Database and Informatics Manager USAID Project Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:             Database and Informatics Manager
Organization:  Infectious Diseases
Institute (IDI)
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:      Database
and Informatics Technical Advisor
Vacancy Code: DIM002
About US:
The mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to
strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious
diseases through research and capacity development. IDI has six operational
areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and
Treatment, Global Health Security, Training, Research, Laboratory services
(including the CAPcertified IDI Core Lab) and Outreach.
About USAID Project:
The Institute is partnering with Palladium in implementation
of the United States Agency for International Developments (USAID) 5-year
‘Uganda Health Systems Strengthening (UHSS)” project. The purpose of the
UHSS is to strengthen Uganda’s health system through improved leadership and
accountability for results in public and private health sectors. The Project
will be implemented in the four regions of Uganda; Eastern, Central, Western
and Northern.
Job Summary: The Database and informatics Manager
under the supervision of the data and informatics Technical Advisor Support the
management of the lHlRS database, provide data quality assurance, support
customization and configurations of the PEPFAR and lHRlS databases whenever
required, be participatory in conducting national level surveys and research
activities and demonstrate ability to develop M&E tools, sector wide
dashboards to inform decision making at national and district level.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Support the management of the IHIRS database
under the USAID ‘ UHSS activity
Ensure overall data quality, maintaining and
querying IHRIS and related Automated Attendance Analysis systems at MOH and
supported districts
Be responsible for setting up Automated
Attendance Analysis systems at MOH and ensuring that these are linked to
performance management interventions
Support the functionalization processes of IHRIS
dashboards at MOH and district level
Support the processes of integration of IHIRS
with DHIS 2 and provide regular updates to the UHSS team
Troubleshoot HRIS and the Automated Attendance
Analysis systems and ensure these are regularly updated and running smoothly
Support IHIRS work with religious medical
bureaus, health training institutions and professional bodies to ensure that IHIRS
is regularly updated and is linked to all the currently in use IHIRS modules in
the country
Support data analysis during the development of
the HRH annual audit reports for MOH
Support customization and configurations of the
PEPFAR and IHRIS databases when required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Bachelors’ degree in
Statistics, Biostatistics, Information Management, Demography or related field.
Further training in information systems or related fields will be an added
Five years of experience carrying out
information management tasks on large international development projects or
government institutions
Experience working with databases such as DHlS2,
DATIM, HIBRID IHIRS, TraiNET, FTMS and PRS is highly desired ‘ reporting
procedures and systems skills in English
Must be willing to be based in Kampala, Uganda
activities on data quality assessments plans, protocols and tools decision
making at national and district level
At least 5 years of carrying out information
management tasks on large international development projects or government
Technical expertise in information management
and database set up and management. Expertise in computer information systems
such as IHRIS Suite, Microsoft office, MATLAB, Microsoft Visual Studio,
Programming 9Xp9|1lSE in any of the following;
PHP, Java, Visual
Strong knowledge of USAID administrative,
management and
Must have strong oral and written communication
and presentation
Proficiency in conducting national level surveys
and research
Proven ability in supporting MOH, implementing
partners and districts
Ability to develop M&E tools, sector wide
dashboards to inform
Ability to quickly analyse large amounts of data
and present this in a clear and concise manner
How to Apply:
All candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it
takes to excel in these positions should send their CVs, including details of
email address, present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials
and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to:
Address to:
The Senior Human Resource Manager
infectious Diseases Institute – IDI
Knowledge Centre, Makerere University
Main Campus College of Health Sciences,
Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
Key Notes:
IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does
not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment
Make sure that your application letter, CV and
certificates are attached as one Document
indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for
your email
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic
Deadline: 10th
January, 2020
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