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|[Saved] Uganda: Finance Intern - UgandaClosing date: 2016-05-19Organization: Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development Share|
|[Saved] Uganda: Community Development FacilitatorClosing date: 2016-05-20Organization: Plan Share|
|[Saved] Uganda: REFERENT ACHAT REGIONAL Afrique de l’EstClosing date: 2016-05-22Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières Share|
|[Saved] Applications Analyst/Software Developer, Mobile Financial Services, KampalaClosing date: 2016-06-20 Share|
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Uganda: Programmes and Operations Manager
Closing date: 2016-05-10Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Bless a Child Foundation
Closing date: 10 May 2016
Job title:Programmes and Operations Manager
Supervises:3 Full Time Staff and Volunteers (ad hoc)
Liaises with:Consultants and Suppliers
Location:Kampala with travel within and outside Uganda as required
Contract duration:3 months probation with renewal annually dependent on performance
Bless a Child Foundation (BCF)is a non-profit organisation headquartered in Kampala, Uganda that is committed to providing treatment and care for children suffering from cancer and related infections in Uganda. BCF provides palliative care homes for the children and their caregivers to stay as they undergo treatment at the hospitals. In addition, BCF provides other services to children and their caregivers at the home such as educational services, psycho-social support and recreational activities.
BCF is seeking to recruit a dynamic, innovative and proactive Programmes and Operations Manager to lead the implementation of its strategic plan. The Programmes and Operations Manager will be responsible for providing day-to-day management of BCF s hospitality home for child cancer patients and their caregivers (guests) in Kampala and management oversight to the home in Gulu; ensuring the wellbeing and safety of the homes guests; ensuring the delivery of high quality, sustainable and reproducible care for the homes guests including development of new or enhancement of existing systems, standards and processes; management and supervision of staff; and leading the implementation of community activities in support of BCF homes.
In addition, the Programmes and Operations Manager will be required to provide high level technical support to the sourcing of funding opportunities, development of funding proposals, advocacy activities and representation of BCF in national and international fora. The Programmes and Operations Manager will be on call 24/7.
Please see more details under Specific Roles and Responsibilities below.
1.2. Specific Roles and Responsibilities of the Programmes and Operations Manager
The following are the specific roles and responsibilities of the Programmes and Operations Manager:
Provides strategic leadership to BCF through the development and implementation of its strategic plan and annual work plan.
Builds and manages relationships with key stakeholders including donors and funders, and other partners both nationally and internationally.
Ensures the day-to-day administration of BCF homes including ensuring operational systems are developed and implemented as relates to budget management, asset management and purchasing among others.
Ensures that guests to the home (patients and their caregivers) are adequately orientated on life at the home and provided for the entire duration of their stay.
Manages human resources including overseeing the recruitment, training, retention, utilisation and dismissal of staff and volunteers in an appropriate manner to support programme delivery.
Leads the drafting of reports for donors as per their funding requirements as well as a quarterly BCF newsletter for dissemination to friends and supporters of BCF and other materials as necessary.
Leads the sourcing of funds and other resources for BCF through development of funding and other project proposals.
Represents BCF at national and international fora as necessary through public speaking engagements, advocacy efforts, research and contributions to publications.
1.3. Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications
The following skills, experience, knowledge and qualifications are required of the Programmes and Operations Manager:
Bachelor s degree plus at least five years experience in direct or ancillary patient support, project management, residential management, or an equivalent combination of experience and education
Minimum of three years experience in managing staff
Experience in managing a diverse population in a communal setting
Excellent public speaking and communications skills
Excellent writing skills for various audiences including experience in proposal writing
Experience with sales methodology and demonstrable experience in sourcing funds and in-kind gifts
Demonstrable ability to work well with a team
Demonstrable experience in developing innovative programming
Ability to work independently and to take initiative
Proficient in Microsoft Office software and computer equipment
Valid driver s license
Ability to travel within and outside Uganda as required
How to apply:
If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in this opportunity please submit a detailed CV together with a covering letter explaining how you are suited for the position to firstname.lastname@example.org 10 May 2016. Please also provide contacts for three references.
