Fresher Health Information Systems (HIS) Officer CDC Program Careers – Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC)

Organization: Uganda
Episcopal Conference
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
The Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) is the Assembly of the Catholic
Hierarchy in Uganda, constituted with the approval of the Holy See, through
which bishops express their collegial responsibility through collective action,
to assure the progress of the Church and coordination of its social and
pastoral ministry.
About CDC Program:
UEC has received a sub-grant from Rakai Health Sciences Program with
support from the US Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) to
implement the “Accelerated HIV Epidemic Control program” in the Masaka Region.
Through the health department, the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB), UEC
will coordinate and support the programming and implementation of accelerated
HIV epidemic control in PNFP health facilities accredited to the Uganda
Catholic, Muslim and Protestant Medical Bureaus in the Masaka Region.
Job Summary: The Health
Information Systems (HIS) Officer spearhead the data collection using manual
and electronic systems at PNFP supported facilities within Masaka Region,
quantification of HMIS tools, liaising with district biostatisticians to ensure
data from the PNFP subsector in entered into DHIS2 and Hybrid for reporting to
Key Duties and
  • Work closely with district teams led by
    the district Biostatisticians in training and mentorship of facility
    M&E staff.
  • Work with Consortium partners and district
    teams to quantify and ensure availability of all necessary HMIS tools at
    the PNFP supported facilities.
  • Mentor and coach Facility teams & as
    well community partners on appropriate use of HMIS data collection tools
    for data recording.
  • Mentor facility records assistants and
    data volunteers on use of MoH recommended electronic patient monitoring
    systems (DHIS2, OpenMRS conjointly with WAOS and TWOS) for data management
    and data aggregation to enhance timely reporting.
  • Support facilities to ensure completeness
    of entries into the openMRS, data cleaning and reporting.
  • Support facilities to ensure timely and
    accurate completion and submission of HMIS reports and other required
    reports to the district biostatisticians in the 12 districts of Masaka
  • Train and mentor lower level facility
    staffs in computer packages that enhance program implementation and
  • Support the PNFP facilities in the region
    to conduct regular data quality assessment as per MoH DQA guidelines on
    data collected at health facilities and ensure regular feedback is given
    to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Mentor and coach facility staffs to
    summarize data collected, analyzed, displayed and used for decision making
    at the facility level.
  • Perform monthly basic analysis on data
    from HMIS data to inform UEC-UCMB Regional Project on the progress of
    activity implementation and/or change strategies to improve performance.
  • Prepare generate narrative and
    quantitative reports for submission to the Prime Partner.
  • Effectively participate in conjunction
    with consortium district based partners dissemination meetings by ensuring
    availability of relevant data and documentation as a contribution from the
    PNFP subsector.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Biostatistics/Statistics or its equivalent
  • At least two years’ experience in Health
    Information Systems (HMIS, DHIS & OpenMRS)
  • Knowledge of common Statistical analysis
    and database management packages Ms Access, Ms Excel, STATA, SPSS, EPiDATA
  • Knowledge of MER 2.1 PEPFAR indicators
  • Ability to monitor Data collection and
    data entry into management systems and write good project reports and
  • Strong IT skills (generic applications,
    internal communications systems, and software packages to support M&E
  • Extensive knowledge of error resolution in
    data entry
  • Good mentoring and coaching skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications  and updated CVs with three
professional reference letters from previous employers to:
Office of the Secretary General,
Uganda Catholic Secretariat
Plot 672 Hanlon Road Nsambya Hill,
P.O. Box 2886, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline:  3rd October 2017

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