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JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Technical Officer, Software Development

Supervisor: Senior Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation & Research

Location – Lusaka

About FHI 360:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Technical Officer- Software Development  

Project Description:

FHI 360 seeks a Technical Officer- Software Development for the USAID funded USAID Open Doors Project. The USAID Open Doors Project is an activity providing comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services to key populations in targeted provinces of Zambia with the goal of contributing to a reduction in new HIV infections, in alignment with Zambia’s National AIDS Strategic Framework (NASF), 2017–2021. USAID Open Doors Project supports the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) as it works towards the goal of an AIDS-Free generation, in Zambia, as well as globally.

Job Summary/Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Senior Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation & Research, the Technical Officer- Software Development will assist in providing technical support in the development, creation, modification, and test coding data management systems for USAID Open Doors project. He/she will be responsible for supporting field teams using devices and data flow. He/she will support forms and script that allow for the creation and maintenance of an electronic software working as part of a M&E/Health Informatics team.

Duties and responsibilities:

Analyze program data management requirements and define system specifications. Design, implement and maintain databases to meet user requirements and application Maintain/build relational database schemas, tables, views, data dictionaries, and stored procedures as required by various program areas. Manage database access, security, integrity and backup procedures. Design and maintain database administration procedures and manuals Create ad-hoc and standard reports as required. Setup and Design of backup and recovery solutions, according to Disaster Recovery scenarios, Plan and Document specifications. Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end. Conduct routine data quality assessments on program databases and provide ongoing support to Project and partner staff in data management and monitoring and evaluation. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and requirements:

BSc in computer science,  information technology,  engineering or related field. At least three (3) years of relevant work experience in database design and management. Relational Database Management experience in the past. Experience working with Microsoft Access for data management Ability to write SQL queries and validate query results. Proficiency in data management and analytic software e.g. SQL, MS Excel, MS Power BI, Tableau, R. Experience working with GIS software like ArcGIS, QGIS In-depth knowledge of at least one high-level programming language such as C-Sharp , Java , Python etc Knowledge of mobile application development Experience with Social Network Analysis and Visualization tools for Computer Scientists Cloud Database management experience Data warehouse or Data analytics preferred. Knowledge of best practices in data visualization and business intelligence (BI) – Strong understanding of BI features and capabilities and how that is implemented for business solutions preferred. Should be self-driven with strong analytical, organizational and project management skills. Experience with software development methodology and release processes Excellent knowledge of software and application design and architecture Monitor and analyze information and data systems and evaluate their performance to discover ways of enhancing them (new technologies, upgrades etc) An analytical mindset with problem-solving skills. Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply through FHI 360 career at https://www.fhi360.org/careers

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

Please click here to continue searching FHI 360’s Career Portal.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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FHI 360 (formerly Family Health International) is a nonprofit human development organization based in North Carolina. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. Established in 1971, the organization has long managed in projects relating to family planning and reproductive health. In 1986 the organization began a worldwide response to HIV/AIDS. FHI's research and programs also address malaria, tuberculosis, and other infectious and chronic diseases and international agencies, governments, foundations, research institutions, and individual donors.

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Technical Officer, Software Development

Supervisor: Senior Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation & Research

Location – Lusaka

About FHI 360:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Technical Officer- Software Development  

Project Description:

FHI 360 seeks a Technical Officer- Software Development for the USAID funded USAID Open Doors Project. The USAID Open Doors Project is an activity providing comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services to key populations in targeted provinces of Zambia with the goal of contributing to a reduction in new HIV infections, in alignment with Zambia’s National AIDS Strategic Framework (NASF), 2017–2021. USAID Open Doors Project supports the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) as it works towards the goal of an AIDS-Free generation, in Zambia, as well as globally.

Job Summary/Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Senior Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation & Research, the Technical Officer- Software Development will assist in providing technical support in the development, creation, modification, and test coding data management systems for USAID Open Doors project. He/she will be responsible for supporting field teams using devices and data flow. He/she will support forms and script that allow for the creation and maintenance of an electronic software working as part of a M&E/Health Informatics team.

Duties and responsibilities:

Analyze program data management requirements and define system specifications. Design, implement and maintain databases to meet user requirements and application Maintain/build relational database schemas, tables, views, data dictionaries, and stored procedures as required by various program areas. Manage database access, security, integrity and backup procedures. Design and maintain database administration procedures and manuals Create ad-hoc and standard reports as required. Setup and Design of backup and recovery solutions, according to Disaster Recovery scenarios, Plan and Document specifications. Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end. Conduct routine data quality assessments on program databases and provide ongoing support to Project and partner staff in data management and monitoring and evaluation. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and requirements:

BSc in computer science,  information technology,  engineering or related field. At least three (3) years of relevant work experience in database design and management. Relational Database Management experience in the past. Experience working with Microsoft Access for data management Ability to write SQL queries and validate query results. Proficiency in data management and analytic software e.g. SQL, MS Excel, MS Power BI, Tableau, R. Experience working with GIS software like ArcGIS, QGIS In-depth knowledge of at least one high-level programming language such as C-Sharp , Java , Python etc Knowledge of mobile application development Experience with Social Network Analysis and Visualization tools for Computer Scientists Cloud Database management experience Data warehouse or Data analytics preferred. Knowledge of best practices in data visualization and business intelligence (BI) - Strong understanding of BI features and capabilities and how that is implemented for business solutions preferred. Should be self-driven with strong analytical, organizational and project management skills. Experience with software development methodology and release processes Excellent knowledge of software and application design and architecture Monitor and analyze information and data systems and evaluate their performance to discover ways of enhancing them (new technologies, upgrades etc) An analytical mindset with problem-solving skills. Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply through FHI 360 career at https://www.fhi360.org/careers

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

Please click here to continue searching FHI 360's Career Portal.FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

2020-02-29

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