• Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience5 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldICT / Computer 

Tasks and responsibilities:

Database and Application programming

  • Program application modules for the FAO internal/external usage, both server and client side programming.
  • Develop various databases using open source programming in a web-based environment, for integration in the FAO database system.
  • Attend and conduct necessary meetings to plan and program any modules (database, intranet, web site etc.)
  • Assist in the conceptual development of database driven applications
  • Maintain the FAO applications currently in existence and modify/amend whenever necessary
  • Develop, deploy, and maintain the BiMS (Beneficiary Information Management System), adding modules as and when required.
  • Develop, update, and maintain the FAO Somalia website ( in collaboration with Communications department
  • All components will be programmed using Open Source software and database systems (MySQL, PHP, XML, JSP, Java, Android, ODBC).

Server Maintenance

  • Setup, secure and maintain remote Linux virtual servers for various FAO internal and external usage

Systems Integration

  • Integrate FAO Somalia systems with identified third party software’s such as WFPs
  • SCOPE, bulk SMS, etc.
  • Under the supervision of the Head of ISM Unit and in coordination with the other developers, assess, design, and implement the integration with WFP registration and authentication system SCOPE and other related systems
  • Test and assess the pilot implementation and design and adapt the WFP existent technical and user documentation

Training and Documentation

  • Training users (admin and system) using the various database and system applications
  • Documenting programming code and system technical descriptions

Research and development

  • Continuously research on new technologies that can be applied at FAO
  • Develop concept notes and proof of concepts for any identified new technologies
  • Develop prototypes of new technologies, analyse, and make recommendations on their adoption
  • Advise FAO users on procurement of hardware and software concerned with the systems is use at FAO
  • Supervision, team leadership and guidance
  • Guide and mentor other developers in the ISM Unit under the server team.
  • Perform code review and approval prior to deployment of new code to repository
  • Function as ISM Unit team OiC (Officer in Charge) in absence of head of unit and whenever called upon

Candidates Will Be Assessed Against The Following:

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Communication Technology (ICT), Computer Science or Computer Engineering.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ work experience in projects involving database programming and web, mobile and desktop application development, database administration using PHP, Java, Android, and MySQL.
  • Working knowledge of English.
  • Nationality of Kenya.

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Good knowledge of general administration, initiative, good judgment, and ability to organize office work and prepare correspondence on own initiative.
  • Willingness to work as a team member,
  • Ability to plan and execute work with minimal supervision and attention to detail.
  • Good knowledge of the UN work system and ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Selection Criteria

  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout Somalia.
  • Previous experience working in Somalia will be an added advantage.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Food and Agriculture Organization on to apply