Principal Programmer – Business Intelligence NGO Jobs – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Senior Systems
Administrator – Division of Health Informatics (DHI), Ministry of Health.
Senior Technical Advisor, PIP- UHSC
Job ID: 13-9271
About US:
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is an 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.
Job Summary: The Principal
Programmer – Business Intelligence is responsible for the maintenance and
further expansion of the PIP (Pharmaceutical Information Portal) data warehouse
and portal in collaboration with the Senior SharePoint/InfoPath developer, the
Technical Advisor – PIP IT, and the PIP Data Use Coordinator. The priorities
and required functionality for expansion of the PIP will be determined in
collaboration with the Assistant Commissioner Pharmacy Division, the Technical
Advisor – PIP IT, and the PIP Data Use Coordinator. The Principal Programmer –
Business Intelligence will architect, design, build, implement, support, test,
and maintain; dimensional models, extract, transform and load processes,
reporting modules, and analysis/dashboard solutions.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Collect and analyse end-user Business
Intelligence requirements and evaluate the feasibility of these requirements
from a technical perspective.
·        
Work closely with report requestors to clarify
needs and ensure that deliverables are to their specifications and delivered in
a timely manner.
·        
Perform conceptual, logical, physical, and
multidimensional data modelling.
·        
Identify data discrepancies and data quality
issues and work to ensure data consistency and integrity.
·        
Develop and maintain SSIS Extract, Transform,
and Load processes across multiple data sources.
·        
Design, develop and distribute reports (standard
and ad-hoc) and dashboards from different data sources.
·        
Design, develop and implement data management
and data analytics solutions.
·        
Optimize the OLAP and data-mining performance
functions.
·        
Regularly monitor system details within the data
warehouse including stored procedures and execution time and implement
efficiency improvements.
·        
Respond to and resolve load failures and
performance issues.
·        
Work closely with the Senior Systems
Administrator in developing and executing project plans within assigned
schedule and timeline.
·        
Recommend improvements to provide optimum
reporting solutions.
·        
Stay updated with business operations and
business intelligence processes.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the Management Sciences
for Health Principal Programmer – Business Intelligence career opportunity
should hold a Master’s Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science or a
related field, or a BSc plus MSc-equivalent working experience
·        
At least ten (10) years of experience with
demonstrated skills in software development and maintenance (i.e., software
requirements analysis, software design including object oriented analysis and
design, coding, testing, documentation, configuration management, user
training, deployment, and lifecycle maintenance). This includes working with
users to define requirements, architecting an effective software solution, and
designing and developing databases and applications.
·        
At least six (6) years ETL development
experience in a SQL Server environment with at least three (3) years of SSIS
specific experience
·        
Six years reporting development experience in a
SQL Server environment with a minimum of three (3) years SSRS/Report Builder
experience
·        
At least three years OLAP and cube development
experience with SSAS or similar tools
·        
MCSE Business Intelligence and MCSE Data
Platform certifications are an added advantage
·        
Strong Microsoft SQL Server skills, preferably
MCSA SQL Server certified.
·        
Strong TSQL skills.
·        
Strong programming skills using VB.net or
C#.net.
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of dimensional
modelling.
·        
Knowledge of Performance Point, Power Pivot and
Share Point is an added advantage
·        
Excellent analytical, problem solving,
collaboration and technical skills.
·        
Proficient in creating written communication
materials that effectively summarize findings and support.
·        
Keen attention to detail and commitment to high
quality/error free deliverables.
·        
Must be motivated, independent and
self-sufficient. Able to receive an assigned task and see it through to
completion with minimal supervision.
·        
Must be well organized, a good communicator,
able to effectively prioritize tasks, and manage projects from concept to
production.
·        
Ability to write thorough and concise functional
and design specifications as well as easily readable end user documentation.
·        
Must be well able to brainstorm with others,
thrive in a collaborative team environment, multi task, and quickly adapt to
change.
·        
Emphasizes personal and professional growth by
studying state-of-the-art development tools, programming techniques, and
computing equipment; participating in educational opportunities; reading
professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in
professional organizations.
·        
Excellent written and oral communication skills,
and able to read and write in English.
·        
A wide degree of creativity and latitude
required.
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: 11th
November, 2016

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