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Kenya Software Programmer - Kenya Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) Specialist
Reports To: Senior HMIS Technical Manager
Established in 1971, Futures Group develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to improve the health and well- being of people around the world.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Software Programmer HMIS Specialist will have technical responsibility for developing software applications and providing training to support electronic patient management monitoring software systems and subsystems that include processes for installation, interoperability and integration coding of electronic health record (EHR) system, hospital subsystems inclusive of laboratory, pharmacy.
S/he will possess very strong communication skills and competencies in programming and developing programming solutions working in a team environment.
This position will work closely with members of the existing project and software development team and will interact with local partner staff, Kenya ministries of health and international technical staff.
S/he will provide hospital facility level training and support in all areas of software coding, application development, database development as needed with responsibilities including:
Enhancement of IQCare EMR software to meet facility specific functionality for use including form building, configurations and site specific adjustments
Setup of IQCare and training at EMR model sites and large scale national rollout. Duties in this regard include install and configuration of software, computers and networks
Establishing linkages with other systems including the District Health Information System (DHIS), other EMRs
Development of queries and reports in IQCare for model and other HMIS LPTFs
Field IQCare software testing for installation and also for version enhancements
Support the development of other IQSolutions as requested.
Minimum five years hands-on, experience in coding and software applications development.
Experienced in developing both the Front and Back End applications using Visual Studio required
Knowledge of transactional databases (MySQL, SQL Server, SQLite) and database programming including stored procedures, triggers and functions required
Experience in Source Code Management systems (SourceSafe) highly preferred
Training experience highly preferred
Proficient in .Net with solid object oriented modeling skills, UML, Use Cases, and EA
Experience with Stored Procedure Programming, Database Analysis, Data Conversions, Data Mapping
Experience in Android development, mobile programming, HTML5 (Desired)
JDK (Java development toolkit), Android SDK (includes emulator), Eclipse for Java developers, ADT (Android Development Toolkit) plugin for Eclipse desired but not required
Technical and user documentation skills required
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology (Programming)
Experience working in Health domain preferred but not required
Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate in positive working relationships with other team members and partners
Ability to work as part of software team environment highly important
Demonstrated ability to make online presentations and communications of technical material either written or oral, in a clear and concise manner to non-technical partners
Project management experience desired but not required
Must be able to travel locally in Kenya
Local Kenya nationals preferred
Equipment to be used: General office equipment; computers
Physical demands: N/A
Must be available for domestic and international travel up to 40% of the time.
All applications for this position should be submitted online at futuresgroupcareers [at] gmail.com
Futures Group provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.
For more information and application, visit: Futures Group Kenya
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