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Monday, October 8, 2018

2 Data Officers Job at Straight Talk Foundation (STF) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
2 Data Officers 

Jobs at:
Straight Talk Foundation (STF) 

Deadline of this Job:
19th October 2018

Duty Station:
Kitgum and Kampala 

Date Posted: 6th October 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 


Straight Talk Foundation (STF) is a health communications National Non Governmental Organization that was founded in 1993. For the past 25 years it has been the leading provider of various social and behavior change communication programs to various stakeholders in Uganda. The organization has immense experience in the use of modern communication program approaches in addressing diverse health and development issues.

STF implements activities through print, radio and face to face communication. Its programs and interventions target young people as its primary audience, while parents and teachers are its secondary audience. STF utilizes highly effective behavior change communication models and combines mass media and face to face community outreach and mobilization programs.
Straight Talk Foundation is looking to recruit for the following position:
Data Officers-2 Positions (1 in Kampala and 1 in Kitgum)

Skilled in data management, the holder of this position will review and enter incoming data collected from the field into the different databases. Ensure that data is in-put and updated properly as well as support in analyzing and producing periodic reports generated from the database. The position holder will technically help the M&E officer in carrying out related M&E tasks periodically.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:
  • To review and verify data project tools for accuracy and completeness
  • To ensure that data is appropriately entered in the data bases
  • To ensure accuracy and reliability of the data captured by carrying out data validation
  • To always carry out data analysis and provide relevant statistics for specific user needs
  • To ensure data base’s safety
Training data collectors on how to fill project tools
  • Supporting monitoring and evaluation processes for different STF projects
  • Participate in conducting research on relevant topics
  • Participate in building capacity of STFs staffs and stakeholders in monitoring and evaluation
  • Perform regular quality assurance checks on programme and project activities in line with programme/project objectives, standards and M&E frameworks
  • Participate in report compilation for both internal and external purposes
Academic Background, Experience and Person Specifications:
  • A degree in a demography, social science, public health or statistics with further training in monitoring and evaluation.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in data entry, database management and other M&E tasks
  • Knowledge of Logical framework approach and other strategic planning approaches
  • Sound background of research methodologies
  • Knowledge on M&E participatory approaches
  • Data analysis packages like STATA, SPSS, EPI DATA, EPINFO, MS Access...
  • Budgeting
  • Self-motivated, with good judgment and initiative, and the ability to work with others
  • Excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills
  • Able to prioritize and achieve results through collaboration
  • Understanding of humanitarian principles, as well as gender, protection, social or human vulnerability issues
  • Cultural sensitive and curious about other perspectives
  • Strong capacity to handle complex tasks independently
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner with multiple stakeholders at various levels from international to national, sub-national and community levels
Job application procedure
Applicants should submit a cover letter and a CV along with the contacts of three professional referees to: The HR and Administration Manager, Straight Talk Foundation, P.O. Box 22366, Kampala, Uganda by email:  Applications should be received by 5.00pm on the 19th October 2018. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please ensure that you include the title of the job and place on the subject of your mail/parcel.
Straight Talk Foundation does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process