Position at FHI360: Mobile Data Collection and Application Developer

Looking for CommCare specialist


FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to
improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven
solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition,
Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research
and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s
interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries,
all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking
qualified candidates for the position of IT Project Manager (Mobile Data
Collection and Application Developer),
in Washington, DC or Boston, MA.

Position Description:

The successful candidate will be a member of the mobile data collection and
web development team in FHI 360’s TechLab. He/she will be responsible for
developing mobile data collection systems and related applications. The new
team member will be expected to do the following:

  • Work with client-colleagues at FHI 360 to understand data collection
    and usage requirements in order to develop detailed scopes of work,
    level-of-effort estimates, and associated budgets
  • Create data collection tools using ODK or similar technologies for
    feature phones and Android devices
  • Design and implement applications for text messaging and SMS data

This position reports to the Digital Solutions Manager

*Minimum requirements: *

  • 5 Years of experience using technologies mentioned above to create
    data collection systems as well as web and mobile applications
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or 7 years total experience
  • Strong knowledge and experience in web and application development,
    including HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, and PHP.
  • Experience exporting and importing large data sets into web-based data

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of CommCare and/or DHIS 2 is a big plus
  • Application development for iOS and Android mobile devices and SMPP
    text messaging, IVR platforms, and/or related protocols.
  • Local data collection solutions using ODK or related technologies
  • Data visualization solutions
  • Familiarity with working in Linux systems
  • Familiarity with XML technologies
  • ​Ability to travel abroad
  • Contributing to open source products such as CommCare, DHIS, and ODK
  • Java, Python, C#, Node JS, and ASP/.Net

FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates may
register online through FHI 360’s Career Center at
http://www.fhi360.org/careers or through the Employment section at
Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements.
Please specify source in your application.