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  • Posted: Jan 20, 2020
    Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
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    Apollo Group (Apollo Investments Limited)was an idea born from the need to harness synergies across the insurance business. Built on commitment, integrity and innovation, it has risen to be one of the leading financial groups in East Africa. Apollo Investments Limited (AIL) includes APA Insurance (Kenya and Uganda). It underwrites General Insurance risks ...
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    Developer

    About the Developer position:

    As a Developer you will contribute across the technology stack, covering the end-to-end development of web and native applications, as well as improvement to DevOps tooling.

    Key Responsibilities

    The specific responsibilities of the Developer include:

    • Shaping and implementing technology / business solutions to contribute to organization’s competitive differentiation.
    • Uses Agile engineering practices and various software development technologies to rapidly develop creative and efficient solutions that enhance organization’s technology stack.
    • Collaborates with other team members to implement user stories, write tests, and continuously deliver new / improved product functionality.
    • Communicates with internal IT teams to resolve technical dependencies during implementation.
    • Builds organization’s brand in the technology community.

    Qualifications

    As the ideal candidate for this role you have:

    • 3+ years of software development experience
    • Relevant technology diploma / degree
    • Experience with relational and NoSQL Databases
    • Experience in code refactoring, pair programming, continuous integration and deployment
    • Experience leveraging various design patterns, test-driven development, and automated testing frameworks (e.g. RSpec, JUnit, Selenium)
    • Excellent understanding of server-side technologies (e.g. Node.js, Go, Ruby on Rails, Java, PHP, .Net) and client-side languages and frameworks (e.g. Javascript, AngularJS, ReactJS)
    • Knowledge of designing RESTful APIs, SSO / OAuth, LDAP and Search Technologies
    • Knowledge of Agile software development practices
    • Minimum 1 year in Android Development will be an added advantage

    What Opportunities Exist at APA

    • Opportunity work in an innovative, dynamic environment with a focus on delivery
    • Opportunity to pioneer and drive the digital transformation in financial services in the region
    • A chance to work with highly motivated and skilled colleagues
    • Continuous learning and professional development opportunities with academic and professional sponsorship, mentoring opportunities to accelerate your career
    • A balanced career with a focus on wellness and sustainable lifestyle

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    Vendor Manager

    About the Vendor Manager Position:

    As a Vendor Manager at APA, you will be responsible for executing the vendor/supplier relationships required to deliver, manage and implement, commercial procurement strategies across the organization to deliver optimal value for money to meet the internal business needs

    Key Responsibilities

    The specific responsibilities of a Vendor Manager include:

    • Manage sourcing strategy and define sourcing recommendations that support business goals, in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
    • Negotiate pricing, terms and conditions of goods, services and products with key suppliers, contractors and service providers.
    • Monitor and benchmark the market and analyze trends in competitor vendor spending for present and future pricing, availability, lead-time, and capacity of goods and services
    • Develop, establish, implement, and enforce vendor and outsourcer guidelines, obligations, and service level agreements to the organization including researching, identifying and qualifying potential new vendors and offering periodic oversight and execution of vendor assessment and requalification
    • Comply with all procurement policies and procedures, including those for equipment, hardware, software, and service
    • Develop and deliver procurement bid proposals and tender documents
    • Asset management for IT hardware, software, and equipment incl. where possible, standardize equipment to lower costs
    • Collaboratively manage and vendor performance to ensure quality of service
    • Leverage continuous improvement initiatives to create additional value over and above the contract requirements
    • Monitor vendor contracts (incl. contract lifecycles) and ensure adherence to contractual agreements

    Qualifications

    As the ideal candidate for this role you have:

    • 4+ years of experience in IT and IT vendor management
    • Procurement qualification or equivalent experience desired with knowledge and exposure in ICT environment
    • Effective contract lifecycle management and negotiation skills incl. ability to build relationships with suppliers, and contractors who provide a broad spectrum of IT products and services
    • Solid working knowledge of current IT technologies, total lifecycle cost structures and pricing mechanisms
    • Advanced skills in all procurement process disciplines across the procurement lifecycle of demand management, fulfilment, sourcing and management
    • Experience with Software development lifecycle (Agile, Waterfall, etc.) and IT Infrastructure and technology
    • An understanding of e-procurement processes and systems incl. P2P management software
    • A team player, experienced in working with both senior management and operational teams

    What Opportunities Exist at APA

    • Opportunity work in an innovative, dynamic environment with a focus on delivery
    • Opportunity to pioneer and drive the digital transformation in financial services in the region
    • A chance to work with highly motivated and skilled colleagues
    • Continuous learning and professional development opportunities with academic and professional sponsorship, mentoring opportunities to accelerate your career
    • A balanced career with a focus on wellness and sustainable lifestyle

    Method of Application

    If interested, please send your CV and relevant documents to: digital@apainsurance.org with the position as the subject of the email before 31st January 2020.

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