Software Developer

University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services Limited (UNES)

Job Summary

The Software developer will be tasked to serve as the lead on one specific HIS while providing support to other HIS systems and contributing to team work. The developer will work closely with project stakeholders, other developers, and is a dedicated resource for designing, developing, and maintaining the HIS systems.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT
University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services Limited (UNES) was awarded a Cooperative Agreement by USAID in 2016 to implement HealthIT Project. HealthIT is a USAID mechanism whose purpose is to work with the Ministry of Health and Department of Children Services to Strengthen National Policies, Strategies, Standards and Reporting related to Kenya’s Health Information System (HIS) to support County and National Level Health Services. The purpose has two sub purposes: Sub-purpose one delivers strengthened national information systems that support reporting, provide data for decision-making for GoK and Stakeholders, and sub-purpose two delivers improved institutional capacity of national and county MOH on use of health systems, quality data capture and reporting. The project aims to develop and maintain health and child protection information systems to make data available for use in decision making for improved health outcomes.

6.   Software Developer (UNES/HLIT/SD/01/2021)
Location: 
Nairobi
Contract Terms:  One-year Renewable

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Software developer will be tasked to serve as the lead on one specific HIS while providing support to other HIS systems and contributing to team work. The developer will work closely with project stakeholders, other developers, and is a dedicated resource for designing, developing, and maintaining the HIS systems. The developer will serve as a key software development team member who can translate business requirements into a final, robust, scalable, and secure software product. In addition, the developer will be expected to facilitate capacity building and systems user and technical documentation.

Tasks and Responsibilities
•    Utilize established development frameworks, tools, guidelines and conventions to design, develop, and test HIS systems
•    Enhancing DHIS2, DSL, KHMFL, PHES, JPRP, CPIMS, Service Desk and other HIS Systems by analyzing business requirements, preparing an action plan and identifying areas for modification and improvement
•    Run analytics for the HIS systems to provide statistics on performance
•    Maintain the existing HIS systems by identifying and correcting software defects.
•    Facilitate and contribute to HIS systems integration.
•    Collaborate and share ideas with the developer team members.
•    Learn and develop skills to keep abreast with new technologies
•    Conduct systematic HIS system testing and document these.
•    Engaging users and the technology team in order to prioritize system feature requests
•    Provide insight regarding usability and user experience to guide system development.
•    Leverage knowledge and contribute to proper knowledge management within the project
•    Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related goals as needed.
•    Develop and maintain both user and technical documentation for systems
•    Facilitate capacity building
•    Responsible for physical assets assigned by the project
•    Responsible for utility assets such as software licenses

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
•    Degree in Computer Science, IT or equivalent
•    At least 2 years work experience with at least 1.5 years in a reputable firm
•    Knowledge of DHIS2 customization and implementation
•    Experience with Java and Python programming languages couple with practical experience with test-driven development and automated testing frameworks.
•    Proficiency in modern software development frameworks or methodologies such as RAD, JAD and DSDM.
•    Knowledge of relational database management systems and no-SQL databases
•    Good organizational and time management skills
•    Team Player
•    Good analytical and problem solving skills
•    Good interpersonal and communication

Applicants interested in the above positions should submit the following:
•    Cover letter detailing why you want to be considered for the position, as well as current and expected gross salary.
•    Detailed CV including at minimum:
o    Biographical data including: Full names, current mailing address, current telephone contacts, email address
o    Employment history to date.  Ensure that specific start and end dates are included.
o    Educational history to date, clearly detailing the program, certificate obtained, and completion date.
o    Names of 3 referees with their contacts.
•    Copies of ALL academic and professional certificates and testimonials.
•    Completed Personal Data Form (Download via the following link:http://unes.co.ke/home.php/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Applicants-Personal-Data-form-UNES-FM-A-022.docx) fully filled and signed
•    Indicate the Job Reference Number and Title in your email
•    All applications to reach the undersigned on or before January 26, 2021 strictly via the following email unes-hr@uonbi.ac.ke. Hard Copies will not be accepted.

Managing Director
UNES LIMITED
P.O.BOX 68241-00200
NAIROBI
www.unes.co.ke


N/B: Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted. UNES does not require any payment in order to process your applications.

UNES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. PERSONS WITH DISABILITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

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