Graduates of computer science can apply for E-Health Coordinator job at Clinton Health Access Initiative

Job Title:   G07-USA: E-Health Coordinator

Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)

Placement Organisation: Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Salary: Monthly Stipend of 550 dollars per month

Eligible Citizenship: American

About GHC:

Global Health Corps pairs intelligent and passionate fellows with organizations that require new thinking and innovative solutions. We provide these young leaders with the tools to remain connected after their fellowship year finishes, deepening their ability to enact change through heightened skills and strong partnerships. We currently place fellows in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.

About CHAI:

The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to life-saving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs. Established in 2002 by President Clinton as the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative, CHAI initially focused on addressing the limited access to HIV/AIDS treatment faced by developing countries, where more than 90 percent of individuals living with HIV/AIDS reside. By working in collaboration with governments and NGO partners, CHAI has helped more than 2 million people access the medicines needed for treatment, which represents nearly half of all the people living with HIV and on treatment in developing countries. Building on its model, CHAI has expanded its scope to include efforts to strengthen healthcare delivery systems and to combat malaria and childhood illness.

Job Summary: The e-Health Coordinator will be an integral member of the CHAI Uganda Country Team and part of a growing team of e-health staff members across the organization. From the development of patient retention tools to improving supply chain management, CHAI’s efforts increasingly require the use and development of innovative software solutions. The e-Health Coordinator will work across multiple teams within CHAI Uganda to translate user requirements from the Ministry of Health into high-quality software. The e-Health Coordinator will be involved in the code review process, software testing and user-training and client interactions as required.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Translate client needs into high-quality eHealth solutions
  • Create complex, high-quality software tools based on demanding user-requirements
  • Generate quality technical documentation and user training on software tools developed
  • Use the latest tools and techniques including agile development and pair programming
  • Propose novel technology solutions to address key challenges in Uganda’s Health sector

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate should have significant experience in computer science, software engineering, information systems, or electrical and computer engineering
  • Past exposure and experience working with, or an interest in Agile Methodologies, such as Extreme Programming (XP) and Scrum
  • Keen interest in use of technology to improve access to health in resource-limited settings
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of software development methodologies and their trade-offs
  • Practical experience in analysis, design, coding, and implementation of custom-built applications
  • Keen desire to strengthen teams and contribute to a wider technical community through collaboration, coaching and mentoring of other technologists
  • Possess the ability to work in a variety of client settings and in a multi-cultural, team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Capacity to manage multiple tasks for various stakeholders, whilst delivering high quality solutions
  • Possess the ability to understand user requirements and propose end to end strategic solutions
  • Detail orientated team player who is able to provide realistic and accurate work plans to meet deadlines and client expectations
  • Past development and delivery experience with C++, C#, Java, Python, Ruby on Rails or PHP with an emphasis on web based systems
  • Strong OO skills, including strong design patterns knowledge
  • Working knowledge of data structures and algorithms, including performance considerations in software development

Job Terms and Conditions: Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of $550/month. Additionally, fellows will receive an award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are included, including $600 in professional development funds. Housing will be arranged in Kampala.

Note: The living stipend and completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as determined by the placement organization.

How to Apply for the job:

All applicants who desire to be placed by the Global Health Corps in the aforementioned organization should express interest by clearly following the instructions at the web page below.

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Deadline: 3rd February, 2015

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