2 System Developer Job Opportunities – National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)

Developer (2 Job Opportunities)
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

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 Flash
  • Demonstrate hands-on development and
    delivery of agile web-based applications;
  • Demonstrate proficiency with content
    management systems and databases;
  • 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 to:
rcip@nita.go.ug (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: 20th September 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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