Deadline: April 30, 2024
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The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a premier research-to-policy institution, generating evidence, strengthening research and related capacity in the African research and development ecosystem, and engaging policy to inform action on health and development. The Center is Africa-based and African-led, with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and a West Africa Regional Office (WARO), in Dakar, Senegal. APHRC seeks to drive change by developing strong African research leadership and promoting evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) across sub-Saharan Africa.


APHRC is looking for an experienced Software Developer who will support an existing WordPress website alongside other web-based applications that will be integrated into the website. S/he will develop additional WordPress plugins and custom pages to meet the requirements of the Center and support the technical backend website updates as necessary.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • A degree in related disciplines e.g. Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or any relevant field.
  • A full stack web developer with at least 5 years of experience in the design & development of web applications and use of relational databases, understanding of PHP frameworks like Code Igniter, Laravel, and SQL server.
  • Vast experience in developing websites using content management systems such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc.
  • Have understanding of Linux web hosting environments.
  • Hands-on experience with architecture styles/APIs (REST, RPC).
  • Utilize established development tools, guidelines, and conventions including but not limited to databases, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Ability to create web pages to show online reports to application users using pivot reports, detailed data pages, grid views, or tables.
  • Developed user authentication mechanism using web services.
  • Experience with jQuery to bring dynamic behavior to the web page and also perform AJAX calls to the MVC controllers.
  • Understanding of Agile methodologies.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and communication skills.
  • Excellent skills in debugging user sessions and solving software bugs.
  • Ability to analyze and critique requirements and make recommendations on possible solution designs.
  • Ability to complete work independently, incorporate client feedback, and deliver on time.

Respond with your application letter, detailed CV, and links to a portfolio of similar platforms with user credentials provided for demo purposes. Applications should be sent through this Link by April 30, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will be required submit a Police Clearance Certificate at a certain stage of the recruitment process.


Cover letters should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Officer

African Population and Health Research Center, Inc

APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru

P.O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi

Website:  www.aphrc.org


Special Notice

APHRC is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. All employment decisions are made based on qualifications and organizational needs. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request to support their participation in the recruitment process.