Uganda: (1)Procurement Officer Based in Kampala -( Open to Uganda Nationals)
Closing date: 2016-05-11Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Mercy Corps
Closing date: 11 May 2016
Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda since 2006. It has and continues to implement programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub regions. Mercy Corps is taking a community-led, market driven approach to address poverty and food insecurity needs through interventions that get to the root causes and contributing factors of economic vulnerability. Donors include the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the European Commission (EC), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC).
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Senior Operations Manager, the Procurement Officer will be primarily responsible for overseeing and ensuring the operations and functions of the Kampala office to ensure Kampala Office and field program support runs smoothly. The Procurement Officer will provide supervision and training functions in the Kampala office for staff in procurement, logistics, administration, Assets and security. She/He will also provide direct Operational support to the field offices from time to time basing on the requirements and functions as below.
Have a full understanding of MC procurement policies and systems; and be able to provide training to staff on these policies, procedures, systems and best practices
Assist in regular procurement planning meetings and program activity reviews.
Oversee Tendering processes for procurements requiring Open tender processes
Maintain appropriate databases to truck and manage running contracts under works, Consultancy and services within required threshold
Handle all consultancy contracts, and processes and ensure that correct process is followed by requestor
Ensure that correct documentation for procurement and contracts are completed and filed to MC standards.
Regularly contract status reports using the PR Master lists and Contracts Database
Chair tendering processes as required, ensuring processes are transparent, provide value for money and are properly documented
Work with Contracts Manager and Mercy Corps Engineers to ensure contract terms are observed by contractors, constantly making follow ups and providing necessary amendments for contracts
Ensure timely, and accurate payment processing and documentation of consultancy and works contract payments procurements
Vendors and contractors Prequalification for MC Uganda for construction, and Consultancies ensuring that they meet the required MC Conditions and Legal standards
Maintain a database of prequalified and contractors used by MC Uganda
Assist Procurement Officer from time with ongoing procurements
Support the transport Manager as necessary to ensure that vehicle repairs, insurance, and payments are made on time and in accordance with MC policy.
Provide support in monthly vehicle and fuel reporting as may be required
Establish preferred supplier agreements for Vehicle maintenance, Insurance, Fuel and Vehicle Kits.
Participate in hiring and disciplinary measures for drivers.
Ensures that procedures outlined in the Mercy Corps Asset Management Manual will be implemented in Mercy Corps Offices.
Responsible for logging all new Mercy Corps assets in MC Uganda Program in the asset register and ensuring the appropriate coding and tags are placed on each item. Regularly updates asset register with changes and new acquisitions;
Responsible for coordinating with the procurement and finance office in identifying all details of assets such as buying price, ledger reference, PR, PO and GRN number etc. The asset register should be accurate and complete;
Schedules and conducts physical count of assets on different locations, projects and sites;
Update the electronic database monthly and provide an electronic copy to supervisor ; A hard copy is printed, signed and filed in the assets folder;
Ensure all lost, damaged, sold, stolen (or other) items are properly recorded in with an approved Disposal of Assets form. Ensure any necessary, supplement documentation is completed;
Serve as security focal point for Kampala, update and implement security policies appropriate for the local context
Ensure all national and international staff are well-informed of security policies and procedures, including emergency strategies and evacuation plans
Train the hired security staff on Mercy Corps Security Standard Operating Procedures
Submit regular security reports to SOM on occurring incidents and any security issues/concerns
Provide supervisory support to Security guards, ensuring they are equipped, and are able to carry out their task
Oversee the smooth flowing of routine, administrative work of the Mercy Corps Office and program support operation
Ensure inventory list of all office furniture, stationery and equipments is maintained and updated frequently.
Directly handle and maintain Lease matrix, ensure all Lease is settled in time, and Agreements renewed.
