Principal Database Officer Job Placement – Uganda Bureau of Statistics

Job Title:           Principal
Database Officer
Organisation:  Uganda Bureau of Statistics
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports:             Director
Socio Economic Survey and Director Information Technology
Scale:                   UBOSSP1
About US:
The Uganda Bureau of Statistics
(UBOS) is a semi -autonomous body established by an Act of Parliament (l998) to
promote the production of reliable official statistics and ensure the
development and maintenance of the National Statistical System.
The Bureau’s core business
includes, among others, the production, coordination and dissemination of
official statistics to support development processes at local and national
government levels, including policy, planning, decision- making, monitoring and
The Bureau is implementing the
National Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN) project.
Job Summary:  To identify suitable data sets for the
project, create, develop and”rnanage an archive of data sets which support
efforts to create a national data archive to inform policies, programmes and
interventions in all sectors that could contribute to better nutrition for the
Ugandan population.
Key Duties and
Identify potential sources of data and
negotiating with theirowners tortheiravailability to UBOS for analysis,with
seniorstaff of UBOS/NIPN
Translate analysis requests into a list of
required datasets and schedule for their acquisition, processing, describing
and cataloguing.
Ensure that data sharing agreements arearranged
between data providers and the host institution, with senior staff of
Formulate and implement techniques to assess the
accuracy and validity of data.
Formulate and implement efficient and secure
procedures for data handling and data sharing among the project team and other
Enforce policies for ensuring data security to
prevent security breaches and data loss, with the assistance of IT units of
MDAs concerned,
Develop a dashboard displaying nutritional
specific interventions and sensitive approaches, and also ensure the dashboard
is updated on a quarterly basis depending on the availability of data.
Create an enabling environment among various
sectors to ease data sharing and capacity building between them and UBOS/NIPN
Oversee rules and procedures for data sharing.
Plan and oversee the implementation of the
infrastructure and network forthe data cleaning and analysis teams with the
assistance of the UBOS lT staff.
Monitor the flow of datasets in both the data
cleaning and analysis teams, and to ensure there are no bottlenecks in the
distribution and sharing of data.
Oversee the implementation, of daily operations
and maintenance of the repository of datasets lorthe project as a part of the
UBOS data repository
Work with Data Editors to assess the quality of
all data sets and add indices of quality to metadata.
Develop syntax tiles in STATA to prepare and
edit data ready toranalysis
Ensure effective use of data to improve NIPN,
including looking at summary statistics, trends and patterns, analyzing
results, and making presentations to other sectors.
Develop a searchable record of data sets using
key words developed with the Senior Analysis Advisor and the Bureau.
Any other duties as the Director SES andlor Head
of the NIPN Analysis Unit responsible for statistics may determine; which are
in line with the Bureau’s mandate

Skills and Experience:
A Master’s degree in Statistics, Economics,
Epidemiology or Data and information Systems with a related iCi qualification
from a recognized institution.
Bachelor’s Degree (Honors) in Statistics,
Economics, ICT or any other relevant degree from a recognized institution
 Five (5)
years’ professional working experience of data management in a Government
Department or reputable Agency in the field of statistical production and
Experience in using computer software to handle
and manage datasets is required, ideally on personal computers running Windows.
Experience with creating database systems that
meet an organization’s needs for the available data.
Experience of database software such as Access
and Excel.
Experience of managing datasets using
statistical software such as Stata
Experience in the use of the micro data
cataloguing tool, NADA, would be an advantage.
Excellent communication skills and
inter-personal relations
Ability to lead and motivate a professional team
with focus on results-oriented performance
Sound knowledge and appreciation of computer
Proven leadership and managerial abilities
Excellent analytical, and presentation skills
Strong attention to detail.
High-level math’s skills and the ability to
translate mathematical information into concise reports
How to Apply:
 If you believe you fit the required profile,
please submit your application through the online application system available
on the UBOS Website:   using this link, click here
No hardcopies shall be submitted.
All applicants must attach relevant copies of academic transcripts,
certificates and relevant appointment letters (PDF copies maximum 10MB).
Only shortlisted candidates shall
be contacted. All tendered in document will be verified with the relevant
authorities. Any falsification of documents will lead to prosecution and any
form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline: Friday 8th November 2019 at 5pm.
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