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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Data Officer Job at Lira Regional Referral Hospital - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Data Officer


Jobs at:

Lira Regional Referral Hospital

Deadline of this Job:
March 15, 2019.
Duty Station:
Lira , Uganda , East Africa , 00256 , UG

Summary
Date Posted: 11th March 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full_Time , Currency: UGX , Value: 1000000 , Minimum: 700000 , Maximum: 3000000 , Period: MONTH
JOB DETAILS:
BACKGROUND
Lira Regional Referral Hospital is a 400 Bed Hospital situated in Lira Municipality in Lira town and serves a catchment population of about 2.3 million people. It is a referral facility offering both specialized and general services to the districts in its service area. The Hospital with support from the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango Project seeks to recruit personnel in different fields to fill in the following positions:
Job Title: Data Officer (1) U4-LWR-1-1
Report to: M&E Officer
Location: LRRH

Roles and Responsibilities
• Provide technical assistance to improve quality, accuracy and timeliness of data.
• Build skills of frontline facility health care workers on data management including recording, filing, archiving and reporting.
• This includes provision of relevant guidelines and SOPs for effective data management at facility level.
• Ensure availability and utilization of current versions of HMIS tools at the facility and community level.
• Organize facility data review meetings to clean up facility level data.
• Facilitate performance review meetings to enable the teams understand and use data.
• Ensure functional EMR at facility and reporting using the system.
• Support data collection activities within the facility and provide timely response to adhoc data requests.
• Ensure continued learning from facility data
• Support weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting.
• Support in compilation of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual programmatic facility performance reports and their submissions in stipulated deadlines.
• Assist with designing interventions that build the capacity to collect, analyze, and use health data to guide HIV Program implementation at the institution, facility and community levels.
• Produce analysis of program data, identifying methods and together with the relevant technical staff, use results and provide recommendations for program improvement.
• Perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor

Qualifications, skills and experience;
• Bachelor’s degree Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Computer Science or related field or qualification in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) or relevant field;
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in M&E for international donor funded projects, preferably including experience with USAID-funded projects;
• Practical experience with the Uganda MOH HMIS system using the DHSI2.
• Practical experience with the Uganda EMR.
• Broad knowledge and understanding of USAID and PEPFAR expectations and trends for monitoring and evaluation.
• Previous experience of working with international NGOs, MOH, district administration, and public health facilities will be an advantage.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Practical experience in working with routine health information systems at the facility, district and national level.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English, including the capacity to prepare and deliver formal presentations on programs and results
• Excellent data analysis skills and ability to think concisely, critically as well as distill information to lay audience
• Good analytical thinking and ability to interpret public health and epidemiological data.
• Excellent working knowledge of major databases and analytical programs including MS access, MS excel, Uganda EMR, DHIS2.
• Good training skills
• Able to work under pressure

Job application procedure
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements, should send their applications addressed to the Human Resource Officer Lira Regional Referral Hospital P.O. Box 2, Lira Uganda or Have it hand delivered to the hospital. With their application letters and CV to not later than March 15, 2019.