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Ongoing Recruitment at Palladium International (May, 2020 Recommended Jobs)

Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations.

1. Full-Stack Software Developer Consultant – Short-term Technical Assistance

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The Palladium Data, Informatics and Analytical Solutions (DIAS) practice vision is to improve health and development investments and outcomes by strengthening information and governance systems and local capacity and ownership at scale to use quality data in real time for positive impact. To do this, DIAS takes a systems approach that combines its expertise in M&E and research; effective data use; and information and communication technology (ICT) to help governments and development partners throughout the world design, implement, and evaluate service delivery and performance monitoring systems at all levels of the health, education, agriculture, and economic growth systems. To support the technical delivery of informatics solutions, DIAS has formed a regional team of informatics experts based in Nairobi, Kenya. The Kenya Informatics Team is responsible for supporting health informatics and ICT projects across the DIAS portfolio globally.

Position Summary

We are looking for Full-Stack Software Developer consultants to support our team of developers working on the design and development of various technology products. S/he will work with Tech Leads and Product managers to ideate software solutions and design client and server-side architecture.

Required Qualifications:

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in enterprise-level programming and architecture experience.
  • Proven experience as a Full Stack Developer or similar role.
  • Experience developing web and mobile applications.
  • Experience with relational databases such as MySQL and Postgres, including designing schemas and query performance analysis. Experience in NoSQL databases is an added advantage.
  • Should have strong knowledge and experience in CI/CD tools like ANT, Maven and Jenkins.
  • Should have experience in Web analytics implementations

Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of multiple back-end languages (e.g. C#, Java, Python) and JavaScript frameworks (e.g. Angular, React, Node.js)
  • Extensive knowledge of multiple front-end languages and libraries (e.g. HTML/ CSS, JavaScript, XML, jQuery)
  • Should have experience configuring and managing web application servers (e.g. Apache Tomcat, IIS etc.)
  • Should have demonstrable experience in working with HTTP/RESTful APIs, microservices and distributed solutions.
  • Should possess excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Should demonstrate strong problem solving and technical skills.
  • Experience Health Information Exchange standards is an added advantage.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BSc. in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with the OpenMRS platform is an added advantage.
  • Experience with the DHIS2 platform is an added advantage.

2. Data Analytics and Visualization Expert – Short-term technical assistance

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 
The Palladium Data, Informatics and Analytical Solutions (DIAS) practice vision is to improve health and development investments and outcomes by strengthening information and governance systems and local capacity and ownership at scale to use quality data in real time for positive impact. To do this, DIAS takes a systems approach that combines its expertise in M&E and research; effective data use; and information and communication technology (ICT) to help governments and development partners throughout the world design, implement, and evaluate service delivery and performance monitoring systems at all levels of the health, education, agriculture, and economic growth systems. To support the technical delivery of informatics solutions, DIAS has formed a regional team of informatics experts based in Nairobi, Kenya. The Kenya Informatics Team is responsible for supporting health informatics and ICT projects across the DIAS portfolio globally.

Purpose of Position

Palladium is seeking a Data Analytics and Visualization Consultant to support the Strategic Information (SI) Team. The Data Analytics and Visualization consultant will provide in-depth analysis of data, develop high quality dashboards and information products for key priority indicators.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct regular analysis of performance on key priority indicators
  • Create dashboards, automated reports, report templates and presentations by analyzing requisite data using of data visualization and analysis tools.
  • Influence interventions through state-of-the-art analytics through understandable, actionable, data-driven insights and quickly identify key themes from their data.
  • Work with Strategic information advisor(s) to understand, clarify and document data analysis and reporting needs. Provide guidance and insight on data visualization options for dashboard design.
  • Work with the support of Snr Regional Data analytics and use Advisor and health informatics teams to enhance data collection structures and procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems.
  • Apply data mining techniques, do statistical analysis, and build high quality predictive analysis information products. Doing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner.
  • Recommend data architecture and engineering structures necessary to support reports and dashboards.
  • Aggregates large data sets using analytical tools for analysis. Develops data strategies specifically around data structures, identifying critical information, as well as the tools used to retrieve and analyze the data. Performs research and analysis on large data sets – data exploration, trending, modeling, etc.
  • Develop and generate high quality information products and infographics to generate meaningful use of data for programmatic decision making.

Required Qualifications:

Candidate Requirements

  • Degree in computer science, statistics or management information systems, or any health-related degree with health informatics experience preferred. Master’s degree an added advantage.
  • Advanced data analysis skills and proficiency in statistical and GIS packages at least one or two such Stata, SPSS, Epi, QGIS and so on
  • At least 5 years work experience in data analysis, data mining, BI (Tableau, Power BI and other tools) and Analytics development or other related analytical projects with recent proven experience developing data visualizations, dashboards, and reporting. Proficient in development of infographics and packaging of information products
  • Experience working with large datasets (on relational as well as non-relational data stores) and excellent understanding of metadata, DHIS2 and patient level data.
  • Possess sharp analytical skills and problem-solving abilities especially with data forecasting, cleaning and transformations.
  • Strong proficiency in query/reporting tools, SQL, Advanced Excel, (or similar visualization tool), R/Python or other statistical tools.
  • Experience working in Health programming will be added advantage
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment with cross-functional teams to accomplish objectives.
  • Ability to mentor and train through a variety of methods including online, face-to-face, or blended learning opportunities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

3. Business Analyst Consultant – Short term Technical Assistance

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Palladium Data, Informatics and Analytical Solutions (DIAS) practice vision is to improve health and development investments and outcomes by strengthening information and governance systems and local capacity and ownership at scale to use quality data in real time for positive impact. To do this, DIAS takes a systems approach that combines its expertise in M&E and research; effective data use; and information and communication technology (ICT) to help governments and development partners throughout the world design, implement, and evaluate service delivery and performance monitoring systems at all levels of the health, education, agriculture, and economic growth systems. To support the technical delivery of informatics solutions, DIAS has formed a regional team of informatics experts based in Nairobi, Kenya. The Kenya Informatics Team is responsible for supporting health informatics and ICT projects across the DIAS portfolio globally.

Purpose of Position

Palladium is seeking a Business Analyst consultant to support the DIAS team. The Business Analysis consultant will provide support in to assess processes, determine requirements and deliver data-driven recommendations and reports for the DIAS teams informatics solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Creating a detailed business analysis, outlining problems, opportunities and solutions
  • Defining business requirements and reporting them back to the DIAS team.
  • Influence interventions through state-of-the-art analytics through understandable, actionable, data-driven insights and quickly identify key development priorities
  • Recommend data architecture and engineering structures necessary to support informatics products all through the data value chain.
  • Determine operational objectives by studying business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats
  • Improve systems by studying current practices, designing modifications

Required Qualifications:

Candidate Requirements

  • Degree in computer science, statistics or management information systems, or any health-related degree with health informatics experience preferred. Master’s Degree an added advantage.
  • Possess sharp analytical skills and problem-solving abilities especially.
  • Excellent analytical, mathematical, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Experience working in Health programming will be added advantage
  • Experience working with DHIS2
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate data to develop integrated business analyses and projections for incorporation into strategic decision-making

Skills and abilities

  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment with cross-functional teams to accomplish objectives.
  • Experience in software design, analysis and process improvement
  • Understanding of software development life cycles
  • Ability to mentor and train through a variety of methods including online, face-to-face, or blended learning opportunities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Logical and lean thinking.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to conduct research into systems issues and products as required.
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong customer service orientation.

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