Software Developer for Humanitarian Health Technology

Organization: Vecna Cares Charitable Trust
Location: Boston, MA, United States
Eligible Citizenship: USA
Application Code: US22-Nat
Job Function: Information Technology / ICT / Informatics, Strategic Planning / Consulting
Issue Area: Health Systems Strengthening / Healthcare Access


Vecna Cares Charitable Trust provides technology and training to support and strengthen health systems in low-resource areas for better health outcomes. We build systems that close the information gaps between patients, care givers, and decision makers. The mission of Vecna Cares is to improve the state of healthcare delivery—one community, one clinic, and one hospital at a time. Vecna Cares is currently deploying healthcare information technology in refugee camps, hospitals, and health facilities in multiple countries worldwide.

Vecna Care's CliniPAK, the Clinical Patient Administration Kit, plays a key role in forwarding our global health and primary care initiatives. These units include rugged touchscreen tablets, cell phones, solar panels, and biometric devices to capture patient data for better reporting and better care.

Vecna Cares is currently piloting our CliniPAK product in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Boston and working with teams in all locations to identify necessary improvements and create models that can then scale-up effectively.

Through developing and installing technology solutions, supporting local capacity building, improving efficiencies, and promoting public health initiatives, our contributions help to improve quality and reduce the cost of delivering care in health systems.

Position Overview

Vecna Cares seeks an enthusiastic software developer who is passionate about making a positive real-world impact in underserved settings throughout the world. The software developer will work at the Vecna Cares headquarters in Boston.

The software developer will work primarily on the development and support of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) software that is currently being used for patient tracking and healthcare provision tracking. The developer has the opportunity to work on a number of different projects for multiple clients, all within the global health space. 


  • Design a flexible and scalable Electronic Health Record (EHR) system for diverse, underserved health systems
  • Develop features that span the technology stack for rapid deployment and evaluation in the field
  • Collaborate with top UI/UX designers, project managers, hardware engineers, and quality assurance test engineers to deliver robust health system platforms
  • Shape and align product roadmap with client needs and market opportunities

Desired Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or any engineering discipline*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in above or related field
  • Experience with Java, SQL, Javascript, CSS, and XML*
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint*
  • Interest in technology for problem solving*
  • Highly motivated and self-driven, self-managing and accountable personality*
  • Any experience in computer programming, networking, and information systems including SQL, Struts, Hibernate, Spring, Eclipse, JSP, JavaScript, Maven, Tomcat, PostgreSql, Oracle, Sql Server, Groovy, Jasper Reports, Mobile Development
  • International development or travel experience
  • Health care delivery exposure or experience
  • Previously illustrated creativity using technology for problem solving

Fellowship Logistics

During the fellowship year, all fellows are provided with:

  • A pre-tax living stipend of $1100/month
  • Housing and utilities
  • Health insurance
  • A professional development grant of $600
  • An award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
  • Travel costs covered to and from placement site, training and retreats

Living and Working in the US: Fellows are provided with basic housing and a utilities stipend during the fellowship year. GHC coordinates housing for fellows placed in the United States in shared apartments or houses that meet GHC's safety standards. Housing arrangements are assigned prior to departure from Training Institute. Fellows at Vecna Cares will be housed in Boston, an urban city in the northeastern United States.

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