Software Engineer @ Kanzu Code

About Kanzu CodeWe believe in the power of tech to radically transform lives. We are a software development company that powers businesses by creating world-class web and mobile applications for their needs and helping them build high-performing, distributed software engineering teams. Over the years, we’ve helped our clients in telecommunications, publishing, finance, manufacturing & industry, tourism and insurance serve over 600,000 customers.

About the role

As a Software Engineer at Kanzu Code, you will work on a variety of challenging and rewarding solutions for customers all over the world, from a banking solution that eases the life of financial institutions, to another that makes it easier for financial providers to achieve interoperability, to a ground-breaking website builder, to a platform changing the lives of farmers across the continent. You’ll build great web interfaces, create APIs to simplify how our apps work and interact with different stacks for different tasks – that even has a ring to it doesn’t it?

Our engineers primarily work remotely on various products across industries and across technology stacks. This is you if you are big on getting the little details just right, have both excellent technical skills and team skills and can effectively operate in a remote  team. You are also incredibly passionate about growing as a software engineer.

You’ll get to work with a talented team and driven leadership all laser-focused on the mission of empowering businesses globally using tech and helping other local entities do the same.

 Duties & responsibilities

  • Define and deliver software that meets and exceeds the expectations of your team, supervisors, and our clients
  • Develop readable, testable, and maintainable code to spec
  • Commitment to continued technical and professional growth
  • Interfacing with clients to understand their business, goals, and vision for products
  • If you are supervising a team:
    • Prioritizing the work that your team is responsible for to ensure that you’re always working on the highest value work
    • Perform code reviews & give technical guidance to ensure that the work being submitted to the client follows Kanzu Code’s coding standards as well as meets the letter and spirit of the assigned task
    • Working with the team to decompose high-level stories into smaller, specific tasks and provide high-level design support to help them understand how to solve specific coding challenges.

A bit about you

  • Have at least 3 years of experience working in software development writing code for web or mobile applications
  • Are proficient in at least one of the following stacks: PHP/WordPress, PHP/Laravel, Python/Django, Java/Android, JavaScript/MEAN/PEAN/PREN
  • Are passionate about the evolving technology landscape and enjoy leveraging advancements to solve business problems
  • Are a strong problem solver
  • Have a good grasp of key software engineering principles & best-practices such as version control, test-driven development and SOLID principles.
  • Have a vibrant personality and exceptional communication skills (English, verbal and written)
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills.

 

 

Application Deadline: March 31, 2019

APPLY HERE

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Project Manager @ Kanzu Code

About Kanzu Code

We believe in the power of tech to radically transform lives. We are a software development company that powers businesses by creating world-class web and mobile applications for their needs and helping them build high-performing, distributed software engineering teams. Over the years, we’ve helped our clients in telecommunications, publishing, finance, manufacturing & industry, tourism and insurance serve over 600,000 customers.

About the role

As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for helping Kanzu Code’s software engineers successfully engage & deliver value to our clients. Our engineers primarily work remotely on various products across industries and across technology stacks. Your role is to be the two-way bridge between our clients and the engineers, translating requirements into user stories or tasks and reviewing the finished work before presenting it back to the client, all within agreed time and budget.

With your knowledge of business, software engineering best-practices, technology, remote communication and agile project management, you will help make product delivery & support a delightful experience.

You’ll get to work with a talented team and driven leadership all laser-focused on the mission of empowering businesses globally using tech and helping other local entities do the same.

 Duties & responsibilities

  • Interfacing with the client to understand their business as well as their goals and vision for the product being designed, built and supported by Kanzu Code
  • Clarify project scope, write functional specifications and plan project schedule and budget
  • Working with the team to decompose high-level stories into smaller, specific tasks and provide high-level design support to help them understand how to solve specific coding challenges.
  • Perform code reviews to ensure that the work being submitted to the client follows Kanzu Code’s coding standards as well as meets the letter and spirit of the assigned task
  • Regular communication with our clients – gathering feedback and updating on progress
  • Work with internal teams to ensure work is successfully implemented and delivered on time
  • Gather and coordinate resources, information and content necessary to keep project execution flowing smoothly
  • Conduct project reviews and put in place improvement plans
  • Be involved in design, development, testing, deployment and maintenance of software for the various projects
  • Serve as a strategic partner for clients and as a subject matter liaison in the areas of software development
  • Expose potential growth opportunities for both product and services offerings with existing clients

 A bit about you

  • Have at least 4 years of experience working in software development, technology consulting or software product management
  • Are proficient in at least two (2) of the following stacks: PHP/WordPress, PHP/Laravel, Python/Django, Java/Android, JavaScript/MEAN/PEAN/PREN
  • Are passionate about the evolving technology landscape and enjoy leveraging advancements to solve business problems
  • Have a strong understanding of agile software development techniques
  • Have a good grasp of key software engineering principles & best-practices like version control, test-driven development and SOLID principles.
  • Have a vibrant personality and exceptional communication skills (English, verbal and written)
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Have strong leadership skills.

