- Company: Infectious Diseases Institute
- Location: Uganda
- State: Uganda
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: IT/Telecom Jobs in Uganda
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with 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, Research, Laboratory services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab), Global Health Security and Health System Strengthening.
The Institute anticipates the award of a five-year USAID-funded project (2020-2015) titled USAID Program for Accelerated TB Control in Karamoja (USAID PACT-Karamoja) that aims to increase TB case detection in all districts of Karamoja region. In collaboration with key stakeholders in the region, PACT-Karamoja will focus on regional and district structures for the management of drug susceptible TB, drug resistant TB and TB preventive services in the districts of Abim, Amudat, Kaabong, Karenga, Kotido, Moroto, Nabilatuk, Nakapiripirit and Napak In order to contribute to achievement of the above objectives, IDI wishes to recruit motivated and competent individuals to fill the vacancies below on a full-time basis;
Data Officer – (Vacancy Code: DO-X002) Reporting to: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer Duty Station: Moroto/Kotido
General Summary: The data officer will provide ongoing technical assistance to project, district and facility teams in recording and management of national and project- related detain 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.
Responsibilities and Duties: • Mentor health facility staff in documentation in to appropriate national HMIS tools. • Ensure completeness, consistency and accuracy of data captured into the HMIS tools • Support facility staff in timely compilation of the routine HMIS reports • Support health facility staff in producing data summaries that in form continuous quality improvement initiatives in TB programming. • Participate in analysis and interpretation of data • Ensure availability of required tools at the facility levels. • Provide forecast to avoid stock outs of HMIS tools at facility level. • Any other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to time.
Person specifications • Degree in any data management related field. • Experience in medical data management is an added advantage. • Experience in navigation of DHIS2 and USG data requirements. • Previous experience in supporting busy TB,TB/HIV district data systems is an added advantage • Attention to detail • Team player • Ability to work under pressure and accomplish tasks with minimal supervision. • Good communication skills