INTERN – JUNIOR WEB DEVELOPER

DEADLINE: October 28, 2019

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and engaged in
multidisciplinary, evidence-based policy research. Our researchers address important issues and
challenges facing Africa in areas such as education, health, population, aging, urbanization and
well-being. We engage with policy makers in the region to disseminate our research findings to
influence policy decisions and improve the quality of life in Africa.

DESIRABLE SKILLS

  • Experience in design disciplines and processes such as client server solution architecture, MVC Models, OOP or High performance solutions preferably using PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax and pre-processors like SASS and LESS.
  • Experience and extensive use of Content Management Systems particularly Word Press, Joomla, Drupal or any other modern CMS.
  • Experience using collaborative software tools such as SVN, GIT, CVS and Mercurial for version control purposes.
  • Strong skills in designing interactive responsive user interfaces.

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • 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.
  • Initiative and sound judgment and ability to understand and process client feedback to improve assignments.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and deliver quality deliverables while working with tight timelines.
  • They must have a good eye for detail, with excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation skills.
  • Must have good organizational skills to collate material from multiple sources and produce web content within tight deadlines.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills to work effectively with, content developers and webmasters.
  • Creative, innovative thinker with excellent design skills.

 

SCOPE OF WORK

  • Make improvements to existing APHRC mini websites to make them clean, attractive with modern user interfaces (UX), light weight and fast, and easy to use.
  • To use design code that is highly reusable and modular for future expansion where necessary.
  • Design websites/web applications (where applicable) that are search engine optimized for all major search engines (including Google, Bing, and Yahoo at a minimum).
  • Migrate content from the old website to the new one while ensuring no loss of data.
  • Manage the contact database by ensuring it is up to date, developing categorized contact lists, and screening current contacts.

 

Timelines

  • He/she will be engaged for 3-6 months.

How to apply
Respond with your CV to jobs@aphrc.org cc jmuthama@aphrc.org by 28th October, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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