Business Analyst Career Jobs – Awamo

Job Title:     Business Analyst
Organization: Awamo
Uganda Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Awamo Uganda
provides the long awaited solution to the problems of MFIs and their clients.
Awamo is the digital, mobile banking platform and credit bureau especially
designed for MFIs. The biometric technology involved solves the problem of
having too little security by protecting clients data and reducing fraud.
Job Summary:  The Business Analyst will be tasked with
investigating and analyzing awamo’s business requirements towards product
development and new feature adaptations and relaying them to the development
team for easy implementation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Own the software development process of awamo’s IT Team. o Build a
    trusting and safe environment where problems and concerns can be raised
    without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on
    problem-solving.
  • Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency,
    and radiating information.
  • Support the Product Owner, especially on grooming and maintaining
    the product backlog.
  • Provide all support to the team using a servant leadership style
    whenever possible and leading by example.
  • Ensure continuous improvement of the development process, e.g. by
    organizing and facilitating regular retrospective meetings; consulting
    with individual developers, team leads, CTO and stakeholders of awamo’s
    software product, such as product management, support and/or sales.
  • Ensure alignment of all involved developers and team leads along the
    current and future planning iteration, e.g. by organizing and facilitating
    planning, kick-off and/or daily stand-up meetings, ensuring a smooth and
    effective communication and feedback flow between the IT Team and its
    stakeholders.
  • Planning and monitoring by foreseeing product limitations and
    raising issues to business to adapt support mechanisms to mitigate risk
    during the project
  • Gather requirements, in close collaboration with product management,
    from all necessary stakeholders, and simplifying to make the most
    efficient usage of awamo’s resources.
  • Translate business requirements, in close cooperation with product
    management, to best suit developer interpretation and meet the awamo’s
    business needs.
  • Assist stakeholders of awamo’s product, primarily product
    management, by quantifying requirements in terms of project scope and
    timelines
  • Communicate and update business and product management on
    development projects.
  • Facilitate testing of solutions to ensure adaptation has been
    implemented according to business’ needs.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelors’ degree in computer
    science, Information Technology, Software Engineering or any other related
    field – equivalent work experience will be considered as well
  • Certificate in Project Management
  • At least three years of working experience
  • Experience in developing financial software solutions
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in requirements engineering
  • Experience in software functioning testing and documentation
  • Experience in agile software development
  • Fast thinker/solution oriented
  • Ability to work with remote teams
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong analytical skills & structured approach to work
  • Willingness to work long or irregular hours
  • Fluency in English
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications,
academic documents and resumes online at the link below.
Deadline: 18th March 2019
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