Data Clerks (4)

at Food for the Hungry ( FH )
Location Lamwo, Uganda
Date Posted December 4, 2019
Category Data Entry
Job Type Contract
Currency UGX


Food for the Hungry (FH/U) is a Christian international relief and development organization that has been working in Uganda since 1989. FH is currently operating programs in 26 countries including Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, United States of America and Japan. FH’s primary goal is to respond to human suffering and graduate communities from extreme poverty. In Uganda, FH is operational in the communities ofAdjumani, Kitgum, Lamwo, Kole, Kween, Mbale, Namutumba and Amudat Districts implementing programs in four main sectors of Education; Food Security and Livelihoods; Health/Nutrition and Disaster Risk Reduction; with the Head office located in Kampala.
FH/Uganda FH Uganda is actively seeking for a qualified candidate who is committed to its Heartbeat and Corporate Strategy to fill the career opening of;

Reports To: M & E
Start Date: January 2020

Job Summary
Entering information into all register at the health facilities and in the computer databases for effective record
keeping. Daily responsibilities include: Organizing files, collecting data from client to the to be entered into the

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Enter data and update all registers in ensuring that they are completely fill with all indicators; INR,
    MCHN, TSFP, HMIS 105 and other primary data collection tools.
  • Maintains data entry requirements by following project’s data management techniques and procedures.
  • Verifies data by reviewing, correcting, deleting, or re-entering data; combining data from multiple
    sources when needed; purging files to eliminate duplication of data.
  • Enters new and updated information in a timely manner, in alignment with the schedule determined by
    the facility team leader and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning officer.
  •  Prepares source data for computer entry by compiling and sorting information; establishing entry
  •  Processes and validates source documents by reviewing data for completeness and accuracy; resolving
    inconsistencies by using standard procedures or returning incomplete documents to the facility team
    leader and Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Officer for resolution.
  • Work with facility team leader draw a plan and Inform families about planned nutrition activities.
  • Work with other Community Nutrition Workers to plan and conduct monthly growth monitoring
  • Make home visits to follow up sick and malnourished children for proper documentation and also collect
    data for example records on sick and malnourished children identified in growth monitoring and mother.

Job Requirements:
Education & Experience;

  • Bachelor's degree/Diploma in: Statistics, Biostatistics, Quantitative Economics, Education, Social work,
    Health, Nutrition, or any other approved field of study from a recognized university. Training in
    Monitoring and Evaluation, records management is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ practical field experience working with complex data entries, Participation
    in surveys and project evaluation activities.

Language Skills
 Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential.
 Knowledge of the local language (Acholi/Luo) is a MUST.

 Track record in conducting qualitative and quantitative data collection
 Experience in household based baseline survey or research exercises,
 Excellent and demonstrated understanding of ethical issues in research, including gender issues
 Strong quantitative data entry and analysis skills and experience in using statistical analysis software
 Good computer skills with knowledge in using Tablets and proven documentation skills.
 Excellent written and oral communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal, ability to interpret sponsor
written documents

Applying Instructions

FHU is an equal opportunity employer. All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting only electronic copies of not more than 2MB of an application letter, a detailed CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant testimonials/ certificates ,names, contact details of three referees, addressed to:

The Human Resources Manager,

Food for the Hungry Uganda

Email:  .

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from FH by 15th January 2020.
FHU has a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign.

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