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NGO Jobs in Uganda, Data Manager

Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted March 14, 2019
Category Management
Currency UGX


Data Manager, Mbarara, Uganda

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners over the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States and new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide. EGPAF Uganda Country program is currently implementing a number of projects in partnership with various donors.

Job Summary:

The Data Manager will work with the EGPAF evaluation/research unit and support all research and evaluation activities. The research data manager will be the key person who will interact with investigators, principal Investigators, program managers, and research study coordinators, data entry officers to facilitate the collection and integration of data from study facilities and communities. The primary activities of this position are design of databased, supervision of data entry, data curation, data quality, and management of research data in electronic systems. The data manager will also perform preliminary data analysis.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The jobholder will oversee and coordinate data entry and management, including data quality control
Develop and execute procedures for the abstraction and merging of data records from source databases into the study database.
Actively contribute to the design of protocols, which define what when and how data is to be managed.
Responsible for the writing, training, and oversight of the data management SOPs for the various studies.
Work closely with study coordinators to follow-up data errors, discrepancies, and missing information for ongoing data cleaning.
Maintain a log of data collection flow between data entry center and study sites/communities.
Update and maintain the integrity, security and data backup of the study database routinely.
Performs and oversee chart reviews and other data quality activities.
Perform and oversee data audits comparing database with data collection instruments
Perform ad hoc data entry
Track and assess quality and completeness of data entry and abstraction; immediately raise potential concerns with study managers/supervisors.
Cleaning incoming data files, integrate data files into the data management system, update summary files, process data requests from investigators ensure data quality through the execution of computer programs, development of protocols, and other quality assurance


Ability to think critically and to solve problems that arise related to study protocols.
Able to prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines.
Previous experience in a health-related environment is desirable.
Working knowledge of database languages, such as SQL is essential.
Knowledge of statistical packages, e.g. STATA, SPSS and basic statistical analyses is preferable.
Broad knowledge and understanding of data processing/ management.
Excellent database computing skills, including a high level of competency in the use of Microsoft Access (including the creation of databases, queries, forms etc.).Keen attention to detail and focus on quality and innovation

Experience Requirements

At least five years' experience managing research data

Education Requirements

The applicant must hold a minimum of a degree in information technology, health informatics, bio-informatics, statistics, epidemiology or any relevant scientific discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training.