Monday, September 2, 2013

Senior Analyst/Developer at Real People (Kenya)

Real People is a fast growing multinational financial institution, providing responsible finance for sustainable futures. We provide a participative platform focused on our customers, while embracing the values of Self Improvement, Respect, Innovation, Partnership and Teamwork.

In view of this, technology is a key enabler for our customers and a key focus for the company. The current technology infrastructure is based on Microsoft .NET 4.0 with ASP.NET/C# and SQL Server 2008 for the database backend. The adoption of new technologies is a constant endeavor to make sure we are quick to respond to changing market needs.

As a result of our continued business growth, we are seeking a highly skilled Senior Developer with a strong background in building scalable, predictable, high-quality and high-performance applications on the Microsoft technology stack. As a Senior Developer, you will be responsible for building and maintaining internal and external-facing applications.


This person will report to the Chief Information Officer and will work with a team of experienced analysts, developers and business resources to build highly-performing enterprise systems that improve clinical outcomes and increase staff productivity and financial performance.


1.Responsible for providing software solutions to organizational problems through:

a.Design, development, support and maintenance of relevant software
b.Create and implement validation and testing systems, configuration management and version control

2.Design and implement databases and ETL procedures which allow data loading from outside sources;

3.To provide system level support for other systems through integration of in-house developed products with off-the shelf solutions and payment channels. The integration effort should include installation, tuning, user problem resolution, and the development of software to turn these components into fully integrated systems.

4.Consult with users to identify current operating procedures and to clarify program objectives;

5.Responsible for writing documentation to describe custom configuration of applications and operating procedures to liaison with 3rd party application development consultants;

6.Provide technical expertise and recommendations in assessing new IT software projects and initiatives to support and enhance our existing Microsoft based systems;

7.Investigate and resolve application functionality related issues and provide first level support and troubleshooting of in-house systems

8.Champion implementation of innovative solutions arising out of the ICT department and the business

Minimum Educational Requirements

Bachelors Degree in Business / IT will be preferred

Project management knowledge will be preferred

Technical Skill and Ability

5 year experience in the following technologies:
o Visual Studio 2010 using C#
o Windows Forms
o HTML5, CSS3, Jscript, Ajax, bootstrap
o Windows Services
o SQL Server 2008 and 2012 (TSQL, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS)
o Web services
Proficient in using TFS and Source control within the MS VS Environment.

Required Competencies and Skills

5 years system development experience
Experience within the financial industry will be preferred

Team player
Time management skills
Business industry knowledge
Highly Innovative
Planning and workflow management
Attention to detail
Problem solving and solution oriented
Project management
Team leadership
Thorough understanding of the SDLC and Agile software development practices
Self driven
Knowledge of business intelligence

If you meet the above requirements and have the drive to rise up to the expectations placed on these positions, submit your application letter with a detailed CV indicating your current and expected remuneration, names and contacts of three professional referees and your daytime contacts to be sent to the following email address xxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xx.xx on or before 2nd September 2013. Applications will only be processed if they are sent to the email address provided specifying the position as the subject title, for example SENIOR ANALYST/ DEVELOPER

Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Real People is an equal opportunity employer.

Date: 28 August 2013
Location:Nairobi Area
Wage/Salary: Negotiable
Start: Immediately
Duration: Not Specified
Type: Full Time
How to apply:Email to xxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xx.xx
Company: Real People (Kenya)
Contact: Mary Wanyeri
Phone: 0721-284584

Systems Administrator wanted in Nairobi


Tasks undertaken in this post include:

Planning the appropriate system needs of a company
Installing the appropriate systems
Providing support for the systems throughout the working day
Solving problems connected to the network and the systems
Monitoring the network efficiency
Performing regular backups and restoring information if necessary
Applying patches and updates
Identifying the needs of the company and assessing whether they are being met by the current system
Planning security measures
Implementing security measures
Monitoring security measures and making sure the system is not coming under attack
Ensuring that all the separate elements of the system are working together properly
Educating company employees about computer security
Performing light programming
Managing and planning projects related to the systems
Training other IT staff
Providing easy to understand advice for company employees
Setting up user accounts and retrieving information including passwords and account user names
Monitoring the storage capabilities of the system


- A Degree in Information Technology, or equivalent.
- IT certifications; Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) or Cisco Certified Network Associate or both.
- If Diploma, experience should be at least 3 years experience. Otherwise for a Degree holder 2 years experience is required from a knowledgeable institution/ firm
Problem-solving skills

A technical mind
An organized mind
Attention to detail
In-depth knowledge of computer systems
Ability to describe technical information in easy-to-understand terms
Good communication skills
Discretion since he/ she will be dealing with confidential data.

