The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Works and Transport is spearheading the development of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) network. The SGR project is being implemented over five (5) years as a regional project with Uganda’s partner states of Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan. The objective of developing the SGR network is to provide a modern, fast, reliable, efficient, and high capacity railway transport system as a seamless single railway operation.

Job Details:

Project Name:Standard Gauge Railway Project

Terms : Four (4) Y ear Contract
Salary Grade : SGR 6

Reports To : Senior Information Technology Officer

Job Purpose: To provide information technology support to the SGR Project.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, program, code and analyse new computer programs and data structures in accordance with specifications and user needs, Organisational procedures and in accordance with programming standards;
  • Write and maintain program and system operations documentation for users
  • Operators; assure documentation contains steps to initiate programs and routines to remedy interruptions in program runs;
  • Develop technical solutions that meet business needs and initiatives;
  • Develop in-house coding standards based on known global coding standards;
  • Carry out code reviews;
  • Recommend and implement testing strategies when required;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor;

Applicants must possess the following:-

  • A Bachelor (Hons) Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering or any other related discipline from a recognized Institution;
  • Excellent UI skills with a detailed knowledge in front-end development with HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery;
  • At least two (2) years of relevant working experience;
  • Good knowledge and experience working with responsive website design using Bootstrap, Skeleton, or Foundation;
  • Mobile app development skills is an added advantage;
  • Experience working with Microsoft .NET Platform using C#, ASP.NET MVC,
  • Experience working with Java, PHP, developing websites with WordPress CMS, Drupal, Joomla, MySQL, Ruby on Rails will be added advantage;
  • Competencies: Team work; Planning, Organising and Coordination; effective Communication; Ethics and Integrity; Result orientation; Computer Literacy

Ugandan nationals meeting the above requirements may submit their written applications with letters of recommendation from either the current or previous employer(s) covering the last three consecutive years of employment, copies of academic certificates & transcripts, previous and current appointment letters, curriculum vitae, and a recent passport size colour photograph.

Applications should be addressed to:-

The Project Coordinator, Standard Gauge Railway Project, P. O. Box 27756, Kampala Applications should be delivered to the …New Vision Offices

Application Deadline is 28th September 2016 by 5.00 pm