 

 

Application Deadline: March 31, 2019

APPLY HERE

Sales & Marketing Manager @ Kanzu Code

About Kanzu Code

We believe in the power of tech to radically transform lives. We are a software development company that powers businesses by creating world-class web and mobile applications for their needs and helping them build high-performing, distributed software engineering teams. Over the years, we’ve helped our clients in telecommunications, publishing, finance, manufacturing & industry, tourism and insurance serve over 600,000 customers.

About the role

As a Sales & Marketing Manager, you will be in charge of managing organizational sales, meeting planned goals, tracking and analyzing the performance of our advertising campaigns and ensuring that all marketing material is in line with our brand identity.

You will also be tasked with hiring and then overseeing the activities and performance of your sales & marketing team by tracking sales & marketing goals, setting individual sales/marketing targets, and facilitating their ongoing training.

You’ll get to work with a talented team and driven leadership all laser-focused on the mission of empowering businesses globally using tech and helping other local entities do the same.

Duties & responsibilities

  • Achieve growth and hit sales targets
  • Design and implement a strategic plan that expands company’s customer base and ensures its strong presence
  • Deploy successful sales & marketing campaigns and own their implementation from ideation to execution
  • Own recruiting, objectives setting, coaching and performance monitoring of sales & marketing representatives
  • Create sales forecasts
  • Prepare and monitor the marketing budget
  • Produce valuable and engaging content for the company’s platforms
  • Track sales & marketing goals and campaigns and report on results
  • Continuously iterate on sales & marketing process based on results

A bit about you

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Successful previous experience as a sales representative or marketing manager or sales manager, consistently meeting or exceeding targets
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Proven ability to drive the sales process from plan to close
  • Strong business sense and industry expertise
  • Excellent mentoring, coaching and people management skills
  • Up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in online marketing and measurement
  • 4+ years of sales/marketing work experience—start-up or trained sales/marketing experience a plus

Application Deadline: March 31, 2019

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Human Resources Manager @ Kanzu Code

About Kanzu CodeWe believe in the power of tech to radically transform lives. We are a software development company that powers businesses by creating world-class web and mobile applications for their needs and helping them build high-performing, distributed software engineering teams. Over the years, we’ve helped our clients in telecommunications, publishing, finance, manufacturing & industry, tourism and insurance serve over 600,000 customers.

About the role

As our HR manager, you will oversee all aspects of human resources practices and processes. This is a part-time role.

If this is you, you’ll be the go-to person for all employee-related matters such as culture, job design, recruitment, employee relations, performance management, training & development and talent management.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to be comfortable in exploring new approaches as you build on Kanzu Code’s unique culture – it will not be business as usual. You’ll get to work with a talented team and driven leadership all laser-focused on the mission of empowering the community using tech.

 Duties & responsibilities

  • Place our greatest asset – OUR PEOPLE – at the center of everything we do
  • Develop, implement and monitor HR strategies, policies, systems and initiatives that address broad organizational opportunities and challenges
  • Create sustainable solutions to manager, team, and individual challenges & requests through a variety of approaches, such as coaching & mediation
  • Manage the recruitment and selection process
  • Manage organizational development strategies and processes for departments including performance management, talent review, engagement, development & motivation, team effectiveness, and leadership coaching.
  • Identify and implement initiatives for improvement of employee experience
  • Innovate and create opportunities to operationalize and scale Kanzu Code’s unique culture
  • Maintain pay plan and benefits program
  • Assess training needs to apply for and monitor training programs
  • Report to leadership and provide decision support through HR metrics
  • Ensure legal compliance throughout human resource management

A bit about you

  • Care deeply about both people and results
  • Strong interest in leveraging data to inform decisions
  • Demonstrated ability in developing and executing a comprehensive HR strategy
  • Solid track record in design and implementation of employee engagement strategies that have meaningfully impacted the individual and organization experience
  • In-depth knowledge of HR best practices and Uganda’s employment regulations
  • 5+ years of HR professional experience

 

Application Deadline: March 31, 2019

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SOFTWARE DEVELOPER @ Laboremus

Are you looking to solve complex challenges, have professional freedom, and real responsibilities to create work that stands out? Laboremus Uganda is looking for smart problem solvers.

