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Systems Analyst1

  • Company: Nzoia Sugar Company
  • Deadline: Friday 3rd June 2011
  • Location: Bungoma
Job Description

Nzoia Sugar Company Limited, a sugar manufacturing company situated in Western Kenya invites suitable candidates to fill the above position. The Systems Analyst/Developer, will be responsible for the detailed analysis, design and development of in-house systems and Management Information Systems (M.l.S.). Additionally, this role will be required to maintain and support applications. The successful person will report to the I.T Manager

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Guide the business in drawing report formats and advise on the best approach to automate these reports and returns.
  • Design and code reports/returns according to user specification with the key objective of delivering reports that will assist in decision making and control.
  • Develop and maintain documentation/manuals on system configuration or setup.
  • Carry out technical user training as required to enable users interpret the reports.
  • Assist in preparing system definition/specification by the users highlighting technical requirements.
  • Carry out analysis of the requirements and recommend solutions to address user requirements.
  • Design and code the system according to user specification.
  • Carry out technical user training in respect to these systems so that the business can utilise them.
  • Perform systems test to ensure functions/features are tested before acceptance and go live.
  • Make changes to system configuration and parameters to accommodate business and technological requirements.
  • Secure systems through adequate controls and monitor access and usage of programs.
  • Conducts detailed methods and systems surveys of various operations with a view to applying electronic data processing;
  • Develop proposed new applications and business processes.
  • Develops with user departments their electronic data processing requirements, workflow, training, etc. to implement proper procedures and systems;
  • Prepares process charts and analysis that reflect workflow, external verification and audit points and output requirements;
  • Develops procedure manuals of input preparation for electronic data processing system;
  • Assesses existing systems to increase efficiency and research available software products for use in automating recordkeeping, office functions, scheduling, etc.;
  • Proficiency in Syspro,Ebizframe and Payman will be of added advantage;

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • •Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, IT, Mathematics, Computer Studies or equivalent degree.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Excellent knowledge of at least a major ERP, Oracle, Ebizframe and Syspro.
  • Dot Net development knowledge and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in software development and proven record in a busy IT environment.
  • Must have designed systems or sub-systems which have been implemented successfully.
  • Excellent knowledge of database structures e.g. Oracle, MSSQL.
  • Ability to work through own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to tolerate stress and achieve objectives despite difficulties.
  • Age: 28 – 40 years

How to apply

Applicants interested in the above position should send their curriculum vitae, 2 passport size photographs, academic and professional qualifications, copy of the identification card together with the mobile/day time telephone contacts so as to reach the under mentioned on or before 3rd June, 2011.

The Managing Director,
Nzoia Sugar Company Limited,
P.O. Box 285,