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  • Posted: Feb 16, 2022
    Deadline: Mar 9, 2022
  • Our Vision: A secure and wealthy Nation anchored by an innovative, commercially oriented and competitive agricultural sector. Our Mission: To improve the livelihood of Kenyans and ensures food security through creation of an enabling environment and ensuring sustainable natural resource management. Core Values To complete the Vision and Mission and ...
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    Data Programmer

    VACANCY NO: 6/2021

    The Data Programmer task is to support the ICT Specialist in developing applications. This includes ethnographic strategies that the ICT Specialist uses for documenting user experience journeys, prototyping and evaluating the target users, and running and evaluating pilots using machine learning/AI to better understand usage patterns and improve the interactive designs). The Data Programmer will program the applications and then participate in piloting, deploying and refitting them. He/she will also participate in training beneficiaries in the use of the applications. The workstation will be at PMCU Nakuru but he/she will travel extensively within the Project area, as may be required. He/she will sign a six (6) year Contract of Employment with the initial six months on probation. The contract will remain in force but renewable annually based on satisfactory annual performance. He/she will be answerable to the ICT Specialist for the following duties and responsibilities:

    1. crowdsource market prices to make real-time price information available to buyers and sellers
    2. Maintain a platform for open purchase and sales orders
    3. Crowdsource the availability of transport as when a truck is loading for
    4. transport to or from and market destination
    5. crowdsource the availability, purchase and sale of feed and fodder and water
    6. crowdsource the availability, purchase and sale of livestock vaccinations
    7. crowdsource the availability, purchase and sale of AI breeding services
    8. provide purely graphic user interface for E-extension services
    9. provide a platform for identification of available and appropriate financial services
    10. crowdsource incidences of disease among livestock
    11. crowdsourcing climactic conditions for real-tracking impending drought
    12. create an ICT platform for communication and feedback from project beneficiaries
    13. Any other official duty that may be assigned by the ICT Specialist and Project Coordinator

    Academic qualifications and other requirements for the position

    Minimum Requirements:

    1. Bachelor’s Degree in information systems, Information Management, Computer Science or related discipline.
    2. Five (5) year experience programming mobile phone applications in Java or HTML5.
    3. Experience creating crowdsourcing apps as well as GIS.
    4. Have educational background in Graphic Communication, Graphic Design or Art the medium, which the project intends to use, create the interface for the ICT applications.
    5. Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010

    Other Requirements:

    1. Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines and work with minimum supervision;
    2. Ability to work and interact with people from diverse, professional, social, and cultural backgrounds;
    3. Good interpersonal and communication skills, excellent planning, organizing, and record-keeping skills;
    4. Ability to work as a team player, self-motivated and creative thinker, good analytical skills and report writing, and excellent coordination and negotiation skills;
    5. Fluent in English (written and spoken);

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants who meet the qualification requirements should send their applications along with copies of their academic and professional certificates, testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae. They must also state their present employer, current position and names and addresses of two referees and daytime telephone and email contacts. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Applications should be clearly marked quoting the reference number of the position applied for on the letter and envelope and addressed to :

    The Principal Secretary
    State Department for Livestock,
    Kilimo House, Cathedral Road,
    P. O. Box 34188-00100,
    Nairobi, Kenya

    To reach on or before 9th March 2022 at 17:00 hours local time

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