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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Data Officer Job at Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Data Officer 

Jobs at:
Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) 

Deadline of this Job:
10th October 2018 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 4th October 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) is a private-not-for profit Company under Makerere University. MJAP works to build partnerships and strengthen health systems to optimally respond to HIV/AIDS, TB and other diseases of public health importance in Africa.
MJAP is implementing a sub-award grant from Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), for accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control in Kampala region; with funding from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). MJAP is seeking competent and dynamic individuals to fill the positions of;
Role Title: Data Officer

Role definition: Determine the suitable database analysis software; enter data that is used to generate weekly, monthly and quarterly reports for MJAP activities in accordance with MOH guidelines and procedures.
Reports to: M & E Officer

Key Result Areas
  • Receive and review raw data on the different program activities on a daily basis
  • Enter data into the appropriate program databases on daily basis according to the approved format
  • Create data cleaning queries to free data from any anomalies according to the data analysis procedures
  • Back up data and add password to the different databases used for data entry on a daily basis in line with the data security procedures
  • Carry out simple analysis on MJAP activities and document brief reports on weekly and monthly basis to inform the development of quarterly reports for the various stakeholders
  • Devise and implement a mechanism for safeguarding computer hardware and other accessories assigned to Data Officers
  • Offer on-going support to the data collectors in proper data collection and documentation procedures.
Qualifications & job specifications:
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in statistics, Social Sciences, Computer Science and Information Technology.
  • Specialised training in data management, analysis and interpretation is an added advantage
  • At least 2 years working experience in data management
Key personal competences
  • Good interpersonal skills, communication skills and organizational skills.
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of common Statistical analysis and database management packages Ms Access, Ms Excel, STATA, SPSS, EPiDATA
  • Comprehensive knowledge of computer data input equipment and error resolution in data entry
  • High level of confidentiality, accuracy and team work
Job application procedure
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their cover letters, a detailed curriculum vita and copies of relevant academic documents to:  addressed to; The Human Resource Manager, Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP), not later than 10th October 2018 by 5:00pm.
Please ensure that your attachments do not exceed 5 MB.
We do appreciate your interest working with MJAP. However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks after the deadline for submission.