Several Fresh Graduate Health Informatics / Data Intern Job Opportunities – USAID RHITES-N Project

Organization: USAID
funded Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services – North, Lango Project
(RHITES-N, Lango)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer and Facility Records Officer
About US:
The Regional Health
integration to Enhance Services (RHITES)-North, Lango project is a Five-year
contract funded by USAID and implemented by a Team of partners with JSI as the
prime. The JSI team includes, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, AMREF Health Africa,
Another Option, and The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG). RHITES-N, Lango is
aimed at improving the use of integrated health services in the Lango Sub-region
of Northern Uganda’s, strengthening the health system to sustain gains made by
earlier projects, improving key population-based national health indicators and
building the capacity of the district local government to carry out a
sustainable and locally-driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also
improving TB, Malaria, Nutrition, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent
health (MNCAH), and water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) outcomes through
strengthening of existing structures and processes, improving access to and
strategic use of health and nutrition information, strengthening
community-health facility systems and expanding innovation through integrated
health and nutrition services. Improved health services utilization at all
levels of the health care system requires strong intra-facility, inter-facility
and bi-directional community-facility linkages and referrals for demand
About Internship:
Project offers internship in an effort to provide current university students,
recent graduates and new professionals, from various academic fields, the
opportunity to apply their knowledge to actual work experience. USAID RHITES-N,
Lango Project strongly believe that Internship is an important tool in
developing and retaining new and innovative talents to assist us in our
continuous goal of improving health systems to empower communities.  Interns will be provided with clearly defined
roles and scopes of work and will be supervised by USAID RHITES-N, L staff
members, health facility In-charges or in the case of external placements, a
suitable member of the staff within the organization in which the intern is
assigned. Supervisors of interns will be responsible for monitoring the
progress of their assigned intern(s) to ensure effective learning and a
positive experience for internship participants. The RHITES-N Lango youth
internship program will offer internship opportunities in public/private health
facilities and with CSOs implementing public health programs within Lango sub-region.
These opportunities will: 1) Provide interns with hands-on learning
opportunities; 2) Build new cadres of trained workers in integrated frameworks;
3) Fill critical HR gaps; 4) Attract young workers to under-stained and
under-resourced districts; and 5) and Promote young researchers.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Data Entry including mentoring and coaching health facility staff to
    enter data
  • Data verification
  • HMIS register update at health facility sites
  • Mentorship of health facility staff to analyze and use data
  • Assist RNL M&E to organize and summarize data for analysis.
Internship Expectations:
  • During the course of the placement, the intern will work with their
    mentors/supervisors and other members of the organization to gain
    experience and knowledge in the following professional roles and
  • Understanding the standard operating procedures (SOPs) provided by
    the MOH for all data management processes.
  • Understanding and managing the processes for timely and complete
    documentation at the facility including in the HMIS including register
    updates with no duplicates.
  • How to manage the timely data entry of patient data into the Uganda
    EMR and the performance of regular database backup.
  • Organization and tracking of patients’ files and registers that are
    used for data record and entry.
  • Understanding policies for data management, especially the
    confidentiality of data that is collected and stored.
  • How to manage the timely submission of facility reports
  • Analyzing and utilizing of data to improve patient management and
    service delivery.
  • Other areas of development as may be prescribed from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Statistics,
    Quantitative Economics, Medical records or related field.
  • Must have graduated within the previous 24 months. No candidates
    over 24 months’ post-graduation are eligible for the internship program.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • MUST be a resident from any districts in Lango sub region.
  • Ability to work independently and display initiative
How to Apply:
All candidates
should address their application letters and updated CV to the Internship
Coordinator USAID RHITES-N Lango, with the subject – “Applications
USAID-RHITES-N L Internship Position Round 2 April 2019”. Application should be
submitted in hard copy and must contain only 2 documents within 1 envelope
(Application letter and your CV) and hand delivered to the USAID RHITES-N Lango
Offices directly in Citadel Towers, 2nd floor of the building with security
officer at office entrance. Mark on the envelop the Internship position applied
for with either Internship-Health informatics/data entrant April 2019
Deadline: 3rd May 2019.
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