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AMREF Business Systems Officer Jobs in Kenya

Main Tasks

  • Oversee operations of systems across the organisation.
  • Optimise Systems for efficiency in performance.
  • Advise on systems acquisition in the organisation.
  • Negotiate with companies for sustainable SLAs for delivery of software to AFD.
  • Coordinate the development of technology-based innovations in AFD.
  • Conduct business analysis and software development lifecycle (waterfall, iterative, Agile) for software projects in the organisation.
  • Work closely with users to identify business needs, the costs and benefits of implementing computing solutions.
  • Network the organisation’s information network through interconnecting the organisation’s information systems.
  • Define software project requirements by identifying project milestones, phases, and elements; forming project team; establishing project budget.
  • Identify the stakeholders who will be impacted by change and understand their influence and authority levels.
  • Conduct usability tests and ensure that user interface meet user requirements.
  • Define methods to identify risk, probability, impact and how to mitigate those risks in acquisition and running of information systems.
  • Help the organisation to understand the requirements change process and traceability.
  • Determine operational objectives by studying business functions; gathering information, evaluating output requirements and formats.
  • Create a requirements package for information systems within the organisation.
  • Design new software by analysing requirements, constructing workflow charts and diagrams, studying system capabilities and writing specifications.
  • Utilizing various modelling techniques such as process modelling, data modelling, system modelling.
  • Improve systems by studying current practices and designing modifications.
  • Monitor Software project progress by tracking activity, resolve problems, publish progress reports and recommend actions.
  • Oversee the development or acquisition of software for conformance to the organisation’s priorities.
  • Recommend controls by identifying problems and documenting improved procedures.
  • Facilitate documentation of systems using different approaches such as use cases, activity diagrams, sequence diagrams and state charts, data dictionaries, class or entity relationship diagram
  • Maintain system protocols by documenting and updating procedures.
  • Provide reference for users by writing and maintaining user documentation, providing level 2 and level 3 support and training users.
  • Maintain user confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Prepare technical reports by collecting, analysing and summarizing information and trends.
  • Prepare technical reports by collecting, analysing and summarizing information and trends.
  • Ensure systems are in conformity with the current technology platforms

    Required Qualifications

    Education and knowledge
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or related field with a strong bias in systems analysis, design and development.
  • Knowledge in software development paradigms, especially object and aspect oriented programming such as joint-point models, MVC, MVVM.
  • Knowledge in large scale systems development on cloud, mobile and web-based platforms.
  • Experience in user systems requirements management.
  • Experience in management of software in multiple platforms systems such as Microsoft, Linux, Mac and Unix.
  • Knowledge of business systems management.

    Experience
  • Three (3) years’ experience in supporting medium to large-scale information systems development, deployment and maintenance.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in of software development and support.
  • Experience in Windows and Linux based DBMS configuration and management.
  • Experience in management of software of proprietary and open source software development and deployment environments.
  • Development, deployment and maintenance of database systems
  • Excellent knowledge of computer applications and systems
  • Exposure to diverse-multicultural environment.

    Skills'

  • Influencing;
  • Critical and creative thinking ;
  • Good logical analysis, design and diagnostic skills
  • Ability to exercise good judgement in design of software solutions;
  • Facilitation capabilities;
  • Proactive;
  • Team work;

    For more information and job application details, see; AMREF Business Systems Officer Jobs in Kenya

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