SOFTWARE DEVELOPER I, INTEGRATED INFORMATION SYSTEMS

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Closing Date: July 9, 2021

Type of Vacancy: /

Details of the Post

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States and Associate Members of the Caribbean Community to fill the abovementioned position in the Caribbean Community Secretariat with assigned duty station in Guyana.

2.         FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

Under the direction of Senior Project Officer, Integrated Information Systems (IIS) the incumbent is responsible for the development, implementation and support of application software used by the Secretariat.

The functions of the position include – converting client and project specifications and statements of problems and procedures to detailed logical flow charts for coding into computer language. Develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information. Develop web sites and web applications. Support of software applications, and the coordination of the training of personnel in the use of implemented software.

3.         QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  1. This position requires the following:

An Associate’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology.

  • Specialised training and good working knowledge in:
  • Web development
  • Software development and support
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Technical training

Minimum experience required

This position requires at least two (2) years of relevant and equivalent level experience working in one or more of the following institutions:

In addition, candidates should possess:

  • Information Technology Company
  • A public sector organisation
  • A regional or international organization

The following would be considered an asset:

□     Experience and knowledge in designing and building solutions using C+, JavaScript, JavaScript Frameworks, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, Python, Docker, Django, Materialize, Git and continuous integration.

□     Experience in database administration and basic design

Analytical, problem solving and critical thinking requirements

Examples of the use of these capabilities are as follows:

  • Designs, modifies and implements application software;
  • Prepares regular technical reports;
  • Provides technical support for software and database problems; and
  • Prepares technical specifications for the procurement of software products.
  • Self-driven and motivated,
  • A passion for programming and software development,
  • Strong research skills,
  • Takes initiative and can work independently,
  • Displays an attitude of industriousness

Accountability/responsibility for independent action and performance impact

The incumbent is expected to initiate and be accountable for:

  • Execution of all work assigned, and maintainance a record of work carried out.
    • Monitoring the implementation, and preparing regular reports on the progress of all activities.
    • Liaising with relevant staff to ensure that established deadlines for the submission of technical and administrative outputs are met.

The incumbent’s performance has organisational and community level impacts as follows:

The organisational impacts include:

  • Increasing staff productivity.
  • Improving the quality of and timelines for decision making.
  • Enhancing the quality of performance management.
  • The community’s accessibility to the Secretariat’s services.
  • Enhanced image, productivity and quality outputs of the department.

Work environment

  • A positive office environment.
  • Frequently working at high pace and long hours to meet deadlines.
  • Mentally taxing due to long hours at the computer.

4.         DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direction of the Senior Project Officer, Integrated Information Systems, the Software Developer I will be required to:

Key Result 1: Design, implement and maintain software utilized by the Secretariat. 

Activities:

  1. UTILIZE UML to DESIGN, MODEL and DOCUMENT software architecture;

    1. PREPARE source code to implement software logic/functionality from system requirement specifications;

    1. DESIGN and IMPLEMENT user interface and user experience UI/UX according to current standards;

    1. EXECUTE test plans, test cases and automated testing;

    1. UTILIZE version control software to maintain source code repositories; and

    1. DEVELOP and MAINTAIN user documentation for supported software.

Key Result 2: Supports the software development and maintenance procedures of the Integrated Information Systems Sub-Programme. 

Activities:

  • DEVELOP system design and functional specifications;

    • UTILIZE system analysis tools and techniques to gather system requirements;

    • ANALYSE and DOCUMENT the current system in the organizational context;

    • RESEARCH and EVALUATE new and existing software solutions for use by the CARICOM Secretariat; and

    • TRAIN clients/users on developed software.

Key Result 3:  Supports effectively the IIS operation, Work Programme and the completion of key activities in the unit.

Activities:

  • LIAISE with relevant staff to ensure that established deadlines for the submission of technical outputs are met;
  • PLAN and COORDINATE all work, and MAINTAINS a record of work carried out;

    • MONITOR the implementation and PREPARES regular reports on the progress of all activities;
  • CONTRIBUTE to a positive and professional image of the CARICOM Secretariat, at all times, in keeping with its Core Values.

In addition to the Activities outlined above, the incumbent is expected to perform other related duties as assigned by the Director, IIS,Deputy Programme Manager, IIS and Senior Project Officer, Integrated Information Systems or designate.

5.         EMOLUMENTS AND BENEFITS

An attractive remuneration package will be offered.

6.         RECRUITMENT AND APPOINTMENT

Appointment will be on the permanent establishment or on secondment from a Public Service or a statutory body of a Member State or approved regional organisation. It will be subject to such regulations, rules, orders and instructions as exist and as may be introduced from time to time in respect of service with the Secretariat. This position does not enjoy transfer to or repatriation from Guyana.

7.         LEAVE

The officer will be eligible for the grant of vacation leave at the rate of fifteen (15) working days a year and a leave grant after every twelve months of service in respect of the officer, spouse and up to two dependent children.

8.         GROUP HEALTH AND LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE

Subject to your acceptance by the Secretariat’s insurance carrier, Sagicor Life Inc., the officer will be required to participate in the Secretariat’s group health and group life and accident insurance schemes. With respect to the health scheme, the officer will contribute twenty-five per cent of the premium. The life and accident insurance scheme is non-contributory.

9.         SUPERANNUATION

An Officer appointed to this post will be required to participate in the Secretariat’s Defined Contribution Pension Plan and contribute 7 per cent of basic salary per month, while the Secretariat will contribute 13 percent of the Officer’s basic salary to the pension plan. Where the appointment is on secondment, the Secretariat will pay to the Officer’s substantive employer, over the period of secondment, a contribution not exceeding twenty-five per cent of the pensionable salary normally payable to the Officer by that employer so as to maintain the pensionable status of the Officer in the substantive employment.

10.       APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates must create a job profile and apply for the position via the                  CARICOM Secretariat’s Employment Portal. The link can be accessed at – https://caricom.org/opportunities_category/caricom-secretariat-vacancies/.

11.       The deadline for the submission of applications is 9 July 2021.

Notice expires at 11:59pm on Friday July 9th, 2021

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