Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Software Engineer (Programmer) Jobs in Ethiopia

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Software Engineer (Programmer) Jobs in Ethiopia


Job Description

BIRHAN for Mothers and Children Program: Morbidity and Mortality Surveillance

We are seeking to appoint a full-time software engineer/programmer to develop, coordinate and lead the data system for BIRHAN Maternal and Child Morbidity and Mortality Surveillance.

BIRHAN is a collaboration between Harvard University and St. Paul’s Millennium Medical College.

The post holder will work to develop, maintain and troubleshoot the data system for the program and work closely with an international and local team.

St. Paul’s Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Medical School opened in 2007; it is intended to alleviate the severe shortage of medical doctors in the country.

In line with various encouraging efforts performed by the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health in this regard, it is clear that the newly opened school, with a practical modular and integrated curriculum will be providing much-needed medical professionals to the people of Ethiopia.

Harvard University, USA

Harvard University traces its roots to public health activism. The faculty commits themselves to research as well as teaching.

The School produces knowledge through research, reproduces knowledge through higher education, and translates knowledge into evidence that can be communicated to the public, policymakers, and practitioners to advance the health of populations.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • The post-holder will work full-time at Addis Ababa with a frequent travel to Debre Birhan with a regular interaction with the investigators team, research advisor, clinical research coordinator and data management team.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Translate user stories into functional software
    Write clean, maintainable and testable code
    Assess and validate solution options against requirements
  • Work closely with the field and data team in the design, configuration and customization of solutions
  • Develop code based on coding
    standards and requirements
  • Write and refactor code for reuse, efficiency, and extensibility
  • Author application and system design documents (manual), document implementation and operation processes
  • Provide production support and fix bugs
  • Maintain and troubleshoot data system and participate in data management activities
  • Improve existing data system performance quality
  • Conduct regular security checks and identify exiting or potential security breaches to the existing program
  • This job description reflects the present requirements of the post but may be altered at any time in the future, as duties and responsibilities change and/or develop providing there is full consultation with the post-holder. The post-holder will carry out any other duties, tasks or responsibilities as reasonably requested by PI and local investigators.

    Job Requirements

    Essential requirements

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in software engineering, computer science, information technology or a related fields
  • 6+ years of professional experience with Java
  • 3+ years in scripting languages like Javascript, Python or PHP
  • 3+ years experience working on field related epidemiology research in low-income country settings
  • Familiar with Android app development and Ubuntu platform usage
  • Strong database design, advanced query writing and general optimization skills using SQL Server, Postgres, MySql or Oracle
  • Demonstrated experience of web application development using Java and/or Python (Django)
  • Experience with RESTFUL web services
    Solid understanding of object-oriented concepts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills with ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical people

    Preferred requirements

  • Experience with Open Data Kit

    How to Apply

  • To Apply Send Application Letter, Cv and Credentials to:Email:[email protected]
  • Application e-mail subject stating “BIRHAN software engineer application”
  • OR mail to Saint Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, P.O. Box 1271 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • OR Submit in person to the human resource department
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted Apply by 7th January, 2019

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