Along with HR and Admin officer responsible for the orientation of all new, national staff on Mercy Corps systems, policies and procedures;
Participate in disciplinary, hiring and termination meetings with program staff upon request;
Ensure Admin. Systems are implemented as described in the Field Administration Manual.
Conduct him/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring positive recognition to Mercy Corps and to not endanger Mercy Corps humanitarian mission.
Other duties as assigned as assigned by supervisor.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
- A BA/S in Logistics, Procurement Management, or any relevant business field.
- 3-5 years experience in Procurement, Logistics and Administration management required.
- Four years experience working in international relief and development in logistics and administration, staff supervision and development, training, team building, finance & administration, donor relations, and inter/intra agency communications. This includes experience living and working overseas and working in remote conditions.
- Excellent computer and communication skills
- Experience managing the development, implementation, administration, and compliance of US Government, ECHO/EC, UN, private foundation, and corporate grants, and related projects.
- Experience in managing the logistics components of a food distribution program
The successful candidate will have the following characteristics:
- A strong team player, with good communication and diplomatic skills.
- Excellent analytical and information management skills.
- Good organizational skills and ability to work under stress and in remote locations.
- Flexible and creative in planning and problem solving.
- Attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
- Proven excellence maintaining professional internal and external relationships.
- A focus on building staff capacity.
How to apply:
Applications: Submit your E-mailed application including a cover letter clearly stating your salary requirements, CV (with 3 referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates through the Human Resource Manager email@example.com
Deadline for Submission: Close of businesson May 11, 2016 Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Mercy Corps.Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer; female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply**.
Uganda: Finance Intern - Uganda
Closing date: 2016-05-19Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development
Closing date: 19 May 2016
Position: Finance Intern - Uganda
Contract duration: 6 months
Location: Kampala, Uganda
I. Background on ACTED
Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people s potential.
ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.
We go the last kilometer: ACTED s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. ACTED develops and implements programs that target the most vulnerable amongst populations that have suffered from conflict, natural disaster, or socio-economic hardship. ACTED s approach looks beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihoods reconstruction and sustainable development.
With a budget of 164 million EUR in 2014, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 450 projects a year reaching over 8 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff.
II. Country Profile
Capital Office : Kampala
National Staff : 108
International Staff : 7
Areas : 2 (Northern Uganda, Karamoja)
On-going programmes : 9
Budget : 2.4 M
ACTED has been active in Uganda since May 2007, both in the northern region and Karamoja. In the North, ACTED supports the early recovery process with a specific focus on the needs of returning populations displaced by years of conflict. It also expands access, retention, equity and quality of primary education. In Karamoja, the focus is enhanced food security and resilience to disasters, especially droughts, as well as improving the primary education sector.
ACTED focuses its intervention on strengthening livelihoods through improved resource management, conflict mitigation and capacity building. In Northern Uganda, as internally displaced persons (IDPs) have returned home and gained access to land, ACTED is working with farmers on infrastructure and capacity development to rebuild agricultural livelihoods. In the Karamoja/Pokot area, ACTED responds to severe food insecurity caused by the drought in the Horn of Africa, providing support to agro-pastoral communities to increase their purchasing power and protect their assets, reducing vulnerability to natural disasters. As part of its integrated cross-border strategy between Uganda and Kenya, ACTED maintains its community-driven disaster risk reduction (DRR) focus and promotes conflict mitigation to ensure peaceful and sustainable access to shared resources.
In 2013, ACTED maintains a strong focus on this approach and looks at extending it further along the border with Kenya. ACTED continues working with community-level structures and initiatives such as the APFS, the CDMCs or the DEWS to continue building the communities resilience to disasters.
III. Position Profile
The finance intern works under the supervision of the Finance Officer and/or Country Finance Manager
His/Her responsibilities will be has followed:
Control that operations respect existing financial procedures and manage accounting files for the Country Office;
Analyze financial data and create management indicators ;
Support Country Coordination through analysis of project running costs, follow-up on resource allocation, and finance training
Msc in Administration, Business Management or equivalent.
