CodePamoja Software Developer Internship

Modern Software Development

Rapidly changing social and business environments create a need for software development methodologies to be adaptable and produce high quality software in a very short time. This means that developers need to be thoroughly trained not only in technology but also in project management techniques. Some of the project management techniques used in modern software development, such as Agile methodologies and Scrum, can only be learned by hands-on experience. Opportunities for many software developers in Kenya to gain skills by participating in projects using these techniques are limited.

Two Kenyan companies have teamed up with a Dutch software firm to overcome this problem through a training scheme called CodePamoja.

What is CodePamoja?

CodePamoja is a vocational training program where Kenyan developers learn how to work to international quality standards using the latest project management techniques. The training focuses on complementing technical skills acquired from undergraduate level training with up-to-date project management experience and exposure to Enterprise Software Development techniques.

A unique opportunity

CodePamoja trainees learn by collaborating with developers in the EU on real projects. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience in the latest project management methods and software tooling by working with more experienced developers – people who have worked on some of the largest software development projects in Europe.

How it works

CodePamoja uses a buddy system where Kenyan developers collaborate with developers in the Netherlands in Virtual Teams. The emphasis is on knowledge sharing and there is no set training agenda or syllabus. People attending CodePamoja can work part-time or full-time, with reasonably flexible hours. Typically someone will attend CodePamoja for around three months depending on skills levels. Multiple projects can be in progress at any one time, people may work on more than one project simultaneously and may join projects at any stage in their lifecycle from design to deployment. The virtual teams and projects are coordinated using Scrum, which means regular meetings and discussions to review project progress.

What can you expect at the end?

After attending the CodePamoja program developers will understand how modern systems are built using Enterprise software development techniques. An understanding of the importance of teamwork will have been developed. Attendees will have learnt how to produce high quality software and keep up with rapid development cycles by making use of Agile methodologies and Scrum. Technical skills will be enhanced through exposure to tooling (e.g. git, Grunt, Gulp, SASS). Programming skills will be enhanced depending on needs and wishes of the individual.

The Ideal Applicant:

Candidate trainees are recent graduates with a BSc. Computer Science or Bachelors in Business IT (BBIT Degree) from a reputable university. Applicants must possess basic skills in one or more programming languages (Java, JavaScript, PHP etc), a scripting language, HTML & CSS and/or database management.

How to Apply

1.Click on https://portal.dewcis.com/hr/application.jsp?view=1:0
2. If you have created your credentials before, login and apply for the post.
3. If new applicant, fill in details in Applicant, save all the details. After saving, a login username and password are sent to your email.
4. Login to the Dewcis portal with these credentials.
5. Fill in all details as required:
Applicant’s details

  • Address
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Seminars
  • Projects
  • Skills
  • Referees

Save all these details

6. Internship – >  Internship posts -> Click on ‘Apply for internship’

7. You will get an email confirming the application

NB;In case you are stuck on your application process please go to the

Our stories-> careers-> Application portal Help

 

Expired: Sales Executive

Job Title: Sale Executive

Primary Location: Nairobi, Kenya Closing Date: 31 October 2018

Role

To sell below products and services among others.

-> Baraza HCM
-> Baraza SACCO
-> Baraza Property Management System

 Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate cold and warm calls to prospective leads
  • Constantly communicate with leads and customers via email(follow ups)
  • Answer all lead and customer questions accurately
  • Prioritize and/or escalate lead and customer questions as needed
  • Create and deliver client presentations, especially power points
  • Perform cost-benefit analysis for prospective customers
  • Promote specific products as directed by upper management
  • Inform leads and customers of current promotions and discounts
  • Maintain positive business and customer relationships in the effort to extend customer lifetime value
  • Develop strategies for more effective sales, both individually and as part of a team
  • Source for new customers and follow up on referrals
  • Track all appointments, sales, complaints, status reports, etc. thoroughly for    manager review
  • Provide customers with quotations
  • Negotiate the terms of an agreement and close sales
  • Gather market and customer information and provide feedback on buying trends
  • Represent DewCIS at trade exhibitions, events and demonstrations
  • Identify new markets and business opportunities
  • Record sales
  • Review their own sales performance and aim at exceeding their targets.

 

Requirements

Academic

Bachelor’s degree or a diploma in sales and marketing

Personal

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Impeccable customer service skills
  • Motivated, driven attitude
  • Sales-driven, results-driven, and target-driven attitude
  • Aptitude for persuasion and negotiation
  • Expert in time management
  • Organized work ethic
  • Proven track record in sales environment

 

Skills Required.

  • Presentation Skills.
  • Communication skills
  • Critical thinking.
  • Persistence.
  • Client Relationships.
  • Emphasizing Excellence.
  • Negotiation.
  • Prospecting Skills.
  • Creativity.
  • Sales Planning.
  • Independence

 

To Apply Please Follow the steps below

1.Click on https://portal.dewcis.com/hr/application.jsp?view=1:0
2. If you have created your credentials before, login and apply for the post.
3. If new applicant, fill in details in Applicant, save all the details. After saving, a login username and password are sent to your email.
4. Login to the Dewcis portal with these credentials.
5. Fill in all details as required:
Applicant’s details

  • Address
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Seminars
  • Projects
  • Skills
  • Referees

Save all these details

6. Available Positions – >  Apply for post -> Click on ‘Apply for Post’ again to confirm
7. You will get an email confirming the application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expired: Sales Executive

Job Title: Sale Executive

Primary Location: Nairobi, Kenya Closing Date: 22nd September 2018

Role

To sell our products and services

 Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate cold and warm calls to prospective leads
  • Constantly communicate with leads and customers via email(follow ups)
  • Answer all lead and customer questions accurately
  • Prioritize and/or escalate lead and customer questions as needed
  • Create and deliver client presentations, especially power points
  • Perform cost-benefit analysis for prospective customers
  • Promote specific products as directed by upper management
  • Inform leads and customers of current promotions and discounts
  • Maintain positive business and customer relationships in the effort to extend customer lifetime value
  • Develop strategies for more effective sales, both individually and as part of a team
  • Source for new customers and follow up on referrals
  • Track all appointments, sales, complaints, status reports, etc. thoroughly for    manager review
  • Provide customers with quotations
  • Negotiate the terms of an agreement and close sales
  • Gather market and customer information and provide feedback on buying trends
  • Represent DewCIS at trade exhibitions, events and demonstrations
  • Identify new markets and business opportunities
  • Record sales
  • Review their own sales performance and aim at exceeding their targets.

Requirements

Academic

Bachelor’s degree or a diploma in sales and marketing

Personal

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Impeccable customer service skills
  • Motivated, driven attitude
  • Sales-driven, results-driven, and target-driven attitude
  • Aptitude for persuasion and negotiation
  • Expert in time management
  • Organized work ethic
  • Proven track record in sales environment

 

Skills Required.

  • Presentation Skills.
  • Communication skills
  • Critical thinking.
  • Persistence.
  • Client Relationships.
  • Emphasizing Excellence.
  • Negotiation.
  • Prospecting Skills.
  • Creativity.
  • Sales Planning.
  • Independence.