IT Jobs – Programme Developer at National Medical Stores (NMS)

Organization: National Medical Stores (NMS)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Ref: NMS/2014/20
Report to: Database Administrator / ICT Specialist
About NMS:
National Medical Stores is an autonomous Corporation that was established by an Act of Parliament 1993. Our mandate is to procure, store and distribute medicines and other medical supplies to public health facilities in Uganda.
Job Summary: The incumbent will mainly develop and supervise the implementation and maintenance of programmes for supporting business operations and report preparations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Designs and writes computer programmes for both in-house and proprietary applications as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Conducts tests and quality assurance of in-house and proprietary applications as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Keeps track and manages version control of in-house developed applications and / or computer programmes.
  • Develops, maintains, keeps all documentation and software code of all in-house applications and computer programmes.
  • Offers technical support relating to in-house developed applications and computer programmes.
  • Actively participates actively in the analysis and development of functional requirements for identified areas requiring in-house applications.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an Honours Bachelors degree in any of the following: Computer Science, information Technology, business and Information Technology, Business computing, Information Systems or their equivalents.
  • At least three years’ post-qualification experience in technology–intensive enterprise.
  • Past experience of working with integrated development environments such as Microsoft Visual Studio, Eclipse, NetBeans, etc.
  • Prior experience of working across databases such as MySQL Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle.
  • Use of Microsoft Project and or related project management software.
  • Good programming experience, VB.Net, C , C++, Java PHP, etc.
  • Past exposure and experience of developing SQL queries.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs that should include names and addresses of the last two employers with hand written applications indicating the reference number of the position you are applying for and giving three referees with their full time telephone contacts, email and postal addresses indicated on the application letter.
Photocopies of the original academic documents should be attached.
Please note that National Medical Stores reserves the right to verify Photocopies of the academic documents attached with the relevant awarding institutions to authenticate their validity.
National Medical Stores is an equal opportunity employer.
All applications should be addressed and delivered to the Head of Human Resource and Support Services, National Medical Stores (NMS), Plot 4-12, Nsamizi Road, P.O Box 16, Entebbe, Uganda.
NB: Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only candidates who meet the specifications indicated for the jobs will be contacted.
Deadline: 22nd July 2014 by 5pm

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