IT Jobs – ICT Officer- Applications Development at Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Manager Databases and Applications
About UNRA:
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) was established by an Act of Parliament;
The Uganda National Authority Act, No. 15 of 2006. UNRA became operational on
1st July 2008.  The mandate of UNRA is to
develop and maintain the national roads network, advise Government on general
roads policy and contribute to addressing of transport concerns, among others.
Job Summary: The ICT Officer- Applications Development will be
responsible for ensuring that sufficient development resources are available
and effectively applied to application development projects and that development
practices, standards and techniques are adhered to. The ICT Officer is also
responsible for the development of software, web and multimedia applications
that facilitate the achievement of business outcomes and improve business efficiencies
and processes through leveraging technology.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare specialized code as required by user
    requirement specification to enable application development;
  • Significantly contribute technical expertise
    to requirements analysis to enhance the quality of solution design( ensure
    the solution is fit for purpose and fit for use);
  • Conduct post release activities to develop a
    base of knowledge being incorporated in future build and release cycles;
  • Offer second level application support and
    problem resolution to minimize the impact of application related service
  • Develop programming standards and techniques
    and provide advice and guidance for their use to ensure compliance with
  • Design and execute acceptance tests to
    improve the quality of the applications;
  • Respond to audit reports and implement agreed
    recommendations within specified time frames;
  • Develop risk matrix and put in place risk
    mitigation measures in the application development processes at UNRA;
  • Actively participate in planning, budgeting
    and reporting in line with departmental guidelines and targets.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Manager
    Databases and Applications
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA ICT Officer-
    Applications Development job vacancy should hold an Honors degree in
    Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Communication
    Technology or any other relevant courses from a recognized University.
  • Possession of MCP Microsoft Certification is
    an added advantage.
  • At least three years’ experience in software
    development in a large organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relations, oral and
  • written communication skills;
  • Ability to work and produce accurate results
    in an environment with multiple and challenging tasks;
  • Analytical and problem solving techniques;
  • Excellent customer service;
  • High level of Integrity.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver their handwritten
application letters, filled application form (Download
) , an updated CV with copies of academic documents and two referee
letters (one of whom should be work-related) to the UNRA Kyambogo Training
Centre addressed to the:
of the Director Human Resource,
National Roads Authority,
5 Lourdel Road Nakasero, P.O. Box 28487, Kampala.
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and
Canvassing or lobbying by applicants will lead to disqualification. Candidates
who present forged documents/testimonials will be arrested and prosecuted.
Deadline: Monday, 1st February 2016 by 17.00 hours

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