District Data Officer and IT Officer Cum Software Developer at MDH, 2021


District Data Officer and IT Officer Cum Software Developer at MDH, Management and Development for Health (MDH) “Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to contribute to address public health priorities of the people of Tanzania and the world at large.

District Data Officer and IT Officer Cum Software Developer at MDH, 2021
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District Data Officer and IT Officer Cum Software Developer at MDH, 2021

POSITION: District Data Officer (DDO) (8 posts)
LOCATION: Kagera and Dar es Salaam
REPORTS TO: District Project Manager

Job Summary:

District Data Officer (DDO) is a key person in the district to ensure Afya Kwanza data collection, organization, reporting and use. She/He is responsible for maintaining databases in all facilities including troubleshooting challenges reported by Data officers. DDO oversees and supports Data officers to undertake their routine tasks on day to day basis.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To develop, modify, and maintain databases in the respective district.
  • To develop data input controls, range and logic checks, and other data management processes based on input from other team members.
  • To ensure the accuracy of data entry and collaborate with study-specific data supervisors to resolve data entry issues.
  • To design, modify, generate, and maintain database reports using Microsoft Access in collaboration with other District Data Officers.
  • To train data team in the use of data entry and cleaning programs.
  • To train Data Supervisors to develop and implement ad hoc queries; and provide them with technical assistance in running data cleaning programs, to resolve discrepancies in data entry.
  • To perform programming work to manipulate and clean data, create variables and format libraries, develop queries for data cleaning, and prepare analysis datasets; analyse and tabulate data; and create graphic representations of statistical information.
  • To work with Data Supervisors to develop standard operating procedures for QA/QC, do evaluation of data entry accuracy, and work performance of the data team staff members.
  • To monitor district progress on weekly basis and work with district project manager to report on weekly and monthly district performance.
  • To mentor facility staff on data analysis and reporting to ensure data driven decision making.
  • To develop relevant knowledge and skills through training and self-study; remain current on new trends in DBMS; and inform program development management.
  • To perform any other related duties as may be assigned by supervisor.

Requirements: Education, Work experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor Degree or Advanced Diploma in Computer Science, Statistics or related field.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in data management and or programming.
  • Able to work with MS Access and Visual Basic or Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).
  • Good in both oral and written English and Kiswahili.
  • Able to work independently and in a team.
  • Able to generate reports from various data bases.
  • Experience in working in donor funded programs and clinical research trials will be an added advantage.

IT Officer Cum Software Developer (1 Post)

POSITION: IT Officer Cum Software Developer (1 Post)
LOCATION: Dar es Salaam

Job Summary:

IT Officer Cum Software Developer will be responsible to study existing systems and procedures and develop software applications to automate various MDH programmatic and operations activities. She/He will design and develop software applications based on technical solutions and evolving MDH software requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To involve in the planning, analysis, specification, design, development, implementation and maintenance of application software systems; to work with senior IT staff and other software users on the definition and specification of requirements; to build, test and modify prototype application software based on detailed instructions; to install and maintains software systems.
  • To participate in development of the new system that require integration of many interrelated systems and program elements.
  • To assist in the designing, coding and debugging desktop, web-based and mobile applications in various software languages.
  • To organize and perform unit and integrated testing, designing and utilizing test bases; assists users in acceptance testing.
  • To assist in the preparation of technical and user documentation, as well as in the production of training materials.
  • To provide technical support on troubleshooting and resolving routine software application problem and to install application systems software and hardware according to specifications.
  • To provide support on software development matters, including security, data integrity and recovery; to assist with needs assessment for new systems (including modifications to existing systems); to perform ongoing reviews with users and developers and respond to requirements; requests, implements, provide operational support and maintain various applications.
  • To evaluate and perform improvements to support user friendly interfaces and usability to promote users understand and interactions with systems.
  • To assess software applications to determine effective use of functionality and upgrade requirements.
  • To perform periodic and scheduled backups of application systems, testing and updating contingency measures in accordance with the MDH’s ICT policy.
  • To evaluate new technologies and new products and suggesting the improvements to support various organisation business process.
  • To support in data visualization and data analytics (Business Intelligence) initiatives.
  • To perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Requirements: Education, Work experience and Skills:

  • BSc/BEng in IT/IS/Computer Science/Computer Engineering or equivalent degree from a recognized institution.
  • At least three (3) years of relevant working experience from a recognized institution.
  • Strong understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies.
  • Working knowledge of various software languages [PHP (mandatory), Java (mandatory), C/C++, .NET, Python] will be added advantage.
  • Proven knowledge in DHTML, HTML5, CSS & CSS3, Java Script, jQuery, jQuery Mobile, SAPUI5 Photoshop, and Responsive Web Design will be added advantage.
  • Strong understanding and hands on skills on Object Oriented Design and Analysis (OOA and OOD)
  • Strong knowledge on MySQL, SQL and Postgre SQL Database Management Systems. Knowledge on MS SQL Server, Oracle and other DBMS will be added advantage.
  • Possession of a relevant ICT professional certification will be an added advantage.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates for any of the above positions should submit an application letter, a detailed copy of their CV, names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three work related referees.

The candidate MUST clearly indicate the Title of the position applied for (as it appears in the advertisement) on the heading of the email. Applications should be submitted to the Human Resource Director through email [email protected] by 30th September 2021. MDH DO NOT have any agents and DO NOT charge any fees to the interested candidates. Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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