• Information Technology Developer at Church World Service

  • Posted on: 12 July, 2017 Deadline: 24 July, 2017
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    Church World Service (CWS) was founded in 1946 and is a cooperative ministry of 37 Christian denominations and communions, providing sustainable self-help, development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance around the world. The CWS mission is to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice at the national and international level through collaboration with partners abroad and in the US.

    Information Technology Developer


    Primary Purpose

    This position is primarily responsible for contributing to the development of IT based systems to meet the business requirements of RSC Africa, with the emphasis of the position being on the design and development of IT based software applications. The incumbent will be responsible for writing and coding software systems to meet specific organizational requirements.


    This position reports directly to the IT Manager.

    Essential Duties

    1. Works closely with the current IT Developer to assist in the development of RSC Africa applications.
    2. Interprets written business requirements and technical specification documents.
    3. Designs, develops, tests and implements software for the organization to improve efficiency and productivity.
    4. Develops and improves existing IT software by analyzing and identifying areas that may need to be changed.
    5. Develop software applications for written technical specifications which will involve writing new program code or adapting existing software code.
    6. Develop and document testing plans and carry out any necessary tests to the developed software to ensure functionality as requested.
    7. Investigates, analyzes, and documents reported defects, and performs maintenance and correction of those defects.
    8. Write and maintain system documentation, both technical and user manual, for developed software.
    9. Provides user support to other computer users in the office when situation calls for it
    10. Performs related duties as assigned.



    Bachelor’s Degree or four (4) years of experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree is required.


    2 years of paid work experience is required.

    1 year directly related specialized experience performing the essential duties is required.

    Experience in ICT project management preferred.


    • Strong knowledge in the Net and web development environment with relational databases.
    • Strong knowledge in relational database (MySQL, Postgres, T-SQL) architecture, design and development,
    • Strong knowledge in Ajax, JQuery, ASP, PHP, and C#.
    • Strong Knowledge in Object Oriented Programming.
    • Knowledge of GIT Version Control.
    • SQL reporting services, BIDS environment a plus.
    • Android and Java programming experience a plus.
    • Knowledge of Model View Controller (MVC) a plus.


    The IT Developer must have the ability to:

    • interpret written requirements and technical specification documents;
    • effectively organize and comment code;
    • communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
    • follow instructions from the Supervisor with a positive and receptive attitude;
    • deal effectively and courteously with a large number of associates, outside agencies, refugees and members of the general public;
    • conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of RSC Africa and CWS/IRP;
    • maintain a high performance standard with attention to detail;
    • carry out all of the duties of the position efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision;
    • work independently and contribute to overall operations of RSC Africa;
    • take initiative in the development and completion of projects;
    • lead others and address issues as they arise;
    • maintain strict confidentiality with RSC Africa administrative and operational information;
    • manage a large and diverse workload under pressure with competing priorities;
    • analyze and solve complex problems and make sound decisions;
    • work well as a team in a multi-cultural environment while maintaining a high level of motivation;
    • effectively manage RSC Africa’s resources;
    • actively participate in the implementation of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP).

    Working Conditions

    Physical: This position requires bending, squatting, climbing, sitting, standing, walking, pushing/pulling, handling objects (manual dexterity), reaching above shoulder level, using fine finger movements and lifting/carrying moderate loads.

    Environmental: Incumbents in this position will be exposed to marked changes in temperature and/or humidity, dust.

    Special Requirements

    Certificate of Good Conduct is required before the start of employment.





    Ensure effective exchanges of information with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include speaking to others respectfully; expressing ideas in a logical, organized way; sharing information appropriately; and clarity and conciseness in written communication.


    Ensure constructive and supportive interactions with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include being positive and supportive when working with others; sharing information and resources freely; resolving conflict constructively; and proactively working to remove obstacles to success for others.

    Job Knowledge

    Utilize and apply job related knowledge to complete job tasks at a level that meets or exceeds expectations. Examples of skills and behaviors include utilizing job knowledge to solve problems or develop new approaches; maintaining or enhancing skills through continuing education; and taking on projects that will develop or enhance skills.


    Work effectively and contribute as a member of a team. Examples of skills and behaviors include supporting other team members by sharing information; covering the work of others during absences, vacations etc.; and actively participating in developing ideas for ways to increase team effectiveness.

    Problem Solving

    Analyze information and develop solutions to challenges that arise during the course of performing a job. Examples of skills and behaviors include researching and collecting facts; defining the issues and the parties affected; formulating options/solutions for addressing the problem; and engendering support for and implementing the solution.

    Program Planning and Management

    Organize work and/or plan projects and ensure timely completion and/or successful implementation. Examples of skills and behaviors include identifying and analyzing program options; identifying the tasks and deliverables required for successful completion; managing one’s time; monitoring the resources involved and ensuring that they are directed most effectively; and working with all involved to ensure successful completion.


    Guide and direct oneself or other individuals and groups toward a desired outcome. Examples of skills and behaviors include taking the appropriate level of initiative to resolve problems or remove obstacles, bringing individuals together around a common goal; evaluating information and making decisions; navigating conflict and obstacles; and ensuring that communication takes place between all parties involved.

    Resource Building and Stewardship

    Balance the acquisition or investment of organization resources with responsible use of those resources in line with the organization’s mission. Examples of skills and behaviors include taking advantage of all opportunities to cultivate potential donors; evaluating situations to identify the best use of resources; and making responsible investments of resources that increase organization effectiveness.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Church World Service career website on rscafrica.applicantstack.com to apply

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