Finance and accounting skills required
Willingness to undertake serious responsibility and manage stress efficiently
Excellent communication skills, including advanced written and oral English
Field Intern benefits include: a 300 USD per month living allowance, coverage of all accommodation,
food, and travel costs, a luggage allowance of 50 kg., and the provision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance.
How to apply:
Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ref : FI/UGA/SA
Uganda: Community Development Facilitator
Closing date: 2016-05-20Application : Apply for the job
Closing date: 20 May 2016
Community Development Facilitator (CDF) Kamuli (2 positions)
The CDF is the organisation s front-line community development staff responsible for the effective facilitation of Child-Centred Community Development and building meaningful relationships among the multiple stakeholders in the community development process. The CDF is responsible for the overall programme coordination and coordinates implementation of activities in his/her area of technical specialisation. The successful candidate will report to Programme Unit Manager Kamuli.
Specific Job Responsibilities:
Facilitate the children, youth and other marginalised segments of community to identify their own problems, and development priorities.
Build the capacity of parish development structures/committees to manage their own inclusive planning process and have a Community Development Plan (CDP) as well as ownership of the programmes and projects.
Disseminate the programme objectives and approaches defined within the CSP among communities and other stakeholders while protecting the organisation s image
Prepare and design projects and budgets in accordance with Plan International guidelines and complete project outline modifications as needed and submit to Programme Unit Manager (PUM)
Prepare monthly project progress reports and post them in SAP (the corporate finance and programme management system).
Facilitate children and communities to prepare Project Requests in accordance with their CDP, the CSP and the Annual Plan as a basis for writing projects.
Maintain cordial working relations with local authorities (sub-county, parish and village) and ensure they are adequately consulted/informed of Plan International Uganda s operations and investments
Monitor and document all projects and write Project Completion Reports (PCRs) within one month of project completion.
Contribute to regular reflection, learning and action to ensure continuous improvement in Plan International Uganda s operations and document and share lessons learned on Programmes and Projects in liaison with the M&E coordinator
Ensure that budgets and grants are managed effectively and efficiently and there is value for money as per donor requirements
Promote teamwork within community mobilisers and stakeholders in the sub-county
In liaison with the respective technical specialists and the PUM, carry out capacity building of communities
Facilitate groups/communities to identify and prepare for engaging in advocacy and lobbying with the state on issues they have prioritised
In coordination with Country Technical Specialists, apply programmatic operational guidelines as appropriate in project design and implementation
Promote effective communication and dissemination of Plan International values in the community
Provide leadership and direct supervision of community-managed sponsorship operations
Coordinate and facilitate a team of community volunteers to produce sponsorship communications in a timely manner and review sponsorship communications for quality and submit to the PUM
Coordinate caseload management with the community mobilisers and the PUM
Facilitate a highly participatory process in the production of Area Updates and Area Overviews
Ensure all sponsor visits are well managed
Ensure all sponsorship key performance indicators (KPIs) are achieved every quarter
Ensure that Plan International s Child Protection Policy and principles are adhered to by all associates
Act as the first point of contact for unannounced visits in the areas of operation
Visit each sponsored child at least once a year and complete a home visit report
Empowerment and sustainability
Maintain a welcoming and engaging Community Resource Centre within area of operation
Create relationships based on trust and mutual respect
Be aware of power relationships and identify most vulnerable and marginalised through social mapping and wealth ranking
Facilitate the inclusion of marginalised groups into the community development process
Identify and build relationships with community leaders, groups and other typically marginalised groups
Establish an inventory of civil society/ community groups and organisations in the area
Facilitate civil society/community groups capacity development and networking
Facilitate community leadership development, gender equality and the promotion of the rights of the child.
Strengthen the capacity of civil society, community, youth and children groups to manage their own development process and projects.
