Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) Latest Vacancies (12 Positions)

The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) Nigeria, an affiliate of the University of Maryland Baltimore, is a Non-Governmental Organization funded by the U.S Government through the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

We are recruiting:

1). Health Informatics (HI) Software Development Specialist

Location: Abuja

Grade: Grade: 8

Job Description

The Health Informatics Software Development Specialist implement new features and technologies and deliver high quality, high-performance code in an agile environment.

These individuals will assist with the design, development and maintenance of complex solutions with a focus on quality performance and resiliency.

Primary Responsibilities

Technical expertise

Representation:

Collaboration

Communication:

Creativity

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar technical discipline; or equivalent demonstration experience.

Experience:

5 years systems development experience

Successful full life-cycle implementation of a least 5 major projects.

Specialized knowledge:

Experience with software development methodology and release processes. Excellent knowledge of software and application design and architecture

Familiarity with software configuration management tools, defect tracking tools and peer review

Excellent knowledge of OS coding techniques, IP protocols, interfaces and hardware subsystems.

Skills:

Experience in software development and coding in various languages (C#, Python, Java, etc.)

Experience in developing web applications using at least one popular web framework

Possesses full working knowledge of technologies such as UNIX, Oracle, SQL Server and TCP/IP for example, as well as knowledge of one or more programming languages

Strong organizational, time management, computer and communication skills.

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2). Health Informatics (HI) Infrastructure and Support Specialist

Location: Abuja

Grade: 8

Job Descriptions

The Health Informatics and Support (IS) Specialist is responsible for the effectiveness and efficiency of the UMB Data Center, Network and deployed Applications, with primary emphasis on Health Project and Internal Application system.

The individual in this role takes ownership of the firm’s IT Data Center Application, including but not limited to architecture, configuration, deployment, and maintenance as well as ensuring high-quality tier-3 end-user support for specific operational system.

Primary Responsibilities

Leadership

Technical expertise

Representation:

Collaboration

Communication Creativity:

Job Requirements
Qualification:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar technical discipline; or equivalent demonstrable experience

Experience:

5 years systems development and Network infrastructure support experience.

Specialized Knowledge:

Proficient knowledge of Windows Server OS architecture, design, management scripting and troubleshooting.

Proficient knowledge of Linux based OS architecture, design, management, scripting and troubleshooting.

Adequate understanding of VMWare (Virtualization) architecture, core services and administration.

An adequate understanding of storage technology and protocols

Proficient knowledge of LAN and WAN technologies and protocols (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, SNMP etc).

An adequate understanding of applied network principles, including sub-netting, performance monitoring, scalability, and disaster recovery.

Proficient back-up/restore processing experience

Pass a background check as well as alcohol, a controlled substance, and illegal drugs screen that meets company standards before beginning regular employment.

Skills:

Strong organisational, time management, computer and communication skills, leadership, coaching, and team-building skills to strengthen and cultivate a relationship to help achieve organisational goals

Ability to recognize the sensitivity to individual organisation’s needs and the impact on services of the introduction of IT solutions

Interpersonal/Individual Competencies: The ability to work with other team members, flexibility, decisiveness and personal integrity.

Software development and support experience is a plus.

Professional certification:

Certification in Information Technology Infrastructure Library or related certification

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3). Health Informatics (HI) Software Development Officer

Location: Abuja

Grade: Grade 7

Job Description

The Health Informatics Software Development Officer implements new features and technologies and delivers high quality, high-performance code in an agile environment.

These individuals will assist with the design, development, and maintenance of complex solutions with a focus on quality, performance, and resiliency.

Primary Responsibilities

Technical expertise

Communication:

Creativity.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar technical discipline; or equivalent demonstration experience.

Experience:

3 years systems development experience

Successful full life-cycle implementation of a least 2 major projects.

Specialized knowledge:

Experience with software development methodology and release processes. Excellent knowledge of software and application design and architecture

Familiarity with software configuration management tools, defect tracking tools and peer review

Excellent knowledge of OS coding techniques, IP protocols, interfaces and hardware subsystems.

Skills:

Experience in software development and coding in various languages (C#, .Net, Java, etc.)

Experience in developing web applications using at least two popular web frameworks.

