Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Futures Group job in Kenya

Position: Software Programmer,  Application Developer – Kenya

Reports To: Chief of Party

Project Description:

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.

We have assisted governmental and non-governmental agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing, implementing and evaluating programs in HIV, sexual and reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and gender.

Futures Group has deep expertise in policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets and private sector engagement, modeling and economic analysis, patient monitoring and management/HMIS, strategic consulting, and program management.

Futures Group provides HMIS support to the Government of Kenya (GoK) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Under a new contract, the Futures team provides a range of technical assistance including: support for the continued development and implementation of the national HMIS strategy; improving information flow to guide policy and program decisions; facilitating interoperability between disparate HMIS including specific efforts to harmonize and integrate laboratory, pharmacy, and electronic medical records (EMR) sub-systems; and developing a data warehouse.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Software Programmer will have technical responsibility for developing software application to support interoperability and integration coding of electronic health record (EHR) system, hospital subsystems (laboratory, pharmacy, EPMS electronic patient management software).

He/She will possess very strong competencies in programming, and developing programming solutions.

The Software Programmer wil work closely with members of the existing software development team and will interact with local partner staff, Kenya ministries of health and international technical staff.

The Software Programmer will report to Chief of party, Kenya and Senior IT Manager (US) and provide support in all areas of software coding, application development, database development responsibilities.

Technical Skills:
  • Minimum five years hands-on, experience in coding and software applications development.
  • Three years hands-on experience with transact SQL, CSS, XML, .Net (C#, ASP), JavaScript required
  • 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) required
  • Ability to read, test and debug C#, JavaScript software coding required
  • 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)
  • 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
  • PMP certification preferred
  • Must be able to travel locally in Kenya
  • Local Kenya nationals preferred
Additional Information

Equipment to be used: General office equipment; computers

Physical demands: N/A

Must be available for domestic and international travel upto 30% of the time.

All applications for this position should be submitted online at by March 9, 2012.

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.

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