Senior App Developer – West Africa CDI
As a senior, we also expect you to serve as mentor for junior developers and to capacity build technical staff within partner organizations. We expect that you are a quick learner, quick to adapt to new and changing technologies, and able to build talent in others. You will work closely with designers and project teams.
Our team of Application Developers in West Africa are focused on:
- Providing accessible care to populations in Mali, in partnership with Mali’s Department of Health and Social Development (MSDS) and Muso Health.
- Providing accessible care to populations in Cote d’Ivoire, in partnership with their Department of Health and Muso Health.
- Niger’s national-scale Event-Based Surveillance platform in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières and Epicentre.
- Digitizing the Health Information collection and feedback response system of the Ministry of health of Togo.
- Monitoring and alerting infrastructure for our projects.
- Several additional small-scale projects and pilots.
All mobile apps are built using the Community Health Toolkit, a collection of open-source technologies and open-access resources.
This is a unique opportunity to strengthen health systems in some of the hardest to reach communities. If you are an experienced developer, excited to join our multicultural and amazing team, this job is for you.
- Mentoring: Learn from and teach the developers around you. Grow them to be better developers. Help them set and achieve growth goals.
- Develop interactive data visualizations. Work with designers and partners to define and measure key performance indicators. Build interactive data visualizations using a combination of tools including PostgreSQL.
- Manage project technical development: Work alongside partnerships leads, project managers, and designers to define scope, design, write technical specifications, and build public health applications.
- Manage client timelines. Help the team create and adhere to evidence-driven timelines.
- Support end users and stakeholders on technology issues. Ensure our digital tools are working well for our partners, our users, and our funders. Monitor user behavior and technical indicators to ensure it is performing as expected.
- Travel to the field (Togo, Mali, Niger) to test the app in its realistic operating environment and support end-users.
- Support in proposal writing, publications, present Medic in meetings, seminars, summits & forums when called upon to do so.
- Contribute to making the team’s infrastructure and processes stronger for better support to our partners.
Skills Knowledge and Expertise
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
- 3+ years of progressive experience in similar roles with demonstrated technical leadership.
- Fluency in written and spoken French and English are required.
- Proficient or willing to skill-up with relational databases, Postgres or MySQL.
- Have experience using command-line tools on Linux (preferred) or another UNIX-like operating system.
- Be committed to frequent and timely communication, both in person and online (via email, Slack, and other online chat applications).
- Have interest in working with and learning from a globally distributed team of mHealth technology experts.
- Have good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to pass on information clearly to users and to grasp difficulties perceived by users.
- Strong user support orientation with an attitude of wanting to assist people and pass-on their knowledge and experience to others establishing a good working relationship with users/partners.
- Ability to work under high pressure, meet deadlines, monitor and follow-up on pending matters under minimum supervision.
- You’re a woman fitting this position, you’re encouraged to apply!
- Proven skills in developing data visualizations tools.
- Skills as a teacher or mentor are a plus.
- An outgoing personality is a plus.
- Experience with DHIS2 is a plus
- Experience with data analysis and data visualization languages (eg. R/Matlab/Python) is a plus
- Be familiar with Android SDK, NoSQL databases.
- Project work experience with open source technology.
- Good logical diagnostic skills and ability to exercise good judgment in the resolution of problems.
- Passion for digital health system
Purpose & Impact
- Ability to create and see real impact in your work
- Freedom to take initiative and innovate, bonus of an agile, small team
- Work for a globally awarded social enterprise recognized for developing a solution that can create global systems change in the health sector
- Work with a value and mission driven team that is consistently described as warm, incredibly kind and supportive
- Exposure to a diverse team: over 15 different nationalities
- Opportunities for global travel: all team meet-up + functional team meet-up + field visits
Work/Life & Growth
- Generous leave time: vacation, maternity/paternity, bereavement, & sick days
- Professional development funds & opportunities + 5 days off for prof dev
- Home Office Set up Stipend.
- Flexible, remote schedules
We will be reviewing applications on a continuous basis, and the position may be filled prior to the application deadline. We encourage interested candidates to apply as early as possible.
Medic is a global nonprofit organization with a mission to advance equitable healthcare and strengthen community health systems by building, innovating, applying, and scaling open-source, low-cost digital health tools in collaboration with communities, governments, and implementers. We envision a more just world in which health workers are supported as they provide care for their neighbors, universal health coverage is a reality, and health is a secured human right.
Medic serves as the technical steward and core contributor of the Community Health Toolkit (CHT), a leading open-source, global good for digital health and advanced community health systems. We drive increases in coverage, quality, and speed of care in the hardest-to-reach communities, improvements in health workforce performance, and greater data-driven decision-making among health system leadership. Digital health apps built using the CHT currently support over 41,000 health workers in 16 countries across Africa and Asia. To date, health workers using CHT apps have conducted over 100 million healthcare activities.
Our global team of 90+ teammates is our biggest strength. We live our organizational values of Humanity, Solidarity, Openness, Creativity and Initiative in everything we do. We are a remote-first organization that works across more than 14 countries, 32 cities, 4 physical hub locations (Nepal, Kenya, Uganda, and Senegal) and all time zones. We are dedicated software developers, researchers, project managers, designers, and operations specialists working together to reimagine care for all. Join our mission of building a more just world together!