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4). Health Informatics (HI) Infrastructure and Support Officer

Location: Abuja

Grade: 7

Job Description

The Health Informatics Infrastructure and Support Officer supports the UMB Data Center, Network and deployed Applications, with primary emphasis on Health Project and Internal Application system.

Primary Responsibilities

Technical

Representation:

Collaboration

Communication

Job Requirements
Qualification:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar technical discipline or equivalent demonstrable experience.

Experience:

Minimum of 3 years of in Technology

2 years of hands-on technical roles in the field and relies on experience.

Specialized Knowledge:

Proficient knowledge of Windows Serve OS architecture and management

Proficient knowledge of Linux based OS architecture, design and management

Proficient understanding of security best practices

Interpersonal/Individual Competencies:

The ability to work with other team members, flexibility, decisiveness and personal integrity.

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5). Health Informatics (HI) Software Development Associate

Location: Abuja

Grade: Grade 6

Job Description

The Health Informatics Software Development Associates implement new features and technologies and deliver high quality, high-performance code in an agile environment.

These individuals will assist with the design, development, and maintenance of complex solutions with a focus on quality, performance,and resiliency.

Primary Responsibilities

Technical expertise

Communication:

Creativity.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar technical discipline; or equivalent demonstration experience.

Experience:

1-2 years systems development experience

Successful full life-cycle implementation of a least 1 major projects.

Specialized knowledge:

Experience with software development methodology and release processes. Excellent knowledge of software and application design and architecture

Familiarity with software configuration management tools, defect tracking tools and peer review.

Skills:

Experience in software development and coding in various languages (C#, Python, Java, etc.)

Experience in developing web applications using at least one popular web frameworks.

Possess full working knowledge of technologies such as UNIX, Oracle, SQL Server and TCP/IP for example, as well as knowledge of one or more programming languages.

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6). Health Informatics (HI) Infrastructure and Support Associate

Location: Abuja

Grade & Quantity (Number of Vacancies: 6

Job Description

The Health Informatics Infrastructure and Support Associate supports the UMB Data Center, Network and deployed Applications, with primary emphasis on Health Project and Internal Application system and report to the Support Officer.

Primary Responsibilities

Technical

Representation:

Collaboration

Communication

Job Requirements
Qualification:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar technical discipline or equivalent demonstrable experience.

Experience:

Minimum of 2 years of in Technology

1 year of hands-on technical roles in the field and relies on experience.

Specialized Knowledge:

Proficient knowledge of Windows Serve OS architecture

Proficient knowledge of Linux based OS architecture

Proficient understanding of security best practices

Adequate understanding of applied network principles, including sub-netting, performance monitoring, scalability and disaster recovery.

Adequate knowledge of Back-up/restore process

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7). Health Informatics (HI) Systems Analysis Lead

Location: Abuja

Grade: Grade 9

Job Description

The Health Informatics Systems Analysis Lead provides the delivery team with the domain knowledge support to facilitate the effective disposition of all service requests.

Works with end-users to elicit high-level requirements and capture business needs and clearly articulates and documents business functional requirements.

Primary Responsibilities

Leadership

Technical expertise

Representation:

Collaboration

Communication

Creativity:

Team coordination and supervision

Mentoring and support.

Qualifications

Education: Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar technical discipline; or equivalent demonstration experience.

Experience:

Minimum of 6 years of technology experience

8 years of hands – on technical roles in the field and relies on experience.

Successful full life-cycle implementation of a least 5 major projects.

Specialized knowledge:

Program Management experience required

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and under pressure. o

Strong attention to detail and focus on task completion.

Internal and External Stakeholder Management.

Team player.

Possess strong relationship building skills.

Superb communication skills and able to articulate technical jargon to a nontechnical audience.

Articulate and well presented.

Extensive knowledge of data processing, hardware platforms, and enterprise software applications.

Technical experience with systems networking, databases, Web development, and user support

Good background in Database design in Microsoft SQL and Access.

Background in Microsoft NET,

Good working knowledge skills with Microsoft Office Products, Microsoft Visio, and Microsoft Project.

Skills:

Strong project management skills with effective results focus within an Information systems environment.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Experience in the development and implementation of standards, procedures, and guidelines to support operational processes.

Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities;

Proven ability to be flexible and work hard, both independently and in a team environment, in a high-pressure on-call environment with changing priorities.

Excellent English oral and written communication skills.

Post-secondary degree in computer science or related field or a combination of related experience and education.

A results-oriented individual who thrives working in a fast-paced environment.

interpersonal/individual Competencies:

Ability to work with other team members, flexibility, decisiveness and personal integrity.

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8). Health Informatics (HI) Systems Analysis Specialist

Location: Abuja

Grade: Grade 8

Job Description

The Health Informatics Systems Analysis Specialist provides the delivery team with the domain knowledge support to facilitate the effective disposition of all service requests.

Works with end-users to elicit high-level requirements and capture business needs and clearly articulates and documents business functional requirements.

Primary Responsibilities

Leadership

Technical expertise

Representation:

Collaboration

Communication

Creativity:

Team coordination and supervision

Mentoring and support.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar technical discipline; or equivalent demonstration experience.

Experience:

Minimum of 4 years of technology experience

3 years of hands – on technical roles in the field and relies on experience.

Successful full life-cycle implementation of a least 1 major projects.

Specialized knowledge:

Strong attention to details and focus on task completion.

Team player.

Possess strong relationship building skills.

Articulate and well presented.

Extensive knowledge of data processing, hardware platforms, and enterprise software applications.

Technical experience with systems networking, databases, Web development, and user support

Good background in Database design in Microsoft SQL and Access.

Background in Microsoft .NET,

Good working knowledge skills with Microsoft Office Products, Microsoft Visio, and Microsoft Project.

Skills:

Good analytical and problem-solving skills.

Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities;

Proven ability to be flexible and work hard, both independently and in a team environment, in a high-pressure on-call environment with changing priorities.

Excellent English oral and written communication skills.

Post-secondary degree in computer science or related field or a combination of related experience and education.

Interpersonal/Individual Competencies:

Ability to work with other team members, flexibility, decisiveness and personal integrity.

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9). Laboratory Manager

Location: Nigeria

Department: Laboratory
Reports to: Country Director

Job Summary

The Laboratory Manager (LM) is the focal person for all laboratory activities for MGIC Nigeria and will be responsible for overseeing NAIlS 2.0 activities including the biorepository, recency testing in UMB supported States, drug resistance testing, specimen management, chemistry tests, immunological assays and implementation science associated protocols.

This individual will be expected to provide expert level support in laboratory related activities including rapid diagnosis testing, ELISA testing, quality management, ethics, workforce training, Good Laboratory Practice, equipment maintenance.

Primary Responsibilities
The main responsibilities of the laboratory manager will include to:

Provide oversight and expertise on all laboratory related activities ensuring General Laboratory Practices at all times

Provide guidance, coordination, supervision, and training for laboratory activities at MGIC Nigeria supported sites and at the NCDC reference laboratory which serves as NAIlS central laboratory

Provide QA/QC for sample analyses within a laboratory setting

Develops systems to promote the adherence to policies and principles regarding the use, maintenance, and calibration of laboratory equipment

Ensures a safe working environment that meets and exceeds applicable requirement and guidelines

Oversees staff compliance with policies, processes, and procedures for the operation of laboratory equipment

Represent MGIC Nigeria and UMB interests and integrity in all inter-agency and government of Nigeria meetings; and laboratory technical working groups

Prepares reports and presentations as required by the management of MGIC Nigeria and UMB

Participate in interdepartmental meetings and cooperate with other staff and colleagues at MGlC Nigeria.

Laboratory Diagnosis
In the area of laboratory diagnostics, the Laboratory manager will in addition:

Update procedures and SOP for applicable testing benches within the lab

Monitors staff compliance with processes, procedures, policies

Provide expertise in point-of-care testing and management of point-of-care testing program eg. HIV, Hep B, and so on.