Facilitate community local resource mobilisation
Equip civil society and community groups with the skills and confidence to effectively engage with local government and hold them accountable for performance and results
Community Managed Projects (CMPs)
Facilitate partner communities under the Parish Development Committees (PDC) structure to plan and implement CMPs
Facilitate the PDCs to identify training needs
Support in the development of training modules and facilitate training for community members
Support the development of a Community Based Monitoring and Documentation System (CBM&D)
Together with the PDCs and communities, ensure timely accountability of project funds as per CMP guidelines.
Carry periodic mapping and profiling of NGOs/CBOs operating in the parish/sub county
Develop and document benchmarks for the CMPs.
Carry out analysis, community agreements and monitor Plan International funds under communities
Academic Background, Experience & Person Specifications:
Bachelor s degree in social science, development studies or any other related technical field
Two (2) years experience in facilitating the implementation and monitoring of community managed projects and familiarity with children s issues in particular
Experience in use of participatory approaches to programming
Knowledge and application of rights based approach to programming
Knowledge of basic laws and policies related to children UNCRC, Children s Act, Local Government decentralisation policy
Basic knowledge of monitoring and documentation of projects
Knowledge and experience in child centred community development
Well conversant with PRA (appraisal tool) skills and application
Computer application skills MS word and Microsoft excel
Experience in the design, implementation, and monitoring of community development projects
Good communication and writing skills
Experienced in networking with NGOs, local government partners, and local community-based organisations
Team work, self-drive and willingness to work long hours
Exhibit high level of integrity, honest and easily approachable
High levels of humility and respect for others
Results oriented and focused
How to apply:
Suitably qualified candidates should submit letters of application, together with a CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus salary history should be included and sent to the undersigned not later than Friday, 20thMay 2016.Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by 31stJuly 2016.
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
The Country Human Resources Manager,
Plan International Uganda
NB: Only soft copies of applications will be considered and indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line.
As a Child Centred Development organisation, Plan International Uganda strives to ensure that children are kept safe in all the areas we operate. The organisation further has a Child Protection Policy that every staff is required to sign. Potential candidates will be required to provide information confirming whether or not they have ever been convicted of any child abuse crimes.
Uganda: REFERENT ACHAT REGIONAL Afrique de l’Est
Closing date: 2016-05-22Application : Apply for the job
Organization: M decins Sans Fronti res
Closing date: 22 May 2016
M decins Sans Fronti res (MSF), association m dicale humanitaire internationale cr e en 1971, apporte une assistance m dicale des populations aux prises avec des crises mena ant leur survie, principalement en cas de conflits arm s, mais aussi d pid mies, de catastrophes naturelles ou encore d exclusion des soins. La section fran aise de MSF est pr sente dans une trentaine de pays.
MSF recherche un (e):
REFERENT ACHAT REGIONAL Afrique de l Est
En tant que premi re ligne de support pour les coordinations des pays de sa r gion (Afrique de l est : 6 pays/environ 9M d achats), le r f rent achat r gional suit et value la bonne mise en application de la proc dure achat local MSF par la mise en uvre des actions de sensibilisation, formation et contr le n cessaires.
Il est galement en charge d identifier les synergies d achats entre les missions de sa r gion et de piloter ces dossiers.
Principales responsabilit s:
Support auxCoordinateurs Logistiques/Supply/Pharmaciens des missions :
- Il est en charge de diffuser les bonnes pratiques achats d finies par le D partement Appro & Achats et de sensibiliser et accompagner les quipes dans leur mise en application.
- Il conseille et accompagne les coordinateurs responsables de la cha ne d approvisionnement dans la construction de leur strat gie d achat mission : analyse des volumes d achats, priorisation, strat gies mettre en uvre par type d achat, localisation etc.
- Il apporte un support direct aux missions sur certains dossiers d achats forts enjeux sur demande des coordinations.
- Il value la situation de l achat local du pays, d finit un plan d am lioration moyen terme et accompagne les quipes dans la mise en place de celui-ci.
