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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Database Manager Job at Abt Associates - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Database Manager

Jobs at:
Abt Associates

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Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Abt Associates is an international development organization composed of dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and practical training services in more than 128 countries.
About USAID Vector Control Task Project:
Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the USAID-funded Vector Control Task Order 1. Task Order 1 will support the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) and USAID to plan and implement an integrated vector control approach with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria. Abt has implemented indoor residual spraying (IRS) for PMI since 2009, delivering high-quality IRS programs and gathering the most comprehensive vector control entomological data in the world. Under this contract, Abt will expand entomological monitoring to guide programs focused on insecticide-treated mosquito nets and IRS and continue to assist PMI in reducing the burden of malaria through IRS and capacity building in 22 African countries where malaria is endemic. Abt also will continue to support PMI in IRS monitoring and evaluation, as well as environmental compliance.
Job Summary: The Database Manager primarily manages, tests and maintains the program's monitoring and evaluation database. The jobholder supports the preparation of monitoring plans and defines program indicators. The jobholder will support periodic internal data quality assessments (DQAs) and prepares the project for possible external DQAs to ensure validity, integrity, precision, reliability and timeliness of all performance data, identifying gaps and suggesting corrective actions on time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID Project Database Manager job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Community Health, Sociology, or other relevant field.
  • Have professional data analytics and database configuration and management experience.
  •  High level of computer literacy and proficiency in statistical software.
  • Proven ability to work with minimum direction and supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both as a member of a team and as a team leader, with the ability to accept the inputs of other team members.
  • Strong management and planning skills of project tasks and budgets.
  • Demonstrates leadership and team work and produces high quality work in a timely, cost effective manner and has excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communications and organizational skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, computer software programs, including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  •  Previous experience with USAID funded programs and/ or other international development experience.
  •  English language fluency.
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications to  with the position title in the subject line of the email.
NB: Documentation required to be considered includes a Cover Page, CV, biodata form, payslip from the most recent position held, copies of educational certificates/degrees, and contact information of at least 3 references we can contact (must include email addresses and phone numbers).