Send your CV , cover letter and scanned copies of your certificate to Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Date: 2 September 2013
Location:Nairobi Area
Wage/Salary: 45,000
Start: 1st November
Duration: 1 year Contract.
Type: Full Time
How to apply:via email
Company: Opulse Nation Systems
Contact: Carol Wangari

Friday, August 16, 2013

Safaricom Sets up a GSM Laboratory at JKUAT.

Kenya’s Telecommunication giant Safaricom has Set up a Mini GSM network laboratory equipment for the JKUAT Engineering and Telecommunications students, with the latest telecommunication technology aimed at ensuring the students are well prepared with practical skills for application in the industry.
JKUAT (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology)is  the leading  public university in Technology studies in Kenya that offers an array of academic programmes in engineering, agriculture, building sciences, health sciences and enterprise development among others. Read Full story

Using Facebook can reduce young adults' sense of well-being and satisfaction with life, a study has found.

A new research done by University of Michigan has found that Facebook can have negative psychological consequences.
Checking Facebook made people feel worse about both issues, and the more they browsed, the worse they felt, the University of Michigan research said. Read Full Story.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Latest IT Jobs

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Freelancers wanted in Nairobi

Freelance Web Content Writers and Proofreader /Editor Jobs in Kenya

1. Freelance Web Content Writers

(10 Positions)

We are a team of dedicated content writers and are looking to add a few more freelance writers into the team.

To join our dedicated writing team you should be able to; Write short articles (350-500 words) using excellent grammar. Meet deadlines on a daily basis Write original non-plagiarized content Be reachable on phone or through email during the day Experienced content writers have a higher chance of getting the job Diploma holders who have studied journalism/English/ Literature and have a flare for words and an eye for detail are highly welcome

Apply with your CV and a sample SEO article(if any).

Start Date: Immediate

2. Proofreader / Editor

(3 Positions)

We are also in need of a proofreader/editor to check the work from the writers to ensure it is flawless and adheres to the instructions.

Apart from proofreading the successful candidate is expected to work in liaison with the account manager to ensure that all articles read well and are returned to

the client within the stipulated time lines.

Apply with your CV.

Good English grammar skills are a must.

Start Date: Immediately

Apply to or visit

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Top Ten Richest Kenyans

For many people in Kenya, it is very difficult to ascertain the source of their wealth. I am going to show you on this link, the top ten richest Kenyans, and a comprehensive list of their investments.

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

JKUAT to Assemble Laptops for the Jubilee's Laptop project

Source; Kenya broadcasting corporation

The Government’s promise for free Laptop per child in the Country’s primary schools has received a major boost from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). The University has embarked on a programme to expand its existing computer assembly facility through partnership with Government and industry. Imbuga says that as a leading university of technology in Kenya and in the region, the Institution’s duty will be to ensure that the Country’s children were able to access appropriate, relevant and affordable technology assembled locally.
“The university has resident technological know-how and would seek to partner with giants like Microsoft and Samsung to make this dream of locally assembled devices a reality in the shortest time possible, she noted. Imbuga pointed out that the free Laptop per child project would among other reasons promote innovation and integration of Technology in education, promote employment and wealth creation for the Kenyan people, as well as promote Public, Private Partnership (PPP).
JKUAT has been spearheading a computer assembly project –the Madaraka Computer initiative, as part of Vision 2030 flagship project funded by Ministry of Information and Communications and aimed at capacity building in ICT as well as assembling affordable computers that would be available to the public.... Read the comprehensive news article and discuss at Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Data Entry and freelance work from Home Jobs other online jobs. No experience required!

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New Work from Home Job section on ICT Digest.

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ICT Digest have been listening to your requests, and given the huge number of our blog viewers requesting that we introduce a career section in our blog, we have been working tirelessly to bring you best online jobs.
We are glad to inform you that, we are working with big outsourcing companies to bring you best paying online jobs, visit our blog tomorrow, and get a job today!

We bring you best freelance jobs, writing jobs, proofreading among others.

First world's talking robot sent into space.

The Robot took off from an Island in Japan
The robot is Measuring about 13 inches, Has been named  Kirobo and is due to arrive at the ISS on 9 August.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

How to Recover a lost Memory Card Password/ Bypass a MicroSD Card Password

This is how to unlock  lost password memory card. This a simple 5-Step tutorial to guide for you  in recovering lost memory card password
1.      Insert the memory card into a card reader on your computer. Right-click your Start button and then click Explore. The memory card it will be listed as a ‘Removable disk’.
2.      Click on the Memory card and you see files and folders listed. One of the files is named  MMCSTORE.  Copy this file and paste it on the desktop.
3.      Right-Click on the MMCSTORE file on the desktop, then click Open With, choose to open with a notepad.
4.      Read the text contained, which is the password, displayed as a plain text.

