Software Developer in the Management Information Systems Department
Location of Work: Development Pathways Kenya Office, Nairobi, KENYA
Reporting to: Senior Management Information Systems Specialist
Contract: Permanent Post with a 6-month probationary period
Anticipated Start Date: 1st May 2017
Application Closing Date: 31st March 2017
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in Development Pathways as a Software Developer in our MIS Department. We are a growing international consultancy organisation, that provides expert advice to clients in a range of areas: management information systems, social protection, social development, gender, livelihoods, and final inclusion. We are committed to innovative, progressive and evidence-based social policy adn aim to influence international debates on social policy through our website and participation in international fora. We combine country-specific social and political analysis with lessons learnt from extensive international experience, in order to ensure that policies and programmes are robust and benefit the most vulnerable, including children, women, older persons and persons with disabilities.
Development Pathways has worked extensively across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, delivering on high quality consultancy assignments for a variety of multilateral institutions such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Labour Organisation (ILO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); bilateral donors such as the UK Department for International Development (DFID) adn Austrailian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT); and international NGOs such as Save the Children, Action Against Hunger and HelpAge International.
Development Pathwways currently employs 20 permanent staff across the two offices who also work alongside a large global network of trusted consultants. Our offices are located in Orpington, UK and Nairobi, Kenya. The work in Management Informations Systems is run out of the Kenya Office. As an employer, we put our staff first and are committed to flexible working practices and developing our staff 's professional capabilities.
The successful candidate will play an important role in the growth of Development Pathways by working with other Senior Management Information Specialists and developers to: strengthen our reputation as leading specialists in the fields of management information in social protection, social and economic development and broader social policy; research on the latest trends on software development, building new and enhancing existing social policy management information systems, and providing technical advice to projects.
This position will be based in Kenya and will contribute to the development of the Pathways MIS Framework, building on lessons learnt from social policy management information systems implementations in the last 10 years. This framework will standardise development tools, develop components and ensure that future developers adopt a similar platform. A majority of the work will be delivered from the Development Pathways' Kenya Office in Nairobi but will involve international travel.
The Software Developer will be responsible for the following duties:
The Software Developer must have the following qualifications, skills and competencies:
The Software Developer will work closely with all members of the company, particularly social policy management information system team who are based in Nairobi, but also with those based in the London office.
The successful candidate will receive an attractive renumeration package, which would include a relocation package, company laptop, private health insurance, private pension scheme and upon passing probation, entry into the bonus scheme.
How to Apply
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