JOB TITLE: DATA CLERK
DUTY STATION: KAMPALA, UGANDA
REPORTS TO: MONITORING, EVALUATION AND LEARNING MANAGER
DEADLINE: APRIL 15TH APRIL
The Alliance of Women Advocating for Change (AWAC) is an umbrella network of grass-root emerging female sex worker (FSW) led organizations. AWAC was established in 2015 by champions of the female sex worker movement. We exist to promote the voices and work of grassroot FSWs led organizations based in rural and peri-urban settings. Our core target constituency are female sex workers including those with intersecting vulnerabilities such as FSWs using drugs; FSWs living with HIV/AIDS; refugees FSWs in urban setting; FSWs living with disability; elderly FSWs; children of sex workers and adolescents surviving in the sex work settings in Uganda. AWAC has successfully mobilized her members to challenge stigma, discrimination and criminalization of all forms, has championed access to integrated quality HIV/SRHR/GBV and mental health services, led legislative advocacy campaigns, conducted operational research, capacity building programs on leadership and grassroot movement building in Uganda. Our geographical areas of implementation are: slum areas, Islands, landing sites, transit routes, mining, quarrying, plantations, road construction sites and boarder areas in Uganda. Our work is implemented at grass-root, district, national level in Uganda, and seeks to impact practices, processes and policies at all levels. We work collaboratively with grass root communities, health and human rights organizations and professional and associations as well as relevant government ministries and departments.
AWAC’s core purpose are acceleration of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG); addressing stigma, discrimination & challenging criminalization of all forms using the Community Led Monitoring(CLM) and Score Card (SC) Model; providing and championing access to integrated quality HIV/SRHR/TB/Gender Based Violence (GBV)/Mental health and harm reduction interventions services; including access to preventive biomedical innovations; advocacy for gender equality and equity and campaigns; conducting operational research and documentation; capacity building in feminist transactional leadership, mentorship and grassroot advocacy movement building to strengthen grassroot community structures; social economic empowerment (SEE) to diversify female sex workers and those with intersecting vulnerabilities’ income through her innovative models in Uganda.
AWAC also work in collaboratively with other individual and organisation which serve as referral points for services that it does not directly offer. These include grass root communities, health units, professional and associations, social welfare departments of government, law enforcement officers, non-governmental organizations- especially human rights organizations and other donor funded projects. With her head office is in Kampala-Mengo Kayuwa Zone, Off Balintuma roads-on Nabulagala road, but also with physical field offices/Drop in Centres in Kyotera, Masaka, Busia boarder, Terego-Rhino based Camp and Luwero districts- Wobulenzi highway.
AWAC’s geographical areas of implementation are; slum areas, Islands, landing sites, transit routes, mining, quarrying, plantations, road construction sites and boarder areas in Uganda. AWAC implements at the grass-root using the bottom up approach across the country in Uganda, and seeks to impact practices, processes and policies at all levels in 47 districts of implementation include; Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono, Busia, Tororo, Kabale, Isingiro, Kyotera, Masaka, Rakai, Lyantonde, Mbarara, Kasese, Kabarole, Kyegegwa, Kamwenge, Bundibugyo, Mbale, Jinja, Terego, Arua, Yumbe, Adjuman, Hoima, Gulu, Nakasongola, Kiryandongo, Masindi, Lira, Kitgum, Pader, Amuria, Kaberamaido, Moroto, Soroti, Kotido, Nepak, Luwero, Kabongo, Napiripiti, Mityana, Buikwe, Iganga, Mayuge, Bugiri, Namayingo and Kalangala.
AWAC Mission: “To build a resilient movement of female sex workers’ that advocates for sustainable integrated universal health care, promotion of human rights and social protection, economic justice for FSWs and those with intersecting & Compounded vulnerabilities in Uganda”.
AWAC Vision: “An inclusive policy and social environment where grassroots FSWs and those with intersecting & compounded vulnerabilities live healthy and productive lives that are free from human rights abuse in Uganda”.
AWAC Strategic Objectives
1) To strengthen the economic security and social protection of FSWs and those with intersecting vulnerabilities.
2) To contribute to attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 8,10, 16, 17 by enhancing social mobilization and promotion of human rights among FSWs and those with intersecting vulnerabilities.
3) To advance SRHR services so that all FSWs, including those with intersecting and compounded vulnerabilities exercise their bodily autonomy, consent and control over their choices and decisions.
4) To strengthen a resilient female sex workers’ movement to leverage on their capacities to demand for an enabling environment, equitable services and hold duty bearers accountable on existing development programmes.
5) To enhance access to integrated universal health care services among FSWs & those with intersecting vulnerabilities.
6) To strengthen the institutional capacity of AWAC and her network members to effectively deliver the strategic plan.
AWAC Core Values:
•Mutual Respect and Integrity.
•Empowerment and Meaningful involvement
•Transparency and Accountability
•Appreciating diversity and non-discrimination
•Innovation, Excellence and Team Work
•Human rights and evidence based programming
The Data Clerk will assist the Monitoring and Evaluation unit in the
respective projects to ensure that all that, the SOPs and updated data
collection tools are available, high quality da ta is collected/recorded,
entered into the respective registers and online tracking systems. The data
clerk will also generate custom and standard reports as necessary to respond to
program and donor needs. The Data Clerk will report to the program coordinator and Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
•Ensure all collaborating facilities and Drop in centre(s) have all the standard and current tools for data capture and reporting;
•Avail standard operating procedures (SOPs) for enrollment and provision of unique identifiers for FSWs and AGYW.
•Support peer group leaders or expert clients to ensure tracking of layering services at both facility and community levels;
•File the service recipient slips at end of each working day in line with laid out standard operating procedure
•Ensure entry of all data on SRHR/HIV/GBV/ services into the the tracking system in a timely manner
•Ensure no accumulation of backlogs of data un-entered in the databases,
•Verify accuracy of data on the service recipient referral slips before it is entered into the database.
•Work to reconcile inconsistencies in monthly data reports in collaboration with the peers group leaders or expert clients.
•Ensure the combined client registers are updated in a timely manner
•Plan and attend monthly meetings with peer group leaders/expert clients at the facility and community level assigned to ensure data in the database is synchronized and updated
•Retrieve information as requested or otherwise necessary, summarize data in preparation for standardized reports to facilitate donor reporting, program management monitoring and activity planning;
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
•The ideal candidate must hold a degree in social sciences or related field.
•A minimum of two years of progressive professional experience working in data management
•Knowledge of medical records management procedures
•Good working knowledge of computer with ability to operate various Microsoft word-processing software, spreadsheets
•Team player with good interpersonal relationships and tolerance to socio-cultural differences.
•Efficient and effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills; ability to follow instructions provided in verbal or written format.
•Ability to multi-task effectively and adhere to timelines.
•Good numeracy skills. Attention to detail and enjoy alphanumeric data entry.
•Experience in handling, collecting, collating and managing numerical data
•Must have passed mathematics at O’ level, with at least a credit
How to Apply:
To apply, submit your motivation letter (one page), CV (3 pages max), one reference/recommendation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy in, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 15th April.