Several Fresher District Data Officer Job Opportunities – University Research Co., LLC


Job Title:        District Data Officer
(Fresher Jobs)

University Research Co., LLC

Duty Station:
Jinja, Uganda

Reports to: Senior
M&E Officer


About US:

University Research
Co., LLC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care,
social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate,
the Center for Human Services (CH5), URC manages projects in over 45 countries,
including the United States.

Established in 1965,
URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social
systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to
identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems.
Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services
addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including
HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and
nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on
improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a
particular focus on reaching underserved populations.


About USAID Project:

University Research
Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID’s Regional Health Integration to
Enhance Services in East Central Uganda Activity (USAID‘s RHITES EC). The
purpose of this project is to support the implementation of a comprehensive,
integrated investment in regional health, HIV/AIDS and nutrition assistance.
This five-year activity targets 12 districts in East-Central Uganda with an
estimated total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated
package of quality health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, and child development services.


Job Summary:  The District Data Officer (DDO) will work
closely with the District Biostatistician to ensure that patients’ records are
captured accurately and HMIS reports are compiled and submitted in the DHIS2.
Under the supervision of Senior M&E officer, the Data officer will
coordinate project M&E activities at District level.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Work closely with health sub-district records officers and district
    HMIS focal persons and Biostatisticians to quantify the HMIS and non-HMIS
    tools needed to ensure sustained data collection at the health facility.
  • Engage with the records assistants and data clerks to ensure that
    best practices of medical records storage and management are implemented.
  • Work with data clerks to ensure all source documents especially ART
    registers are regularly updated at all ART sites
  • Ensure that HIV care data captured on patient forms during patient
    visits is transcribed to pre-ART and ART registers and updated in the
    Uganda-EMR on time in the District of allocation.
  • Review, provide feedback (flagging errors, outliers) from data
    submitted by Data clerks and ensure corrective action is effected.
  • Ensure all required data (in HIBIRD, ODK, SURGE, additional
    indicators etc) is collected and entered in the predesigned systems for
    project performance measurement.
  • Work closely with the facility records officers to mentor and coach
    other health workers on appropriate use of HMIS data collection tools for
    data capture including ensuring timely update of HMIS tools.
  • Conduct technical supervision visits to sites where data clerks are
    allocated to ensure conformity to M8• Work closely with District
    Biostatistician to conduct monthly data cleaning for District specific
  • Work closely with data clerks, to receive feedback on HMIS and
    M&E logistical needs (HMIS tools, files, internet etc).
  • Prepare and ensure data displays (including annual targets) of
    facility data are displayed at health facilities routinely in the District
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Degree in Statistics, Demography, Computer
    Science, Actuarial Science, Business statistics, Population studies,
    Quantitative Economics, Social Science or Development Studies
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in data management in health
  • Familiarity with use of Microsoft Excel, ODK, DHlS_2, HIBRID,
  • Knowledge of Health Management Information System (HMIS).
  • Previous experience with PEPFAR funded programs


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested applicants should hand deliver OR send via E-mail
their complete applications with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of
academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references
addressed to:


Senior Human
Resource Officer

University Research
Co., LLC – Contra for Human Services

Plot 1 Bridge Lane,
Mpumudde Division

P.O. Box 5053,
Jinja, Uganda


E-mail to:


Deadline: 25th September 2020 by 2:00pm


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