Senior Technical Officer – Systems Development at FHI 360

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  • Company: FHI 360
  • Location: Zambia
  • State: Chipata
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: NGO Jobs in Zambia

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: Senior Technical Officer, Systems Development    

Basic Function:

Senior Technical Officer, Systems Development will work directly under  the Technical Advisor, Data Management, Analysis & Knowledge Management to enhance and  support a robust information system for the PEPFAR/Centre for Disease Control (CDC) funded, FHI 360-led Technical Assistance (TA) Project to the Eastern Province Health Office (EPHO).  S/he will work to support the EPHO in designing robust systems to support data reporting and sharing among key stakeholders. 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 Health Informatics system.

Duties and responsibilities:

Establish and develop custom web-based data collection and reporting system for the project Support EPHO to develop and routinely update all processes, standard operating procedures and documents for software management for the project. Support EPHO create, review & design, solutions and Technical Design Documents (TDD) and engage with end users on requirements and application. Participate in requirements analysis, design, test plan creations and test result verification Provides advise for production environment set up and breaks down large scale projects into manageable chunks. Participate in the full system development lifecycle involving design, implementation, testing, and launching. Support EPHO to ensure that project data captured includes all information required. Perform any other system development and related duties as may be assigned. Ensure documentation and development of systems artifacts Ensure systems development follows CDC’s enterprise project life cycle (EPLC) project management approach Implement data security procedures including development of data management and security SOPs.

Qualifications and requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar technical discipline; or, equivalent demonstrable experience with at least 5 years working on actual desktop, web integrated or mobile systems. Successful full life-cycle implementation of a least 2 major software projects. Candidate must demonstrate at least one project prototype . Experience in software development and coding in various languages (C#, .NET, Java, Python etc.) Experience in developing web applications using at least one popular web development framework like Angular, Ruby on rails, Django etc to implement features like dynamic dashboards Possesses full working knowledge of technologies such as UNIX, Oracle, SQL Server and TCP/IP, GIS software like ARCGIS, QGIS, DHIS2 and Dashboard technologies such as PowerBI, Tableau etc. Strong organizational, time management, computer and communication skills, leadership, coaching and team building skills to strengthen and cultivate relationship to help achieve organizational goal. Ability to recognize the sensitivity to individual organizations needs and the impact on services of the introduction of IT solutions. Experience with software development methodology and release processes Excellent knowledge of software and application design and architecture Familiarity with software configuration management tools, defect tracking tools, and peer review Excellent skills in critical thinking and analysis. Excellent organizational and oral/written communication 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.

The closing date for receiving all applications is 17, November, 2020.

*Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

This job posting 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.

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 11 Dec, 2020
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