UN Jobs – Senior Software Developer, Health Systems Strengthening at UNICEF

Organisation: United Nations International Children’s Emergency
Grade: NOA
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, is the driving force that
helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized.  Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and
territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that
poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.
Job Summary: The UNICEF Senior Software Developer will
render support to the ALIVE Health Systems Strengthening Team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
strategic oversight, serving as the lead technical software advisor, and
developing software as needed for UNICEF and the MoH prioritizing eHMIS (DHIS2
and mTrac) and Mother Reminder / MomConnect.
UNICEF and managing the technical software planning and work on the enterprise
level architecture and APIs for the MoH’s Health Information System currently
under development, including application of the OpenHIE framework with the
Health Facility and Health Provider registries and proposed Shared Health
Records, and alignment of eHMIS and Mother Reminder / MomConnect.
the upgrade of RapidSMS based tools (mTrac, Mother Reminder, etc) to RapidPro,
including aligning Uganda Country Office (UCO) development with globally
replicable versions in coordination with UNICEF Global Innovation Centre (GIC).
support the optimization of automation of the RMNCH Scorecards, including data
visualization on the DHIS2 dashboard and SMS summaries to local government.
monitoring and optimizing performance of the mTrac and Mother Reminder /
MomConnect software, and customizing dashboards as required.
charge of monitoring thoroughfare of SMS traffic, ensuring optimal efficiency
and putting in place measures to avoid and monitor inadvertent spamming of
MoH capacity, with a focus on their Database and Systems Administrators and
software developers, to independently manage key components of eHMIS and Mother
Reminder / MomConnect.
the local capacity of institutions identified for long term, out-sourced ICT
support, and providing training, capacity building, and technology partner
outreach to the Uganda technology community.
supporting eHMIS and Mother Reminder / MomConnect technical field operations,
including providing ICT support at regional training of trainers (ToTs)
routine maintenance and technical support for country office projects that
involve ICT elements (mobile, web and hardware devices) as needed.
Qualifications, Skills and
ideal candidate for this UNICEF Career vacancy should hold any combination of
education and training equivalent to possession of a Bachelor’s degree in
Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering or Mathematics that demonstrates the
ability to perform the duties and responsibilities as described.
formal and/or informal training experience in Software Development,
Requirements Engineering, Database Management Systems (DBMS), Linux and windows
system administration, maintenance, design, analysis, and management of
scalable web services.
·         Working Knowledge  and experience with mTrac and DHIS2
of Health systems interoperability
in the administration and maintenance of management information systems.
experience with mobile technology: Kannel, IVR, RapidSMS, RapidPro, etc.
in at least two of these: PostgreSQL, MySQL, MS SQL Database Systems
hardware and software technologies (including Linux and Windows NT-based servers)
computer hardware and software
connectivity and technology.
knowledge of Object Oriented Programming like Python, Java
databases and database design concepts
and maintaining software remotely on a Linux Servers.
to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; interact with users
and office staff in non-technical, clear terms.
to support staff with difficult technical tasks
independently and as a team member.
priorities and organize work to meet strict deadlines.
and skills in making decisions on a variety of complex matters
to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those
contacted during the course of work.
to adapt to changes in technology.
How to Apply:
ONLY Ugandan Nationals will be considered.
UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff;
qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The applications will be considered only
    if accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, download here, as well
    as the most recent performance evaluation report.
  • If applications are sent by email, please
    clearly indicate the position applied for and use this order to name your
    file attachments: Firstname_Lastname followed by document e.g.
    Gold_MukasaP11 or Gold_MukasaCV or Gold_ MukasaApplication.
  • UNICEF is a smoke free environment.
  • Only short listed candidates will be
All candidates who desire to work in the prestigious United Nations
International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in the above position should
send their resume to:
Human Resource Specialist,
UNICEF Kampala, Uganda,
Plot 9, George Street,
P.O. Box 7047, Kampala-Uganda.
Via email to: ugderecruit@unicef.org
Deadline: 20th May, 2015
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