Procedures for data collection,
    management and reporting.
  • Take lead in all activities that concern
    about HMIS including preparation of Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS
    Relief (PEPFAR) reports.
  • Establish and maintain a database for the
    different activities (including logistics and community).
  • Initiate ideas that will improve HMIS in
    the supported districts.
  • Work closely with other agencies
    implementing similar programs to strengthen Information Systems management
    and utilization.
  • Actively participate in establishing
    baseline information for the project activities.
  • Ensure that periodical reports are
    produced and submitted in timely manner.
  • Participate in any other activities when
    the need arises and asked by senior managers.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicants for the Management Sciences
    for Health (MSH) Senior Data Specialist job placement must hold a
    University degree in public health/ statistics/ economics/computing or
    related field. Possession of a post graduate diploma in computer science
    or a field related to information management will be an added advantage.
  • At least four years working experience in
    database management, web based applications or any other field related to
    information management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both
    written and oral.
  • Previous experience in PEPFAR funded
    programs will be an advantage.
  • Ability to travel to the supported
  • Ability to work as a team and meet
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
Management Sciences for Health in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to
Apply Online by clicking on the link below.
Deadline: 29th
September, 2016
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