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Oct 18, 2017

NGO Senior Health Information Systems Officer Job in Nairobi

Job Vacancy: Senior Health Information Systems Officer (Software Developer)
Location: Nairobi
Industry: NGO
Specific Roles and Responsibilities
  • Coordinate, prioritize and distribute informatics activities between various informatics hub team members
  • Keep track of progress, organize weekly meetings to prioritize the work
  • Promote collaboration with other members of the informatics hub (outside of Kenya), where appropriate
  • Primary in-country liaison for the San Francisco-based health informatics team
  • Collaborate with the team, stakeholders, government and donors to establish needs and requirements for any database or information system.
  • In collaboration with others, determine the appropriate frameworks, tools and technologies to be used for implementing any database or information system, taking context, existing capacity and other guiding principles e.g. open source, already in use in the health sector, into account.
  • Based on agreed specifications, oversee and contribute to the design, development and maintenance of SQL-based databases, primarily using open source tools such as MySQL and PostgreSQL; web-based dashboards and other websites, including web apps that summarize, display, visualize data and make datasets available for download and further analysis; and Android-based apps.
  • Oversee and contribute to the development of output reports using popular reporting tools such as Jasper Reports that pre-analyze and visualize data, and allow other people to pull those reports online through a website/dashboard)
  • Develop interfaces for interoperability to enable data syncing between databases
  • Contribute to the development of SOPs, and subsequently implement and enforcement SOPs
  • Collaborate and support team members in meeting expected outcomes
Qualifications and Experience
  • An appropriate degree in computer science, information systems or software engineering with a focus on software development or equivalent degree.
  • At least seven years of experience in developing information systems, ideally with a focus on health information systems, in popular languages such as JAVA, PHP or Python. Open-source languages are highly preferable. JAVA experience is required.
  • At least 5 years of experience of working in the health sector in a public health discipline, such as epidemiology, biostatistics or M&E
  • Demonstrable experience of at least 3 years working with databases and SQL, including writing SQL queries
  • Working experience with software development and maintenance tools like Spring, Hibernate, jQuery, Subversion, Git, Restful web services, Agile methodology, Jasper server, Android SDK
How to Apply

To apply, send your CV and cover letter only to [email protected] before close of business 30th October, 2017.

Clearly indicate the position applied for on the subject line.  

NB: Flexi Personnel Ltd does not charge candidates for job placement

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