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  • Posted: Aug 18, 2022
    Deadline: Sep 7, 2022
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    Ikore, meaning "harvest” in Yoruba language, is an international development organization, proffering innovative solutions to drive sustainable social and enterprise development. Our vision is to contribute to a prosperous world that creates opportunity for a better life for all, especially the poor and vulnerable. Our Mission is to facilitate mark...
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    Backend Developer

    Project Overview and Role

    • At Ikore, we offer innovative products that meet the needs and wants of our partners across the trade-tech, mechanization, livestock, food delivery, and social enterprise industries. We are seeking an experienced IT consultant with experience in solving problems in record time with our rapidly evolving technical stack.
    • The consultant will work with the project team to build and develop solutions for our projects across the entire stack. All developments will be open source and available in Git repositories.
    • An ideal candidate should have extensive knowledge of server maintenance, experience managing staff, and advanced industry knowledge to keep us on the cutting edge.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    • The consultant will be such with the ability to impact the day-to-day efficiency of our IT operations, and an ongoing impact on our overall growth.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade and support of all IT systems, including servers, PCs, operating systems, hardware, software, peripherals, and Office Automation equipment.

    • To be in charge of the design and maintenance of databases.

    • To be in charge of installing and maintaining the project management tool task juggler on a web server.
    • To assist the project management team in following the activities by keeping up to date on the list of tasks and activities in the task juggler database.
    • To create web map applications with QGIS. The objective is to visualize the geo-referenced data that are collected or created by the project activities on different platforms (browsers, smartphones, tablets).
    • To encrypt Information so that it cannot be manipulated, destroyed, or otherwise get infected by viruses, trojans, malware, etc.
    • To Identify and curate technical website content, manage and implement project-wide content strategies to ensure that the right knowledge is getting to the right people at the right time (and in the right way).
    • To be in charge of developing server and client applications for web browsers, smartphones, and tablets.
    • To collaborate with all stakeholders to centralize, an easy-to-use tool kit that the stakeholders will be able to use to scale-up surveillance and control efforts.
    • To define and gather business needs for releases in time to come.
    • To define and manage user roles and opinions to present target information to the right audiences
    • To produce and maintain content for online support conduits, and enhance self-help for clients and operational efficiencies.
    • To analyze large, complex data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements.
    • To work with data and analytics experts to strive for greater functionality in our data systems.
    • Develop, implement, and maintain all IT policies and procedures, including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and service provision.
    • To be involved and participate in the overall application lifecycle.
    • To build high-quality reusable code that can be used in the future
    • To serve as knowledge and information manager for the projects.
    • To prepare engagement models and guidelines for maintaining content fresh and updated.
    • To supervise content for apt delivery channels on basis of the target audience.
    • To perform as the main contact for research and information manager activities.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or any related field
    • 4+ years of professional experience as an IT manager or specialist with a proven track record
    • Experience working with Linux
    • Good knowledge and understanding of web technologies such as JavaScript (Next Js, React Js, and Node Js), APIs, and PHP
    • Adequate knowledge of C++ is an advantage
    • Experience with infrastructure hardware and software (Servers, Wireless, Firewall)
    • Experience using Internet-based technologies (ELDAP, DNS, Security, IP Routing, SSH, FTP, HTTP/HTTPS, Email Routing, etc.)
    • Experience with security best practices and technologies,
    • Experience with client-server software (Nextcloud or similar preferred)
    • A Master’s Degree in a relevant field will be an added advantag.

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    Proposal Development Manager

    Project Overview and Role

    • At Ikore, we offer innovative products that meet the needs and wants of our partners across the trade-tech, mechanization, livestock, Crop Production, and social enterprise space.
    • We are seeking a business development associate as a consultant.
    • The consultant will support boost growth by conducting market research, developing business strategies, building client relationships, and identifying new business opportunities.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    • The consultant will be such with the ability to handle multipleprojectssimultaneously and work under pressure. Strong organization andprojectmanagement skills. Friendly and personable demeanor.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage proposal processes and pipelines; from capture, through technical development, drafting, narrative reviews, and finalization;
    • Serve as technical lead (writer) for select bids and ToRs;
    • Participate in technical design, including identifying and analyzing potential solutions in response to development challenges through desk research, stakeholder interviews, and ideation with the leadership and Technical team;
    • Monitor and ensure responsiveness and compliance of proposals to the solicitation and ToRs;
    • Coordinate proposal calendars, holding teams accountable to ensure the development of competitive proposal packages;
    • Conduct market research to identify new business opportunities; support the expansion of Ikore’s institutional donor pipeline. Identify and pre-qualify new bid opportunities via online and offline searches;
    • Tracking and assessing new project opportunities and proactively contributing to marketing efforts to build a pipeline of high-quality business opportunities;
    • Collaborate with other colleagues to determine the most viable, cost-effective approach to pursue new business opportunities;
    • Meet with potential investors/funders/partners to present company offerings and negotiate business deals;
    • Assist in the company's branding and media communication activities such as press releases, advertisements, marketing collateral, and websites.
    • Maintain a knowledge repository of clients, referrals, RFPs, prospects, and presentations.
    • Develop growth strategies and plans.
    • Participate in industry forums, client discussions, and conferences as a representative of the organization.
    • Identify and capture lessons learned during proposal development and document such lessons as knowledge guides.
    • Contribute to continuous learning and strengthening business development systems, procedures, and capacities around proposal writing

    Qualifications

    • B.Sc or Master's Degree in International Relations, International Development, Business, or related field and or a Bachelor’s Degree and at least 4 years of relevant experience;
    • At least 3 years of project management, institutional funding, and proposal management experience
    • Strong technical writing, editing, capture, and design
    • Ability to synthesize large amounts of information into a concise narrative
    • Knowledge of competitive proposal processes and the role of a proposal writer in those processes
    • Strong organizational management skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks, adhere to tight deadlines and respond with flexibility in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong knowledge in the international development field and competitive market in economic growth and other relevant areas of technical focus
    • Proactive problem-solving skills, the ability to draw insights from data and develop recommendations.
    • Strong research and writing skills, comfort engaging in program design.
    • Proven ability to win grants and contracts

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter as one document (PDF or Word) with complete Contact details to: jobs@ikore.org using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

    Note: Applications will be reviewed, and online interviews will be conducted with shortlisted candidates before finalists are invited for on-site interviews.

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