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IT Developer and Database Manager (Ethiopia)

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Salary:  £39,304 to £44,634 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 10 October 2018
Reference:  EPH-IDE-2018-43

An exciting new position has been created for an IT Developer and Database Manager to join the LSHTM collaboration with Haramaya University (HU) in Eastern Ethiopia, known as the Hararghe Health Research partnership (HHR). The post is a key role in the Ethiopia-based team, and the successful candidate will lead IT infrastructure development, software programming, database development and data management in partnership with Haramaya University senior IT staff.

A programme of research is being developed between LSHTM and HU, based on the initial investment of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) project. CHAMPS includes streams of work for social science, clinical surveillance, microbiology and pathology and an international standard laboratory has been set up on-site to support this work. Robust IT and data management capability to enable integration of field, clinical and laboratory data and ensure secure and reliable IT provision is vital to the success of the programme.

The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience, substantial experience of working in IT, skills in systems analysis, data management and database design, experience in network design and management, and knowledge of the design, implementation and integration of mobile applications. We are looking for someone who has managed a team, is a good team player, a creative problem solver and a clear communicator. 

The position is full time and fixed term until 30 June 2019.  The appointment will be made on the Professional Support Grade 6 scale in the range £39,304 - £44,634 per annum inclusive.  The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made online via our website jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date.  Applications should include the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria.  Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion.  The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered.  An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.


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