IT intern at Community Health Boosters (CHB)
IT intern

Community Health Boosters (CHB) | Type: Internship
Published: 2024-05-15 | Deadline: 2024-05-25

Community Health Boosters (CHB) is a pioneering youth-led organization dedicated to creating digital health technologies and youth-friendly learning tools that empower young individuals, amplify their voices, and enhance their opportunities. Founded in 2019 at the University of Rwanda, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, CHB collaborates with young people to co-create inclusive digital solutions, low-tech games, magazines, and services that enrich their lives. Our Human-Centered Design approach fosters an environment where the ideas of young people can flourish into reality – where informed young people actively address issues affecting their lives.

CHB's mission is to promote and enrich the holistic well-being of young people through youth-friendly means. We advocate for youth-friendly services and strive to improve access to information that aids in informed decision-making and adopting healthier behaviors.

Community Health Boosters (CHB) is committed to empowering communities through innovative health solutions. The YAhealth app is one of the key initiatives aimed at providing young people with easy access to reliable health information and resources. As we strive to continually enhance the app's functionality and user experience, we are seeking talented IT intern to join our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the development team and consultants to enhance the features and functionalities of the YAhealth app.
  • Assist in software testing, debugging, and troubleshooting to ensure optimal performance.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of innovative solutions to improve healthcare accessibility.
  • Participate in team meetings and brainstorming sessions to support ongoing projects.
  • Engage with users to gather feedback and insights for continuous improvement of the app.
  • Participate in troubleshooting technical issues and providing solutions

Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing or recently completed a degree in Software Development, Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Java, or JavaScript.
  • Familiarity with mobile and web app development frameworks (e.g., React Native, Flutter) is a plus.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
  • Passion for leveraging technology to address healthcare challenges and improve community well-being

Communication Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to convey complex information clearly and concisely.
  • Proficiency in report writing and effective communication.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Ethical and confidential handling of sensitive information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively in a team.
  • Proactive attitude with a willingness to take initiative.
  • Proficiency in at least two official languages spoken in Rwanda but, English is a must
  • Able to go in different field testing across the country
  • Results-oriented with a commitment to achieving CHB's goals.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a one-page cover letter, ID, updated CV with contacts of three professional referees, and copies of qualification certificates to recruitment@chbrwanda.org with the subject line "CHB – IT Officer Intern."


Note: The deadline for submissions is May 25th, 2024 at 5 pm. Late applications will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment.

CHB is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees are valued, respected, and supported.

Commitment to Safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment:

CHB has a zero tolerance policy with regard to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by CHB‘s personnel against the people they serve. Protection from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment (PSEA) is the responsibility of everyone and all selected candidates will be required to comply with the CHB’s PSEA Policy and Codes of Conduct at all times (both during work hours and outside work hours). Selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks against their past behavior related to sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment and may be required to provide additional information further on in the selection process. By applying, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.