MHEALTH SPECIALIST


The mHealth Specialist will be responsible for providing routine support to University of Maryland programs for implementing health information systems in the field of eHealth. The specialist will work collaboratively with the supervisor and other staff at University of Maryland to review and design appropriate, high-quality, health information systems and electronic data collection (mHealth) solutions.
Qualifications
It is required that the applicant knows at least one object oriented back-end programming language.
  • Python, Java, C#
It would be advantageous if the individual had expertise in four or more of the following areas:
  • Web development framework/technology that embraces the MVC architecture
  • Source code management / Version control systems (Git)
  • HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • MySQL database or PostgreSQL database
  • Linux
  • Apache
3 years experience with Program Mwana, Results 360, and/or Remind Me systems; experience with development and implementation of mHealth technologies
Responsibilities:
  • Work with mHealth Advisor to support multiple diverse mHealth technologies related to implementation of HIV and PMTCT programs. Position is Lusaka based with 50% travel.
  • Identify innovative, applicable and effective ways that ICTs at large can be used to address problems in health service delivery.
  • Identify innovative, applicable and effective ways that mobile phone technology can be used to address problems in health service delivery.
  • Help in development and maintenance of an appointment scheduling system which sends reminders, notifications, health education to patients via SMS.
  • Develop mHealth supported data collection and reporting systems for intervention programmes.
  • Provide technical assistance that include mHealth activities in the work plans, and identify opportunities to integrate mHealth in new field programs
  • Provide technical assistance with mHealth activities, and in capacity building and institutionalization of appropriate mHealth initiatives within the local health system
  • Support the implementation of quality standards for mHealth activities, including promoting the Principles for Digital Development, related to University of Maryland technical areas.
  • Document and maintain source code for applications developed.
  • Understand eHealth systems adopted by the Ministry of Health for health service delivery or data collection.
Please send your Applications and CVs to mgic.umaryland@gmail.com. Closing date is 20th June, 2016
All technical staff should be familiar with adult learning principles/techniques, demonstrate ability to design and facilitate learning opportunities for adults and be computer literate with proficiency in the appropriate package. The positions are two-year renewable contracts, with 50% travel nationwide, subject to satisfactory performance.
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