IT NGO Jobs – Senior Programmer at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Job Title:    Senior Programmer
Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Project Name: USAID Uganda
Health Supply Chain UHSC Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: M&E
Job ID: 13-8570
About MSH:
Sciences for Health (MSH) is a international non-profit health organization
composed of nearly 2500 people from more than 74 nationalities working in over
50,countries. Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the
world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge
and action in public health. Together with our partners, we are helping
managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management
systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.
About USAID UHSC Project:
Sciences for Health (MSH) is implementing a USAID-funded project called the
Uganda Health Supply Chain, a five year program supporting the Government of
Uganda’s health system to improve the availability and accessibility of
essential medicines and health supplies (EMHS). The expected results of are
to:1) strengthen national policies and strategies and support cost-effective, equitable,
and transparent utilization of EMHS resources; 2) strengthen country capacity
for effective management and utilization of EMHS; and 3) increase availability
and access of EMHS among priority populations.
Job Summary:  The Senior Programmer will support the USAID
Project by designing, developing and managing the implementation of ICT
business systems in CPHL and support electronic performance assessment of
laboratory services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Design, develop and implement lab/logistic related
applications using advanced technology platforms.
Regularly review the existing ICT systems to align them
to the changing lab needs.
Code, debug, test, and document the developed
application for lab services.
Support databases and in house developed
applications including the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for national
health services
In charge of the integration of internal and
external management information across an entire lab network and definition of
application development standards, installation procedures and processes.
Develop and maintain laboratory applications as
identified by lab management in collaboration with Resource Center and UHSC
through packaged and customized applications.
Manage the development of database-driven web
interfaces for rapid, real-time information sharing and external web portals
allowing users to input and retrieve accurate lab information.
Maintain and enhance existing applications and
ensure appropriate internal systems integration.
Prepare user and administrator manuals for software
projects undertaken.
Mentor and train users regarding the technical
aspects and use of standard software packages.
Prepare and submit reports to the supervisor.
Perform any other duties similar in nature as may be
assigned from time to time by the M&E Advisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s
degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Applied Sciences or a
related field.
At least seven years working experience as
Excellent programming skills in .NET framework,
Java, Ms Visual studio, PHP, MYSQL, HTML etc.
Database management and ability to program using
Microsoft SQL and other database development tools.
Significant experience in ERP systems and logistics
Ability to develop, deploy and manage network and
web based applications.
Computer literacy i.e. proficient in Internet
related applications e.g. Web Browsers.
Ability to integrate and maintain databases
Broad knowledge and working experience in laboratory
logistics management information systems an added advantage
Previous experience with USAID funded programs is an
added advantage.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Management Sciences
for Health in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by
clicking on the link below.
Deadline: 22nd January, 2016

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