Author: Ministry of Health Jamaica

Programmer/Analyst (MIS/IT 5)

JOB PURPOSE

Design, implement and modify computer programs and databases for the ministry of Health and related agencies. Provide technical support and user training to clients of custom-built applications. Analyse user requirements, procedures and problems to automate or improve existing systems.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

  1. Confers with clients to ascertain the nature of the information processing or computation needs a computer program is to address
  2. Develops and tests computer programs and databases as required
  3. Modifies or otherwise change existing software by editing program codes
  4. Coordinates the implementation of computer programs
  5. Prepares user and system documentation
  6. Conducts user training and demonstrations on off-the shelf products as well as custom-built systems
  7. Troubleshoots and rectify problems reported by users
  8. Determines time and resources needed to set up or alter systems
  9. Implements backup procedures for safeguarding databases and programs
  10. Performs any other related duties that may be assigned from time to time.

 

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

  1. Each application for the modification of an application acknowledged in writing within 24 hrs of receipt.
  2. All requirement specifications documented and filed
  3. All modifications to existing software documented and a control document maintained
  4. All new software properly documented and user instruction manuals provided.
  5. All coding done signed off by the appropriate personnel to attest to acceptance of the software prior to go live, and control documents maintained.
  6. Confidentiality of information obtained on the job is preserved
  7. Detailed schedule of jobs kept and assignments to junior programmers will be strictly noted and updated.

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

Functional/Technical Competencies
Expertise in system analysis and design
Sound knowledge of SQL Server and Windows operating systems
Working knowledge of FoxPro, Microsoft Access and Visual Basic
Ability to code, test and document software applications

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • BSc. in Computer Science.
  • Three (3) years working experience in systems design and analysis and programming; OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Interested persons may apply in writing accompanied by resumes. Applications must be submitted no later than July 7, 2017 to:

Director

Human Resource Management & Development

Ministry of Health

10A Chelsea Avenue

Kingston 10

jobs@moh.gov.jm

 

Please note that responses will be sent to short- listed applicants only