Senior IT Jobs – Software Services Manager at UMEME

About Umeme:
Umeme Limited is a major investment of Actis’ Infrastructure 2 fund. Actis is a leading investor in the emerging markets, investing exclusively in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Presently Actis manages over US$4.8bn worth of investment on behalf of more than 100 institutional investors. The Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of the United Kingdom, a UK Government-owned company, is the largest investor in Actis’ infrastructure 2 fund and as such has a relationship with Umeme Ltd indirectly through Actis.
As a responsible employer Umeme is committed to providing competitive employment terms to its employees, in addition to providing safe and reliable electricity, improving customer service, minimising energy losses and operating in a cost effective manner. To help in achieving these goals Umeme is looking to recruit individuals with high integrity, dedication and commitment to fill the positions described below.
Job Purpose: Responsible for managing software project support, software implementation, data maintenance, design, testing and integration to existing systems.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Define and scope new projects based on business requirements
·         Provide and manage interface specifications to new and existing applications including pre-payments, AMR, billing and finance.
·         Manage a team of software engineers and QA staff for system implementation as required
·         Develop and implement best practice for software development to include data warehousing, reporting, e-Services and corporate web
·         Responsible for change management, and related policies and procedures.
·         Meet and deliver software related projects against deadlines
·         Manage internal and external software service level agreements
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         Degree in IT, Computer Science or its equivalent
·         Post Graduate qualification in related field desired
·         Have at least 10 years experience in software management
·         Have a track record in systems implementation & project management
·         Have experience across the entire software development lifecycle.
·         Have previous experience in the utility sector
·         Have strong written and oral communication skills
·         Be a proficient programmer with extensive Oracle development expertise.
·         Be capable and competent in preparing business and technical specifications and related documentation.
·         Be team focused while having the inner drive and capacity to go for results
·         Be committed to people development and succession planning

Personal Attributes/Competencies:
·         Planning and Organisational skills
·         High integrity and honesty
·         Confidentiality
·         Attention to detail
·         Problem solving and good judgment skills
·         Analytical skills
·         Good communication skills both written and spoken
·         Keen to learn and to share knowledge
·         Works well in Teams
How to apply: 
To apply please send your CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the address or e-mail below. Please mark your application : “Umeme – position name where you replace position name with the position you would like to apply for. E-mails must not exceed 2 MB.
Closing date is 5 PM on the 30th of November 2012
While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
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Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante
P.O. Box 12405, Kampala
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