Fresher Data Jobs – Biostatistician – Uganda Prisons Service

Job Title:        Biostatistician
Organisation: Uganda
Prisons Service
Funding Source: United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Principal
About US:
The Uganda Prisons
Service has received support from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) to provide comprehensive HIV/AIDS, STI and TB services to prisoners and
its staff. The project that spans the period 1st April, 2015 to 31st March,
2020 is being implemented by the Uganda Prisons Health Services Department. The
success of these programs requires high-quality contract management and
understanding of all aspects of program reporting and evaluation with
demonstrable outcomes.
Job Summary:   The Biostatistician will provide technical
and ethical services in monitoring and evaluating CDC project activities,
supporting health management information system of Uganda Prisons Health
Services and data management of the Prisons Health System including Co.Ag that
are vital for effective prevention and control of HIV/AIDs and other
communicable diseases such as STI and TB among inmates, staff and community of
Uganda Prisons Service.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinating with METS to ensure availability of all data tools at
    each facility
  • Facilitating health data collection, analyses, processing, storage
    and retrieval.
  • Compiling and submitting reports and statistical results in
    compliance with statistical programming and analysis standards and set
    program reporting timelines and outcomes.
  • Maintaining and updating DHIS System.
  • Initiating, planning and implementing measures for maintaining data
  • Providing basic statistical analysis support in reviewing data for
    discrepancies, creating analysis datasets, preparation and submission of
    abstracts and manuscripts.
  • Collaborating in support supervision programmes
  • Training and mentoring regional data managers of staff
  • Supporting health research programmes and activities as well as
    analysis of plans and interpretation of study data
  • Performing any other duties as assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must be a Ugandan and in possession of an honours
    Bachelor’s Degree in Biostatistics, Statistics or Quantitative Economics
    from a recognized university.
  • Post-graduate degree or diploma in any of the relevant disciplines
    is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of at least one statistical programming
    language such as SAS or R.
  • Any relevant working experience in project management, data
  • This position requires a solid knowledge of standard statistical
    analysis procedures and ability to work on several projects simultaneously
    and manage deadlines.
  • Communication, planning, organizing and coordinating skills;
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and critical thinking skills;
  • Team work and results-orientation;
  • Public relations and customer care;
  • Concerns for quality and results;
  • Impeccable ethics and integrity;
  • Public speaking and report writing including the ability to clearly
    explain statistical techniques and present data results;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Effective time-management skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel,
How to Apply:
All candidates who
meet the above requirements should submit their applications together with the
curriculum vitae and contacts of two referees to the following address;
The Commissioner
General of Prisons,
Uganda Prisons
Plot 3 Siad Barre
Road, Century Building,
P.O. Box 7182,
Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 22nd November, 2019
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