Gold Star Kenya Technical Assistant - Systems Development Jobs in Kenya

Gold Star Kenya Technical Assistant - Systems Development Jobs in Kenya

Basic Functions:

The Technical Assistant-Systems Development will be part of the M&E team at HIV Service Delivery Support Activity - Rift Valley and will work under the direct supervision of the Technical Officer, Systems Specialist (GIS, mHealth).

Under guidance of the Technical Officer, Systems Specialist (GIS, mHealth), he/she will lead the design and maintenance of a comprehensive information resource for programs and reporting of complex information.

Provide advice on software and hardware needs.

He/she will participate in other activities related to HMIS, research,targeted evaluation, surveillance surveys and monitoring and evaluation as well as provide assistance and training to system users.

Essential Job Functions: Duties and Responsibilities

Database Design and Development:

  • Develop new and/or adapt existing computerized performance reporting systems, including enhanced user interfaces and compatibility across reporting systems using Java, Access, Visual Basic and SQL in response to meet project information needs
  • Install developed applications, writes application manuals, and train users. Provides ongoing maintenance and support to users of database applications.
  • Provides assistance to staff in database design based on technical knowledge of field.

    Provides adequate documentation of database applications.

  • Perform needs assessment and works with Technical staff at project and implementing partner level to determine feasibility of development of new databases and enhancements or modifications to existing databases
  • Develops and ensures adherence to data management policies e.g. USG to ensure the security and confidentiality project data.
  • Monitors staff compliance with confidentiality policies to assure that security standards are met.

    Maintains project databases for routine data, reporting data quality and service quality assessments.

  • Monitors and optimizes database design, content, structure and other management issues.
  • Performs backup and recovery of all databases. Takes appropriate measures to ensure the security of the data.
  • Recommends hardware and software upgrades to the database server as needed.

    Hardware and Software:

  • Assists in the management of hardware and software as related to the operations of the databases, including system development and maintenance, recommends purchase of new hardware and software maintenance of records and reports relating to database operations and data/project archives. Provide leadership in the use of major health and medical related software.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties
    as assigned by the Supervisor or Project

    Requirements: Knowledge, Skill and Abilities
  • Experience in database development, management of information systems and health informatics
  • Experience in developing mobile applications
  • Experience using new online technologies for knowledge sharing and collaboration is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience assessing users’ data needs and designing user-friendly IT solutions to promote strategic decision-making throughout the project life cycle.
  • Experience in training users on databases
  • Keen to maintain data security and data quality systems
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Tact and diplomacy in dealing with implementing partners

    Minimum Requirements Standards:
  • Degree in Computer Science, Health informatics, Mathematics or a related field with at least 2 years’ hands on experience OR Advanced
  • Diploma in Software design or related areas with 5 years’ experience
  • Professional experience in database design and development using SQL (MySQL, MSSQL, JavaDB, PostgreSQL).
  • Proven programming skills using either .Net Framework or Java, web development technologies (PHP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript) and mobile/SMS application development technologies.
  • Advanced skills in at least two of the following statistical packages: SPSS, Epi Info, Stata.
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, Excel, and Ms Access
  • Knowledge and/or experience with GIS analysis technologies (ArcGIS, QGIS).
  • Knowledge and/or experience with open source software (ODK, DHIS2, Kobo Toolbox) is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through informal and formal trainings.

    How to Apply:
  • Gold Star Kenya has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email to: and please specify source in your application and quote the Requisition ID provided on the subject line while sending your application, CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than 20th May 2019.
  • Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.

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