Company Flexi Personnel Limited
Reference # HISDN
Published 27/11/2017
Contract Type Permanent/Contract
Salary Market Related
Location Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Main Duties:

The primary function of this position is to support UCSF with its data needs by developing databases, dashboards, apps and other software to support its projects and programmes. The HIS Developer is expected to design databases to meet the needs for specific projects. Some projects will require the developer to design data entry screens for these databases, while other projects will require the developer to import data form existing data sources into a UCSF-managed database, sometimes with data transformations. Therefore, an understanding of SQL is critical. Most projects will require the data to be disclosed via dashboards – often with some transformation or analysis of that data before it gets displayed. For example, data that originates from a single health facility may need to be aggregated into a district, provincial or national view on the dashboard. Visualising data on dashboards will be a critical component of the developer. Additional software development needs may arise occasionally, such as the development of mobile apps, or interoperability layers between existing systems. An example of that would be an implementation of OpenHIE. As an integral part of the UCSF Kenya Office, the Software Developer will be expected to meet with stakeholders, funders and government officials, and draw up requirements based on their needs.
Job Functions Monitoring & Evaluation
Industries Healthcare,Ngo / Non-Profit

Under the direction of the UCSF Senior Manager for Global Health Informatics Officer, the HIS Developer will work with the UCSF SI team, the Global Programs in-country SI team, and USG and GOK colleagues to:

•Establish needs and requirements for any database or information

•Determine the appropriate frameworks, tools and technologies to be
used for implementing any database or information system, taking
context, existing capacity and other guiding principles (e.g. open source,
already in use in the health sector) into account.

•Based on agreed specifications, design, develop and maintain SQL-
based databases, primarily using open source tools such as MySQL and

•Based on agreed specifications, develop web-based dashboards and
other websites, including web apps that summarise, display, visualise
data and make datasets available for download and further analysis.

•Develop output reports using popular reporting tools (such as Jasper
Reports) that pre-analyse and visualise data, and allow other people to
pull those reports online (through a website/dashboard).

•Develop interfaces for interoperability to enable data syncing between

•Any other duties assigned related to this job description.

•An appropriate degree in computer science, information systems or
software engineering with a focus on software development or
equivalent degree with five years experience – or at least ten years of
demonstrable experience in software development.

•At least five years of experience in developing information systems,
ideally with a focus on health information systems, in popular
languages such as JAVA, PHP, Python, or C#. Open-source languages
are highly preferable.

•Demonstrable experience in working with databases and SQL, including
writing SQL queries.

•An understanding of popular tools currently in the health sector such as
ODK, DHIS2 and OpenMRS.

•Working experience with software development and maintenance tools
like Spring, Hibernate, JQuery, Subversion, Git, Restful web services,
Agile methodology, Jasper server, Android SDK.

•Experience with one or more of the following are considered advantages:


oMonitoring and Evaluation.


oWorking in the health sector.

NB: Flexi Personnel does not charge candidates for job placement
Job Closing Date 31/12/2017
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