5.       Remove the card from the PC and insert it into your device, either mobile phone, PDA etc. Turn on the device, when it asks for password enter the recovered password.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

UK Might have spied on diplomats in G20 Summit.

During the recent G8 summit, allegations came up that UK might have secretly spied on the diplomats from South Africa, Russia and Turkey during the previous G20 summit in 2009.
Britain is now facing  a diplomatic storm over these reports as the Russian ambassador sought answers from the UK ambassador on the reports and claiming that if the reports were true, it would be a serious scandal.
 UK prime minister David Cameron declined to comment on the same and said he could not wish on matters of security Intelligence.

ICT Manager Wanted in Nairobi

Check it out!

Location Nairobi

Job Type Full Time

Salary Not specified


  • Age 25 – 45yrs Diploma in ICT or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Knowledge in hotel POS & accounting software a must
  • Planning and organizing skills, analytical, writing,
  • Oral communication and excellent interpersonal skills.

How to apply:

Cclick on the link below.

The Information Technology Abuse

Technology has brought good things and changed the way of life. However, it has come with bad things as well. Criminals have gone digital as well, many of them are now doing their crimes over the internet.
From activities ranging from hacking into peoples accounts to phishing, everyday many fall victims of their activities. It is still very difficult to trace these culprits and needs the cooperation of all the service providers and other players.
Kenyan Government through the National Cohesion and Integration Commission are cracking down hate speech mongers on the social sites. 

What have you done to stop these criminals?

Kenya Government Introduces Laptop project.

As a core part of its manifesto, the Jubilee government has set aside Kenya shillings 51 billion (approximately US$ 11.7 million ) this financial year to implement the laptop project from standard one kids.
President Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto had pledged during their campaigns that every pupil joining standard one will be given a solar powered laptop.
This promise which made them get branded as 'Digital Team' has been equally praised and criticised and the same time.
Teachers has asked the government to suspend the project and redirect the money to more urgent matters including pay the outstanding allowances to the teachers.
Teachers have vowed to go on industrial action if their dues are not met.

Should the Government reallocate the 51billion to Teachers Salaries?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The pros and Cons of Replacing School Textbooks with Individual Student laptops.

Discuss the pros and cons of replacing school texbooks with individual student laptops.
There are many key issues to consider while evaluating the pros and cons of replacing school textbooks with individual student laptops. Some of the issues range from costs, the portability, and the ease of use (whether it is really possible to look at a laptop screen for too long). But the most important is whether the students can learn well.
Students who own many books will not require too much space to store their books as they will have everything saved in a small handheld device. Students and learning institutions will not need a library or a room for textbooks. This also means that the student will have a backup online just in case something happens to their books. With laptops, students can keep several electronic books which they can refer to them any time as opposed to carrying several textbooks. They can carry a whole library of books saved in the laptop without worrying about their weight
With laptops, it is possible to quickly and cheaply replace outdated or wrong information, as opposed to ordinary textbooks. Students can also store new eBooks fast, since when you buy a book online, you get it instantly as opposed to when you order a book. It takes time to deliver. Often, one can also find free eBooks online, whereas physical books almost always cost something.
Replacing textbooks with laptops will increase computer literacy level among the students. This is because, computers becomes second nature to students as they have constant access to the computer, this is important in job market. Giving students an expensive piece of equipment such as a laptop encourages responsibility for the equipment. This too will make them more responsible as they grow. Laptops also present concepts in multimedia form, making them more readable and easy to grasp. They can be interactive and contain audio, video and animations, which can enhance the message that the author is trying to convey. Some texts offer students the ability to highlight and add footnotes while studying, which helps them lessen the strain during revision. Information stored in a laptop is searchable; hence students can easily search for any information in an eBook, instead of turning page after page.
The idea of replacing school textbooks with individual student laptops has a few cons as well. Laptops themselves are expensive to acquire and maintain. Breakage can cause students to lose time on their assignments and projects. It is also not enough to just acquire a laptop, replacing completely with textbooks will need one to have a good connection to the Internet, preferably a wireless one. Also, for laptops to run, it requires many programs which must be compatible. However, with the many operating systems that are available and computer devices, not all programs are compatible with every computer. With easier access to the Internet, plagiarism is a greater temptation. Students may be preoccupied and get off task more easily and could choose to use other people’s work.
In conclusion, laptops can enhance overall student learning. Consistently using computers can make learning more collaborative and more efficient.  Acquiring laptops and digital textbooks may be a huge step to take, but it is worth taking.