Systems Programmer Job, Latest IT Kenyan Jobs 2021, 

ICAP of Columbia University (registered in Kenya as Center for International Programs-Kenya) is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health to strengthen Public Health Initiatives in Kenya.

Applications are invited for the following fixed term PROJECT RISE POSITIONS

Job Title: Systems Programmer

Location: Nairobi

Overall Job Function:

Working under the overall guidance of the M&E Advisor, the Systems Programmer will report to the Senior Data Manager to provide technical support in system development, setup, testing, implementation, maintenance of a robust interoperable system for hospital-based sentinel surveillance system for AFIs.


  • Support software design, development, implementation & maintenance using cut edge technologies
  • Support SQL Database Administration (MySQL, SQL Server)
  • Testing and modifying systems to ensure that they operate reliably
  • Development of user friendly Electronic MoH reporting modules in OpenMRS
  • Development of user friendly clinical reports (defaulter list, client treatment failure list, client VL alerts etc) in OpenMRS to enhance patient management
  • Develop an Interoperability OpenMRS module with capability to communicate with the other EMR system in the referral hospital
  • Develop a system manuals and SOPs for end users
  • Interact with internal and external stakeholders to analyze and document system requirements
  • Work with relevant EMR stakeholders in eHealth project implementation and co-ordination at the county level
  • Interact with internal and external users to analyze, document & responding to feedback system requirements
  • Investigate, escalate and resolve EMR issues and provide first level support, troubleshooting and system testing
  • Capacity build & train hospital staff & program staff to optimally operating existing EMR and required information systems
  • Assist in continuous improvement of eHealth/mHealth solutions primarily through keen and active monitoring and evaluation of user experience, and providing thorough and prompt feedback of the same to the team.
  • Participate in ensuring conducting electronic DQA to improve data quality and data integrity in the electronic systems


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Health Records and Information Technology, Statistics or relevant field
  • At least 2 years hands on experience & knowledge in computer programming skills in Java, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML and JSON
  • Experience in SQL database design and administration, server setup and maintenance (including networking and computer hardware maintenance)
  • Experience in Electronic Medical Records (C-PAD/OpenMRS/KenyaEMR/IQCare) system development and/or implementation will be an added advantage.
  • Experience and knowledge in the MOH M&E tools will be an added advantage
  • Ability to plan and manage simultaneous competing priorities with little

How to Apply

All applications including a current CV, telephone number and 3 referees (one who should be at least your current/previous supervisor) should be sent to the Country Director, [email protected] on or before September 23rd 2021.

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