Information Technology Assistant (Developer) at World Food Programme

On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
Vacancy: WFP 14-0015263
Post Grade: Service Contract, SC-5 
Duty Station: Nairobi
Deadline for application: 7 July 2014
Background: In 2010, WFP began designing and evaluating new transfer modalities and technologies in Kenya. WFP plans to increase the use of innovative approaches in the coming years, and requires in-house capacity to ensure that:
  • Existing business critical systems are supported, and updated as needed.
  • The potential of new technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of WFP’s food assistance programmes is continuously explored.
  • Data capture exercises related to WFP’s food assistance transfer modalities are rigorous, effective and efficient.
  • Systems and business processes are:
  1. well-adapted to WFP’s evolving programmes,
  2. well-documented and supported,
  3. well-designed to support future scaling of successful pilots,
  4. integrated with country office management and corporate reporting requirements; and
  5. contribute to the evolving national social protection framework including the single-registry project,
  • Knowledge accumulated through programme innovations is well-managed and contributes continuously to organizational learning.
As part of the Innovation unit, the incumbent will be involved in on-going development, implementation and maintenance of software solutions as well as with consulting software development projects with various WFP Kenya units.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Design and development of software systems and tools to support WFP Kenya operations.
  • Writing and testing code in a team environment as well as participating in peer reviews
  • Reviewing and documenting software bugs or issues and taking corrective action as required.
  • Supporting the implementation of technology solutions to support WFP Kenya operations.
  • Producing user and system documentation e.g. user manuals and functional specifications.
  • Performing other related duties as required.
Qualifications, Experience, Critical Success Factors and Language:
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Software development
  • Extensive experience in designing, writing code and implementing web-based applications using PHP, C#, JavaScript in a SQL server environment.
  • Experience in version control (GIT); project management and issue tracking software (Redmine)
  • Experience in mobile-based application development (Android ®) and data collection tools.
  • Experience in implementation/ customisation of OpenSource customer relationship management (CRM) technologies i.e. SugarCRM
  • Demonstrated experience in SMS gateway development, integration (via API) and support.
  • Experience in agile software development.
  • Good written and spoken English and fluent in Kiswahili.
Interested and qualified Candidates are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedures:
Note: You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.
If you have any queries relating to this VA please send them to: [email protected]

WFP is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.
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