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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Data Entry Job at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Data Entry

Jobs at:
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Deadline of this Job:
Friday July 7th, 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already HIV infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners over the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States and new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide.
EGPAF Uganda Country program scope involves: (1) the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in the South West Uganda project that aims to increase the availability, accessibility, and quality of integrated health services including HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment; maternal, neonatal, and child health services; family planning; nutrition assessment and counseling and support; malaria prevention and treatment; and other primary care services. (2) The Optimizing HIV Treatment Access among pregnant women (OHTA) in 8 districts of South West Uganda; and (3) ELMA- funded Unfinished business project that focuses on closing the Adult-Pediatric ART gap; and (4) Saving Lives at Birth that focuses on Development of a Model for National Scale-up of the Pratt Pouch to Expand infant Nevirapine Prophylaxis in Uganda, Prevent Mother~to- child Transmission of HIV, and Save infant Lives.
EGPAF therefore, seeks to hire suitable qualified persons to perform the following roles:-
Job Title: Data Entry
Duty Station: Mbarara
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Participate in the creation and enforcement of policies for effective data management. Participate in the formulation of techniques for quality data collection to ensure adequacy, accuracy and legitimacy of data.
Devise and implement efficient and secure procedures for data handling and analysis with attention to all technical aspects .Participate in the establishment of_the rules and procedures for data sharing with program team and external stakeholders etc. Assist with reports and data extraction when needed from the integrated database. Monitor and analyze information and data systems and evaluate their performance to discover ways of enhancing them (new technologies, upgrades etc).
Ensure digital databases and archives are protected from security breaches and data losses. Troubleshoot data-related problems and authorize maintenance or modifications. Participates in the review of the data management plan, maintains the data management plan throughout lifecycle of projects and ensures data management plan is followed according to EGPAF data requirements/needs. Ensure timely data transfer from various external data and internal platforms into the Foundation's integrated database .
Assist in defining and/or create data listings, summary table validation, data specifications and/or process data transfers in preparation for statistical review and/or data management audit. Coordinate the archiving of databases and related documents. Responds to requests for standard and ad hoc data reports as required in a timely manner. Participates in the preparation and presentation of data, when applicable. Alongside the DBT based Strategic Information & Evaluation Officers, facilitate site level data quality assessment, auditing and verification for improvement.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
A Bachelor's (honors) degree in health informatics, statistics or demography or population studies, epidemiology, and a formal qualification in data management Minimum of at least 3 years of experience in designing data bases, data management and implementation of monitoring, evaluation for donor funded programs. Knowledge of common Statistical analysis and database management packages MS Office Epi-DATA, GIS, MYSQL. Practical experience in working with routine health information systems at the facility, district.
Thorough familiarity with the Uganda MOH HMlS system us. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to fully grasp the complexity of data management. The candidate will have a strong understanding of databases and data analysis procedures. Tech-sawy and possess excellent troubleshooting skills. Good analytical thinking and ability to interpret public health and epidemiological data. Able to work under pressure.
Job application procedure
Please send cover letter and CV to:
The Senior Human Resources Manager
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Plot 15, Kitante Close
P.0. Box 21127 Kampala
Application should be sent to:
Deadline for submission of applications is Friday July 7th, 2017.