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EEVI Student Assistant: VIPIN tool web developer

About IVAC: The mission of the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is to accelerate global access to life-saving vaccines through the development and implementation of evidence-based policies. The work of IVAC focuses on disease epidemiology, vaccine economics and supply, monitoring and evaluation of vaccine introduction and Center programs, and advocacy and communications activities to increase the profile of and global action on vaccine-preventable disease. 

About PROJECT: The India advocacy project (EEVI) supports enabling timely, evidence-based policies and decisions for national introduction of vaccines in India.

Position summary: VIPIN (Vaccine Impact Predictor for India) is an interactive tool developed by the India advocacy team at IVAC. The tool allows users to visualize the potential impact of three critical vaccines—pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), and rotavirus vaccine—on under-five child morbidity and mortality in India at the national and state level. The vaccine impact is shown in the form of ‘lives saved’ and ‘cases averted’. As a tool, VIPIN can be used to increase the visibility and advocacy for vaccines in India, and can help communicate the benefits of vaccine introduction and scale-up programs to decision-makers and key national stakeholders. 

The VIPIN team is seeking a web developer to help implement enhancements to the tool, such as adding specific messaging relating to vaccine advocacy, adding other vaccines into the tool, and adding in other data outputs such as disease costs. The developer will be responsible for working with the team to implement these additions into coding as well as maintaining the back-end and user interface of the web-tool. 

This position is based out of IVAC’s home office in Baltimore, and the VIPIN web tool developer is expected to work onsite at least one day a week

Expected start to end date: February 15, 2017-May 2017

Responsibilities may include:

  • Implement enhancements to the tool: coding new additions to the tool
  • Maintain the back-end and user interface of the web tool
  • Perform other tasks as assigned related to the successful completion of the project.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors/Master’s degree-seeking student in computer science and/or public health.
  • Sound knowledge of web development.
  • 2-3 years related experience (developing class or personal projects, or mini-programs to demonstrated working knowledge)
  • Proficiency in using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Highly organized.
  • Self-directed and self-motivated.
  • Ability to work successfully in a small team environment.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of, or demonstrated use of, Java Script-based graphing and charting libraries (such as C3.JS) 

Application window: Please apply online here by February 15, 2017. Interested candidates should indicate their interest in this specific position and provide examples of their previous web development work in their application & cover letter. Please email Prar Vasudevan (pvasude2@jhu.edu) with questions. 

 

Student Opportunities: Interested students who would like to learn more about potential future opportunities should complete the Student Opportunities Form on the IVAC website (http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/about-us/student-opportunities-form.html).