District Health Information Officer – (7 positions)

International Lifeline Fund

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Job Description

Rakai Health Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It strives
to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community based research, curative
services and prevention strategies in the district of Rakai, South Western Uganda. With funding from PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), RHSP is implementing a 5 year comprehensive HIV/ AIDS
program in the 12 districts of Masaka region namely; Rakai, Kyotera, Masaka, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Lyantonde,
Lwengo, Sembabule, Butambala, Gomba, Mpigi, and Kalangala with an aim of achieving rapid HIV epidemic
control. The Program is seeking to strengthen its staffing position in order to efficiently execute its activities at a
Regional Level. Applications are therefore invited from qualified and competent Ugandans to fill vacant positions
as indicated below
JOB TITLE: District Health Information Officer – (7 positions)
REPORTING TO: District coordinator with a link to the Regional M&E manager
DUTY STATION: Butambala, Gomba, Kalungu, Lyantonde, Bukomansimbi, Sembabule, Kalangala
Major Function:
The district health Information Officer shall mentor district medical clerks in proper capture and management of
HMIS data collected from health facilities and communities. They will also provide support in entry, cleaning and
analysis of data captured for project purposes.
Tasks and Responsibilities
• Support and mentor the health facility medical records clerks in the following: – Recording patient visits
and other registration data in appropriate HMIS tools
– Preparing patient files for the clinic day
– Filing all patient files at the end of the clinic
– Filing all laboratory test results and other records in their appropriate files
– Ensuring that the medical records room is orderly and all files accounted for
– Ensuring completeness, consistency and accuracy of data captured in the HMIS
– Electronic capture of patient care records
– Timely compilation of the routine HMIS reports
– Ensuring availability of required HMIS tools i.e. registers, forms, guidelines etc Provide assistance in
the following tasks:
– Perform data abstraction from the HMIS and other sources for project reporting – Perform
routine data entry into the project electronic management information systems – Ensure
completeness, consistency and accuracy of data captured in the project MIS. – Participate in analysis
and interpretation of data
– Perform routine backups and ensure security of data captured into the project HMIS
• Any other assigned duties in line with your role
Education, Key Competencies and Experience:
• Qualifications: Bachelors Statistics, Public Health, QM or equivalent
• Experience of 2 years Information Systems (HMIS,DHIS & OpenMRS ); Mentoring skills; Team Leader;
Understanding of Local Government Structures, Knowledge of MER 2.1 PEPFAR indicators will be an
additional advantage; Riding Skills with a valid permit ; willingness to work in a rural area, able to work
with minimal supervision; Background training in a medical field will be an added advantage
How to apply:
Only qualified applicants should submit their application letter, valid academic documents and detailed resume (C.V)
with three recognizable referees not later than 16th February, 2018, 5:00pm to:
The Human Resource Manager
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, KALISIZO
Deliver to: Rakai Health Sciences Program offices
Clement Hill Plot 8 Kampala
Send by E-Mail to:- jobs@rhsp.org
Please indicate on the envelope & application; a) the position applied for, b) The district of preference For all online
applications, save your documents as position & district of preference ( eg Sanitary officer- Masaka)