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eHealth Africa Recruitment 2020/2021 Application Form Portal

Filed in Featured Jobs, Health Jobs, NGO Jobs by on May 12, 2020 0 Comments

eHealth Africa designs and implements data-driven solutions and technologies to improve health systems for and with local communities. eHA’s technology works in low connectivity settings and uses data to drive decision-making by local governments and partner agencies to get optimum results.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

1. Operations and Finance Lead

Locations: Kano and Abuja
Employment Type: Full Time

Purpose of the position

  • The Operations and Finance Lead will be involved in the planning, organizing, building or renovating, and coordinating of Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs)s in at least three countries in Africa.
  • Along with a “core team” of specialists, the operations and finance lead will ensure the adequacy of the EOC facilities, including their physical space, ICT connectivity, and ability to strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of providing adequate immunization services.
  • S/he will lead programs focused on strengthening existing and/or setting-up functional EOCs in the target countries. Other responsibilities include supporting communications activities, attending meetings, and establishing and maintaining relationships with all stakeholders and partner agencies. The Operations and Finance Lead will report and work closely with the Project Manager.

What you’ll do  

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned:
  • Undertakes needs assessment in advance of deployment to target countries and supports in the development of a “playbook” detailing minimum aspects required for EOC set up, maintenance, and operating efficiency
  • Travels with the core team to three countries for a period of approximately eight weeks per country to establish functional EOCs. May be required to travel back to each country throughout the life of the project.
  • Ensures EOCs are functioning and maintains good operational management and country ownership
  • Acts as a contact point for the local EOC management teams throughout the project lifetime and provides remote support to EOC teams in all three target countries throughout the life of the project
  • Provides on-the-ground support and actions for local Core Team assignments to core roles, and subsequent capacity building for these teams
  • Provides on the ground oversight and support for any civil works, as well as supply chain and field operations systems deployment
  • Supports the procurement and deployment of infrastructure and tools to provide required services at the EOCs
  • Undertakes the internal financial and operational management for the project – including managing the budget, organising local procurement and travel, and financial reporting
  • Prepares periodical financial reporting to the core team
  • Monitors EOC development and operational capacity to ensure quality and accuracy of work outcomes vis-à-vis contractual commitments
  • Fosters a project work environment that promotes productivity, innovation, and fairness
  • Works with Project Manager, Core Team, State Government, and donors/partners to implement EOC projects and deliver on program objectives
  • Completes handover/closeout report for all states on completion of EOC upgrades
  • Periodically reports project progress/issues/challenges to Project Manager and updates risk register as and when required
  • Ensures compliance with government laws and regulations
  • Provides thought leadership, strategic insight, and clear communication (written and verbal) to project manager on strategy
  • Ensures effective communication and coordination between team members, stakeholders, government agencies and other agencies;
  • Works closely with the project team, business representatives, various interdepartmental teams and external vendor(s) and ensures positive relationships are established and maintained
  • Participates in corporate strategic planning activities and applies project management theory to the organisation business challenges
  • Consistently at work and on time & adheres to Policies and Procedures
  • Performs any other duties assigned by Management

Requirements
Who you are:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to successfully perform this job:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a relevant field (project management, engineering, information and communications technology, or similar)
  • Three years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience in project coordination/management
  • Fluency in French is a strong asset
  • Must have or be willing to get a valid passport and be willing to travel within Africa throughout the life of the project
  • Knowledge of EOCs information and management processing concepts
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage the activities of a team
  • Ability to translate technical concepts and terminology in terms understandable to government officials and agency heads
  • Ability to present data clearly and highlight its potential for decision making to high level stakeholders
  • Ability to coordinate large scale events, including workshops and training sessions
  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral and written communication skills, including technical writing skills
  • Experience in project management with a proven track record of delivering on objectives
  • Must have strong organizational skills and be able to work calmly under pressure

Personal Characteristic:

  • Adaptability: Demonstrates a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develops new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities
  • Focuses on Partner/Client Needs: Anticipates, understands, and responds to the needs of internal and external clients and partners to meet or exceed their expectations within the organisational parameters
  • Leads: Positively influences others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization
  • Organizes: Sets priorities, develops a work schedule, monitors progress towards goals, and tracks details, data, information and activities
  • Solves Problems: Assesses problem situations to identify causes, gathers and processes relevant information, generates possible solutions, and makes recommendations and/or resolves the problem
  • Thinks Strategically: Assesses options and actions based on trends and conditions in the environment, and the vision and values of the organisation

Certifications and Licenses:

  • A project Management (PMI) certification is preferred

Language Ability:

  • English is the spoken and written language. Fluency in French will be required for at least two of the positions to be hired.
  • Ability to read, analyse and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or government regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from the executive and senior managers, employees, the general public and clients/partners.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

2. Senior Software Developer – Consultant

Location: Nigeria

Purpose of the Position

  • The Senior Software Engineering Consultant is responsible for developing and supporting projects, functions and completing specific client work, projects, and miscellaneous tasks.
  • This highly responsible position involves using established work procedures to analyze, design, develop, implement, maintain, re-engineer and troubleshoot applications.
  • Keywords: JavaScript, Git, ReactJS, Android, Java, Node.js, Python, Django

