Job Title: Data Manager – IDRC Uganda Jobs 2022

Organization: Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda



Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) Profile

The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) is a non-profit research organization. IDRC conducts research in infectious diseases including Malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis. Our studies have led to over 300 publications and have impacted on the management of infectious diseases in Uganda. IDRC currently manages over 41 Grants with an annual budget of $11 million. IDRC was established in May 2008 by Ugandan health scientists from Makerere University College of Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco and the Uganda Ministry of Health.



Job Summary:

The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) seeks to hire a suitable candidate for the position of Data Manager. The successful candidate will report to the Data Director. The position will be based in Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL) at Butabika, Kampala, with travel as required to Malaria Reference Centres (MRCs) in various parts of Uganda.



Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design, create and modify databases in MS Access and/or SQL Server.
  • Generate and modify SQL/Batch scripts to manipulate/modify/upload datasets for projects.
  • Write technical documentation/training materials on software and/or system usage.
  • Write and modify VB/C# programs and XML configuration files to interact with study databases and questionnaires.
  • Maintain and improve upon the current data management and reporting systems based on feedback from staff.
  • Oversee entire data life cycle for studies from data collection to final clean datasets.
  • Work with team members to ensure all data is collected accurately and timely.
  • Liaise with study team members to investigate and rectify data queries.
  • Develop study reports according to needs of the project leads.
  • Ensure proper backups and transfer of databases on a regular basis.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, IT, or similar.
  • Master’s in Computer Science or IT is an added advantage.
  • Competent knowledge of MS Access and/or MS SQL Server or other DBMS’s.
  • Good knowledge of Uganda’s malaria surveillance system is desirable.
  • Experience supervising data management teams is an added advantage.
  • Able to work under stringent deadlines and to work independently.



How To Apply for IDRC Uganda Jobs 2022

All candidates should send their applications using this link on the IDRC website.

Click Here

Additional Important Comments:

  • All applications must be submitted through the IDRC website
  • Submission of incomplete or inaccurate documents will render the applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening.
  • Applications cannot be amended following submission.
  • Only Shortlisted Candidates Will Be Contacted Further

Deadline: Friday, 24th June 2022 at 5:00 pm



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