Kenya Good Neighbors NGO Information Technology Officer Jobs in Bisil - Kajiado County

Kenya Good Neighbors NGO Information Technology Officer Jobs in Bisil - Kajiado County


GNI is an international humanitarian and development NGO in general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN-ECOSOC) established in 1991.

GNI has made great strides in its mission to eradicate poverty and provide a beer quality of life to people around the world through community development project.

We provide help and expeise through relief and development projects in the areas of education, health service, income generation, local community mobilization, child rights protection, and sustainable development projects.

Location:

  • Head Office (Ruiru, Kiambu County)/ Bissil Office Kajiado County

    Employment Period:

  • 1 year renewable

    Employee Category:

  • Fixed Term Contract

    Key Responsibilities

  • Leading the development of custom enterprise software to power and improve the
    efficiency of our rigorous processes across the network.
  • Designing innovative new systems, tools and processes that significantly improve
    operations throughout the organization; ensuring that IT solutions developed
    provide optimal solutions to the problems they solve.
  • Reviewing existing systems and processes and recommend and design new
    solutions including running prototypes and pilot tests to evaluate new ideas and
    reviewing workflows, user interaction and user interfaces for new software
    solutions before they are developed and recommend improvements.
  • Leading of software development resources (in-house and contracted) on
    architecture improvement projects; customising internal systems with off the shelf
    software.
  • Own the software release process including planning and coordinating the timing,
    schedule and deployment of software releases being done by the different teams.
  • Maintain and improve software configuration management practices and tools
    including bug tracking, version control, software builds, and deployment.
  • Project management for software projects; ensuring milestones and deliverables are
    satisfactorily met.
  • Supporting in-house users of our custom software and problem solving.
  • Provide mentorship and general knowledge transfer in matters IT related to
    members of the IT team.
  • Any other duties as assigned by your supervisor

    Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering/ Computing, Certification in
    software development is a plus.
  • Demonstratable experience of 2 years in software development and QA and
    Testing.
  • Demonstratable experience in agile development.
  • 4 years working experience in a social enterprise is desirable.
  • Ability to design creative solutions given significant constraints such as very low
    cost, lack of power, and a non-technical user base.
  • Experience leading teams through brainstorms / innovation sessions / workshops.
  • Knowledge and experience of C#/.NET, PHP, Java and Android.
  • Experience taking software projects through the entire software lifecycle
    (requirements analysis, design, implementation, deployment, post deployment
    support).
  • Demonstrable experience integrating off-the-shelf and custom built technologies.
  • Development and support of systems that are critical to the day to day
    operations
    of medium and large organizations (ERP, financial systems, CRM, MRP etc).
  • Demonstrable experience in database design and advanced SQL.
  • Knowledge and experience with professional software development practices and
    tools including source code control, defect tracking, unit testing and code reviews.
  • A team Player.
  • A people person, one who will interacts with others learn their needs and develop
    software solutions to meet those needs.

    How to apply

  • Written applications enclosing Certificates, testimonials and resume stating current and expected remuneration on or before 7th December 2018 to [email protected] If you
    have a publication or any other portfolio related to your job application kindly include it in your application or share a web link.
  • Interviews shall be both oral and written. Please mention your expected salary on your cover letter. This is mandatory requirement.
  • Note that only successful applicants will be notified of the interview
  • Interview schedule will be from 17th December 2018 Contract period will be from 1st January 2018 which is renewable for some positions.

    Terms of reference

  • Kenya Good Neighbors does not request, permit or accept any compensation, bribe, gift or otherwise before, during and after the recruitment process from any interested candidates for any Job opportunities advertised. If any person requests, permits or accepts any form of compensation from any candidate kindly report to [email protected]
  • All application information provided shall be only genuine and factual. Any forged documentation and erroneous information submitted and stated during the recruitment process are strictly not allowed and will result in disqualification from the recruitment process and blacklisting of the respective candidates from any other job vacancy application for all eternity. If there‚Äôs any fraud, corruption and forgery detected, the employment will result in immediate termination and shall be required to compensate the organization.
  • Kindly take note that the successfully hired candidate will be required to submit their Certificate of Good Conduct before contracting. Failure to which will lead to failure to contract.
  • Please note that agreement above mentioned clause will be request before the interview.

  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Good Neighbors NGO Information Technology Officer Jobs in Bisil - Kajiado County

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