- Il accompagne les coordinateurs concern s dans la clarification des r les et responsabilit s de la fonction achat de leur mission.
- Il contribue la formation continue des quipes.
- Il peut sur demande des missions, participer aux recrutements ou l valuation du niveau technique achat des personnel MSF impliqu s dans la fonction achat, contribuer la d finition des parcours et proposer les formations ad hoc.
Visibilit r gionale
- Il assure une veille et une capitalisation sur les fournisseurs m me de r pondre aux principaux enjeux achats transverses missions de sa r gion (fournisseurs strat giques ).
- Il construit une visibilit r gionale des enjeux achats, met en vidence les synergies potentielles. En fonction de ces synergies, il d finit la strat gie adapt e et prend en charge directement les achats transverses plusieurs missions.
- Il est mobilisable tout moment pour les interventions d urgence dans sa zone g ographique.
- Il analyse les composantes de son activit pour l ensemble des missions de sa zone g ographique au moins une fois par an,
- Il r dige des rapports de visite et un rapport d activit annuel.
Avec les coordinateurs techniques r gionaux :
- Par l interm diaire des coordinateurs techniques r gionaux, il capitalise, tient jour et communique aux terrains les sources valid es de la r gion.
- Il peut apporter un support aux coordinateurs techniques r gionaux lors des analyses de march en apportant sa vision conomique et commerciale.
- En fonction de sa connaissance des contextes et des enjeux achats des missions, il peut orienter les coordinateurs techniques r gionaux vers les priorit s en termes d analyse de march
Avec le r seau des acheteurs MSF
- Il change avec les acheteurs MSF Logistique (centrale d achat bas e Bordeaux) pour les achats impliquant des fournisseurs de la centrale ou des fournisseurs avec une pr sence internationale.
- Il entretient des liens avec les autres interlocuteurs achats MSF sur la r gion pour les probl matiques achats.
Avec le D partement Appro&Achats :
- N ayant pas vocation apporter un support aux missions sur les autres m tiers du Supply (transport, stock ou douane), il en r f re en cas de besoin, au d partement Appro & Achats pour toute question relative ces probl matiques.
- Il fait remonter au d partement Appro&Achats toute information pertinente des terrains, en tant qu interm diaire privil gi entre le terrain, les coordinations et le si ge.
- Dipl me d enseignement sup rieur commerce, achats ou logistique niveau master ou quivalent.
Exp rience :
- Une exp rience humanitaire significative (2 ans minimum) sur le terrain dans un poste de coordination logistique ou supply chain est exig e.
- Une exp rience significative (2 ans minimum) dans un poste d acheteur ou une fonction similaire dans un autre secteur est exig e.
Comp tences :
- Analyse conomique
- Contrats d achats
- N gociation
- Ma trise du pack office
- Excellente capacit d analyse et de synth se
- Bon relationnel, aptitude travailler en interfaces avec de nombreux interlocuteurs
- Rigueur et organisation
- P dagogie
Fran ais et anglais courants
Contrat dur e d termin e de 12 mois minimum renouvelable. R mun ration selon l exp rience professionnelle acquise.
Famille possible avec logement et perdiem
Localisation : Poste bas Kampala avec d placements fr quents sur les terrains d intervention.
Poste pourvoir:D s que possible.
How to apply:
Merci de d poser votre candidature (lettre de motivation et CV) en ligne sur :
http://msf.fr/recrutement/travailler-sur-terrain/offresjusqu au 22 mai 2016 inclus
Seuls les candidats dont les dossiers auront t retenus seront contact s
Applications Analyst/Software Developer, Mobile Financial Services, Kampala
Closing date: 2016-06-20
This job is FLA Exempt.
