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Data Systems Developer Job in Kenya

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an African-led and Africa-based international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

APHRC conducts policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues in sub-Saharan Africa.

The APHRC seeks to recruit a Data Systems Developer to join our systems development team.

Duties / Responsibilities

S/he will collaborate with our designers/developers to create and modify general computer application software or specialized utility programs to meet the needs of APHRC.

The Data Systems Developer will:

  • Collaborate with the IT team to determine the scope and expectations of the project.
  • Produce clean, efficient code based on project specifications.
  • Integrate software components and third-party programs to meet specifications.
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing software.
  • Gather and evaluate user feedback and make adjustments as necessary.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, engineering or a related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a software developer, software engineer, or similar role.
  • Strong working knowledge of Agile development methodologies.
  • Extensive experience with software design and development in a test-driven environment.
  • Solid knowledge of coding languages (e.g. C++, Java, JavaScript) and frameworks/systems (e.g. AngularJS, Git).
  • Experience in using ODK for surveys.
  • Relevant experience with databases and Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) frameworks (e.g. Hibernate).
  • Able and willing to learn new programming languages and technologies.

The successful candidate will have strong analytical and excellent communication skills.

S/he must be self-motivated, flexible with due attention to details and a team player.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal by January 26, 2022.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted; shortlisted candidates will be required to have a Police Clearance Certificate.

Cover letters should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center, Inc
APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru
P. O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi


APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of vulnerable persons.

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