7 US CDC Grant Data Management Jobs – District Health Information Officers – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Organisation: Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Funding Source: US PEPFAR/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Butambala, Gomba, Kalungu, Lyantonde, Bukomansimbi, Sembabule, Kalangala, Uganda
Reports to:  District Coordinator
Rakai Health Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the District of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.
About CDC Program:
With funding from PEPFAR/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), RHSP is implementing a 5 year comprehensive HIV/ AIDS program in the 12 districts of Masaka region namely; Rakai, Kyotera, Masaka, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Lyantonde, Lwengo, Sembabule, Butambala, Gomba, Mpigi, and Kalangala with an aim of achieving rapid HIV epidemic control.
Job Summary: The District Health Information Officer will mentor district medical clerks in proper capture and management of HMIS data collected from health facilities and communities. They will also provide support in entry, cleaning and analysis of data captured for project purposes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:   Support and mentor the health facility medical records clerks in the following:
  • Recording patient visits and other registration data in appropriate HMIS tools
  • Preparing patient files for the clinic day
  • Filing all patient files at the end of the clinic
  • Filing all laboratory test results and other records in their appropriate files
  • Ensuring that the medical records room is orderly and all files accounted for
  • Ensuring completeness, consistency and accuracy of data captured in the HMIS
  • Electronic capture of patient care records
  • Timely compilation of the routine HMIS reports
  • Ensuring availability of required HMIS tools i.e. registers, forms, guidelines etc
  • Provide assistance in the following tasks:
  • Perform data abstraction from the HMIS and other sources for project reporting
  • Perform routine data entry into the project electronic management information systems
  • Ensure completeness, consistency and accuracy of data captured in the project MIS.
  • Participate in analysis and interpretation of data
  • Perform routine backups and ensure security of data captured into the project HMIS
  • Perform any other assigned duties in line with your role

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the District Health Information Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Public Health, QM or equivalent
  • Background training in a medical field will be an added advantage
  • At least two years’ experience in Information Systems (HMIS,DHIS & OpenMRS ); Mentoring skills; Team Leader; Understanding of Local Government Structures, Knowledge of MER 2.1 PEPFAR indicators will be an additional advantage;
  • Riding Skills with a valid permit ;
  • Willingness to work in a rural area, able to work with minimal supervision;
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their application letter, valid academic documents and detailed resume (CV) with three recognizable referees to:
The Human Resource Manager,
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, Kalisizo, Rakai, Uganda
Deliver to: Rakai Health Sciences Program offices
Clement Hill Plot 8 Kampala, Uganda
Send via E-mail to: jobs@rhsp.org
NB: Please indicate on the envelope & application; a) the position applied for, b) The district of preference. For all online applications, save your documents as position & district of preference ( e.g. Administrative Assistant Kalangala)
Deadline: 16th February 2017


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