Several System Developer Job Placements – National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)

Organisation: National
Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Senior Systems Analyst
About US:
The National
Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) was established as a statutory
body under the National Information Technology Authority, Uganda Act, 2009 as
one of the key players in the Information and Communications Technology Sector.
Its mandated is to coordinate, promote and monitor IT development within the
context of national social and economic development, with a vision as “a
facilitator of a knowledge-based, globally competitive Uganda where social
transformation and economic development is supported through IT enabled
Job Summary:  The System Developer will mainly develop or
enhance e-Government solutions and/or systems interfaces and actively
participate in implementation and testing, all with the aim of improving
Government efficiency, decision making and productivity to improve service
delivery to citizens.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Design and develop application interfaces and software services
    emphasizing the ‘reuse’ principle in consideration of future integration
    with other applications
  • Support establishment, maintenance and management of Government
    websites, portals and other web based tools including mobile. This will
    include promoting usage through capacity building and training.
  • Provide application design recommendations to internal technical
    teams based on long-term IT organizational business objectives.
  • Perform assessment of internal work processes and automate the flow
    of selected internal processes.
  • Develop clear and detailed programming instructions/code to solve
    organization/ business problems through automation support or business
    process re-engineering
  • Review source code and application architecture done by external
    consultants to ensure adherence to good programming practices.          

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the NITA-U System Developer job placement
    should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science,
    Information Systems, Information Technology, Engineering or its equivalent
    from a recognised university
  • Professional/ Industry IT Certification in programming or database
    development is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in developing portals/websites
    using proprietary and open source tools for multiple platforms;
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of web design frameworks/patterns
    such as DJANGO, CODEIGNITER, LARAVEL, DRUPAL as well as security, session
    management, and best development practices is required
  • Knowledge of software version control platforms such as Git, Bit
    bucket is required.
  • Understanding of Object Oriented Design principles using any of the
    following programming languages: Python, PHP, C#, Java or Ruby.
  • Demonstrate experience in graphic design applications and Macromedia
  • Demonstrate hands-on development and delivery of agile web-based
  • Demonstrate proficiency with content management systems and
  • Excellent interpersonal Skills – think about who the typical
    internal/external contacts are for the job and skills needed to manage
    these relationships (e.g. presentation, communication, negotiation)
  • Should be innovative, detail-oriented and possess excellent
    analytical and problem-solving skills
How to Apply:
All candidates who
meet the job requirements/specifications and with the right personal attributes
are invited to complete and submit their application forms, download here, with a cover letter, supported by
curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials, and must specify day
time telephone contact, postal and email addresses of both the applicant and
three referees, to the address below.
The Executive
National Information
Authority – UGANDA
Palm Courts, Plot
7A, Rotary Avenue (former Lugogo bypass)
P.O. Box 33151,
Or via email: (application must not exceed 10MBs)
Applicants must also
submit with their application verifiable evidence supporting previous relevant
appointments such as appointment letters and employment contracts.
Deadline: 19th July 2019 by 5:00 PM
NB: No
application will be accepted without a duly completed and signed standard
application form (refer to above).
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