Several Data Officer NGO Job Vacancies – Infectious Diseases Institute

Data Officer (DO PACT-001)
Organization: Infectious
Diseases Institute
Reports to:  Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
Infectious Diseases Institute, established within Makerere University, is a
Ugandan not-for-profit organization which aims to strengthen health systems in
Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases; through research and
capacity development.
Job Summary:  The data officer will provide ongoing
technical assistance to project, district and facility teams in recording and
management of national and project-related data in line with current national
guidelines. S/he will also assist the MEL Officer in entry, cleaning and
analysis of data captured by the Project MIS.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Collaborate with
district structures and leverage counterpart USG-supported project lab
technical officers/advisors in the region to design and implement strategies to
ensure that project supported sites attain minimum MoH requirements following
SLMTA program (at hubs) and establish a framework for facility specific LQMS at
none SLMTA labs.
·       Conduct detailed audit
of project supported sites, prepare action oriented work plans and design
innovative strategies to address the identified gaps to ensure the delivery of
quality lab services
·       Guide facility teams to
regularly report on lab activities through regular submission of high quality
HMIS reports and activity reports in line with standard Ministry of Health,
donor and project timelines
·       Plan, coordinate and
conduct didactic trainings and mentorship visits to District and facility teams
to address TB lab related capacity gaps and build skills for delivery of
quality lab services.
·       Conduct site mentorship
and joint support supervision visits to labs and facilities to ensure effective
implementation of LQMS in liaison with national and District technical teams.
·       Design and functionalize
systems to support District and facility teams to accurately quantify,
forecast, orders and manage laboratory supplies and commodities to ensure
constant availability.
·       Collaborate with other
to ensure constant availability
·       Collaborate with other
USG and/or non-USG funded project lab technical advisors in Karamoja region to
ensure adequate representation of district/facility TB lab teams in hub
coordination review meetings for smooth hub operations and effective
utilization of available TB and HIV lab related services.
·       Work closely with the
clinical team to support lab monitoring of diagnosed TB and TB/HIV patients in
line with current national standards, timely results return and related follow
up interventions.
·       Strengthen QA efforts
both at the labs and point of care and ensure regular supervision of
point-of-care testers and participation in internal and external quality
control schemes in line with national guidelines.
·       Establish and strengthen
lab biosafety practices, good equipment management practices including calibration,
monitoring of commercial service contracts for lab equipment, and ensure that
there is uninterrupted service delivery as a result of equipment malfunction.
Support sample referral services to ensure uninterrupted specimen transport
network for health care GeneXpert, culture and drug susceptibility testing
(DST) and other related TB-HIV tests.
·       Supervise project
supported sample riders, their movements and adherence to personal safety
standards and lab biosafety standards including timely accountability for
project equipment and resources.
·       Any other duty assigned
by management from time to time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must
hold a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Laboratory Technology/sciences
·       Full and active
registration with the Allied Health Professionals council.
·       Training in laboratory
quality management systems and biosafety
·       At least 3 years’
experience in lab planning, management, and QA/QC.
·       Up-to-date knowledge of
current national TB and TB-HIV management protocols .
·       Good communication,
coordination, organization, mentorship and management skills
·       Understands client
confidentiality and exhibits a high level of ethical conduct
·       Basic computer literacy
including word processing, excel, internet and power point
·       Good understanding of
public health systems and local government policies
How to Apply:
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 the stipulated email address
(Email your application and CV to ).

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 process
·       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 disqualification
Deadline: 31st
January 2020

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