ABOUT US:

Laboremus Uganda creates financial technology solutions for clients in East Africa and Europe. We help large banks, financial institutions, and start-up banks get digital. Leveraging our expertise, we also bring financial technology to the underserved: alone and in partnership with others. We believe digital financial services should be tailored, simple, and accessible for everyone.

Laboremus Uganda is part of the Laboremus Group which was founded in Norway in 1996. Today, the group has offices in Norway, Serbia, and Uganda.

At Laboremus, we only employ the best. Our team consist of brilliant developers, project managers, business analysts, and consultants. The team in Uganda works closely together with our teams in Norway and Serbia.

We will challenge you, and make you solve complex, real-world problems. We give you both the freedom and responsibility to create work that make you stand out. We continuously invest in your personal development through training and certifications, in addition to offering health insurance, personal loans, and daily lunches on our rooftop.

We also offer competitive salaries, 6 months training in Norway, extensive training and opportunities for certification, health insurance, and numerous social and motivational events.

And most importantly: we offer the most intense foosball games you’ve ever experienced!

ABOUT THE ROLE

  • You will develop clean, reusable, and testable code with performance in mind.
  • You will collaborate with developers, designers, project managers, testers, and consultants to build complex software solutions for the financial sector.
  • You will work on projects spanning our entire stack including mobile apps, web applications, and APIs.
  • You will utilize the latest technology trends and patterns like big data analytics, machine learning, and AI to deliver smart solutions to our clients.
  • You will collaborate with teams in our sister companies in Norway and Serbia to build great software solutions.
  • You will grow as a professional through our trainings, workshops, and exchange programs with our offices in Europe.

OUR STACK

  • Android, iOS
  • Web technologies like HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
  • Modern JavaScript frameworks like React, Vue.js, Node.js
  • C#, Java, Python, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Core, Ruby
  • Entity Framework, NHibernate
  • SQL Server, MongoDB, MySQL
  • Cloud technologies, Azure, AWS

REQUIREMENTS

In order to join our team, we have some requirements we need you to meet in order for us to know that you are most definitely one of us!

YOU MUST HAVE :

  • At least 2 years of related working experience.
  • A university qualification in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or any engineering field.
  • Experience with developing software using OOP principles.
  • A working understanding of UI design practices including Material design, wire-framing, storyboarding, UI mocks, and responsive design.
  • Knowledge and working experience with REST API, JSON, and XML.
  • Experience working with relational and NoSQL databases.
  • A proficient understanding of code versioning and peer review development tools such as Git.
  • The ability to work efficiently/effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • A desire to grow as a software engineer.
  • Good communication skills.
  • A passion for learning, both to improve yourself and to teach others.

IT’S NICE IF YOU HAVE:

  • Experience working with continuous integration and delivery tools like TeamCity and Jenkins.
  • Experience developing microservices architecture-based applications.
  • Experience working with Agile and Scrum methodology.
  • A passion for solving big problems in fintech and financial inclusion.

Candidates might be asked to send more details on projects they have worked on, and might also be asked to present them. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Are we a match?

APPLY HERE

Medical Officer @ Global Health Uganda

Ref: GHU 004/2018

Global Health Uganda (GHU) is a registered not for profit, limited liability company with the mission to promote child health by conducting and facilitating quality and relevant research in child health, neurodevelopment and interventions.

GHU is conducting a clinical trial, the ZIPS study (the use of Zinc for Infection Prevention in Sickle cell Anaemia) which will be based at Nalufenya children’s hospital in Jinja.

Medical Officer (1 position)

Job Summary:

  1. The Medical Officer will be responsible for the day to day clinical aspects of the study.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Identifying and Screening of patients for possible enrolment into the study according to the protocol.
  2. Recruitment and enrollment of eligible patients into the study.
  3. Providing emergency and continuous medical care to children taking part in the study for the duration of the study.

Skills and Person specifications:

  • The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree M.B.Ch.B. Completion of Internship and registered with the Medical Council.
  • Demonstrated research experience in pediatrics is an added advantage.
  • Excellent organization and planning skills with ability to handle work in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Hardworking, enthusiastic about research.
  • Should have completed some form of human participants training in research and /or Good clinical practice.
  • Knowledge of the local languages used in the area (Luganda and Lusoga) will be an added advantage.

