Fresher Data Management Officer Job Opportunities – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Organisation: Rakai
Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Duty Station: Kampala metropolitan area, Kyotera / Mbarara Districts, , Amuru or Gulu
Districts, and Mbale or Hoima Districts (candidates should select their
preference failure to do so will lead to disqualification), Uganda
About US:
Rakai Health
Sciences Program (RHSP) is a collaborative bio – medical research and service
delivery organization.  RHSP strives to improve the quality of life
of the local population through a combination of community-based research,
curative services and prevention strategies in the districts of South-central
About Program:
Rakai Health
Sciences Program (RHSP) in partnership with Africa Medical and Behavioral
Sciences Organization (AMBSO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention Uganda (CDC Uganda), Makerere School of Public Health, the Uganda
Ministry of Health, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the National
Institute of Public Health Uganda, the Uganda Prisons Service, and the Uganda
Virus Research Institute will over the next 6-12 months implement a countrywide
study comparing the outcomes of COVID-19 infection among persons with pre-
existing infections, including HIV and TB, and persons without these
co-infections (Uganda COVID-19 HIV and TB study; U-CHAT). The study will
involve the recruitment of approximately 400 persons with confirmed COVID-19
infection and their household members and following them for up to six weeks to
assess clinical outcomes and transmission to household members. We are
recruiting for the following positions to set up our study team.
Job Summary:  The Data Management Officer will be
responsible for supporting data collection, entry, and ensuring maintenance of
data quality for the duration of the study
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
identification of study participants and households as per study protocol
explaining and administering the consent form to the study participants.
completion of study questionnaires and/or forms/GIS data in accordance with
protocol and checking for validity/consistency of the information collected
questions that the respondents may ask before, during and after the interviews.
availability of sufficient supplies and logistics to perform the day’s task
Sets up
and monitors the filing, storage, login and logout systems of participant
a mechanism for hard storage of paper forms, including informed consent forms
safe custody of all study-related materials assets designated to the Data
Management Officer
the study field coordination office in scheduling appointments as well as
informing when the window or follow-up periods are due/ expiring.
other official duty as may be assigned by the Study Coordinator/Investigator

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant
must hold a first-class or second upper bachelor’s degree in Computer Science,
Statistics, Mathematics, or another related field.
At least
two years of professional work experience in data management in a busy health
setting with a major role of preparing activity reports and accountabilities.
A strong
history of public health data management and health information systems may be
substituted for a degree
of Information Systems (RedCap or other data systems)
computer skills in R, STATA, MS Excel and/or MS Access.
have integrity with strong work ethics.
to work with minimal or no supervision and remain accountable.
knowledge in Data Management, Research& Quality Assurance.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates possessing the above attributes can send
their; applications including a cover letter, updated CV with 3 referees, and
copies of academic qualifications/certificates (One document), addressed to the
HR Manager to Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line
of the email. Only online applications will be considered.
Deadline: 10th July 2020
NB: Only
short-listed candidates will be contacted. Any form of lobbying and canvassing
will lead to disqualification
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