IT Careers – Project Tech Lead – Medic Mobile

Job Title:     Project
Tech Lead
Organisation: Medic
Mobile
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Tech
Lead Manager
About US:
Medic Mobile
designs, delivers and supports world-class software for health workers who
provide care in the hardest-to-reach communities. Our software is free,
open-source, and deployed at scale in the last mile of healthcare.
Evidence-based workflows come together in the software to support health
workers and families, helping to ensure safe deliveries, track outbreaks, treat
illnesses at the doorstep, communicate about emergencies, and more. We envision
a more just world in which health workers are supported as they provide care
for their neighbors, universal health coverage is a reality, and health is
secured as a human right.
The Community Health
Toolkit now supports more health workers than ever before, with a total of
26,208 health workers using the tools by end of Q2 of 2019. Medic Mobile and
its partners equipped 1,139 new health workers in Q2 of 2019 alone and delivered
updated tools to 524 existing health workers. In this current phase of growth,
we are scaling through large partnerships with Ministries of Health and Model
Building Partners, while also leveraging the Open-Source Community Health
Toolkit to spur renewed engagement with implementers and technical partners
within the community health space. We aim to support health workers serving 100
million people between 2017 and 2021.
Our global team
supports more than 60 partners across 23 countries, with offices in San
Francisco, Nairobi, Kathmandu. Medic Mobile brings a wide range of experience
and creative solutions to complex problems, building and delivering technology
that works for people who have been marginalized. We are searching for a
Project Technical Lead to contribute to our team, mission, and impact.
Job Summary: This
is a unique opportunity to bring together your passion about global health and
technology, and working at the grassroots level. As a  Project Tech Lead, you will manage project
technical development/configurations. We believe that the technologies, work
environments, and approaches to global health and development you’ve
experienced in the past, and have mastered in-depth will be useful to further
build Medic’s tools and technology. We expect that you are a quick learner and
equally quick to adapt to new and changing technologies.
The Project Tech
Lead works closely with design and project teams.  This role will report to Tech Lead Manager
and will be based in Kampala, Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Manage
project technical development/configurations: Work alongside relationship
leads, project managers and designers to define scope, support service design,write
technical specifications, configure and customize Medic Mobile tools
·       
Develop
internal and partner-facing dashboards and interactive data visualizations.
Work with designers and project managers to ensure that dashboard designs are
feasible within the Medic Mobile Analytics platform
·       
Collate,
contribute to and maintain a growing library of configuration settings,
best-practises, dashboards, troubleshooting guidelines and interactive data
visualizations building upon past work.
·       
Conduct
functional and unit testing on all developed code and scripts in line with
testing frameworks to ensure conformance with defined requirements.
·       
Manage
client timelines, monitor usage of the platform, and any relevant software
costs for invoicing purposes to foster strong relationships with partners.
·       
Product
Support: Support end users and stakeholders (internal and external) on any
arising technology issues/bugs working alongside Tech Support team to resolve
or escalate to other tech teams and follow up to resolution.
·       
Describe
digital health needs and opportunities in your projects/region and propel these
needs to be addressed in Medic Mobile’s current tool kit or product roadmap
·       
Support
in proposal writing, publications, present Medic Mobile in meetings, seminars,
summits & forums when called upon to do so.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant
must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering or
Mathematics and 3+ years relevant experience.
·       
Have
experience with relational databases, Postgres and MySQL
·       
Have
experience in Scripting languages Shell/Awk
·       
Have
experience with data analysis and data visualization languages R/Matlab/Python
·       
Have
experience using command-line tools on Linux (preferred) or another UNIX-like
operating system.
·       
Be
comfortable and proficient in HTML, Javascript, Node.js, and JSON.
·       
Be
committed to frequent and timely communication, both in person and online (via
email, Internet Relay Chat, and other online chat applications).
·       
Have
interest in working with and learning from a globally distributed team of
mHealth technology experts.
·       
Have
good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to pass on
information clearly to users and to grasp difficulties perceived by users.
·       
Strong
user support orientation with an attitude of wanting to assist people and pass-on
their knowledge and experience to others establishing a good working
relationship with users/partners.
·       
Ability
to work under high pressure, meet deadlines, monitor and follow-up on pending
matters under minimum supervision.
Additional Skills:
·       
Be
familiar with Android SDK, relational databases, document-based databases, and
the map/reduce algorithm.
·       
Project
work experience with open source technology.
·       
Good
logical diagnostic skills and ability to exercise good judgement in the
resolution of problems.
How to Apply:
All qualified and
interested candidates should apply online at the link below.
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