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Software Developer At EHealth Systems Africa

Date Posted: 26/Oct/2013
Deadline: Not Specified


Job Description

eHealth Africa has developed a platform for public health information systems that is being used at UNICEF and now the US CDC. The new developer will work on the general development of the platform and also develop software for android apps, our SMS gateway, and Ubuntu desktop apps. Our tools are currently in use in Nigeria, Cameroon, Mauritana, Angola and soon more of West/Central Africa. eHealth Africa is seeking a software developer with an interest in international work and public health. The developer will lead development projects as well as work on collaborative projects. Systems that the developer will work on are:

  • A web-based platform for managing vaccine logistics and reports on temperature while in transit
  • SMS and Voice-based notifications systems for public health messaging
  • eLearning tools such as classes designed for low-literate health workers that can be run on mobile phones and synchronized remotely
  • A system which can collect information such as GIS data on areas with high polio incidence
  • Additional systems that need to be developed for clients on an individual basis

Salary Range (DOE): $4000-$6000 monthly

Benefits: Housing, Health Insurance, Transport, up to 18 days paid leave every 6 months, 2 round trip tickets every year.

Location: Kano, Nigeria and Internationally

Contract Term: 1 year (with option to work remotely up to 3 months/year)

Desired Skills & Experience

This position requires very high skills in:


Python (and Django)


Database Development (MySQL, CouchDB)

Android Development

Git (and Github)

Django Production Server Hosting (nginx)

Knowledge of SMS and IVR systems (beneficial)


Also the ideal candidate will be highly organized and be able to work individually or with a team to lead software projects, document projects fully, and provide training materials.

Company Description

eHealth Africa is focused on improving healthcare by creating effective ways to implement reliable health information management systems. We have developed eHealth and mHealth solutions that can be rapidly deployed to manage patient information, streamline clinical procedures, and provide data and analysis on health program outcomes. Accurate health data will provide NGO’s, hospitals, and donor agencies with access to timely health system indicators needed to evaluate their health interventions and respond to critical public health needs. We bring about positive change by harnessing the potential of technology, valuing the power and knowledge of local people, and maintaining a sharp focus on the health worker. To help close the gap in access to health care we have developed and share a depth of expertise in:

eHealth and mHealth software and solutions
Technology Infrastructure
Training and capacity building for sustainable health systems
Research and data analysis
Project Management


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