Fresher American IT Careers – E-Health Coordinator at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

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:
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.
Deadline: 2nd February, 2016

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