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NGO Jobs in Kenya - RTI International

RTI is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition.

With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services.

Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.

RTI anticipates staffing the following expertise in long term job positions for donor funded Tusome Early Grade Reading and Tayari Early Childhood Development and Education Project.


Tusome is focused on curriculum support, teacher training and teaching material development to improve the quality of early grade instruction in formal and non-formal schools through a reading intervention.

Tayari is a Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and RTI literacy program funded by Children Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF).

The project is focused on improving quality of Early Childhood Development (ECD) systems and instructions.

It seeks to develop cost-effective, scalable models of Early Childhood Education (ECE) that ensures pre-primary aged children are mentally, physically, socially and emotionally ready to start, and succeed, in primary school

ICT Assistant (I.T Assistant)

Siaya

1 position

The ICT Assistant will be responsible for first level support and deployment management for all end users in the assigned region across several counties.

S/he will keep on top of new operating system (Android) releases, test mobile applications with new devices review crash reports from mobile applications.

The ICT Assistant will play a key role in RTI strategic education initiatives and must thrive under tight deadlines.

S/he will develop and execute automated/manual test procedures, train the education officers’ in-charge of ECD at the county level on how to use the android applications.

S/he will also serve as the focal point of contact in the region and will be responsible for ICT related communications.

S/he ensures that all software and hardware deployments are managed according to RTI policies, USAID regulations, standard operating procedures and good business practices.

S/he will support hardware (laptops, routers, switches) and network users in use in Siaya office.

Required qualifications and experience:
·                     A BSc. Computer Science or related field with a minimum of three (3) years of technical support experience or Diploma in Computer Science with a minimum of four (4) years technical experience.
·                     S/he will possess a record of successful large scale software and hardware installations with a wide range of hardware including tablets and mobile phones.
·                     The suitable candidate will need to demonstrate experience of android operating system releases, experience in applications testing and executing automate/manual test procedures.
·                     Ability to train adults on how to use applications deployed.
·                     Good communication skills and familiarity with mobile tools (e.g. XCode, Android Debugger ADB).
Application Developer / Programmer (I.T Officer) – Nairobi: will work in collaboration with the TUSOME IT team and home office team to support RTI-developed software solutions and its users.

S/he will work closely with IT specialist, IT Assistants as well as the education technical team in the application of these technology applications.

These include; troubleshooting and addressing user issues and defects both at server level as well as with the application and respond promptly and professionally to bug reports.

S/he will review, update, repair, modify and develop
existing software and generic applications; specifically abstracting out classes and functions in JavaScript code and analyzing and understanding program structure in JavaScript code.

In addition the candidate will design and develop programming systems making specific determinations about system performance.

He / She will document codes consistently throughout the development process by listing a description of the program, special instructions, and any changes made in database tables on procedural, modular and database level.

High skills sets will be required; this may also include feature design and development.

The successful candidate will have outstanding programming skills and expertise, particularly for native Android applications and Java.

This position requires the ability to work well in an international team environment, excellent communication and problem solving skills, and ability to work well under pressure.

Required qualifications and experience:
·                     A Bachelor’s of Science degree in Information Technology or a related technical discipline with at least five (5) years’ experience working as a software developer.
·                     S/he need to have deep experience in developing in and for the Cloud, specifically with HTML5, CSS, JSON, and Javascript (CoffeeScript preferred).
·                     The suitable candidate requires troubleshooting skills on software, network and communication devices.
·                     Strong knowledge and skills in software design and development, including testing, test-driven development, and agile methodologies.
·                     The successful candidate need to be fluent in spoken and written Kiswahili and English.
·                     In addition s/he requires utmost reliability and ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines under pressure.
Preferred:
·                     Apache PhoneGap/Cordova
·                     CouchDB, PouchDB, SQLite
·                     Backbone.js, Marionette.js, Ruby
·                     Agile /Scrum Developer certification
·                     Experience building offline-first mobile applications using standard web technologies
·                     Experience working on international development projects funded by USAID, The World Bank, DfID or other funding agencies
To apply, please email cover letter and CV to hrapplications@nb.rti.org by 11th November, 2015

Applicants must include POSITION and REGION in the subject line of the email.

Please do not attach copies of certificates.

Candidates who had applied previously need not to apply for this position.

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.



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