Status:Full time project employee
Location:Uganda (based in Kampala)
Reports to:Technology Lead, Uganda
Job Summary:The Applications Analyst/Software Developer (SD) should be a self-motivated individual who exhibits proven skills working with software development teams, and an ability and willingness to learn/adapt to new technologies, methods and tools. The role will further Grameen Foundation's vision and strategy to leverage mobile technology and innovative financial services models to enable the poor to lead more prosperous lives. The SD will also be responsible for developing innovative mobile financial services products for both mobile network operators and financial institutions.
The project:Grameen Foundation is working on several major projects:
In partnership with a major financial institution in Uganda, Grameen Foundation is launching two new mobile products to support Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs). The Grameen Foundation team is supporting the institution to operationalize and scale the two products. The second stage of this project will focus on the development of two additional products/services.
Grameen Foundation has also been engaged by a major mobile network operator in Uganda to support development and delivery of a mobile wallet solution for groups. This product will be marketed to appeal to base of the pyramid consumers, in particular VSLAs. The product will also work in conjunction with financial institutions to drive financial inclusion.
Reporting and relationships:The position will report to the Grameen Foundation Technology Lead
Availability:The Applications Analyst/ Software Developer will be expected to work a typical work week of 37.5 hours plus additional hours to get the job done. The position will be based in Kampala, Uganda, with some potential international travel. This position will need to be flexible to work in local conditions, and be available to work across different time zones. This position will require infrequent travel (10%-20%) within Uganda.
Essential Job Functions
The software developer will be required to:
- Create web and mobile user interfaces using C#, and maintain database using MySQL Server.
- Create and debug Mobile applications on the Android platform
- Create and/or interpret specifications and designs as provided
- Translate such specifications into appropriate, high quality and documented programs/applications, on time, for Grameen Foundation
- Aid in deployment and technical support of developed systems and applications
- Create detailed product manuals, design documents, unit tests, and document requirements
- Write server-side code for web-based applications and develop prototypes
- Actively participate in design and code reviews.
- Track, diagnose and report defects within the software and defect fixes.
- Drive continuous improvement and efficiency through recommending process enhancements and additional features.
- Perform and assist with quality assurance activities as needed.
- Successfully communicate with the rest of the development team throughout the development process, participate in brain storming sessions on design and implementation specifications, aid in code reviews, and incorporate feedback from code reviews into their own code
- Attend trainings and participate in knowledge transfer exercises. As a candidate with superior knowledge, they will be expected to guide and train fellow team members
- Offer input in planning, brainstorming, specification and resource estimation processes prior to development
- Be aware of current trends and techniques in the chosen tools, platforms and technologies
- Adopt Grameen Foundation development processes, best practice methods, tools and coding guidelines
Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
- 4 - 6 years' experience as part of a software development team
- Hands on experience in Objective oriented programming using any of (C#, JAVA or .NET)
- Experience working with version control systems (e.g. SVN, Git)
- Experience working with on mobile operator and financial institution platforms
- Experience in developing applications for mobile phones. J2ME and Android experience are a plus.
- Experience working with remote development teams a plus
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of Java and multi-tier design
- Strong OO programming skills
- Strong Android Development skills
- Knowledge of MySQL or alternative database Programming (+)
- Mobile application development (+)
- Familiarity with Test Driven Development (+)
- Knowledge of Apex Programming (+)
- Familiarity with system specification and design as well as various development processes and paradigms (required)
- Programming in a team environment
- Source/code control (+)
- Deep commitment to eradication of poverty and alignment with Grameen Foundation's mission
- SQL Knowledge (Required)
- Familiarity with MySQL and MSSQL (+)
- Force.com IDE
- Distributed version control systems
- Familiarity with project management tools
Physical and Environmental Conditions:
This position does not require unusual demands for physical effort. This position may occasionally require physical effort to lift and transport boxes weighing no more than 50 pounds. Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of places such as offices, meeting or training rooms, residences, or commercial vehicles; e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations and traffic signals.
Additional Comment:The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Interested applicants can apply HERE. For more information about Grameen Foundation please visit our website at grameenfoundation.org. No telephone calls please.