Data Officer Jobs – USAID RHITES-N Project

Organization: USAID funded Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services – North, Lango Project (RHITES-N, Lango)
Reports to: Health Information Assistant / District Biostatistician
The Regional Health integration to Enhance Services (RHITES)-North, Lango project is a Five-year contract funded by USAID and implemented by a Team of partners with JSI as the prime. The JSI team includes, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, AMREF Health Africa, Another Option, and The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG). RHITES-N, Lango is aimed at improving the use of integrated health services in the Lango Sub-region of Northern Uganda’s, strengthening the health system to sustain gains made by earlier projects, improving key population-based national health indicators and building the capacity of the district local government to carry out a sustainable and locally-driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, Malaria, Nutrition, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent health (MNCAH), and water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) outcomes through strengthening of existing structures and processes, improving access to and strategic use of health and nutrition information, strengthening community-health facility systems and expanding innovation through integrated health and nutrition services.
Key Duties 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 ad-hoc 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: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Computer Science or related field or qualification in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) or relevant field.
  • At least three years’ experience in M&E for international donor funded projects, preferably including experience with USAID-funded projects
  • Must be computer literate.
  • 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
  • Experience in supporting HIV / AIDS and TB data management
All suitably qualified candidates should send their applications and CV addressed to the Secretary, District Service Commission, Apac District Local Government, P.O. Box 1, Apac, Uganda or have it hand delivered