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  • Database Developer Intern at Jacaranda Health

  • Posted on: 20 September, 2019 Deadline: 4 October, 2019
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  • Jacaranda Health is a social enterprise and operates as a 501(c)3 in the US. Our mission is to transform maternal health care in East Africa and make pregnancy and childbirth safer for women and newborns.

    Database Developer Intern


    Reports To: Technology and Analytics Manager

    Department: Programs

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Design, create, update, and maintain PostgreSQL databases.
    • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases/data systems.
    • Operate and optimizes pre-defined tools, applications and data bases/data management systems.
    • Create reports and communicates results to various internal and/or external stakeholders (e.g. management, customers).
    • Develop systems and processes to regularly maintain databases and conduct regular checks to ensure data integrity.
    • Create queries that allow data to be extracted and to streamline the data retrieval process.
    • Analyze overall content data trends to create and communicate actionable insights that help drive higher content quality.
    • Build and automate business intelligence reports/tools to identify areas for improvement in content and data transfer.
    • Build and automate business intelligence reports/tools to quickly identify changes in trends/key metrics, elevate issues, and identify areas for improvement.
    • Write effective, scalable code.
    • Maintain and update existing Python code.
    • Develop back-end components to improve responsiveness and overall performance.
    • Test and debug programs.
    • Improve functionality of existing systems.
    • Coordinate with internal teams to understand user requirements and provide technical solutions.

    Education: Degree in Computer Science, ICT, or a relevant field.


    • At least 1 year of experience in analytics focused on isolating data quality issues and maintaining data sets will be an added advantage.
    • At least 1 year of experience in Excel, relational databases, database concepts, and database design will be an added advantage.
    • At least 1 year of experience as a Python Developer will be an added advantage.
    • Experience and skills in Postgres Database, SQL written commands and queries, and Python is an added advantage.

    Knowledge and Skills


    • Familiarity with front-end technologies (like JavaScript and HTML5).
    • Experience communicating the results of analysis clearly in writing and verbally.
    • Work with management to prioritize business and information needs
    • Data entry and other tasks as required.
    • Strong in business intelligence/business analysis.

    Key Competencies

    • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills.
    • Ability to develop useful automation tools for immediate team use and train others how to use them.
    • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and to provide regular status updates proactively.
    • Entrepreneurial spirit, with a curiosity to investigate problems and solve them in cutting edge ways.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should send their application cover letters and CVs to jobs@jacarandahealth.org with the subject line Database Developer Intern.

    No hard copies required or accepted.

    Deadline: October 4th 2019

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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