The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development. IDI has six operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research, Laboratory services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab), Global Health Security and Health System Strengthening.

The Institute is partnering with Palladium in the implementation of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) 5-year ‘Uganda Health Systems Strengthening (UHSS)” project. The purpose of the UHSS is to strengthen Uganda’s health system through improved leadership and accountability for results in public and private health sectors. The Project will be implemented in the four regions of Uganda; Eastern, Central, Western and Northern.

In order to contribute to achievement of the above objectives, IDI wishes to recruit motivated and competent individuals to fill the vacancies below on a full-time basis;

Job Title : Database and Informatics Manager

Vacancy Code : DIM X001

Classification : Full time

Duty Station : Kampala

Job Summary:

The Database and Informatics Manager will work with targeted departments within the Ministry of Health (MoH) including: human resource, health information, information and
communications technology and like-minded institutions, implementing partners/agencies and other key stakeholders to improve the functionality and utilization of the integrated human resource information system (iHRIS). Additionally, the Database and Informatics Manager will support the implementation of transparency and accountability information systems including data visualization dashboards, ETL (extract, transform and load) processes, and integration with existing health key information systems such as DHIS2, iHRIS, etc. under the under the USAID – UHSS activity.

Key Responsibilities:

 Improve the functionality and utilization of the integrated human resource
information system (iHRIS):

 Improve iHRIS reports and dashboards required by MoH to support health
workforce decision making in key processes such as audit, absenteeism, in-service
training, and recruitment.

 Improve the linkage of iHRIS to biometric system to manage health workers absenteeism, attendance, and performance management.

 Integrate iHRIS with other systems including but not limited to DHIS2.

 Support MoH to implement new and/or enhance existing system functions/modules in iHRIS.

 Support maintenance and training of iHRIS to MoH, implementing partners/agencies and other system users.

 Provide support to improve the existing online in-service training and remote learning systems

 Improve the iHRIS training by linking it to online licensing with the examination boards and professional councils.

 Support service commissions for innovations and expanded use of technology in the recruitment system at the central and regional recruitment hubs.

 Implementation of transparency and accountability information systems:

 Develop dashboards and report interfaces to visualize and track key performance
indicators (KPIs).

 Develop the ETL (extract, transform and load) engine to extract data from multiple source systems, handle data validation and load into a central repository for analysis and reporting.

 Work closely with the project management team and stakeholders to integrate dashboard with other related information systems such as DHIS2, iHRIS, etc.

 Work with other streams to improve the HRH Inventory Tool and HRH PEPFAR database.
 Research and apply technical skills, standards, and innovation to carry out project
activities that arise throughout the project using creative and results oriented outside the
box thinking.
 Perform other related activities and responsibilities as project need arises.
Qualification requirements:
 Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science / Information Systems or equivalent
 5+ years working experience in an information systems environment
 This position requires advanced knowledge and expertise in:
 SQL query language.
 HTML and JavaScript.
 UML design.
 Relational database management systems such as MS SQL or MySQL or

 Programming languages: PHP and/or Java (Java web-based applications) and/or Python.

 Web services architecture such SOAP and/or RESTful.

 Experience of working with iHRIS and DHlS2 is highly desired.

 Experience of developing information systems dashboards preferably in the health sector that capture data from more than 01(source) source system is highly desired.

 Good written and oral communication skills in English and the ability to engage clients and colleagues enthusiastically face to face, telephonically and via e-Mail.

 Ability to discern and communicate appropriate technical details to a non-technical

Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in these positions should send their CVs, including details of email address, present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 10th February, 2021. Email your application and CV to

Key Notes:

1. IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process.

2. Internal candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a period of at least one year will be given priority.

3. Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one PDF

4. Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject line of your email.

5. Please note that if you DO NOT indicate the vacancy code as instructed above, your application will not be considered.

6. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

7. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Senior Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main Campus College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda