CDC Foundation ICT Technical Consultant Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity: ICT Technical Consultant
The National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Foundation) is an independent, non-profit organization that connects the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with private-sector organizations and individuals to build public health programs. 
CDC Foundation is a partner of mHealth Kenya, a Limited Company that was formed to provide the much needed linkage between Private and Public Entities in the area of Health Service provision. 

mHealth Kenya seeks to leverage the Public Private Partnership (PPP) potential for the benefit of public health. 

mHealth Kenya has managed to forge several partnerships to enable it to achieve the PPP outcome that is anchored on 3 pillars:
  • Sustainability
  • Universal Access
  • Private Sector participation.
CDC Foundation in partnership with mHealth Kenya seeks a mHealth (Mobile Health) ICT Technical Consultant to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. 
This will be an 8 month consultancy whose renewal is based on individual performance and availability of funds.
Role Purpose: The ICT Consultant, reporting to the CDC Foundation mHealth Kenya Country Director, will work according to the MHealth Kenya framework with the focal responsibility of representing mHealth Kenya in technical matters surrounding in-country health information systems solutions development. 
Major duties will include project management, determining the use of innovative solutions, software architecture, systems envisioning, overseeing development, implementation reviews, reporting, and documentation of projects. 
Previous experience working with mobile application projects will be an added advantage.
This individual will serve as full time consultant of the mHealth Kenya Public Private Partnership, an initiative of the CDC Foundation.

Essential Requirements:
  • Bachelor Degree in Science in Information Technology, Computer Science or equivalent.
  • At least 2 years in health information systems design, development, and maintenance.
  • At least 2 years hands on experience in developing full-size health information systems to include applications programming and databases.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in designing and developing mobile applications in a large scale data collection environment in the health sector.
  • Experience in designing and developing systems that capture GIS data using mobile devices will be an added advantage.
  • Must have working knowledge in development platforms to include common and modern object oriented programming, software architecture/engineering, and open source development frameworks for PC applications and WEB applications.
  • Must have experience and clear understanding of database design and management.
  • Must have knowledge in hardware and networking.
All application letters and detailed CVs, copies of certificates, telephone contacts together with names of three referees should reach us no later than 31st January 2014 to: 
CDC Foundation mHealth Kenya
North Star Suits, 1st Floor Suite 3
Lenana Rd, Kilimani
P O Box 9610-00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Applicants who can take up the positions immediately are encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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