Fresher IT Careers – Volunteer, eHealth Coordinator at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Organisation: Clinton
Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About CHAI:     
The Clinton Health Access
Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening
integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care
and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. Based on the premise
that business oriented strategy can facilitate solutions to global health
challenges, CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market
dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment;
accelerating access to life-saving technologies; and helping governments build
the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs. CHAI
creates large-scale impact by working with governments and other NGO partners,
enabling more than 2 million HIV+ people to access the medicines needed for
treatment through lower pricing agreements for treatment options in more than
70 countries. CHAI acts as a catalyst to mobilize new resources and optimize
the impact of these resources to save lives, via improved organization of
commodity markets and more effective local management.
The eHealth team at CHAI Uganda
has been involved in developing a Lab Information Management System for the
Central Public Health Laboratory, enabling better tracking of HIV patients
throughout the care cascade. eHealth has also engaged with the National Medical
Stores (NMS), and the central medical warehouse for public-sector facilities in
Uganda, to track item delivery and facility planning performance, using
historical ordering patterns to improve commodity planning. In the private
sector, eHealth has worked on streamlining supply chains for Zinc/ORS with an
Android application for field-based sales reps and promoters.
With CHAI’s growing involvement
in Uganda’s eHealth space, we are looking for an eHealth Volunteer Software
Developer to make a direct and tangible impact on the health of Ugandans with
technology. We work on things like decreasing stock-outs or reducing prices of
essential drugs nationally, not increasing ad click-through rates. The
complexity involved in truly delivering on those goals should be something you
are excited to tackle. CHAI has an entrepreneurial culture that encourages new
projects and risk-taking, and you would have the latitude to drive initiatives
from inception to impact.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The
    incumbent will be expected to propose novel technology solutions to
    address key challenges in Uganda’s Health sector
  • Create
    complex, high-quality software tools based on demanding user-requirements
  • Use
    the latest tools and techniques, including agile development and pair
  • Discuss
    design, scalability, interoperability and other issues encountered with
    the team.
  • Actively
    participate in code reviews, bug tracking, and project management with the
    rest of the team.
  • Be
    involved in every part of the software lifecycle from specs discussion,
    software development, testing of the software, as well as releasing, and
    deployment of the software.
  • Generate
    quality technical documentation and user training on software tools
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate should have a deep background in applying multiple
    disciplines in the data science domain to practical problems.
  • Past
    experience with a Linux or UNIX environment
  • High
    level of programming skill in Python, Ruby, Java or similar
  • Working
    knowledge of data analysis using R, pandas, or similar
  • Strong
    record of successes at delivering results in a fast-paced environment
  • Possess
    excellent communication and data presentation skills
  • Strong
    problem solving ability
  • The
    applicant should exhibit a passion for results and a commitment to
  • CHAI
    places great value on the following qualities: resourcefulness,
    responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join the Clinton Health Access Initiative
(CHAI) should Apply Online by visiting the link below.

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