IT Jobs – Senior Programmer (Database development/ administration) at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Job
Title: Senior Programmer (Database development/
administration)

Reports
to:
M&E Specialist
(secondment to Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL))
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About
MSH:
Management Sciences for
Health (MSH) is an international non-profit public health organisation with
headquarters in USA, whose purpose is to strengthen health programs worldwide.
MSH Uganda is currently running a number of USAID and other donor funded
projects including SURE, both in Kampala and other parts of the country.
SURE (Securing Ugandans’
Right to Essential Medicines) will ensure that the population of Uganda has
access to adequate quantities of good quality essential medicines and health
supplies (EMHS) by strengthening the national essential medicines and health
commodities supply system.
Job
Summary:
The Senior
Programmer will play a critical role in developing data management systems at
CPHL. S/he is responsible for developing, updating, maintenance and validation
of databases and for the generation of adhoc analysis report for all elements
in the system. The Senior Programmer will closely work with the IT department,
M&E Specialist, Program Coordinators and CPHL top management. S/he will
also collaborate with the Ministry of Health (MOH) Resource Centre, selected
laboratory HUBs, CDC, and other implementing partners involved in laboratory
activities.
Key
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • ·        
    Develop
    new applications from beginning to end. Integrate Laboratory information into
    DHIS 2 Design and maintain enterprise architecture for CPHL Gather user
    requirements and develop databases
  • ·        
    Develop
    documentation, train users and super users, and set up helpdesk
  • ·        
    Review
    and approve data collection material, data review ground rules and database
    design according to Standard Operating procedures and protocol. Retrieve and
    compile data from the DHIS2 server for creation of specific M&E files
  • ·        
    Assist
    In the creation of analysis reports against the indicators
  • ·        
    Provide
    system training for new and existing mentors, supervisors, district laboratory
    focal persons & District Biostatisticians.
  • ·        
    Manage
    and supervise the Data team staff.

 Qualifications,
Skills & Experience:

  • ·        
    Bachelor’s
    degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • ·        
    Minimum
    5 years experience in design and development of applications and databases
  • ·        
    Experience
    in gathering user requirements and information analysis
  • ·        
    Able
    to collaborate and communicate at a senior level with the other government and
    donor entities and develop policies
  • ·        
    Ability
    to apply technical standards, principles, theories and techniques
  • ·        
    Experience
    with programming languages such as Java, C++, Python
  • ·        
    Ability
    to use open source or commercial GIS software
  • ·        
    Database
    systems experience with MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle
  • ·        
    Possesses
    problem solving capabilities
  • ·        
    Excellent
    verbal and written communication skills.

How
to apply:

All interested candidates
should den their applications to: The Human Resources Partner – MSH, Plot
15 Princess Ann Drive Bugolobi, P O Box 71419, Kampala applicants for
their interest, but can only acknowledge shortlisted candidates.
Note: Detailed job
descriptions can be accessed at www.sure.ug
NB: Any form of canvassing by candidates
will lead to Immediate disqualification
Deadline:
3rd May, 2013
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