|Date Posted||March 25, 2020|
Accounting & Finance
Data Support Intern
Organization Medic Mobile
Closing date 1 May 2020
Industry and Organization History
Health systems, as they exist today, exclude people from care. Half of the world’s population lacks access to essential health services. For many people, the nearest doctor or nurse can be hours, or even days, away, and the health facilities that are reachable are unaffordable, understaffed, and under-resourced. Gaps in health systems are bridged by approximately 1.3 million community health workers (CHWs) worldwide, who provide basic health care to local residents and link them to the healthcare system. Unfortunately, most CHWs are disconnected from the formal health system and are largely unsupported after a few days of pre-service training. Despite the rapid development of technology and communication infrastructure in these same parts of the world, technology is underutilized or ineffectively applied to support healthcare where it is most needed. When health systems are not designed to deliver care for patients, people lack access to quality care. Our founders were inspired to create Medic Mobile after understanding the daily efforts of CHWs caring for others, amidst these systemic challenges, in the poorest areas in rural Malawi.
Medic Mobile’s mission is to advance health and human flourishing with and for the hardest-to-reach communities. We envision a more just world in which health workers are supported as they provide care for their neighbors, universal health coverage is a reality, and health is a secured human right. Practically, we have advanced our mission by building, implementing, and supporting open-source digital tools that support CHWs, managers, and facility-based health workers. Along with our partners, we build and apply software that helps health workers deliver high-quality, equitable care in redesigned health systems. Our team and partners support more than 27,000 frontline health workers caring for an estimated 15 million people in 18 countries across Africa and Asia.
As Data Support Intern, you will work very closely with the MoH-Kenya (Siaya) team to develop a data dictionary for the project. You will be expected to document the data elements collected during the project implementation with the data types and possible responses to the different fields.
Develop data dictionary for MoH Siaya project highlighting all data fields used in the current project deployment
Document project data changes highlighting all the current project data fields, retired data fields as well as merged data fields.
Explore ideas and make suggestions for the best ways to document these data products
Support in the development of a concept dictionary for the MoH Siaya Project detailing the terminologies used and changes over time.
Work closely with the Data Science team to identify possible data inconsistencies in the project.
Work with Project Tech team to create and update on existing form views.
Have knowledge of relational databases, Postgres and MySQL
Be committed to frequent and timely communication, both in-person and online (via email, Internet Relay Chat, and other online chat applications).
Have interest in working with and learning from a globally distributed team of mHealth technology experts.
Have good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to pass on information clearly to users and to grasp difficulties perceived by users.
Ability to work under high pressure, meet deadlines, monitor and follow-up on pending matters under minimum supervision.