Data Officer

  • University Research Co., LLC (URC)
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • 05/10/2020
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Description

Salary:Commensurate with required experience and qualifications 
University Research Co., LLC (URC)
URC is a global professional organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission (http://www.urc-chs.com/).
 
Project Overview:
In Uganda, URC works with the Ministry of Health, the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF), and other stakeholders to provide technical assistance for scaling up provision and access to comprehensive, integrated and decentralized HIV and sexual health services. The overall goal of the project is to support Uganda to reduce the number of new HIV infections and other STIs among members of the UPDF, their families, and the civilian communities served by the UPDF health services. The project will directly support the UPDF to aggressively scale-up the military ART program to achieve the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goal to ensure 90 % of the population knows their HIV status, 90% of HIV positives are on ART and 90% of those reach viral suppression. The project will focus on the following areas: 1) HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment, 2) HIV Testing Services (HTS), 3) HIV Clinical Monitoring Systems, and 4) HIV prevention interventions.
 
Position Overview:
The Data Officer will be a seconded technical officer that will develop, implement and analyze data at the respective Divisional level. The Data Officer will spend most of their time at their Division or district level supporting the Military M&E Unit to improve the quality of data being collected, compiled and analyzed. The Data Officer will be the primary liaison between the M&E Manager and the UPDF counterparts for data issues
 
Job Description:
  • Serve as primary contact been the project M&E Manager and the district level data managers within the region and Military M&E personnel;
  • Provide TA and mentoring to the district level data managers;
  • Support systems to measure, compile, analyze and report activity data at all levels and across levels;
  • Provide TA and support to military on M&E system;
  • In support of the M&E Manager and Technical Lead Director, prepare regular activity reports and develop special reports as needed;
  • Produce analysis of program data, identifying methods and together with the relevant technical staff, use results and provide recommendations for program improvement; and
  • Assist with designing interventions that build the capacity to buttress data collection, use and analysis of data and statistics in order to guide HIV program implementation at the institution, facility and community levels.
 
Required Experience & Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, monitoring & evaluation, demography, biostatistics, statistics, or a related field;
  • Minimum of four (4) years of work experience in program M&E and implementation of M&E tools;
  • Experience working on HIV or other infectious disease programs is highly desired;
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in health programs to provide support and guidance to project staff on data collection, analysis and use issues;
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators;
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain, analyze, organize and interpret relevant data and use them to design or critique HIV interventions;
  • Experience building capacity of teams and stakeholders to analyze and interpret relevant data to improve program implementation; and
  • Demonstrated written and oral English skills.
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