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School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

Project data manager

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Vacancy Details

Makerere University School of Public Health is the recipient of a research grant from the Federal Government of German, through the Collaboration for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Public Health in Africa (CEBHA+) Project.

 The Trauma, Injury, and Disability team will conduct research titled "Assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic on mobility patterns in the Kampala metropolitan area.’’

The objective of the study is to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mobility patterns in the Kampala Metropolitan area. This information will be useful in transportation planning and COVID-19 transmission mitigation during the ongoing pandemic and post Covid-19 periods considering the continuing risk of infection transmission, as well as concerns about increased transportation costs, congestion in public transport, and road traffic crashes.

The project seeks to recruit a Project data manager to support the implementation of its activities. He/she will work under the overall supervision of the Project’s Principal Investigator for the project.

Job Title:  Project data manager (1)


The Project data manager responds to all CEBHA Covid-19 Project data management activities, including planning and training data collection personnel, data collection, cleaning, aggregation, analysis, and reporting.

Other Responsibilities

  1. Oversees the planning and execution of data collection.
  2. Data collection tools development
  3. Recruitment, training, and supervision of data collection personnel
  4. Data quality assurance
  5. Data security
  6. Preliminary data analysis and reporting
  7. Liaison with partners concerning access to data where necessary.
  8. Participation in results dissemination
  9. Other duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator.

 Required Knowledge and skills

  1. Proficiency in Health Information Systems, data quality assurance, analysis, reporting, and best practices in data dissemination and usage.
  2. Data analysis using packages such as EpiInfo, SPSS, STATA, SAS, or R.
  3. Ability to use survey indicators, monitoring systems, and evaluation designs.
  4.  Ability to effectively gather, interpret, and report on data obtained from a variety of sources.
  5. Ability to present technical data to audiences with varying degrees of knowledge/experience in data management.
  6. Experience managing large data sets.

Qualifications and Desirable Qualities

Suitable applicants MUST possess a first degree in Statistics or a related field and a master’s degree in Public Health, health informatics, epidemiology, or related field.

Terms of Service: This is a short-term contract of 6 months.

Work station

The successful candidate will have a workstation at the Kololo campus of MakSPH with occasional meetings and interactions at the main campus located at the New Mulago Hospital Complex.

How to apply

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their softcopy applications via Email to the Project Administrator, Please indicate the position you are applying for in the email subject line.

Late applications will not be considered. The application must provide names and contacts of two referees, and the applicant’s own phone contacts together with a detailed curriculum vitae. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12th February 2021.


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