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Intern - Software Engineering at eHealth Systems Africa

eHealth Africa is focused on improving healthcare by creating effective ways to implement reliable health information management systems. We have developed eHealth and mHealth solutions that can be rapidly deployed to manage patient information, streamline clinical procedures, and provide data and analysis on health program outcomes. Accurate health data will provide NGO’s, hospitals, and donor agencies with access to timely health system indicators needed to evaluate their health interventions and respond to critical public health needs. We bring about positive change by harnessing the potential of technology, valuing the power and knowledge of local people, and maintaining a sharp focus on the health worker. To help close the gap in access to health care we have developed and share a depth of expertise in:

eHealth and mHealth software and solutions
Technology Infrastructure
Training and capacity building for sustainable health systems
Research and data analysis
Project Management
eHealth Africa works closely with health NGOs in order to provide them with technology solutions that will enhance their on-going and new health programs. We also strive to work with state and government officials to manage large scale implementations at health facilities across the country.

eHealth and Information Systems Africa, Inc. is a California, USA Public Service Corporation. We have offices based in California, USA, and Kano, Nigeria.Department: EHA Clinics - Clinical and Laboratory Informatics
Reports to: Technical Lead, informatics

Purpose of the position


The intern will work with the informatic team of EHACLINICS to build and manage enterprise systems under the mentorship of senior engineers who will coach you on development best practices.  
Adequate metrics and records are put together in collaboration with all departments to ensure projects and initiatives are monitored effectively to achieve EHA Clinics’ goals.


Description of tasks
The intern must have sufficient knowledge of at least one programming language preferable python and is expected to:


Take ownership of products under the supervision of a Senior Engineer
Be a collaborative member of the team
Have a deep understanding of data structure and algorithm
Will be part of a scrum team and have some knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle
Ability to write clean code
Some knowledge of unit testing
Experience working with a virtualization system is an added advantage but not required
Complete necessary reports and documentations
Perform any other tasks assigned by the line manager.
Any other tasks assigned by the Management.


Duration and Dedication:


Six months, with the possibility of an extension.- Dedication: 40 hours/ week (Monday - Friday)


Reporting:


The intern will work under the supervision of the Program Manager, Community Health.


Qualifications


This is an intern position and as such, minimal experience is required.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or any such related field will be preferred.
Graduates of tertiary institutions and National Youth Service Corps members can apply.
The Candidate must have worked with at least one programming language.


Required Output:


As an intern, you will take part in cutting edge technology and other activities and projects that contribute to bringing solutions to health challenges in Nigeria. Tasks are to be developed in a professional and efficient way, focusing on end-results and delivering high-quality products.
The diversity of our team means that you will find yourself working in multicultural teams with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures who have wide perspectives, experiences, expectations as well as approaches. Knowledge of the region’s political, socioeconomic, and cultural dynamics will be gained.
You will also gain a first-hand perception of the day-to-day working environment of EHA Clinics. You will be given a real chance to work with our team of outstanding and inspiring career professionals and senior managers.
Within the organization, you might have the chance to be exposed to conferences, participate in meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as on-the-ground projects. Upon the successful conclusion of the assignment, will provide a certificate for the interns that fulfill their commitments with integrity, professionalism, and respect for diversity.
Upon completion of the internship, the intern shall produce a comprehensive report that explains what they have learned within the internship period and how that impacts their career journey and do a presentation to EHA Clinics. The intern will produce a story to communicate the result of the analysis.


Skills to be developed:


This position will expose you to developing and managing enterprise systems which include our EMR, ERP, and mobile application
You will build skills in software development best practices and documentation
You will be part of am agile team and will interact with Senior Engineers, UI/UX designers, Quality assurance engineers
We ll expose you to our various tech stacks - flutter, python, java, odoo, kibana, elastic search, firebase, postgre, kubernetes, etc.


Work Environment:


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can become louder at times due to group discussions or activities. eHA is a tobacco-free environment.


Physical Demands:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. As this is a full-time field role, the employee must be physically and mentally fit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is all of the time required to stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to sit and use a computer and reach with their hands and arms.


Remuneration


This is an unpaid position, however, a monthly stipend of Forty Thousand Naira (₦40,000) only will be provided for transportation and feeding allowances. All other costs related to living expenses MUST be borne by the intern. The intern will have to make his or her own arrangements for travel, accommodation, and incidents.
Health Insurance: EHA Clinics will provide health insurance cover during your period of internship.
Confidentiality: You have to be discreet and keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and do not publish any reports or papers based on such information.








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