Data Jobs – Biostatistician and M&E Officer at Relief International

Job Title:         Biostatistician and M&E Officer
Organization: Relief
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Relief International is an international nonprofit organization whose
sole mission is to reduce human suffering. We respond to natural disasters,
humanitarian emergencies and chronic poverty. Relief International combines
humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while
laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we
call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services,
strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower
communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for

Job Summary: The Biostatistician and
M&E Officer is mainly responsible for the management and analysis of health
data from RI projects, support to medical team for effective utilization of
data analyses, development of logical frameworks and M&E plans, creation
and maintenance of databases, design of research studies, and creation of
reports and communication materials.
Key Duties and
  • The jobholder will collect, compile and
    analyze data from records assistants at the individual health units.
  • Send weekly, monthly and quarterly reports
    to Medical Coordinator & Country Director.
  • Carry out statistical analyses of the data
    summaries. Draw conclusions or make predictions based on analyses, and
    make recommendations to Medical Coordinator and program team.
  • Design & manage databases, including
    Health Information Systems (HIS) and data banks.
  • Provide technical line-management of the
    records assistants at the health units.
  • Train records assistants on completing standard
    national HIS forms.
  • Provide support supervision to ensure
    quality; provide mentorship build their capacity.
  • Work closely with the Medical Coordinator,
    create an internal logical framework for the project, define key clinical
    and non-clinical indicators to be collected for program monitoring, and
    create an analysis plan including consideration of how the analyzed data
    will be utilized.
  • Lead in development of external
    communications materials and reports describing progress of RI’s health
    programs. Participate in formulation of regular internal reports.
  • Design and implement operational research
    projects both to evaluate program impact and inform program improvements,
    in coordination with the Medical Coordinator.
  • Lead on the M&E components in
    development of new proposals and writing of donor reports for current
  • Write research protocols for RI-led
    studies, in coordination with the Medical Coordinator.
  • Offer support to the District Health
    Office to help strengthen capacity of district M&E.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a Bachelor’s Degree in biostatistics or statistics (or higher)
  • A minimum of three years of prior
    experience as a statistician or M&E Officer/Manager
  • Fluency in at least 2 of the following
    statistical analysis packages: STATA, SPSS, SAS, EpiInfo.
  • Experience directly designing and
    implementing both quantitative and qualitative research
  • Experience developing and supporting
    implementation of logical frameworks for projects.
  • Experience developing, managing and
    maintaining databases, preferably health data.
  • Willingness to work in rural and remote
  • Excellent planning and coordination skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication
  • Superior analytical skills, close
    attention to detail, and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to effectively manage, supervise,
    and build capacity of staff
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office (including
    Microsoft Access) and related applications
  • RI Values: We uphold the
    Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and
    operational independence.
  • We Value: Inclusiveness,
    Transparency and Accountability, Agility and Innovation, Collaboration,
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to Email their updated CV and cover
letter to
Please kindly include the name of the position in the subject line of the
Deadline: 20th
November 2017 by 5:00 PM
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