7 US CDC Grant Data Management Jobs – District Health Information Officers – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Organisation: Rakai
Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Funding Source: US PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Butambala,
Gomba, Kalungu, Lyantonde, Bukomansimbi, Sembabule, Kalangala, Uganda
Reports to:  District
About US:
Rakai Health Sciences Program
is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It
strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a
combination of community based research, curative services and prevention
strategies in the District of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the
Uganda Virus Research Institute Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.
About CDC Program:
With funding from PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), RHSP is implementing a 5 year
comprehensive HIV/ AIDS program in the 12 districts of Masaka region namely;
Rakai, Kyotera, Masaka, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Lyantonde, Lwengo, Sembabule,
Butambala, Gomba, Mpigi, and Kalangala with an aim of achieving rapid HIV epidemic
Job Summary: The District
Health Information Officer will mentor district medical clerks in proper
capture and management of HMIS data collected from health facilities and
communities. They will also provide support in entry, cleaning and analysis of
data captured for project purposes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
 Support and mentor the health facility medical
records clerks in the following:
  • Recording
    patient visits and other registration data in appropriate HMIS tools
  • Preparing
    patient files for the clinic day
  • Filing
    all patient files at the end of the clinic
  • Filing
    all laboratory test results and other records in their appropriate files
  • Ensuring
    that the medical records room is orderly and all files accounted for
  • Ensuring
    completeness, consistency and accuracy of data captured in the HMIS
  • Electronic
    capture of patient care records
  • Timely
    compilation of the routine HMIS reports
  • Ensuring
    availability of required HMIS tools i.e. registers, forms, guidelines etc
  • Provide assistance in the following tasks:
  • Perform
    data abstraction from the HMIS and other sources for project reporting
  • Perform
    routine data entry into the project electronic management information
  • Ensure
    completeness, consistency and accuracy of data captured in the project
  • Participate
    in analysis and interpretation of data
  • Perform
    routine backups and ensure security of data captured into the project HMIS
  • Perform any other assigned duties in line with
    your role

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the District Health Information Officer job
    opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Public Health,
    QM or equivalent
  • Background
    training in a medical field will be an added advantage
  • At least two years’ experience in Information
    Systems (HMIS,DHIS & OpenMRS ); Mentoring skills; Team Leader;
    Understanding of Local Government Structures, Knowledge of MER 2.1 PEPFAR
    indicators will be an additional advantage;
  • Riding Skills with a valid permit ;
  • Willingness to work in a rural area, able to work with minimal
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested applicants should send their application letter, valid academic
documents and detailed resume (CV) with three recognizable referees to:
The Human Resource Manager,
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, Kalisizo, Rakai,
Deliver to: Rakai Health
Sciences Program offices
Clement Hill Plot 8 Kampala,
Send via E-mail to:
NB: Please indicate on
the envelope & application; a) the position applied for, b) The district of
preference. For all online applications, save your documents as position &
district of preference ( e.g. Administrative Assistant Kalangala)
Deadline: 16th February 2017
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