System Development Manager Non-profit Careers – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

 

Job Title:    System Development Manager

Organization:  Infectious Diseases Institute
(IDI)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Vacancy Code:
SDM-X001

Reports to:
Head of Department, Information Services

 

About US:

The Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organization whose 
mission is to
strengthen health systems in Africa, with strong emphasis on infectious 
diseases, through research and capacity development. IDI has six operational areas through which
it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training,
Research, Laboratory services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab &
Translational Lab), Global Health Security and Health System Strengthening.
 

Job Summary:  The System Development Manager is a senior
role, responsible for the design,

implementation and
operation of all custom software at the institute, or for external parties as
directed by senior management. All work will be done in consultation with the
Head of Department, Information Services (HoD – IS). The System Development
Manager shall take responsibility for monitoring, maintaining and supporting
IDI’s entire software development infrastructure. He/she must be a diverse
individual, showing broad technical, organizational, project management and communication
skills and be capable of working individually and in a team environment.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Undertake
the technical evaluation of new or prospective software development features,
enhancements, upgrades and related products;

·       
Implement
new software systems and maintain existing ones in line with the institute’s
needs.

·       
Set up
and maintain a test/quality assurance/production environment;

·       
Setup
and maintain application documentation both automated and manual;

·       
Install,
configure, test and implement new releases or fixes of the software
environment, Assist end-users in the testing process;

·       
Provide
support and troubleshooting skills for customer problems, resolving issues and
reporting on all application software related issues;

·       
Conduct
user needs assessments to discover any software needs of benefit to the
institute.

·       
Participate
in the budgeting and procurements of software items.

·       
Participate
in Information Services Management Team (ISMT) meetings and activities.

·       
Manage
the software development team.

·       
Any
other reasonable duties that may be assigned by IDI Management

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information
Technology, Information Security or related discipline.

·       
Technical
certifications are an advantage.

·       
A
minimum of five years of experience in software development.

·       
Managerial,
leadership and project management experience of at least 2 years, with the
ability to mentor and guide other technical staff and successfully manage the
working of a software development team.

 

How to Apply:

Candidates that meet
the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in these positions should
send their CVs, including details of email address, present position, current remuneration,
Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact
to the stipulated email address. Email your application and CV to hr@idi.co.ug

 

Key Notes:

·       
IDI is
an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any
other fees at any stage of the recruitment process.

·       
Internal
candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a
period of at least one year will be given priority.

·       
Make
sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one
document.

·       
Indicate
the Vacancy Code as the subject line of your email.

·       
Please
note that if you DO NOT indicate the vacancy code as instructed above, your
application will not be considered.

·       
Any form
of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

·       
Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted

 

Deadline: 1st November 2020

 

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