Digital Developer & Desktop Publisher Careers – MTN-Uganda

Job Title:          Digital Developer & Desktop Publisher
Organisation: MTN-Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
MTN-Uganda is the leading telecommunications Company in Uganda,
providing payphone, fixed lines, fax/data, internet and mobile services.
Job Summary: The Digital
Developer & Desktop Publisher will
have the responsibility to develop software tools to support execution of
digital campaigns/engagements as well as traditional advertising. The resource
will offer support for user-interface design, development, testing and
deployment.  The developer should also
possess graphic design skills to support the design of traditional advertising
for both internal and external communication as well as perform frontend/UX
designer for software projects.  He/she
shall also be the internal stakeholders’ and digital team’s always on resident
designer for all ad hoc collateral as may be required from time to time by MTN.
The developer shall also have the responsibility to create or adapt (existing
design material) of visual communication and creative promotional materials to
support the brand’s communication objectives.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:   
  • Receive and execute to the expectations of
    briefs. This will also involve and require, creation of applications plus
    adaptation of creative material to the specific design requirements as
    defined in the brief.
  • Develop prototypes and functional versions
    of each software product and present it to the client for approval.
  • Design digital collateral for MTN’s assets
    and where available as part of campaigns, adapt from approved artwork from
    the agency.
  • Perform the production of digital and
    offline assets for all campaigns and always on. Where material is
    outsourced (e.g. videos), the programmer shall work in line with the
    third-party entities – Run testing on usability where necessary.
  • Research usability of digital interface
    considering industry and consumer trends, technological possibilities,
    product functionality, and existing usage and business data.
  • Translate approved designs (PSDs) of the
    UX into relevant CSS and other supported files to support back-end
    frameworks.
  • Design, perform and report on user lab
    testing of usability designs for MTN websites and apps.
  • Perform AB/MVT, virtual and lab testing
    for MTN software projects ad hoc – e.g. when new designs are causing
    doubt, where client and supplier disagree etc.
  • The incumbent will design UX of MTN
    websites and apps to optimize for search engines (All major search
    engines, not limited to Google).
  • Guide the development partners of SEO best
    practice including but not limited to link policies, page architecture,
    robot.txt and .htaccess file contents, metadata and page structure.
  • Creating and maintaining style guides and
    visualization documents.
  • Perform the production of both digital and
    offline assets for all campaigns and always on requirements.
  • Design digital collateral for all assets
    (bought and owned) and where available as part of campaigns, adapt from
    approved artwork from Creative team.
  • Advise the rest of the team on the most
    innovative digital translation and execution of the various communication
    strategies.
  • Support the different agency and client
    teams by participating in brainstorming sessions whenever called upon.
  • The developer should also be able to
    design front-end mock-ups of the user interfaces and provide the
    appropriate file formats to the Backend Developer/Programmer. The
    developer should be conversant with Windows ASPX and MS SQL
  • Support the ongoing development of brand
    Digital Identity – including but not limited to updating designs in
    accordance with best practice, brand changes, insight from test and
    optimization, and updating digital identity website.
  • Present work in a logical and exciting
    manner to make it easy for users to digest.
  • Timeously manage jobs and take
    accountability for deadlines.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the MTN Uganda Digital
    Developer & Desktop Publisher job
    placement should have a minimum of three years’ experience working in a
    commercial environment, advertising agencies with both traditional
    advertising and digital design competencies
  • The developer should be conversant with
    Windows ASPX and MS SQL
  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret
    both strategic papers and briefs
  • Previous experiencing in dealing with
    production houses and online media design entities
  • Experience in translating PSD designs of
    the UX into relevant CSS and other supported files to support back-end
    frameworks will be an added advantage
NB: Please note that
presentation of false academic documents and certification will lead to
criminal prosecution.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their Job
Applications with detailed CVs, certified copies of academic certificates
(originals are to be presented at the interview) and names and addresses of
three referees addressed to the: Recruitment Officer, MTN- Uganda, P.O. Box
24624, Kampala, Uganda (MTN Towers)
Deadline: 29th September 2017
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