Data Officer-National Contract

About us

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in Development and Emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern, West Nile and Central regions of Uganda. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Role Purpose:

The Data Officer will be responsible for maintaining an accurate and up to date project data base of data to inform the project indicators, including providing training and ongoing support for project and partner staff to ensure timely and quality data collection and reporting participation in production of project periodic reports compiling project progress performance reports against set targets

Contract Duration: 1 Year

Contractual Status: National

Location: Kyangwali

Qualification and Experience;

Essential
  • Minimum of a degree in computer sciences or statistics or records and achieves management
  • Additional training in biostatistics or professional data management, HMIS, and DHIS2, is an added advantage
  • Minimum of three year working experiences in health related programming in Uganda (Preferably with an International or national NGO)
  • Experience of working with District Local Government on health programs with a focus improving reporting for HMIS using DHIS 2
  • Training and mentorship of district level partners and or health workers in clinical data collection management and reporting
Desirable
  • Effective interpersonal skills - networking and written communication skills, ability to communicate with email as well as the use of skype and other communication technologies
  • Diplomacy and confidentiality, planning and organizing skills
  • Computer literacy skills, Microsoft office especially word, spread sheet (Excel Access)
  • Sound knowledge of the local languages used in the representative District needed

Location: Uganda, Uganda

Permanent - Full-Time

Closing date: Sunday 13 January 2019

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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