Application procedure:

Candidates who fully meet the above requirements should submit a detailed CV, a TYPED cover letter, all necessary academic documents and the contact details of two work related referees to: The Human Resource Manager, Global Health Uganda, Plot 667 Mawanda Road, first turn on the right after the Mawanda Road Police Station starting Thursday 24th May 2018 and not later than Wednesday 6th June 2018 at 12:00pm. We appreciate your application however, only short listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date we regret that your application has been unsuccessful.

Click HERE to apply

Quality Assurance Officer @ Global Health Uganda

Ref: GHU 004/2018
Quality Assurance Officer (1 position)

Job Summary: The Quality Assurance Officer will continually monitor data collection procedures and data management practices at every level of the study.

Key Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Ensuring that data generated during the study reflect what is specified in the protocol (case report form vs. protocol).
  2. Comparing data in the CRF and data collected in source documents for accuracy (CRF vs. source documents).
  3. Ensuring that the data analyzed are the data recorded in the CRF (database vs. CRF).
  4. The person will perform periodic operational checks within each functional department to verify that clinical data are generated, collected, handled and reported according to the protocol, SOPs, and GCPs.

Person specifications:

  • A university degree in a relevant field.
  • Proven ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Extensive experience in clinical research.
  • Prior experience in similar position.

Application procedure:

Candidates who fully meet the above requirements should submit a detailed CV, a TYPED cover letter, all necessary academic documents and the contact details of two work related referees to: The Human Resource Manager, Global Health Uganda, Plot 667 Mawanda Road, first turn on the right after the Mawanda Road Police Station starting Thursday 24th May 2018 and not later than Wednesday 6th June 2018 at 12:00pm. We appreciate your application however, only short listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date we regret that your application has been unsuccessful.

Click HERE to apply

Social Media Manager

Job Description

Social Media Manager

Location: From home (with regular travel to Entebbe)

Hours: 3-5 hours per day

Remuneration: up to $1,000 per month (Gross)

Key responsibilities:

This is an exciting and varied role for a Social Media expert. Working across multiple tourism brands, your key role will be to strategize, design and manage all social media communications across various channels (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) as well as owning all email marketing campaigns.

Social Media Strategy

  • Assist with research, creation, conception, and presentation of social media strategy and integrated marketing campaigns
  • Interpret and roll-out strategy and creative concepts
  • Communicate and coordinate with senior leadership teams to ensure that social media strategy supports overall brand objectives

Content Creation

  • Conceptualise and write monthly content plans across social media platforms in line with social strategy, consumer insights and brand tone of voice
  • Develop fresh creative ideas in line with social media and content trends
  • Devise agile tactical executions based on breaking news and trending topics
  • Attend brand events and create real time social media posts as and when required

Community Management

  • Publish daily content posts in accordance with monthly plans
  • Review user comments and posts in a quick and timely manner
  • Respond to comments in order to foster a positive community and add value to the customer experience
  • Escalate complaints, queries and concerns to relevant stakeholders
  • Listening and reporting: turn conversations and customer feedback into actionable insights and client-facing reports

Experience and Education:

  • Degree or diploma in Marketing, communications or English, or a PR or corporate communications certificate
  • Experience in the travel & tourism sector across Uganda (or East Africa)
  • 2 – 3 years active community management on behalf of brands
  • Understand of social media analytics
  • Social tools such as Sniply, Hootsuite, Buffer
  • Working experience with EMS (preferably Mailchimp)
  • Understanding of the sales funnel
  • 2 – 3 years online copywriting or social media writing experience
  • Excellent understanding of the social media marketing and related disciplines including content strategy, online video and influencer engagement
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Personal social media presence
  • Technical understanding of social networks’ design and functionality specs
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office, particularly PowerPoint
  • Proficiency and experience in social scheduling and listening tools

APPLY HERE

Driver @ Makerere SPH

Makerere University School of Public Health Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management. Suitable candidates are being sought to fill the position of Driver at the School of Public Health, Department of Health, Policy, Planning and Management (HPPM)

 

Position: Driver (2)

Job Description

  • Transport staff and visitors as instructed.
  • Ensure safety of passengers and cargo at all times
  • Ensure maximum safety and security of vehicle and accessories under his/her charge
  • Monitor condition of vehicle and promptly report the condition to supervisor.
  • Promptly deliver mail, equipment and supplies
  • Maintain accurate vehicle records of all trips, fuel fill ups, time and millage readings
  • Report any accident the vehicle gets involved in to the supervisor and police as required
  • Assessing vehicle repair, servicing and maintenance needs and promptly reporting them to the Departmental Manager
  • Assist staff with entering, exiting and adherence to vehicle safety standards and help them with any luggage.
  • Observe all laws and guidelines for vehicle control policy of Makerere University
  • Carry out any other duties assigned from time to time.

