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Data Analyst - Fleming Fund project job at Infectious Diseases Institute

About the Organization

To strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases,
through research and capacity development.

Job Description

Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) ( is a not-for-profit organization, owned by Makerere University. Its mission is “To strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through Research and Capacity building”. Over the last 6 years, IDI has been running the Fleming Fund project, which supports government efforts to set-up systems for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance. The project seeks to fill the position of data analysts will the qualifications below.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support data collection from the surveillance sites including Data Quality Assessments.

  • Support standardization of the use of WHONET at surveillance sites, NCCs and One Health Coordinating Office

  • Act as the point of contact for all data requests and ensure that users’ data needs are satisfied.

  • Act as the point person for all data and information technology-related issues.

  • Liaises with the rest of the team and any other relevant party to ensure timely preparation of reports according to the project work plan and Monitoring and Evaluation plan.

  • Perform routine backups and ensure security of data captured into the project electronic databases.

  • Perform analysis and interpretation of data as & when required for project requirements, particularly on a quarterly basis to support project reporting and engagement with policy stakeholders

  • Support integration of human, animal, and water and environment sector data through DISIS to enable its visualization at the One Health platform

  • Support documentation including development of knowledge management products

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Quantitative Economics, IT or a relevant field.

  • At least 3 years’ progressive experience in data management and systems development.

  • Knowledge of current information technologies.

  • Experience in Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Antimicrobial Use/Consumption (AMU/C) data management and information systems development.

  • Attention to detail, especially regarding data accuracy.

  • Team player and management skills.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Competence in electronic database packages e.g. Ms. Access, SQL.

  • Good analytical skills and use of analysis packages e.g. MS Excel, R, STATA, WHONET etc.

  • Good understanding of Ministry of Health/Fleming Fund reporting requirements, expectations and tools.

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