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Published: Jan 9, 2022 (10 days ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Bachelor's degree

Work experience:

2 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time, Fixed term

The overall objective of the Data Officer is to ensure an effective data management system in the ART clinic and all departments/service areas supported by the Project including but not limited to design/provision of data collection tools, validation of collected data, entry of data in the respective data bases and maintain an updated secure filling records system for easy access, generation of periodic reports and ensure data utilization.

Person Specifications:

• Minimum Academic Qualification: Degree in either computer science, IT, Statistics and Records Management is required Extensive experience performing compilation and entry of health-related data into Open MRS and DHIS2 databases. Good knowledge of relevant HMIS, indicators and reporting systems especially for HIV & TB service delivery.

• Additional Training Degree in IT, IS, Statistics, Economics, QE or any data management related field

• Good computer skills and knowledge of Ms Access, Ms Excel, STATA, SPSS, EPiDATA.

• Comprehensive knowledge of computer data input equipment and error resolution in data entry.

• HMIS & PEPFAR MER guidelines.

• Experience with Uganda EMR is required.

• Experience in HIV Prevention tracker.

• Required Experience:

• At least two years’ experience in data management and analysis

• Excellent communication skills

• Excellent Computer knowledge and skills

• Knowledge of Health Information Management System

• Key Skills

• Computer knowledge in database management, spreadsheet, email, etc.

• Data Analysis & presentation skills.

• Skills in report writing

• Familiar with public health facilities and willing in serve in such settings.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality

• Good communication skills

• Good records management skills


Responsibilities

The overall objective of the Data Officer is to ensure an effective data management system in the ART clinic and all departments/service areas supported by the Project including but not limited to design/provision of data collection tools, validation of collected data, entry of data in the respective data bases and maintain an updated secure filling records system for easy access, generation of periodic reports and ensure data utilization.

Person Specifications:

• Minimum Academic Qualification: Degree in either computer science, IT, Statistics and Records Management is required Extensive experience performing compilation and entry of health-related data into Open MRS and DHIS2 databases. Good knowledge of relevant HMIS, indicators and reporting systems especially for HIV & TB service delivery.

• Additional Training Degree in IT, IS, Statistics, Economics, QE or any data management related field

• Good computer skills and knowledge of Ms Access, Ms Excel, STATA, SPSS, EPiDATA.

• Comprehensive knowledge of computer data input equipment and error resolution in data entry.

• HMIS & PEPFAR MER guidelines.

• Experience with Uganda EMR is required.

• Experience in HIV Prevention tracker.

• Required Experience:

• At least two years’ experience in data management and analysis

• Excellent communication skills

• Excellent Computer knowledge and skills

• Knowledge of Health Information Management System

• Key Skills

• Computer knowledge in database management, spreadsheet, email, etc.

• Data Analysis & presentation skills.

• Skills in report writing

• Familiar with public health facilities and willing in serve in such settings.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality

• Good communication skills

• Good records management skills


• Ensure availability of HMIS tools such as registers, forms, reporting templates, documentation and reporting SOPs at all departments and service points.

• Ensuring completeness, consistency and accuracy of data captured in the HMIS 3. Preparing and sorting patients files and registers

• Identify and timely enter data in the electronic medical records systems including UgandaEMR, TB electronic case-based surveillance system, Prevention tracker and UDOTs.

• Keeping track of received patients’ files and registers that are used for data record and entry.

• Creating data cleaning queries to validate and free data from any anomalies according to data analysis procedures

• Maintaining confidentiality of data entered.

• Timely compilation of the routine HMIS reports.

• Compiling and submission of project reports into the PEPFAR In-country Reporting system, HIBRID, DHIS2 among others.

• Ensure safe custody of IT equipment used for data management & communication including Computers, Modems/Mifis, backup devices.

• Providing technical support to all hospital units to ensure quality in HMIS data collected 12. Responding to all other HMIS data requests from partners and hospital management as and when necessary.

• Ensure regular performance review meetings are conducted and hospital data visualization tools such as dashboards, charts, tables & graphs are up to date.

• Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor


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