John Snow Health Zambia Limited

Junior Software Developer/Tester

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Job Description

Duration: Six (06) Months
John Snow Health Zambia (JSH-Z) with support from USAID through the eSCMIS Project will continue assisting the Government of the Republic of Zambia in the rollout of a next-generation electronic supply chain management information system (eSCMIS). The eSCMIS Project aims to increase the use of health services, decrease disease burden and increase quality of life through ensuring appropriate quantities and quality of health commodities are available at health facilities to meet patient demands. Continuing the rollout and provide technical support of the existing eLMIS will enable a seamless transition from the activities being done under predecessor projects. Achievement of private sector engagement and eSCMIS transition to the government are key objectives in Zambia during this 5-year project plan. The eSCMIS Project will work closely with and in support of the Ministry of Health.
Scope of Work:
The internship program for the eSCMIS project is based on the vision of having a community of software developers and testers who understand and can contribute to supporting and enhancing the national eLMIS post the project lifecycle. JSH-Z seeks a dynamic intern for the position of Junior Software Developer / Tester Intern to be based in Lusaka, Zambia. S/he will follow and implement the software development process and contribute to the enhancement of the eLMIS. S/he will work closely with the Senior Software Tester / Developer to ensure compliance with general testing and programming best practices. The Junior Software Developer / Tester Intern will report to the Lead Software Tester /Developer and help in achieving the project’s goals and objectives. S/he will rotate between the various managers within the MIS team and will leave the internship with knowledge of eLMIS software development, software testing and business analysis processes.
Responsibilities will include but not limited to:
As directed by the Lead Software Tester / Developer

Develop enhancements, test, and maintain the electronic Logistics Management Information System (eLMIS) including related interfaces with other existing systems.
Use JSH-Z’s web-based bug tracking systems to log bugs, enhancements and to update bug resolution status.
Execute full lifecycle software development.
Write well designed, documented, testable, efficient code.
Develop and/or review and update technical user manuals, guides, job aids and training manuals
Comply with general agile testing and programming best practices as well as the principles for digital design
Design and execute test plans and test cases on the eSCMIS suite (eLMIS Facility Edition, Central Edition, Hub and District Modules) and related interfaces
Detect software failures through testing so that defects may be discovered and corrected
Perform other duties as assigned by the Lead Software Tester / Developer and other senior staff.
Implement and adhere to JSH-Z’s personnel and fraud management policies


BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field and / or equivalent experience
Hands on experience in designing interactive applications
Ability to develop software in C++, Java or other modern selected languages
Ability to develop full-stack applications in Java, Spring Framework, spring boot, Angular/VueJS JavaScript, bootstrap, and high charts.
Knowledge of Relational Databases (e.g., PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, SQL), ORM technologies (JPA2, Hibernate), and MyBatis
Experience in developing web applications using popular web frameworks such as Spring MVC
Strong analytic and problem solving skills
Strong verbal and written English
Good communication skills
Ability to work in a dynamic team-oriented environment but self-managing of own time
Ability to travel in-country to support technical activities

Supervision and Reporting:
The Junior Software Developer / Tester Intern will work under the guidance and supervision of the Lead Software Tester / Developer.
Mode of Application:
To apply, please complete the application form available on link below:
Closing Date:  February 08, 2023
Please note that you only need to apply if you meet the minimum requirements. Only candidates meeting the minimum requirements will be contacted. If you are still waiting to hear from us within three weeks of the closing date, kindly assume that your application was unsuccessful.
John Snow Health Zambia, Limited is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or military status (special disabled veterans or veteran status) in any employment decisions.

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Job Summary

Lusaka, Zambia Location
Internship Job Type
Salary Closes: February 8, 2023
John Snow Health Zambia Limited

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