Data Officer Jobs – USAID RHITES-N Project

Job Title:      Data
Officer
Organization: USAID
funded Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services – North, Lango Project
(RHITES-N, Lango)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Health Information Assistant / District Biostatistician
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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical assistance to improve quality, accuracy and
    timeliness of data.
  • Build skills of frontline facility health care workers on data management
    including recording, filing, archiving and reporting.
  • This includes provision of relevant guidelines and SOPs for
    effective data management at facility level.
  • Ensure availability and utilization of current versions of HMIS
    tools at the facility and community level.
  • Organize facility data review meetings to clean up facility level
    data.
  • Facilitate performance review meetings to enable the teams
    understand and use data.
  • Ensure functional EMR at facility and reporting using the system.
  • Support data collection activities within the facility and provide
    timely response to ad-hoc data requests.
  • Ensure continued learning from facility data
  • Support weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting.
  • Support in compilation of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual
    programmatic facility performance reports and their submissions in
    stipulated deadlines.
  • Assist with designing interventions that build the capacity to
    collect, analyze, and use health data to guide HIV Program implementation
    at the institution, facility and community levels.
  • Produce analysis of program data, identifying methods and together
    with the relevant technical staff, use results and provide recommendations
    for program improvement.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics,
    Quantitative Economics, Computer Science or related field or qualification
    in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) or relevant field.
  • At least three years’ experience in M&E for international donor
    funded projects, preferably including experience with USAID-funded
    projects
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Practical experience with the Uganda MOH HMIS system using the
    DHSI2.
  • Practical experience with the Uganda EMR.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of USAID and PEPFAR expectations
    and trends for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Previous experience of working with international NGOs, MOH,
    district administration, and public health facilities will be an
    advantage.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Practical experience in working with routine health information
    systems at the facility, district and national level.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English,
    including the capacity to prepare and deliver formal presentations on
    programs and results
  • Excellent data analysis skills and ability to think concisely,
    critically as well as distill information to lay audience
  • Good analytical thinking and ability to interpret public health and
    epidemiological data.
  • Excellent working knowledge of major databases and analytical
    programs including MS access, MS excel, Uganda EMR, DHIS2.
  • Good training skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Experience in supporting HIV / AIDS and TB data management
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should send their applications and CV addressed to the
Secretary, District Service Commission, Apac District Local Government, P.O.
Box 1, Apac, Uganda or have it hand delivered
Deadline: 19th July 2019
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