Data Centre Manager International Non-profit Careers – Malaria Consortium

Job Title:    Data Centre Manager
Organization: Malaria
Consortium
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Salary: USD 19,507 gross
per annum
Reports to: M & E
Specialist
About US:
Malaria Consortium is the
world’s leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the comprehensive
control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast
Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and non-government
agencies, academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to
ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services, providing
technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities
for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. Malaria Consortium
works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the capacity
of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support improved
economic prosperity.
About Project:
Malaria Consortium Uganda has
received funding from DFID/UNICEF to implement the Strengthening Uganda’s
Response to Malaria (SURM) project which will focus on reducing the impact of
the leading causes of U5M morbidity and mortality in 16 districts in Northern
Uganda. The project will address lagging maternal and neonatal mortality
through a combination of iCCM and selected maternal and neonatal care
interventions. The project is implemented with UNICEF and spans a five-year
period (April 2018-March 2023) in 16 districts in the Northern region of
Uganda.
Job Summary: The Data
Centre Manager will support the setting up of the data centre, training of data
entry supervisors and clerks provide ongoing support and supervise the
implementation of project M&E activities. The Data Centre Manager will
provide data management support to the SURM program and will work closely with
M&E Specialist and officers. During surveys He/she will directly supervise
a data entry supervisors and clerks.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Data Management 70%
  • Responsible for data management activities
    including quality, completeness, safety and storage
  • Develop the specification documents for
    database tables, data entry screens, data derivations and edit check
    programming
  • Set up and test the database and conduct data validation checks
  • Track, validate and develop a database with
    data gathered from community and health facilities. He/she must ensure the
    completeness, accuracy and consistency of the data so that it meets the
    standards of quality expecte
    d
    for reporting to regulatory bodies. Ensure databases are validated and
    ready for transfer and/or analyses
  • Participate in the development of project
    related data collection instruments.
  • Participate in data management enhancement
    activities for project

    staff and MOH.
  • Provide computer trouble shooting support to
    all the projects staff/partners.
  • Actively participate as a member of the Malaria
    Consortium Uganda technical team.
  • Adhere to financial, administrative and
    security procedures of Malaria Con
    sortium Uganda.
  • Adhere to research and humanitarian principles
    at all times during the implementation of the project.
Data Entry 20%
  • Receive
    data from the field
  • Be
    involved in recruitment of data entry supervisors and data entry clerks
  • Train
    the data entry supervisors and data entry clerks
  • Supervise
    and ensure quality data entry and validation activities are carried out
  • Ensure
    quality data storage in both hard and soft copy
  • Set
    up an archive for all data generated by the project
Reporting 10%
  • Provide
    high quality data summaries to Malaria Consortium, DFID/UNICEF, MOH
    District Health Teams, and development partners for evidence
    based policy and strategy development relating
    to the project.
  • Report
    progress against schedules to management as per the project objectives
  • Will
    work with AMF in data management and analysis and support preparation of
    project reports, manuscripts and dissemination of findings
  • Work
    closely with the M&E specialist to ensure effective implementation of
    the project activities in the project districts in Uganda
  • Carry
    out additional duties as assigned by the Project Director or Malaria
    Consortium Uganda senior management.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant for the Malaria Consortium Data Centre Manager job opportunity
    should hold a
    Master’s Degree in
    Public Heath, Statistics or IT
  • Three years’ experience in the design,
    development and implementation of variety of data management tools
    including databases, spreadsheets and websites.
  • Previous experience designing and conducting
    training cou
    rses
  • Substantial experience in the heath sector in
    Uganda.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as
    well as collaboratively in a team, particularly with Ministries of Health
    and/or other go
    vernment
    sectors and partners
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication
    skills, including ability to work and interact with government and
    non-government colleagues and partners
  • Excellent organizational skills to support
    documentation, reporting of data, an
    d dissemination of information
  • Working knowledge of various statistical
    programmes (e.g., Epilnfo, STAT A, SPSS, SAS, etc)
  • Strong database development skills using
    ACCESS, MySQL or similar
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Fluency in English
How to Apply:
All interested applicants are
encouraged to apply online at the web link below.
Deadline: 27th April 2018
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