Data Supervisor (3 Positions)

PATH  a  Washington  non-profit  corporation  is  partnering  with  Makerere  University School of Public Health (MakSPH) in Uganda to implement a prospective study to evaluate the effectiveness of Sayana Press in Uganda after a 4 year pilot phase that was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.  This  evaluation  will  build  the  evidence  base  for  global  decision- making about whether and how to include Sayana Press in family planning programs in the future and will also inform scale up on Sayana Press in Uganda. The evaluation will include use of tablets to administer structure face to face interview within a health facility.

MakSPH  therefore  seeks  to  hire  suitable  candidates  for  the  positions  of  Dat a supervisor  who will be based in three regions (Central, Eastern and Northern) supervising data collection in  6 districts of B u s i a ,  M a y u g e , Mubende, Kayunga, Gulu  and  Oyam.   The   successful   candidates   will  be  reporting  to  the  Project Coordinator/ Co-Principal Inverstigator.

Position description

The overall duty of the data supervisor will be to ensure that field research assistants follow the study operating procedure in data collection.  Specifically data supervisors will be required to perform the following task;

  • Work closely  with  resident  Village  health  team  members   and  research assistants
  • Receive electronic data from research assistants
  • Review electronic data and then discuss with the relevant research assistants in case of some data queries.
  • Receives data queries from the study coordinator and  handle them together with the respected research assistants
  • Supervises field  data  collection  and  management  activities  following  the evaluation protocol including consent process and confidentiality requirements.
  • Uploads all the data from that specific region.
  • Secure storage of data according to study protocol procedures
  • Maintains confidentiality and security of data
  • Keep the tablet safe and secure
  • Reports to the study coordinator  any issues that may affect the study
  • Provides t h e  c o o r d i n a t o r       with d a i l y  u p d a t e s  i n c l u d i n g  c l i e n t recruited,  interviews  completed,  and any other  important  information  about assigned clients from that region.
  • Participate on study team meetings throughout the study period.
  • Maybe asked in data collection as needed
  • Execute any other duties assigned by the coordinator and the study investigators

Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s  degree   in   Humanities,    public   health,   Nursing,   statistics, information technology and any other related discipline

Other requirements

  • Prior knowledge in data collection and management
  • MUST possess a personal laptop computer
  • Proficiency (both spoken and written) in English.
  • Knowledgeable about   common local languages spoken in that region.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to follow study specific procedures and guidelines reliably.
  • Ability to spend an extended period of time in rural areas and away from home
  • Willing to reside in the region  for the entire study period
  • Willing to make regular trips to health facilities in the survey districts
  • Ability  to    work    under    stringent    deadlines    and    independently    with minimal supervision

How to apply: Interested persons should send their applications with a typed cover letter, current CV with 2 referees and their contacts; and copies of academic certificates addressed to: The Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health (Room 215), New Mulago Hospital Complex, P. O Box 7072, and Kampala Uganda not later than Friday

20th November 2015. Indicate on the envelop the j o b a p p l i e d f o r a n d preferred

r e g i o n     to  work  in  during  this  survey;  o n l y  short  listed  candidates  will  be contacted.

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