Software Developer Consultancy

The Palladium Group
Guatemala
Apply by 27 December 2018
Mid-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 14 December 2018

Job Description

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. MEASURE Evaluation works in collaboration with other countries to strengthen their health information systems (HIS) to generate high quality data that used for decision-making. It is a cooperative agreement, leader with associate award, project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The University of North Carolina (UNC) is prime recipient of the award, and there are five partner agencies: ICF International (ICF); John Snow, Inc. (JSI); Management Sciences for Health (MSH); Palladium Group (PG); and Tulane University (TU).

MEASURE Evaluation has recently started an activity in Guatemala to strengthen the M&E system of the new Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria prime recipient, Instituto de Nutrición de Centroamérica y Panamá (INCAP).

The consultant will support the development of a logistics monitoring and control information system for the Global Fund prime recipient, INCAP (Instituto de Nutrición de Centroamérica y Panamá), and its sub- recipients. This will include determining INCAP’s current information needs, desired functionalities and user requirements for the logistics monitoring and control information system and to select, develop, and implement the technological solution to house the new system. The consultant will work under the supervision of a lead software developer as part of a team to support the system design and implementation process. S/he will work with the MEASURE Evaluation/Palladium Activity Lead and Data Use Advisor as well as the MEASURE Evaluation/UNC consultant and Palladium consultant on the ground.

Serve as systems developer as part of a software development team and work directly with INCAP, INCAP’s sub-recipients, the Global Fund, DHIS-2 software development team, MEASURE Evaluation, and Palladium to develop a logistics monitoring and control information system in line with user needs and reporting requirements.

As a member of the team, s/he will implement the steps detailed below:
* Development: the start of production, installation, and change
* Support the effort to conduct semi-structured interviews with INCAP and SRs (in-person and virtually as necessary) to determine system requirements to inform the system design and select a solution most fitting for the environment and user needs.
* Support the development and design the main procedures and requirements of the logistics monitoring and control information system, including the development of standard operating procedures (with information flows), primary records, programming tables (primary records and dashboards), a variable dictionary, and quality control (data and services).
* Support the creation of software documentation (operations and maintenance instructions) to ensure that INCAP can fine tune the system as they wish following activity close.
* Support the transition of the logistics monitoring and control system to the INCAP server following the integration and testing phase.
* Work with Palladium team to develop a training curriculum that includes catered materials for INCAP and sub-recipients on how to use the logistics monitoring and control information system, including system access, functionality, data entry, data quality verification, dashboard development, and report and data extraction, among other things.
* Support the implementation of the training curriculum (workshop and on-the-job training) with INCAP and sub-recipients.
1. Post graduate degree in Public Health, international development or related field;
2. Must be able to read, write and speak Spanish and English;
3. 3-5 years professional experience in monitoring and evaluation of public health programs, especially in the area of HIV/AIDS;
4. 3-5 years of professional experience in software development and system design, particularly in logistics management information systems (LMIS) and related solutions, preferably in OpenLMIS;
5. Comfortable using and working in different programming languages such as C#, Python, Java, JavaScript, HTML5, LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) and Clojure;
6. Experience performing systems analysis for systems that cross multiple components and impact multiple systems;
7. Experience with front- and back-end web-based applications and familiar with various web service technologies;
8. Ability to take direction to iteratively define and implement technological solutions as needs requirements are being identified and finalized;
9. Experience working with open source platforms and enterprise database solutions such as the District Health Information System-2 (DHIS-2) software and OpenLMIS;
10. Demonstrated ability to gather, analyze, interpret and visualize data in ways that meet the information needs of targeted decision makers, including ability to manipulate and visualize data using statistical analysis software;

About the Organization

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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