Locum DREAMS Data Assistant

at University Research Co. (URC)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted May 21, 2020
Category Accounting & Finance
Currency UGX


Locum DREAMS Data Assistant
Location: Gulu, Uganda
Locum DREAMS Data Assistant

Hours: Regular Full-time, 40 hours per week; Not Eligible for Overtime
Location: Based in Gulu, Uganda
Salary: CoMmensurate with required experience and qualifications
Reports to: Strategic Information Officer

University Research Co., LLC (URC)
URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

Established in 1965, 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. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

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/).

Division & Project Overview:
The Quality and Performance Institute (QPI) is a division of URC that has implemented quality improvement and operations research programs in health care since 1981 and continues to be at the cutting edge of health care improvement work in countries around the world.

With the RHITES-N Acholi Project (Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Northern Uganda – Acholi), USAID will continue its support of the Government of Uganda’s (GOU) efforts to improve access to and use of health services in the country’s post-conflict northern region. RHITES-N Acholi Project activities will build on USAID investments and national advances to increase access to and use of high-quality integrated services that accelerate the ability and capacity to respond to the specific health needs of residents in the Acholi sub-region, leveraging the URC-ASSIST project successes.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure availability of updated data capture and reporting tools at community and facility for effective tracking of services provided to AGYW.
Co-ordinate real time DREAMS documentation, Proper filing and archiving of DREAMS registers.
Liaise with District DREAMS focal person and Data clerks to track all service provision data from the community in DREAMS implementing districts.
Ensure timely entry of DREAMS data using the Online system and tablets by peer facilitators in the UDOTS
Reconcile inconsistencies in periodic data reports and address data quality issues identified during periodic data reviews.
Ensure timely preparation of reports including weekly DREAMS dashboards to be shared with USAID, management and staff to facilitate activity planning and implementation.
Conduct weekly meeting with peer facilitators at both community and facility to ensure data from their tablets are complete, synchronized and updated in the UDTS
Ensure mentorship of peer facilitators on the use of UDOTS offline data entry features in the absence of internet
Support data clerks and peer group facilitators to track service layering at both facility and community
Conduct monthly data quality assessments (DQAs) and take part in other DREAMS evaluations as necessary
Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


Demonstrated ability to manage time and meet strict deadlines;
Computer proficiency, including use of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and a statistics package (e.g., Stata, SPSS);
Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and mentoring skills;
Excellent writing, oral and organizational skills
Experience of working in northern Uganda is an advantage.

Experience Requirements

At least 2 years’ experience in M&E for international donor funded projects, preferably experience with USAID-funded DREAMS projects;
Knowledge and experience in DREAMS Initiative, use of UDOTS including data entry and cleaning, data analysis and reporting

Education Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Commerce, humanities and additional training, certificate or qualification in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) or relevant field;

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