M-KOPA Business Systems Analyst Job in Kenya

M-KOPA is a mobile technology company that uses mobile payments to offer consumer financing for energy products and services, targeted at off-grid users. 
The M-KOPA payment system uses mobile payments as a way to pay slowly for renewable energy for a range of applications such as solar lighting or mobile charging.

M-KOPA is seeking a skilled and motivated Business Systems Analyst to help in the process of developing the growing M-KOPA system.
 
Background
 
M-KOPA was founded in 2011 following a successful commercial pilot using mobile services to collect payments for use of energy. 
The company’s first scaled commercial application is off-grid solar power systems, undergoing commercial roll-out across Kenya from May 2012.
 
M-KOPA was incubated by Signal Point Partners (www.signalpointpartners.com).
The partners and management team of M-KOPA include several former executives responsible for the initiation and scaling of M-PESA, the award-winning mobile financial service platform in Kenya. 
M-KOPA has strong international investors to help scale its business.
 
The Position
 
Title: Business Systems Analyst
 
Role: Collecting and analyzing business and user requirements for M-KOPA Systems and documenting and communicating these to the Technology Team.
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Start Date: December 2012
 
Reporting to: Head of Technology
 
Responsibilities Include:
  • Collecting, understanding and analyzing operational objectives by studying business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats.
  • Documenting all business requirements in a clear and concise manner
  • Engaging business users and the technology team in order to prioritize system feature requests
  • Engaging business users and the technology team in design of M-KOPA’s systems from a user’s perspective
  • Developing new business procedures that have an impact on M-KOPA’s systems and making improvements on existing ones
  • Suggests improvements to M-KOPA’s systems by studying current practices and conceptualizing solutions to challenges arising
  • Leading the process of User Acceptance Testing by preparing, coordinating, collecting and analyzing feedback
  • Developing user documentation and training manuals for new members of staff
Skills & Experience
  • Should have at least 4 years of experience working in a similar role with a software development team
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with an attention to detail
  • Experience in the development and implementation of standards, procedures and guidelines to support operational processes
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage own time with changing priorities
  • Nothing short of excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A results oriented individual who thrives working in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a willingness to go the extra mile to assist other team members
  • Background in computer science or other equivalent technical field leading to a good understanding of technology solutions
To apply, please go to the Jobs section on the M-KOPA website and submit your application by October 31st 2012.


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