Jacaranda Health Database Developer Intern in Kenya

Jacaranda Health Solutions Ltd

Job Title: Database Developer Intern

Reports To: Technology and Analytics Manager

Department: Programs

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, create, update, and maintain PostgreSQL databases.
  • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases/data systems.
  • Operate and optimizes pre-defined tools, applications and data bases/data management systems.
  • Create reports and communicates results to various internal and/or external stakeholders (e.g. management, customers).
  • Develop systems and processes to regularly maintain databases and conduct regular checks to ensure data integrity.
  • Create queries that allow data to be extracted and to streamline the data retrieval process.
  • Analyze overall content data trends to create and communicate actionable insights that help drive higher content quality.
  • Build and automate business intelligence reports/tools to identify areas for improvement in content and data transfer.
  • Build and automate business intelligence reports/tools to quickly identify changes in trends/key metrics, elevate issues, and identify areas for improvement.
  • Write effective, scalable code.
  • Maintain and update existing Python code.
  • Develop back-end components to improve responsiveness and overall performance.
  • Test and debug programs.
  • Improve functionality of existing systems.
  • Coordinate with internal teams to understand user requirements and provide technical solutions.

Education: Degree in Computer Science, ICT, or a relevant field.


  • At least 1 year of experience in analytics focused on isolating data quality issues and maintaining data sets will be an added advantage.
  • At least 1 year of experience in Excel, relational databases, database concepts, and database design will be an added advantage.
  • At least 1 year of experience as a Python Developer will be an added advantage.
  • Experience and skills in Postgres Database, SQL written commands and queries, and Python is an added advantage.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Familiarity with front-end technologies (like JavaScript and HTML5).
  • Experience communicating the results of analysis clearly in writing and verbally.
  • Work with management to prioritize business and information needs
  • Data entry and other tasks as required.
  • Strong in business intelligence/business analysis.

Key Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to develop useful automation tools for immediate team use and train others how to use them.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and to provide regular status updates proactively.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, with a curiosity to investigate problems and solve them in cutting edge ways.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send their application cover letters and CVs to jobs@jacarandahealth.org with the subject line Database Developer Intern.

No hard copies required or accepted.

Deadline: October 4th 2019

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Updated: September 18, 2019 — 2:18 am