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Junior Health Information Systems (Jnr. HIS) Developer at UCSF Tanzania

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Junior Health Information Systems (Jnr. HIS) Developer
Junior Health Information Systems (Jnr. HIS) Developer at UCSF May 2024
Job Opportunity – Junior Health Information Systems (Jnr. HIS) Developer
Location: Dar es Salaam
Application deadline: June 08th, 2024.
Start date: July 15th, 2024

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is engaged in a five-year Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Tanzania (CDC-Tanzania) to provide strategic information and health information systems (HIS) technical assistance to the Ministry of Health (MoH) as well as the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and their implementing partners (IPs). We are recruiting an individual through our affiliated international NGO ‘Global Programs’ to serve as a Health Information Systems Developer.
This is a full-time position with an initial contract through September 2024 and the possibility of a one-year extension subject to continued funding. The position is expected to start on July 15, 2024.

Main duties and responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the HIS Developer Lead, the HIS Junior Developer shall be responsible for designing, developing, implementing, testing, maintaining, auditing, and improving new and existing health information systems and project software. The developer will also bring expertise to activities related to developing EMR (electronic medical records), Lab, and other health information systems specifically focused on HIV and other health programs. The developer shall ensure that all software developed conforms to set software development standards by conducting rigorous diagnosis, tests, code debugging, and technical documentation through reference manuals. Additionally, the developer will work as part of a team in a collaborative environment, contributing to group projects and supporting colleagues to achieve common goals.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Ensure adherence to Agile software development principles by participating in all SCRUM ceremonies, including daily stand-ups, sprint planning meetings, and other related activities.
  • Manage software development life cycle
  • Work with the HIS team to design software solutions by studying information needs, systems flow, data usage, and work processes while adhering to the software development lifecycle
  • Evaluate, maintain, and evolve existing health information systems such as CTC Analytics, Monthly Portal, DAMES, and Lab Visual
  • Assist the HIS team in designing and implementing interoperability between existing health information systems such as CTC2, CTC3, CTC Analytics, Monthly Portal, Lab Visual, PTCQI, etc
  • Develop Application Programming Interface (APIs) for various applications
  • Optimize various data systems to improve performance
  • Support the piloting, rollout, training, and maintenance of HIS systems to Implementing Partners
  • Investigate, analyze, and make recommendations to management regarding technology improvements, upgrades, and modifications
  • Analyze user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints
  • Develop and coordinate software system testing and validation procedures, programming, and documentation
  • Prepare reference materials for users by writing operating instructions, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments, and clear code
  • Undertake other tasks within the scope of the role as directed by management
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Experience, skills, and minimum required qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in computer science, data science, software engineering, or information systems required. Experience working with health information systems required. A minimum of 2 years of experience as a software developer or engineer; demonstrable experience in developing a variety of software systems while taking on increasing responsibility for analysis, design, implementation, and development tasks [reference required]
  • Knowledge and skills with Python and Node.js. Knowledge in Java, C#, PHP, and other common programming languages is an added advantage.
  • Advance knowledge and experience on using Docker containers for deployment. Using other DevOps tools is an added advantage.
  • Experience using Electron for developing cross-platform desktop applications.
  • Experience developing data-driven applications utilizing significant relational database engines as part of the overall application architecture (experience with the following are highly desirable: MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL). Working experience using Git, Restful web services and Agile methodology.
  • Proficiency in developing and troubleshooting complex software systems that run in mixed environments including Windows on desktop, server, tablet, and mobile systems.
  • Experience in building dashboards using PowerBI, Superset, and other visualization tools is an added advantage.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Swahili.

Other desired skills/qualities:
  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively within a team, leveraging strong communication skills to contribute to project planning and problem-solving

To Apply:
All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed in the minimum requirements above with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
All applications must include the following:
  • A current CV with names and telephone numbers for at least 2 referees, including one referee who is the current employer.
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates
Applications and supporting documents should be sent via e-mail to and must be received by June 08th, 2024.
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NOTE: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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