What you’ll do 

  • Directs technical aspects of operations related to client accounts or high severity issues
  • Participates in the evolution of company-level software best practices, standards, and policies
  • Defines objectives by analyzing user requirements; envisioning system features and functionality
  • Works closely with developers and end-users to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction
  • Collaborates with product owners, technical architects, and other software developers to plan, design, develop, test, and maintain web and mobile-based applications
  • Provides thought-leadership as to emerging technologies and integrate them into business operations
  • Assists in the estimation and assessment of the feasibility of solutions for upcoming projects

Requirements
Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a college or university in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems Technology or a related field. A postgraduate degree is desirable.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Software Development or an equivalent of education and experience.
  • Well familiar with the whole software development life cycle (e.g. requirements, analysis, design, implementation, testing, and documentation) and execution models (e.g. Waterfall, Agile, etc.).
  • Strong understanding of data structure and algorithms and how it affects application performance.
  • Strong understanding of JavaScript, its module loaders and frameworks such as AngularJS and ReactJS.
  • Strong understanding of Python and desirably Django.
  • Thorough understanding of RESTful API design, usage and best practices.
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX.
  • Good understanding of databases and SQL. Exposure to NoSQL Databases ideal.
  • Familiarity with front-end build tools, such as Grunt, Webpack and Gulp.js.
  • Understanding of accessibility and security compliance.
  • Knowledge of user authentication and authorization between multiple systems and environments.
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application.
  • Understanding of the differences between multiple delivery platforms, such as mobile vs desktop, and optimizing output to match the specific platform.
  • Strong unit test and debugging skills as well as a proficient understanding of code versioning tools (Git).
  • Experience in the creation and review of software and architecture designs.
  • Fluent in English.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

3. Manager, Software Engineering

Location: Kano

Purpose of the Position

  • The Manager Software Engineering will determine operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposed solutions; Document and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments, and clear code; Prepare and install solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards and programming; Improve operations by conducting systems analysis; recommending changes in policies and procedures.

What you’ll do
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Leads development teams, establish development standards and Agile software development practices.
  • Manages the software development process and the allocation of resources to different projects and products.
  • Collaborates with product and project management, Quality Assurance, Support, Marketing, and executive management to ensure the development team meets software release schedules, goals, and objectives.

Leadership:

  • Provide leadership, direction, and vision to a team of DevOps and Release Engineers.
  • Ensure that project initiatives and tasks are prioritized and being executed according to project schedules and technical best practices.
  • Monitor ticket queues to make sure work is not sitting unassigned or staying at an in-progress state for times that violate SLAs.
  • Effectively communicate on development and operational support work status and priority setting.
  • Maintain an understanding of current technologies, their trends, business strategies and capabilities, and their implications on the current environment.
  • Strong skills in setting, communicating, implementing, and achieving business objectives and goals through the direct management of others.
  • Leads in performing feasibility analysis considering technical, infrastructural, organizational and economic aspects to alternative solutions

Development:

  • Performs a Technical Lead role on assigned projects and ensures compliance with Project Management methodologies.
  • Leverage Scrum and Kanban Agile development practices.
  • Be hands-on and actively review code alongside the team, with time balanced between development, code review, and management.
  • Assist in building continuous integration systems.
  • Participate in architectural and code reviews
  • Directs technical aspects of operations related to client accounts or high severity issues
  • Participates in the evolution of company-level software best practices, standards, and policies
  • Defines objectives by analyzing user requirements; envisioning system features and functionality
  • Works closely with developers and end-users to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction
  • Collaborates with product owners, technical architects, and other software developers to plan, design, develop, test, and maintain web- and mobile-based applications
  • Provides thought-leadership as to emerging technologies and integrate them into business operations
  • Assists in the estimation and assessment of feasibility of solutions for upcoming projects
  • Participates in and promotes a positive, supportive, cooperative team environment.
  • Attends and participates in annual strategic planning meetings, country management meetings, staff meetings, training classes, and supervision.
  • Adheres to Policies and Procedures.
  • Adheres to eHealth Africa Code of Conduct as well as ethical standards of the field.

Who You Are
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to successfully perform this job:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Technology, or other related field or equivalent years of education and work experience or any related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of software development and delivery experience in a lead architecture role, with a proven track record of on-time and on-budget delivery of enterprise-scale software applications.
  • Hands-on experience in applying Lean/Six Sigma to software development metrics.
  • Experience managing continuous integration with test automation.
  • Skilled in several software developments and architecture paradigms and techniques, with the ability to provide the best mix of these techniques with high quality, scalable, flexible, and reliable solutions while keeping up with the Company’s growth.
  • Experience with building enterprise-scale, distributed, high performance, mission-critical software applications is required.
  • Strong project management skills, including experience in agile practices and frameworks e.g. Lean, Scrum, and Kanban.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and deliver within tight timelines while being flexible in adapting to new roles.
  • Strong leadership skills that include the ability to build effective teams, ability to motivate others, delegation, and timely/quality decision making. Training and presentation experience is preferred. Excellent interpersonal communication skills, organizational skills and great attention to detail. Action-oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment.
  • Working knowledge of project management tools, e.g. Atlassian Jira, Asana, etc.
  • Understanding of data transformation tools (FME Desktop, Kettle and python) and Commercial
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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