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  • Java Programmer at Heartland Alliance International (HAI)

  • Posted on: 12 July, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Heartland Alliance International (HAI) is the global arm of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, a family of organizations that has been leading anti-poverty and social justice work in Chicago for more than 125 years. HAI implements programs in nearly a dozen countries on a range of global human rights issues, providing mental health and psychosocial services, access to justice for survivors of conflict or abuse, and high-quality stigma-free healthcare.

    Java Programmer


    Contract duration: for the life of the project
    Reports to: Strategic Information and Knowledge Management Lead


    • Join Heartland Alliance International’s Country Team to provide the essential program support necessary to implement HAI’s innovative programs serving marginalized and vulnerable communities.

    Job Summary

    • The Java programmer under the supervision of the Strategic Information and Knowledge Management (SKM) Lead, will assist in the development and modification of IMHIPP electronic medical record (LAMIS).
    • He/She will contribute in all phases of Java application and Android app development lifecycle, Designs, codes, and tests new program modules or revisions to existing programs. Write well-designed, testable, efficient code. Ensure designs are in compliance with specifications.
    • To take part in software and architectural development activities. Conduct software analysis, programming, testing and debugging. Identifying production and non-production application issues. Prepare and produce releases of software components.
    • Develop, test, implement and maintain Java application and Android software. Maintains code documentation, and enforces version tracking. Recommends changes to improve established java application processes. Support continuous improvement by investigating alternatives and technologies and presenting these for architectural review.
    • Develop technical designs for application development. Support Data exchange/transfer module for interoperability with other applications. Support data digitization for the purpose of statistical analysis with STATA and SPSS. Compilation of the documentation for the application and users’ guide. Design and implementation of dashboard/automated graph generation module.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Write well designed, testable and efficient code
    • Ensure designs are in compliance with specifications
    • Support continuous improvement by investigating alternatives and technologies and presenting these for architectural review
    • Prepare and produce releases of software components
    • Any other tasks assigned

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or competency required. Reasonable accommodations maybe made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience:

    • BSc/MSc degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Health Informatics or a related subject with minimum of 2 post-national youth services relevant experience.
    • Proven hands-on electronic medical records development experience
    • Proven working experience in Java development
    • Hands on experience in designing and developing applications using Java EE platforms
    • Object Oriented analysis and design using common design patterns.
    • Profound insight of Java and JEE internals (Class-loading, Memory Management, Transaction management etc
    • Excellent knowledge of Relational Databases, SQL and ORM technologies (JPA2, Hibernate)
    • Experience with test-driven development

    Preferred Skills:

    • Write well designed, testable and efficient code
    • Ensure designs are in compliance with specifications
    • Support continuous improvement by investigating alternatives and technologies and presenting these for architectural review
    • Prepare and produce releases of software components
    • Knowledge of Relational Databases, SQL and ORM technologies (JPA2, Hibernate)
    • Development of electronic medical records
    • Experience in public health programming

    Other Competencies:

    • Time Management – Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time and complete projects in a fast-paced, changing environment with minimal supervision.
    • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
    • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively;
    • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
    • Cultural Sensitivity – Respects cultural environment in which person is working and does not act in a manner that is outwardly offensive to the local community.
    • Non-discriminatory- Do not discriminate persons based on sexual orientation or gender identity, age, preferred jobs or behavioral habits

    Language Skills:

    • Excellent oral and written English communication skills
    • Knowledge of Local Language preferred.
    • Demonstrated competency in public speaking

    Computer Skills:

    • Proficiency in JAVA programming
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange, Windows operating systems, Power Point.
    • Other software routinely used by Heartland Alliance

    Work Environment

    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
    • The employee will be required to co-locate with local partners usually in the same office.
    • The employee is required to travel regularly to often insecure and limited-resource environments.
    • The employee will be required to work directly with populations that are vulnerable and at high risk of HIV and Human rights violation.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Heartland Alliance career website on to apply

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