Information Systems Officer/Programmer at Dispensers for Safe Water

Information Technology
Kisumu (Nyanza), Kenya
Hours per week
Full Time: 30+
Goals and Responsibilities Programming The IS Officer will develop, update and maintain several web and mobile applications which will allow DSW to effectively serve millions of people – for example: • Web applications (PHP) e.g. Issue Tracker, Chlorine Delivery Manager, Inventory Manager used by our Operations team in six field offices in Kenya and Uganda • Custom Android application for use by almost 100 field staff in remote areas. • Mobile/electronic surveying systems (Open Data Kit) • Real-time online dashboards, reports and program scorecards • Mapping and spatial data management tools This area of responsibility includes: • Gather user requirements and translate into technical specifications for new projects • Develop web and mobile systems using PHP, HTML/CSS and Android/Java • Analyze existing systems to address issues of scalability, data storage, bandwidth etc • Carry out extensive testing, piloting, training and iterative development Support Data Collection and Reporting The IS Officer will support
data management activities (surveys, cleaning, analytics, reporting) from 5 regional offices in Kenya and other DSW country programs. This area of responsibility includes: • Maintain the data server and ensure implementation of new surveys as they are created • Carry out data cleaning and implement data management protocols with regional office coordinators • Participate in field staff training and respond to support issues on the ground Identify New Opportunities and Advise Management • Work with program and country management teams to identify opportunities for creating or improving information systems • Research and apply emerging tech solutions and best-practices to DSW operations • Create plans for information system development in collaboration with managers and other key staff members Qualifications, Experience and Skills • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology/Systems or related field • A minimum of 3 years work experience in software development and/or programming • Excellent web development skills (PHP and HTML/CSS) with portfolio of past projects. • Mobile development experience (Android) or excellent knowledge of Java programming language • Database development/administration experience in any major RDMBS (PostgreSQL preferred) • Familiar with design patterns, object oriented concepts, and software development methodologies. • Proven leadership capacity with strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with a team that is geographically dispersed • Self-starter, capable of working remotely and independently • Strong critical thinking and communication skills a must NOTE: Please specifically illustrate the above desired qualifications in your cover letter by giving examples from your experience. In addition, this position requires a candidate to: • Be inspired by DSW’s mission of bringing safe water to millions of people • Have a strong commitment to evidence-based practice and policy in the development field • Be enthusiastic to develop personally and professionally as part of a growing global team • Have an entrepreneurial spirit – DSW is a dynamic program, with many opportunities for growth and leadership
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Kisumu (Nyanza)
Computer Science or related
Dispensers for Safe Water

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