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Web Applications Developer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Position: Web Applications Developer

Engagement Period:
 2 Months

Application Deadline: Wednesday, 29th February 2012

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Wanted: Immediately

Our client's projects and programmes have accumulated vast amounts of information that is stored in various formats, ranging from printed/photocopied papers, elementary MS Excel sheets and enterprise-grade relational database systems.

The client intends to enhance its Form Management Tool (FMT), a web-based tool used to design generic forms for data collection. It is envisaged that the tool will have inbuilt data analysis and charting/graphing capabilities in order to add value to the data collection and processing exercises.

Reporting to the Information Management Advisor, the web applications developer will work closely with all team members where their roles have a bearing on this work.

Summary of Key Functions

  • Enhance the feature set of the FMT
  • Assist in the preparation and updating of user guides/manuals and technical manuals for the FMT
  • Liaise with the ICT unit on the technical requirements for the development and deployment of the FMT in the Nairobi office and in the field offices
  • Participate in the organizing of training sessions/seminars for field staff on the FMT
  • Fully developed and deployed Form Management Tool (FMT)
  • Deployment kit for installing and updating the client version of FMT on field laptops
  • User and technical manuals for the FMT
Education and Experience Required
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science or any related fields, with over three years experience developing database-driven web applications
Proven ability to:
  • develop web pages using HTML/HTML5
  • style web pages using CSS3
  • program client-side functionality using Javascript, Ajax and jQuery
  • use integrated development editors (IDEs) such as Eclipse, Netbeans, Notepad++ etc
Demonstrated advanced knowledge of:
  • web programming using PHP and CodeIgniter framework
  • current web application development technologies and concepts
  • using relational databases such as PostGRESQL (enterpriseDB) and MySQL
  • database administration tools such as (phpMyadmin, pgMyAdmin, Mysql Workbench, Toad for MySQL etc)
Practical experience in: 
  • open -source development concepts
  • application development work in a team environment, with emphasis on delivery of assignments on schedule with a minimum of supervision, and effective integration of contributions to overall team results
  • Systematic and efficient approach to work assignments.
  • Good judgment and problem-solving ability.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work extra hours to meet deadlines.
  • Extreme attention to details.
If you meet the above qualifications, please send a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae, indicating relevant experience to by latest Wednesday, 29th February 2012.

Only candidates the meet the minimum required qualifications will be contacted.

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