Head Data Job Placements – Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)

Job Title:  Head Data

Organisation:  Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)

Duty Station: JCRC Headquarters in Lubowa, Uganda

Reports to: Head Research

Directly Supervises: Records Officers and Data Officers


About US:

The Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) is an indigenous medical organization that was established in 1991 as a limited liability not-for—profit Joint-venture between the Uganda Ministry of Health (MQH), Ministry of Defense and Makerere

University Medical School (now Makerere College of Health Sciences)


Job Summary:  The Head Data is responsible for the integrity, timely input and completeness of JCRC research data. S/he also resolves queries and ensures that timely and accurate project reports are produced


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Resolve and respond to data queries as a measure of cleaning data by updating the database on a regular basis to ensure clean data storage
  • Supervise data entrants and provide feedback and evaluation as per JCRC guidelines.
  • Perform daily backups to ensure safety storage of data.
  • Perform data extractions and analysis for M&E quarterly reports and other reports as well as upcoming research study preparations.
  • Provide training to new database users.
  • Trouble shoot, install and maintain various databases.
  • Develop and oversees implementation of appropriate standards, policies and procedures for data management to ensure validity and integrity at all levels both at head office and all RCEs.
  • Participate in the development of appropriate data collection tools, data capture and validation templates, and databases in line with JCRC data and information needs.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of JCRC wide data warehouse in line with JCRC wide data and information needs.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of JCRC virtual library and information systems.
  • Participate in the development of research protocols (statistical methodology).
  • Ensure that all data generated is accurate, timely, consistent and valid in line with all Research Protocols and in supporting JCRC management decision making.
  • Participate in the planning and filling of staffing needs and setting up of performance standards for all staff engaged in data processes in all JCRC.
  • Guide relevant staff of JCRC and collaborators in the analysis, interpretation and presentation of JCRC data / information in line with specific needs.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned to you from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Masters of Bio-Statistics or a Masters of Statistics from a recognised institution
  • At least five years progressive experience managing data preferably in a medical research-based institution
  • Must have advanced computer skills, particularly spreadsheets & data bases.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both oral and writing skills


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send application to;

Manager Human Resource & Development at Joint Clinical Research Centre,

Plot 101 Lubowa Campus off Entebbe Road,

P.O Box 10005, Kampala-Uganda.

Email: hr@jcrc.org.ug:

Strictly two documents combined in one PDF are required (Application letter and CV not exceeding 6 pages).

Note: JCRC is an equal opportunity employer. Any attempts of influencing the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.


Deadline: 30th July 2021 at 5:00pm


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