Job Title: IT Intern
Organisation: Uganda Christian University (UCU)
Department: University ICT Services
Pay rate: Attractive
Duty Station: Mukono, Uganda
Job Duration: One (1) Year
Reports to: Head of Department, Information Technology
About Internship Programme:
UCU Uganda Jobs: This is a one year internship programme for the best graduating students (July 2017 -2018 graduation) in the Department of IT. It is intended to improve the visibility and attractiveness of the programmes that are offered in the Department of Information Technology (IT) and to improve outreach to both the University and the community. The successful interns will work under the Faculty of Science and Technology, but in particular under the supervision of the Department of IT and the University ICT Services (UIS).
Uganda Christian University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College was promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker Theological College trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono. International partnerships were part of the College’s missionary history. The Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the College had the necessary intellectual and other capital. By the late 1990s, the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through the higher education – not only of clergy but of other professionals as well. Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist with the Analysis, Design, Development, Testing and Documentation of new software solutions.
- Development of new applications as required by the University or as directed by supervisors.
- Development of improvements to existing solutions as required by UCU.
- Configure software development tools as required by UCU.
- Assist in the estimation of tasks, identify possible obstacles and propose appropriate solutions.
- Follow the university software data protection and security guidelines in developing software.
- Detect and predict code defects by peer reviewing code.
- Support the Department of IT in instruction of undergraduate students.
- Perform any other official duties that may be assigned by the Head of Department, IT.
- Shall be part of a team of software developers in the Systems & Software Development lab building industry leading, robust and innovative software solutions that are fit for purpose and address the needs of the UCU community and beyond.
- Utilize the Systems & Software Development lab infrastructure, development processes and software programming techniques and provide feedback as appropriate.
- Contribute to building a productive, pleasant working environment using the senior team members in the IT and UIS departments as role models.
- Liaise with key officers at UIS and in the department of IT from time to time.
- Provide assistance to lecturers during practical sessions.
- Work with the systems administrator to maintain the department systems & develop new services to improve student’s experience.
- Work on real -world projects & exhibit them in the annual ICT conference
- The interns report to the Head, Department of IT and the Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology.
Benefits of the Internship programme:
- Increased research visibility for staff at FOST and UIS
- Development of ICT systems for the university that are relevant to its needs and operations.
- Increased interest and motivation for current UCU undergraduate students.
- Development of the next generation of staff for UCU as it strives to be a center of excellence in the heart of Africa.
- Spearhead the use of ICT in the delivery of learning through development and enhancement of e -learning systems.
- Enhance practical experience and transferable skills for both staff and students.
- Introduce interns to a prospective career path in systems and software development.
- Improve scientific writing skills for staff and interns through involvement in funding, and proposal writing.
- Increased funding to the University through grants.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidate should have been among the top graduating students (completed in 2017 and 2018) from UCU in Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.
- Excellent interpersonal/communications skills.
- Exposure to programming languages (C++, Java, etc).
- Exposure to developing in a Linux and/or a Windows Environment.
- Exposure to use of Object Oriented and Agile techniques.
- Exposure of PostgreSQL/MySQL.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a wider team.
- Bright, highly self-motivated and a team player.
- Passionate about software development.
- Dependable and committed to continuous improvement.
- Ability to solve problems quickly.
- Ability to multi-task and stay organized in a dynamic work environment
- Must be able to pay attention to detail.
- Maintain a professional manner at all times.
- Able to innovate in an environment where software reliability is non-negotiable.
- Should be a mature and practicing Christian.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send two (2) copies of an application letter together with an updated Curriculum Vitae, three references and two (2) copies of certified academic and professional certificates and transcripts
All online applications must be sent in one PDF attachment.
The Director, Human Resource & Administration
Uganda Christian University
P.O. Box 4, Mukono, Pilkington Building
Deadline: 20th December 2018 by 5:00pm