The University of Maryland Baltimore Global Health Initiatives – Software Testing Officer (Kisumu).

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The University of Maryland Baltimore Global Health Initiatives through its operating arm Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) Kenya implements comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment programs to facilitate the Kenya Ministry of Health to control the spread of HIV and rapidly scale up HIV services, institute continuous quality improvement methods as well as the M & E infrastructure necessary to support these services.

MGIC Kenya is seeking suitably qualified persons able to fill the positions below: **

Position: SOFTWARE TESTING OFFICER

Reports to: PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Location: KISUMU

· Bachelors’ degree in Information/Computer sciences or equivalent from a recognized university **

· Minimum of 3 year’s working experience in software development.**

· Advanced skills in SQLite, MYSQL and Microsoft SQL Server databases and Knowledge of Cloud platform solutions.

· Excellent program testing and trouble-shooting skills, user support and training both on existing and new systems.

· Experience working with Windows, Linux based systems and ODK-X tools

· Up-to-date knowledge of software test design and testing methodologies

· Rich understanding of using Github to control software versions.

· Experience with mobile survey configuration using ODK.

· Solid understanding of health information systems such as IQCare and KenyaEMR.

· Experience with HIV case-based surveillance

Added advantage will include:

· Experience working with ODK, Kobo Toolbox, CommCare and QED ScanForm

· Knowledge on Case Based Surveillance

· An experience in a medical research organization in Software Testing Officer position

Desirable Qualities

· Must have attention to detail, high levels of intuition and a good work ethic

· Ability to develop an in-depth understanding of study/system goals and its implementation.

· Willingness to learn new tools, experiment and research, document every work performed.

· Experience performing quality assurance procedures;

· Ability to work independently and in a team, with good interpersonal skills;

· Experience in managing/ensuring data quality

· Ability and willingness to learn additional skills on the job

· High qualities of public relation and able to work with little or no supervision

· Ability to create user, application and technical documentation

· Must have good organizational skills with ability to prioritize tasks and meet set deadlines

Specific tasks and responsibilities
  1. Responsible for designing and configuring survey questionnaires using ODK tools
  2. Helps in data collection, collation ,report generation
  3. Analyze study needs and customize software solutions
  4. Providing assistance to company staff or clients with technology-related issues
  5. Installing and configuring new technology to be used by the company, such as hardware, operative systems, and programs or applications
  6. Writing reports on the status of all hardware and software in the company.
  7. Implementing and assisting on the roll out of new applications or operating systems
  8. Troubleshooting systems and applications
  9. Setting up profiles, emails, and issuing access passes for new employees and assisting in all password-related issues
  10. Perform any other duty as allocated by the supervisor.

How to apply

Kindly send your application that includes a cover letter and an updated CV including names of three professional referees to MGIC_Recruitment@mgic.umaryland.edu on or before 13th October 2020. Applicants are advised to include the Software Testing Officer on the subject line.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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