Jobs at Makerere University School of Public Health in Uganda


Job Title: Data Manager
MUK School of Public Health

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Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are undertaking a project to establish surveillance systems for Most-at-Risk Populations (MARPs) in Uganda. The project based at Makerere University School of Public Health now invites applications for the following position:

DATA MANAGER (1 position)

Job Summary: The Data Manager will create, update, maintain, validate databases, and provide expertise in analysis of data for the MARPs Surveillance project.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Develop an in-depth understanding of the program/ research study’s design, goals and implementation so that s/he can participate fully in the successful execution of the study.

• Develop, support and manage databases for the MARPs surveillance project.

• Undertake a wide range of data management processes including data security, ensuring all data are entered routinely within set timelines and any data queries are followed up promptly, and production of reports.

• Provide feedback to the Project Manager regarding the quality assurance of data, detected deficiencies and corrective action in the databases.

• Deal with routine problems arising in the course of data handling

• Perform data cleaning and ensure that all data entered is of high quality.

• Develop data analysis plans

• Conduct data analysis and participate in writing of reports and other publications.

• Report writing

• Perform other duties assigned by the Project Manager.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• A Bachelors Degree in computer Science, applied mathematics or statistics and information technology from a recognized university.

• Ability to design/develop computer databases, demonstrated experience with EPI INFO, STATA /SAS programming for data manipulation/report writing, production, processing and documentation skills.

• Demonstrated ability in cleaning data and performing data quality assurance procedures

• Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and writing.

• Must have good interpersonal skills and the ability to coordinate and work as a team

• Be able to prioritize work and meet set deadlines

• Field experience with data collection is essential.

Minimum Experience and Exposure

Two years experience in data management.

Experience in monitoring and evaluation will be an added advantage

Basis of Offer: The position will be offered on contractual basis for two years renewable upon satisfactory performance.




How to Apply:
To apply: Suitable applicants should send an application letter, detailed curriculum vitae with names, addresses and telephone contacts of two professional referees, copies of academic transcripts, degree certificates and other relevant supporting documents to:

The Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health, P.O. Box 7072, Kampala.

Hand delivery: Room 215, 2nd Floor, MakSPH Building, New Mulago Complex

Applications should be marked “SPH-DATA MANAGER”, and should reach the above address no later than 1st October, 2012.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 1st Oct 2012


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