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Are you looking for Information Technology Jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in IT Officer-Applications job at Microfinance Support Centre Limited (MSC)

Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

March 15, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

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About the Organisation

The Microfinance Support Centre Ltd (MSC) is a prominent financial institution in Uganda, dedicated to providing sustainable financial services to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as well as low-income households. Established with the mission to alleviate poverty and promote economic development, MSC offers a variety of financial products, including microloans, agricultural loans, and business development services.

MSC operates with a strong commitment to financial inclusion, aiming to reach underserved and marginalized communities across Uganda. The institution supports capacity building for its clients, offering training and advisory services to enhance their financial literacy and business acumen. This holistic approach ensures that borrowers not only receive financial support but also gain the skills needed to manage and grow their businesses effectively.

With a robust network of branches and field offices, MSC has a significant presence throughout Uganda, enabling it to serve clients in both urban and rural areas. The organization's impact is reflected in the success stories of numerous entrepreneurs who have expanded their businesses and improved their livelihoods through MSC's support.

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Job Title

IT Officer-Applications job at Microfinance Support Centre Limited (MSC)

Job Description

To design, develop and implement software applications (web and mobile) that automate business processes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Evaluate new web and mobile app technologies and implement them if appropriate for business departments.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues in development, test, and production environments.

  • Ensure security best practices are followed throughout the development and deployment process.

  • Document processes and procedures, and provide training and support to other team members.

  • Provide Technical support for the ERP and loan management system

  • Provide Technical support for delivery channel software systems.

  • Maintain above 98% system uptime for all business applications.

  • Manage and maintain all related databases supporting Business Applications.

  • Maintains tests and applies patches related to business Applications.

  • Provide support to end users of business applications.

  • Develop & avail reports as required by business process owners and users.

  • Maintains security & controls of all business applications.

  • Develop and test new systems/applications before user tests.

  • Provide user training on all business applications as required.

  • Collaborate with development and operations teams to design and implement automated build, deployment, and monitoring solutions.

  • Stay current with industry trends and emerging technologies, and recommend new tools and practices to improve efficiency and productivity.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Executing full lifecycle software development.

  • Programming well-designed, testable efficient code.

  • Producing specifications and determining the operational feasibility of software applications.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or/and relevant professional qualifications and certifications.

  • 3+ years of experience in software development, IT operations, or DevOps roles.

  • Strong programming and scripting skills, with proficiency in languages such as Java, C#, PHP (Laravel framework), Python, DART (mobile & web development) and others.

  • Experience with version control systems such as GitHub.

  • Experience with containerization and orchestration technologies such as Docker.

  • Familiarity with cloud computing platforms and services.

  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.


Competencies/Person Specifications:

  • Energetic and ability to be active throughout and willing to learn

  • High level of honesty, integrity and confidentiality

  • Excellent communication skills and a high level of customer care

  • Willing to work long hours with minimum supervision

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How to Apply

Candidates with the requisite qualifications and experience should send their applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae together with copies of certified academic certificates with at least 3 referees in properly sealed envelopes to the address given below clearly stating the job title applied for on the top right corner to be received not later than 15th March, 2024 at 05:00pm. Applicants are encouraged to submit their job applications earlier before the closing date. Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the status of their applications by March 25, 2024.

Address to:
The Recruitment Specialist
The Microfinance Support Centre Limited,
Plot 32, Nakasero Road
P.O. Box 33711 KAMPALA

At the point of submission of the job application, applicants will be required to fill out a Job Application Summary Form.

MSC is an equal opportunity employer and is open to a transparent recruitment process. Any form of lobbying /canvassing for support will lead to the automatic disqualification of the concerned candidate.
Submission of falsified academic documents and/ or false information regarding their experience and qualifications will lead to automatic disqualification and possible prosecution.

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