Senior Mobile Money Design and Architecture Expert -Vacancy

Job Title: Senior Mobile Money Design and Architecture Expert (MMDAE)

Company: Grameen Foundation

Vacancy: Senior Mobile Money Design and Architecture Expert (MMDAE)
REPORT TO: MFSI Project Director
Location: Kampala
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties):



Job Summary:

The Senior Mobile Money Application Design and Architecture Expert (MMDAE) will assist to integrate MM platform to various financial institutions. He/she will lead the design, specification and development teams.
Essential Job Functions:

Carry out research on various MM, banking, financial institutions and integration platforms,
Design and architect secure middleware infrastructure capable of connecting, and facilitating transaction between different m-Money and financial institutions systems
Design, architect and develop mobile applications that are layered over this middleware platform, extend the existing capabilities of MTN’s MM platform, and leverage existing financial networks, focusing on financial inclusion at the BOP Collect integration requirements and write specifications and related design and implementation documentation & roadmaps for these systems and applications
Write test plans and execute unit, assembly, application, and integration testing to certify applications with mobile operators and financial institutions.
Work closely with development teams to develop, test and deploy these systems and applications



Necessary Qualifications:



Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Deep commitment to eradication of poverty and alignment with Grameen Foundation’s mission
Experience working in developing countries
Experience in developing technology for highly security-sensitive environments, financial and banking institutions
Financial application architecture and development skills (+)
Mobile application architecture and development skills (+)
Familiarity with existing financial systems, and various financial transaction platforms, including FundamoUser-oriented application design experience, including user-interface design, ethnographic research and usability testing
Belief in the potential to leverage information and communication technology (ICTs) for the benefit of poor people –with practical experience.
Some knowledge of the mobile money space
fluent in oral and written English

Education and Experience:

Masters degree in engineering, software development, computer science or related discipline
5+ years working experience in an design/architecture role

How to Apply: Interested, please submit in person a typed up-to-date CV and application letter with copies of your academic papers to;

NFT Consult – Uganda,Kisozi Complex, Plot 6/8 Kyaggwe Road, Nakasero
Tel: +256 0414237904 / 24, 0312266904

If applying online, please send an email to grameenjobs@nftconsult.com. ( In the Subject line please indicate the position you are applying for i.e "Senior Mobile Money Design and Architecture Expert (MMDAE)")

Attach your CV and application letter ONLY; please merge them into ONE file in MS word or PDF format.

DO NOT attach scanned academic papers or documents when applying online
Fluent in oral and written English

Deadline:2011-06-03

MFSI Research Disseminator Job in Uganda

Job Title:MFSI Research Disseminator

Company: Grameen Foundation

Vacancy: MFSI Research Disseminator
REPORT TO: Project Director
Location: Kampala
Country: Uganda
Job Description (Duties):



Job Summary:

The MFSI Research Disseminator will work with the AppLab team to develop the research plan for the incubator and determine product ideas that could be tested. He/she will also disseminate research findings.

Essential Job Functions:

Develop a research plan for the incubator
Work with the AppLab team to determine product ideas that could be tested
Work with Research Coordinator to hire and monitor researchers in the field
Analyze data collected
Write-up research findings in various forms (blogs, monthly updates, reports etc.)
Design monitoring and evaluation framework
Monitor and write-up user feedback from the field
Share feedback with designers who will make alteration to product prototypes


Necessary Qualifications:



Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Deep commitment to eradication of poverty and alignment with Grameen Foundation’s mission
Experience working in developing countries
Understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research methods
Experience in the dissemination of research findings, both through formal (academic publications) and informal (blogs etc.) channels
Strong writing skills
Understanding of technology, particularly mobile applications.
Experience managing fieldworkers
Belief in the potential to leverage information and communication technology (ICTs) for the benefit of poor people –with practical experience.
Knowledge of the mobile money space

Education and Experience

At least post-graduate degree (PhD preferred)
5+ years experience in research disseminator role


How to Apply:

If interested, please submit in person a typed up-to-date CV and application letter with copies of your academic papers to;

NFT Consult – Uganda,Kisozi Complex, Plot 6/8 Kyaggwe Road, Nakasero
Tel: +256 0414237904 / 24, 0312266904

If applying online, please send an email to grameenjobs@nftconsult.com. ( In the Subject line please indicate the position you are applying for i.e "MFSI Research Disseminator")

Attach your CV and application letter ONLY; please merge them into ONE file in MS word or PDF format.

DO NOT attach scanned academic papers or documents when applying online

Deadline: 2011-06-03

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