KENTRADE Programmer, and System Analyst Job in Kenya

Kenya Trade Network Agency – KENTRADE

The Kenya Trade
Network Agency ( KENTRADE) is a parastatal under the Guidance of the
Ministry of Finance which was established under an Executive Order and
gazetted as Legal Notice No 6 of 2011 on 28th January 2011. 
Kentrade’s mandate is the implementation of the National Electronic Single Window System and Trade Facilitation.

KENTRADE
wishes to engage suitably qualified candidates who meet the specified
job requirements as well as the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Kenya
Constitution in the following key positions:
Programmer (WEBMASTER)

Job Grade: KTNA6
Accountable to: Assistant Manager — Applications

Purpose
of the Job
: Creating, maintaining and updating KENTRADE’s Web presence
in order to support the fulfillment of KENTRADE’s mandate. 
The
Programmer/Webmaster will improve and manage KENTRADE’s website
(www.kentrade.go.ke) and build and maintain KENTRADE’s Intranet.

It also includes the development of other applications as directed by the Assistant Manager Applications.

Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Maintain KENTRADE’s Web presence by posting new content in a timely
    manner and archiving outdated content in liaison with the Head of
    Corporate Communications.
  2. Makes recommendations for improvements to KENTRADE’s website.
  3. Design and develop KENTRADE’s web pages, including graphics, animation and functionality.
  4. Develop and implement search engine optimization strategies.
  5. Work closely with KENTRADE’s Head of Communications to determine suitable content for KENTRADE’s website.
  6. Troubleshoot website operation; track site usage statistics and monitor performance.
  7. Develop and maintain new online resources including database of
    frequently asked questions and database of policy clarifications
  8. Ensure a consistent look and feel across the Web site by promoting
    uniform fonts, formatting, icons, images, and layout, and creating
    appropriate templates to assist content authors.
  9. Find, diagnose, and fix Website problems, including broken links, typographical errors, and formatting inconsistencies.
  10. Oversee the implementation of security measures to safeguard KENTRADE’s website.
  11. Design and build intranet applications such as a Content Management System.
  12.  Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required and which are
    consistent with the level of responsibility of this job role
Academic & Professional Qualifications
  • BSc degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field from a recognized institution.
  • Web applications development certification.
Professional Work Experience
  • At least four (4) years’ relevant experience with HTML/XHTML and CSS.
  • Web programming experience, including PHP, ASP or JSP.
  • experience working with relational database systems such as MySQL,
    MSSQL or Oracle and a good working knowledge of SQL . Proficiency with a
    leading CMS solution such as Joomla or Drupal.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Acrobat and Photoshop) Proven Website development and management experience.
Essential knowledge & Skills
  • Knowledge of using extensible web authoring tools
  • Ability to develop and implement open source software projects
  • A thorough knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques.
  • Good Java programming ability
Personal Attributes
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Creativity, imagination and proactive nature
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail.
System Analyst

Job Grade: KTNA 6
Reports to: Assistant Manager Applications

Purpose
of the Job
: This job function is responsible for information systems
requirements gathering and specification, Systems Analysis, Information
Systems Design, and overseeing the implementation of Information
systems.

Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Analysing KENTRADE’s and
    stakeholders’ existing systems to identify opportunities that can
    improve efficiency of business processes;
  2. Translating business requirements of KENTRADE’s departments and Stakeholders into highly specified project briefs;
  3. Specification of Systems Requirements and Information Systems design.
  4. Identifying options for potential solutions and assessing them for both technical and business suitability;
  5. Drawing up specific proposals for modifying or replacing existing systems;
  6. Assisting in producing project feasibility reports;
  7. Presenting proposals to KENTRADE departments and stakeholders;
  8. Working closely with developers and a variety of end users to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction;
  9. Ensuring that budgets are adhered to and deadlines met;
  10. Overseeing the implementation of new systems and providing training to users of new systems;
  11. Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required and which are
    consistent with the level of responsibility of this job role
Academic
& Professional Qualifications
  • BSc degree in Computer Science,
    Information Systems or a related field from a recognized institution.
  • Project Management certification will be an added advantage.
  • Additional Systems Analysis and Design training is desired.
Essential Knowledge & Skills
  • At least four (4) years Systems Analysis and Design work experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience in using Project Management tools and techniques.
  • Extensive knowledge of data processing, hardware platforms, and enterprise software applications.
  • Good background in Data Base design in Microsoft SQL and Access.
Personal Attributes
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communications abilities.
  • Attention to detail.
Qualified and Interested candidates are requested to submit their
written application together with an up to date Curriculum Vitae, copies
of certificates & testimonials, email and telephone contacts
including names, telephone and email contacts ofthree (3) referees who
must be familiar with the candidates previous work experience. 
Applications
should be addressed as detailed below and be sent by post or hand
delivered to the Kentrade offices so as to be received not later than
5.00pm on Friday, 16th November 2012.

The Chief Executive Officer
Kenya Trade Network Agency
1st Floor, Embankment Plaza
Longonot Rd – Upperhill
P.O. Box 36943-00200
Nairobi
KEN TRADE is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification


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