Improving the Health of Individuals and Communities


Junior Software Developer/Tester Internship – USAID eSCMIS Project

LOCATION: Lusaka, Zambia

DEPARTMENT/UNIT: Management Information Systems (MIS)

DURATION: Six (06) Months 

REPORTS TO: Lead Software Developer

POSTING DATE: 11/12/2021

DEADLINE DATE: 11/19/2021


John Snow Health Zambia (JSH-Z) with support from USAID through the eSCMIS Project will continue assisting the Government of the Republic of Zambia in the rollout of a next-generation electronic supply chain management information system (eSCMIS). The eSCMIS Project aims to increase the use of health services, decrease disease burden and increase the quality of life through ensuring appropriate quantities and quality of health commodities are available at health facilities to meet patient demands. Continuing the rollout and providing technical support of the existing eLMIS will enable a seamless transition from the activities being done under predecessor projects. Achievement of private sector engagement and eSCMIS transition to the government are key objectives in Zambia during this 5-year project plan. The eSCMIS Project will work closely with and in support of the Ministry of Health.


The internship program for the eSCMIS project is based on the vision of having a community of software developers and testers who understand and can contribute to supporting and enhancing the national eLMIS post the project lifecycle. JSH-Z seeks a dynamic intern for the position of Junior Software Developer / Tester Intern to be based in Lusaka, Zambia. S/he will follow and implement the software development process and contribute to the enhancement of the eLMIS. S/he will work closely with the Senior Software Tester / Developer to ensure compliance with general testing and programming best practices. The Junior Software Developer / Tester Intern will report to the Lead Software Tester /Developer and help in achieving the project’s goals and objectives. S/he will rotate between the various managers within the MIS team and will leave the internship with knowledge of eLMIS software development, software testing and business analysis processes.


As directed by the Lead Software Tester / Developer

  • Develop enhancements, test, and maintain the electronic Logistics Management Information System (eLMIS) including related interfaces with other existing system
  • Use JSH-Z’s web-based bug tracking systems to log bugs, enhancements and to update bug resolution status
  • Execute full lifecycle software development
  • Write well designed, documented, testable, efficient code
  • Develop and/or review and update technical user manuals, guides, job aids and training manuals
  • Comply with general agile testing and programming best practices as well as the principles for digital design
  • Design and execute test plans and test cases on the eSCMIS suite (eLMIS Facility Edition, Central Edition, Hub and District Modules) and related interfaces
  • Detect software failures through testing so that defects may be discovered and corrected
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Lead Software Tester / Developer and other senior staff
  • Implement and adhere to JSH-Z’s personnel and fraud management policies


  •  BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field and/or equivalent experience
  • Hands-on experience in designing interactive applications
  • Ability to develop software in C++, Java or other modern selected languages
  • Ability to develop full-stack applications in Java, Spring Framework, spring boot, Angular/VueJS JavaScript, bootstrap, and high charts
  • Knowledge of Relational Databases (e.g., PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, SQL), ORM technologies (JPA2, Hibernate), and MyBatis
  • Experience in developing web applications using popular web frameworks such as Spring MVC
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written English
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team-oriented environment but self-managing of own time
  • Ability to travel in-country to support technical activities

Supervision and Reporting:

The Junior Software Developer / Tester Intern will work under the guidance and supervision of the Lead Software Tester / Developer.

​Interested candidates should send an application via email ONLY to In the subject line please indicate the position you are applying for; only those applications that reference the position in the subject line will be reviewed. Your application should consist of a cover letter and CV with three references and full addresses and contact information. 

Please note that you do not need to apply if you don’t meet the minimum requirements. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date: November 19, 2021

JSH is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information or political affiliation.

© 2021 John Snow Health Zambia Ltd

This company is registered as Coalition Health Zambia Limited and the organization's trading name is John Snow Health Zambia Limited.


© 2021 John Snow Health Zambia Ltd

This company is registered as Coalition Health Zambia Limited and the organization's trading name is John Snow Health Zambia Limited.