4 Fresher Data Officer US CDC Project Job Vacancies – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:             Data Officers (4  Job Vacancies)
Organization:  Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station:   Uganda
Reports to:      Project facility medical officer
Vacancy Code: D0X04
About US:
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; Training,
Global Health Security, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a
partnership with the Makerere University- John Hopkins University Core Lab) and

About CDC Project:
Global Health Security Partner Engagement project with funding from U.S Center
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is carrying out surveillance for Acute
Febrile illness at different 4 surveillance sites; Mubende, Kabale, Arua and
Jinja. The overall goal is identifying the leading causes of non-malarial acute
febrile illnesses in multiple geographic regions of Uganda, the antimicrobial
susceptibility of bacterial pathogens and building a sustainable laboratory and
surveillance capacity with focus on vector- borne & zoonotic diseases. 
Job Summary:  The holders of this position will be
responsible for ensuring that all programme data is collected, entered into the
manual and electronic systems. They will analysis and support technical staff
with well analyzed and collated data sets. They will ensure that facilities
have all the required data collection tools and data is entered at all times.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Support facilities in
timely compilation of project data and ensuring that all the data entered is
·       Open and maintain a line
of communication with clinicians, hospital administrators and other staff on
matters such as; Data quality, Completeness of inpatient admission record forms
and MRFs and performing lab tests on eligible patients
·       Support health facility
staff to produce data summaries for display on noticeboards (showing progress)
·       Work with clinicians to
observe good medical record keeping practices
·       Participate in analysis
and interpretation of data
·       Respond to periodic data
queries generated and participate in data cleaning.
·       Ensure filing of all
laboratory test results and other records in the appropriate files
·       Ensuring availability of
required HMIS tools i.e. registers, forms, guidelines etc.
·       Provide supplies
forecast to avoid stock outs of HMIS tools.
·       Sharing with Clinicians’
results of tests (blood culture, viral serology) done in Kampala, or UVRI.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       Bachelors in Nursing and midwifery
·       Full and up to date
registration with the nursing and midwifery council
·       Recent clinical
experience working in clinical care is desired.
·       Experience in data
management is desired.
·       At least 2 years’
progressive experience in data management and systems development, especially
in health sector.
·       Experience analysis and
reporting/ presentation of data for both research and capacity programme
·       Good report writing and
presentation skills
·       Strong computer skills
in at least Word, Power point, spreadsheets, and database systems
How to apply:
Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the
above position, please send your CVs, which should include details of email
address (if any), present position, current remuneration,
Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone
contact to the stipulated email address (Email your application and CV to
hr@idi.co.ug and let’s save the environment).
Senior Human Resource Manager
Diseases Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main Campus
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
Key Notes:
·       IDI is an equal oppor
tunity employer and does not char ge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any
stage of the recruitment process
·       Internal candidates who
meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a period of at
least one year will be given priority.
·       Make sure that your
application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
·       Indicate the Vacancy
Code as the subject line of your email
·       Please note that if you
DO NOT indicate the vacancy code as instructed above, your application will not
be considered
·       Any form of canvassing
will lead to automatic disqualification.
·       Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted
Friday 20th January 2020 by 5:00 pm
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