Senior Coordinator, eHealth – Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Organisation: Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
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. 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.
Since its establishment in
2002 by President William J. Clinton, CHAI has worked on the demand and supply
sides of the market to help more than 2 million HIV+ people access the
medicines needed for treatment—representing nearly half of all people and 2 out
of 3 children on HIV/AIDS treatment in developing countries. Building on this
model, CHAI has expanded its scope to include efforts to strengthen healthcare
delivery systems and to combat malaria and childhood illnesses.
Job Summary: The Senior e-Health Coordinator will be
responsible for managing, supporting, and directing a strong team of software
developers towards our business goals. The Coordinator will work with the
development team, the program manager and other project stakeholders to ensure
that that the tech solutions support the overall functioning of various program
efforts. They shall be involved in every part of the software lifecycle from
specs discussion to development to testing, quality assurance, releasing, and
Key Duties and
  • Provide
    leadership to support and coordinate development and release of software
  • Develop,
    implement and promote agile software development processes using the
    latest tools and techniques.
  • Provide
    project plans including scope, timelines and budget estimates.
  • Recommend
    design improvements or corrections to team developers throughout the
    development process.
  • Regularly
    review product design documentation to ensure that requirements stated are
    correct, unambiguous, and verifiable.
  • Consult
    with product development to evaluate system interfaces, operational
    requirements, and performance requirements of overall system.
  • Discuss
    design, scalability, interoperability and other issues encountered with
    the team.
  • Plan
    and lead code reviews, bug tracking, project management with the rest of
    the team.
  • Generating
    quality technical documentation and user training on software tools
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    prospective candidates should hold Bachelor’s degrees, preferably with an
    IT focus
  • A
    minimum of three or more years of management / leadership experience in
    software development
  • Strong
    understanding of software development lifecycle
  • Possess
    the ability to adapt to different software environments and technical
  • Strong
    SQL background, preferably PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Past
    experience working with XML/JSON
  • Excellent
    testing practices; test-driven development (TDD) and continuous
    integration (CI)
  • Experience
    with Version Control systems and best practices – GIT and/or Mercurial
  • Practical
    experience in analysis, design, coding and implementation of complex,
    custom-built applications
  • Strong
    OO skills, including strong design patterns knowledge
  • Experience
    working with, or an interest in Agile Methodologies, such as Extreme
    Programming (XP) and Scrum
  • Experience
    working with  Application Frameworks
    (Django, Codeigniter, Play Framework)
  • Ability
    to work in a variety of client settings and in a multi-cultural,
    team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Ability
    to understand the ‘user’s’ requirements and propose end to end strategic
  • Detail
    orientated team player who is able to provide realistic and accurate work
    plans to meet deadlines and client expectations
  • Past
    experience building Health Information Systems targeting public health in
  • Experience
    scaling up web apps and services for rapid growth
  • Previous
    SOA design experience
  • Hands
    on experience in enterprise applications integration APIs and middleware
    (e.g. Camel EIP, ActiveMQ)
  • REST
    API design and implementation
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates who wish to join one of the world’s leading non-profit organizations
founded by one of America’s former presidents, Bill Clinton should apply online
at the web link below.
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