Provide continuous improvement in the laboratory processes

Laboratory Surveillance and Recency Testing:

In the area of Laboratory surveillance and recency testing, the Laboratory manager will in addition:

Support the appropriate processing, storage, and retrieval of biological specimens NCDC reference Laboratory, Gaduwa using best biorepository and ISBER compliant practices

Support capacity building of staff at NCDC reference laboratory, Gaduwa to accurately conduct LAG Avidity

Provide technical assistance to recency testing facilities as required

Coordinate quality control activities at recency testing facilities and oversee continuous laboratory improvement practices in the testing facilities.

Supports the collection and analysis of high quality data to support MGlC supported States and the NCDC reference laboratory

Support continuous laboratory testing, data compilation, and data dissemination for targeted surveillance activities

Reviews data from participating facilities and contribute to discussions and reporting based on the data

Works closely with the Health Informatics Head of Department to develop, secure and stable data storage and retrieval systems, including creating new variables as necessary; and the analysis of data to ensure that strategic needs and project deliverables are met.

Job Requirements
Qualifications:

Education: A Bachelor’s degree or HND in Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Laboratory Science, Degree in related Biological Science or equivalent qualification in Medical Laboratory Science.

Experience: Minimum of 10-15 years working experience in implementing Public Health programs preferably in the NGO context;

Experience in a molecular laboratory and ELISA technique would be an added advantage.

Skills:

Strong organisational, time management, computer and communication skills, mentorship and team building skills to strengthen and cultivate relationship to help achieve organisational goal

Good analytical communication skills and previous experience at supervisory level prefered.

Specialized skill:

Basic computer programming and use of statistical package

Abilities:

Ability to work proficiently in several projects, meticulous attention to details excellent oral and written skills, analytical, and excellent time management skills

Interpersonal/individual competencies:

Ability to work with other members, flexibility, decisiveness and personal integrity.

Professional Certificate:

Appropriate certification for laboratory services

Familiarity with standards and federal/state regulations affecting the laboratory and laboratory practices.

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10). Procurement Manager

Location: Abuja

Grade: Grade 9
Report to: Regional Procurement Advisor and Country Head of Operations

Job Summary

The Procurement Manager will have the primary responsibility for providing leadership and oversight of the procurement function for MEIC Nigeria.

S/he will ensure the country program’s procurement needs are met in compliance with US. Government rules and regulations, including 2 CFR 200 and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), as well as MGlC policies and procedures and international procurement best practices.

S/he will report to the Regional Procurement Advisor at HQ and will also have a local direct communication line with the MGIC Nigeria Head of Operations to ensure that procurement activities align with the organizatIon’s programmatic needs and strategic direction.

Responsibilities
Procurement of Goods & Services:

Ensure that procurement processes are executed with the highest standards of business integrity and in compliance with U.S. Government rules and regulations, as well as MGIC policies and procedures.

Provide thorough and accurate documentation of procurement processes.

Ensure that the new hire orientation process properly introduces new employees to the University, CIHEB, and MGIC Nigeria culture.

Support management, reporting, and oversight of real or potential conflicts of interest.

Procurement Planning:

Work with the country Senior Management Team to establish a Procurement Plan at the beginning of each project year to be updated at least quarterly.

Establish key lead times for country procurement’s to be communicated out to staff for planning purposes.

Minimize lead times and reduce the need for “urgent” requests by improving procurement planning and communication about procurement processes with the country team.

Procurement Training & Team Management:

Educate the country team about procurement processes, requirements, and established lead times.

Support internal clients to understand the importance of providing detailed specifications, planning ahead, and providing feedback about samples and goods/services received.

Supervise, develop, and evaluate assigned staff. Ensure that procurement team members receive regular and constructive performance feedback, promptly resolve problems, and have an opportunity to develop professionally.

Vendor Management:

Conduct a thorough market survey at least every two years to refresh the organization’s preferred vendor list

Maintain a vendor database with extensive vendor information, including but not limited to: vendor address and contact information, vendor principal information, physical location verification, etc.

Closely track vendor performance and develop a list of disallowed vendors based on prior organizational history and client experience.

Compliance:

Engage with the in-country and HQ compliance teams to improve the country’s compliance rating.

Ensure the effectiveness of MGlC’s control environment within the procurement team, and perform regular reviews and spot-checks of procurement’s to ensure sufficient supporting documentation is in place, compliance with regulations and policies, etc

Along with the Senior Management Team, provide a strong “tone at the top” for compliance within the organization.