Qualification and Experience

  • Must possess at least advanced level education
  • A clean and valid driving permit, classes B, E, DM, DL
  • Basic mechanical knowledge and defensive driving shall be an added advantage
  • At least 4 years working experience in a busy and reputable organization
  • Having the knowledge of using a logbook
  • Knowledge of traffic laws, rules and signs
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Good interpersonal relations, patience, time keeping and courtesy

 

Information on Submission of Applications:

  • Candidates should submit a copy of their driving license, curriculum vitae along with a cover letter and official copies of educational transcripts addressed to the Chair, HPPM Department MakSPH and delivered to Mrs. Adikini Anne J. Oketch in Room 16, ground floor, Makerere University School of Public Health, Mulago Hospital Complex.
  • All applications must be received not later than 24th February, 2017.
  • Please provide a reliable 12 hour phone contact.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.  No Canvassing

Communications officer @ ChildFund International

Vacancy title:
Communications officer

Jobs at:
ChildFund International

Deadline of this Job:
3rd February, 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala

Job details:
For over seventy years, ChildFund international has provided support to deprived, excluded and vulnerable children to have the capacity to improve their lives and opportunities to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change to their communities. We promote societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children. Our core commitment is child-centered change that will ensure healthy and secure infants, educated and confident children, and youth who are skilled and engage meaningfully in the affairs and decision making processes within their communities.

ChildFund Uganda is working in over 30 districts to develop the capacities of local community based organizations to be able to mobilize resources and implement programs that improve the well-being of deprived, excluded and vulnerable children.
ChildFund Uganda seeks to recruit suitably qualified, self-driven and result-oriented candidates for the following position:

JOB SUMMARY: To provide strong and strategic communications direction and support to ChildFund Uganda, through the management of the communications function that is focused to send the essential communications needs of ChildFund Uganda. This will include: overseeing the production of key communications resources for donor and public engagement; positioning ChildFund with in-country and international media and manage internal communications processes which support and advance the strategic goals of ChildFund and its core functions.

KEY RULES AND RESPONSIBILITIES DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Strategy development: Support the development and implementation of an integrated and effective communication strategy with internal and external stakeholders of ChildFund for building of a high-performance communications function that is managed, structured and focused for productive and quality work. Provide support in the development, implementation and monitoring of strategies for internal and external communication.
  • Internal Communications Management: Ensure that key internal communications messages and products of ChildFund are skillfully developed and articulated for meeting their objectives.
  • Donor/Public Engagement: Manage the planning and production of compelling and issues-oriented fundraising, advocacy and publicity materials (web-based, electronic, print and video) for effective donor and public engagement by ChildFund — both in Country and internationally as appropriate.
  • Media Communications Management: Ensure positive portrayal of ChildFund in the media. Promoting the interests of ChildFund.
  • Advocacy: Collaborate with advocacy colleagues to define key issues, messaging, and communications channels for public advocacy initiatives and oversee the development of advocacy – oriented communications products.
  • Management of information flow between ChildFund with its external and internal stakeholders.
  • Promotion of Child Fund’s image. Carry out periodic ChildFund image audits and design strategies to enhance the image in line with the findings.
  • Manage Child Fund’s National Public Events.

EDUCATION, KNOWLEGDE AND SKILLS

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications or closely related area
  • A Masters ‘Degree in Journalism or Mass Communication would be an added advantage.
  • Extensive computer proficiency.
  • A minimum of three (3) years hands on experience in a similar position is an advantage
  • Must be a clear, fast thinker who can define action plans and implement them.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong facilitation and documentation skill
  • Interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Strong people management and mentoring skills
  • Excellent Public Relations skills.

Personal Attributes

  • Completes tasks in a timely, cost effective way
  • Ability to take fast decisions.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple-tasks and work under pressure.
  • Should be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Should be proactive

Job application procedure
if you meet the above requirements and are interested, please submit your Applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae, academic and professional papers and names of 3 work related Referees with their Email daytime telephone contacts to:

The National Director ChildFund International

P.0 BOX 3342 KAMPALA

Email: ugandahr@childfund.org

 

OR Hand delivers to Child fund National Office located on Plot 71/72 Namirembe Road P.O. Box 3341, Kampala

NOTE: While we appreciate every response to this advert, only short listed candidates will be contacted. ChildFund is an equal opportunity employer. Application Deadline: 3rd February, 2017