Data Manager NGO Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Job Title:       Data
Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station: 
Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to:
Head of Data Management
Position Code: DM619
About US:
The MRC/UVRI Uganda
Virus Research Unit on AIDS was established following a request in 1988 from
the Uganda Government to the British Government for collaboration on the
research of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection and AIDS (Acquired
Immunodeficiency. The Unit is a center of excellence in HIV/AIDS related
research. It conducts large-scale epidemiological and intervention studies,
clinical trials, virological and immunological research and behavioural
studies, and has generated a wealth of research results that have been used to
inform policy and practice that have led to a large number of scientific publications
in peer reviewed journals over time.
About OMWaNA study:
The OMWaNA study is
a partnership between the (MRC/UVRI), the London School of Hygiene &
Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Makerere University. It is a randomized controlled
trial (RCT) whose primary aim is to examine the impact of Kangaroo mother care
(KMC) initiated before stabilisation on mortality within 7 days relative to
standard care amongst neonates <2000g. The study will be conducted in four
sites in Uganda: Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, Masaka Regional Referral
Hospital, Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital and Iganga District Hospital.
Job Summary:  The Data Manager will design data entry
programs, set up study databases for projects and carry out data management by
cleaning and checking the data. To provide simple summary statistics, listings
and results from the database.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • To manage the OMWaNA study database, and field site OMWaNA data
    management activities;
  • To prepare reports to identify and resolve discrepancies, missing
    records/data and other problems with the data;
  • To supervise data collection by the OMWaNA study staff and ensure
    accurate and timely data entry and query resolution;
  • To run simple analyses such as merging and appending files;
  • To train and mentor OMWaNA study staff who will          be collecting the data using  both electronic and paper based case
    report forms;
  • To compile study progress reports;
  • To undertake additional tasks as required by the Head of Data
    Management and/or the OMWaNA project leaders.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Medical Research Council
    (MRC) UK / UVRI) Data Manager job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree
    in a data-related field (e.g. IT, Statistics, database programming,
  • Software engineering, computer science, Quantitative economics)
  • Significant practical experience (i.e. at least three years) working
    as a senior data management assistant in a medical/epidemiological
    research environment
  • Experience in the design and analysis of clinical trials;
  • Two years of experience in management of data on at least 3 clinical
    studies including on a randomized controlled trial
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good analytical and numeracy skills with a good understanding of
    data management issues in medical research
  • Experience working with specialized GCP Compliant database
    management system software e.g. OpenClinica, REDCap.
  • Experience using Statistical analysis software e.g. Stata, SPSS or
    EpiInfo; programming and database design skills; Lab Data Management
    systems such as LIMs and Freezer works is an added advantage.
  • Record of scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals is an
    added advantage.

  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Proactivity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Flexibility Towards Others
  • Service Orientation
  • Development Orientation
How to Apply:
The candidates
should send their application letters, curriculum vitae including names, email
addresses and telephone contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of
academic qualifications should be e-mailed to
NB: Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the email: DM619.
Please also fill the following online form accordingly after submitting the
application documents on the e-mail above. Click Here
Address to:
The Human Resource
and Administration Manager
Uganda Research Unit
P.O. Box, 49
NB: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Note that academic
qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing
institutions. Please note that the Unit became part of the London School
of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine effective 1st February 2018.
Deadline: 28th June 2019 by 5:00om
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