Biostatistician and M&E Officer Non-profit Jobs – Relief International (RI)

Job Title:         Biostatistician
and M&E Officer
Organization: Relief
International (RI)
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 them.

Job Summary: The Biostatistician and M&E Officer is responsible for
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 Responsibilities: 
  • The
    incumbent will collect, compile and analyze data from records assistants
    at the individual health units.
  • Submit
    weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to Medical Coordinator & Country
  • Conduct
    statistical analyses of the data summaries. Draw conclusions or make
    predictions based on analyses, and make recommendations to Medical
    Coordinator and program team.
  • Design
    and manage databases, including Health Information Systems (HIS) and data
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Steer
    the 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
  • Lead
    on the M&E components in development of new proposals and writing of
    donor reports for current projects.
  • Write
    research protocols for RI-led studies, in coordination with the Medical
  • Provide
    support to the District Health Office to help strengthen capacity of
    district M&E.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Relief International Biostatistician and M&E
    Officer should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in biostatistics or
    statistics (or higher)
  • Three
    years of prior experience as a statistician or M&E Officer/Manager
  • Fluency
    in Microsoft Office (including Microsoft Access) and related applications
  • Fluency
    in at least 2 of the following statistical analysis packages: STATA, SPSS,
    SAS, EpiInfo.
  • Experience
    directly designing and implementing both quantitative and qualitative
  • Experience
    developing and supporting implementation of logical frameworks for
  • Experience
    developing, managing and maintaining databases, preferably health data.
  • Willingness
    to work in rural and remote places.
  • Strong
    planning and coordination skills
  • Strong
    interpersonal and communication skills
  • Superior
    analytical skills, close attention to detail, and ability to multi-task
  • Ability
    to effectively manage, supervise, and build capacity of staff
How to Apply:
The applicant must send an
application which must include:
  • Curriculum
    Vitae (CV)
  • Letter
    of Interest (application cover letter)
  • Photocopies
    of documents showing your credentials/qualifications for this position, if
Address your application to:
Country Director, Uganda
Please drop your applications
in a sealed envelope, stating the position you are applying for to:
Relief International Office,
Vura Madulu, Moyo Town Council, P.O Box 152
Or at;
Itula Sub County,
Dongo Center Relief
International Compound.
Email to:
(you must indicate the position in the subject line of email)
Deadline: 3rd May 2018
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