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ASP.NET & MySQL Developer Finance in Motion GmbH
Vacancies: 1
Location: Anywhere, Kenya
Deadline: 30 Sep, 2012

Job Description: Finance in Motion develops its core business tools in-house and is currently looking for an experienced programmer and business analyst to strengthen its internal software development capacity. The candidate will be working from his home office and will liaise frequently with colleagues based in Nairobi and with the head-office based in Frankfurt.

These will be the duties and responsibilities:

Liaise with the IT manager and with the operational departments to collect specification and produce technical description for the software development projects.
Recommend on the most appropriate technologies to be employed for secure and scalable web solutions.
Provide leadership, methodology and example when managing the development of new software modules for the company.
Provide high quality code in line with company coding guidelines and thorough technical documentation on the modules developed.

Qualifications / Skills:
NET development. Preferred language VB.NET, but C# is welcome, too
Good experience in database design and development. Preferred platform: MySQL
Experience of collaborative software development in teams: source control, versioning, with tools like SVN or Visual Source Safe
Proven track record in all phases of the software delivery life-cycle, from technical specification, to development, roll-out, documentation and support
Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in software development
Creative, responsible and self motivating attitude

Besides above formal qualifications, it is equally important that our team members show a high commitment to development finance and international cooperation. We are a young, multicultural team and enthusiastic about what we do, convinced that a strong and dedicated team is the key to success. We promote free thinking to generate results that will contribute to developing inclusive financial systems in transition economies and developing countries.
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Nokia contest targets East African music lovers

Phone maker Nokia has launched a competition aimed at promoting her smart phones among youth in East Africa.

Dubbed “Don’t Break the Beat” the campaign is linked to the Nokia Asha range of mobile phones, centres on a competition to find ‘the definitive rapper, also known as a cypher, among the youth in East Africa.’

“The search will be conducted in cities and towns across Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, with a number of auditions and elimination rounds in each country to determine the national finalists. This will culminate in early September with the East Africa battle to determine the overall champion who walks away with the title and a whopping 250,000 Kenyan Shillings,” said Angela Githuthu, Marketing Activation Manager for Nokia East Africa.