Support & Collaboration:

Collaborate with leadership to promote a safe and inclusive work environment

Engage with key staff outside the country office team to promote procurement best practices.

Required Education, Skills and Experience

Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in the field of procurement

Prior experience with a U.S. Government-funded organization is required; prior experience in the health sector is preferred

Extensive knowledge of 2CFR 200 is required; knowledge of the FAR is preferred

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Economics, Finance or a related field is required; Master’s degree preferred

CIPS – Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Certification and/or membership a plus

Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

Attention to detail and a proactive, problem-solving approach are required

Exceptional interpersonal communication and relationship – building skills

Experience engaging with local and international vendors on procurement of goods and services required.

Prior team management experience required

Fluency in English and effective communication skills are required.

Proficiency in MS suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe.

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11). Health Informatics (HI) Infrastructure and Support Lead

Location: Abuja

Grade: 9

Job Descriptions

The Health Informatics Infrastructure and Support Lead is responsible for the overall oversight of the suppor team.

The Lead will promote the effectivesness and efficiency of the UMB Data Center, Network and deployed Applications, with primary emphasis on Health Project and Internal Application system.

The Lead will liase with other leads and ensures seamless implementation of activities withing the HI team

Primary Responsibilities

Leadership, Technical expertise

Representation:

Collaboration

Communication Creativity:

Team Coordination and Supervision

Mentoring and support

Requirements
Qualification:

Education: Masters’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar technical discipline; or, equivalent demonstrable experience.

Experience:

8-years systems development and Network infrastructure support experience

Specialized Knowledge:

Proficient knowledge of Windows Server OS architecture, design, management scripting and troubleshooting.

Software development and support experience are required.

Proficient knowledge of Linux based OS architecture, design, management, scripting and troubleshooting.

Adequate understanding of VMWare (Virtualization) architecture, core services and administration.

An adequate understanding of storage technology and protocols

Proficient knowledge of LAN and WAN technologies and protocols (TCPIP, DNS, DHCP, SNMP etc).

An adequate understanding of applied network principles, including sub-netting, performance monitoring, scalability, and disaster recovery.

Proficient back-up/restore processing experience

Pass a background check as well as alcohol, a controlled substance, and illegal drugs screen that meets company standards before beginning regular employment.

Skills:

Strong organisational, time management, computer and communication skills, leadership, coaching, and team-building skills to strengthen and cultivate a relationship to help achieve organisational goals

Ability to recognize the sensitivity to individual organisations needs and the impact on services of the introduction of IT solutions

Interpersonal/Individual Competencies:

The ability to work with other team members, flexibility, decisiveness and personal integrity.

Professional certification:

Certification in Information Technology Infrastructure Library or related certification

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12). Health Informatics (HI) Software Development Lead

Location: Nigeria

Job Description

The Health Informatics Software Development Lead will lead an agile team to design and implement new features and technologies. The focus is to deliver high quality, high-performance code in an agile environment.

They will use, evaluate, and learn new technologies that keep products and teams on the cutting edge.

The Leads will provide technical direction and oversight for software development projects in support of the broader UMB Nigeria program.

They will also provide leadership to cross-functional teams and lead the design, development, and maintenance of complex solutions with a focus on quality, performance, and resiliency.

Primary Responsibilities

Leadership

Technical expertise

Creativity:

Team Coordination and Supervision

Mentoring and support

Representation:

Collaboration

Communication.

Qualifications

Education: Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar technical discipline; or equivalent demonstration experience.

Experience:

8 years systems development experience

Successful led full life-cycle implementation of a least 10 major projects

Specialized knowledge:

Program Management experience required

Skills:

Experience in software development and coding in various languages (C#, Python, Java, etc.)

Experience in developing web applications using at least one popular web framework

Possesses full working knowledge of technologies such as Linux, Oracle, SQL Server and TCP/IP for example

Strong organizational, time management, computer and communication skills, leadership, coaching, and team-building skills to strengthen and cultivate a relationship to help achieve organizational goals.

Ability to recognize the sensitivity to individual organization’s needs and the impact on services of the introduction of IT solutions.

Deadline: 12 December, 2019

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to apply

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