IT Intern Job Placements – Uganda Christian University

Job
Title:     IT
Intern
Organization: Uganda Christian University
Duty
Station:
 
Mukono, Uganda
Salary
Scale:
Attractive
About
US:
Uganda Christian University (UCU), a private institution
founded in 1997 by the Province of the Church of Uganda is dedicated through
teaching, scholarship, service, spiritual formation, student development and
social involvement, to the preparation of students for thoughtful, productive
lives of Christian faith and service in their respective professions and
places.
Job
Summary:
 This is a one
year internship programme for the best graduating students (2017 -2019
graduation) in the Department of IT. It is intended to improve the visibility
and attractiveness of the programmes that are offered in the Department of
Information Technology (IT) and to improve outreach to both the University and
the community. The successful interns will work under the Faculty of Science
and Technology, but in particular under the supervision of the Department of IT
and the University ICT Services (UIS).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·      
Assist with the Analysis, Design, Development,
Testing and Documentation of new software solutions.
·      
Development of new applications as required by the
University or as directed by supervisors.
·      
Development of improvements to existing solutions as
required by UCU.
·      
Configure software development tools as required by
UCU.
·      
Assist in the estimation of tasks, identify possible
obstacles and propose appropriate solutions.
·      
Follow the university software data protection and
security guidelines in developing software.
·      
Detect and predict code defects by peer reviewing
code.
·      
Support the Department of IT in instruction of
undergraduate students.
·      
Perform any other official duties that may be
assigned by the Head of Department, IT.
·      
Shall be part of a team of software developers in
the Systems & Software Development lab building industry leading, robust
and innovative software solutions that are fit for purpose and address the
needs of the UCU community and beyond.
·      
Utilize the Systems & Software Development lab
infrastructure, development processes and software programming techniques and
provide feedback as appropriate.
·      
Contribute to building a productive, pleasant
working environment using the senior team members in the IT and UIS departments
as role models.
·      
Liaise with key officers at UIS and in the
department of IT from time to time.
·      
Provide assistance to lecturers during practical
sessions.
·      
Work with the systems administrator to maintain the
department systems & develop new services to improve student’s experience.
·      
Work on real -world projects & exhibit them in
the annual ICT conference
·      
The interns report to the Head, Department of IT and
the Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·      
Should have been a student from Uganda Christian
University (completed in 2016 and 2019) in Bachelor of Science in Computer
Science and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
·      
Excellent interpersonal/communications skills
·      
Exposure to programming languages (C++, java, etc)
·      
Exposure to developing in a Linux and/or a Windows
Environment
·      
Exposure to use of Object Oriented and Agile
techniques
·      
Exposure of PostgreSQL/MySQL
·      
Ability to work independently and as part of a wider
team
·      
Bright, highly self-motivated and a team player.
·      
Passionate about software development.
·      
Dependable and committed to continuous improvement.
·      
Ability to solve problems quickly.
·      
Ability to multi-task and stay organized in a
dynamic work environment
·      
Must be able to pay attention to detail.
·      
Maintain a professional manner at all times.
·      
Able to innovate in an environment where software
reliability is non-negotiable.
·      
Should be a mature and practicing Christian.
Benefits
of the Internship programme
·      
Increased research visibility for staff at FOST and
UIS
·      
Development of ICT systems for the university that
is relevant to its needs and operations.
·      
Increased interest and motivation for current UCU
undergraduate students.
·      
Development of the next generation of staff for UCU
as it strives to be a center of excellence in the heart of Africa.
·      
Spearhead the use of ICT in the delivery of learning
through development and enhancement of e -learning systems.
·      
Enhance practical experience and transferable skills
for both staff and students.
·      
Introduce interns to a prospective career path in
systems and software development.
·      
Improve scientific writing skills for staff and
interns through involvement in funding, and proposal writing.
·      
Increased funding to the University through grants.
How
to Apply:
All suitably qualified applicants Send two (2)
copies of an application letter together with updated Curriculum Vitae and
three references; two (2) Copies of academic certificates and transcripts.
To: The Director, Human Resource &
Administration
Uganda Christian University
Pilkington Building, P.O. Box 4, Mukono
OR Apply online at the
link below
Only short listed
candidates will be contacted
Deadline:
31st January 2020
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