Web Developer

 Position:  Web developer
Type of Contract: Individual Contractor
Required number of candidates: 1
Language Required: English and Amharic
Deadline for Application: April 15, 2024.


Organizational Profile: MERSA Media Institute (MMI) is a nonprofit media policy think tank. We work to help create vibrant, responsible, and independent media institutions, professional unions, and education centers through research, capacity building, and institutional support in Ethiopia.

Position Summary: The main objective of the assignment is to closely work with MERSA Media Institute to redesign the organization’s website. . The position holder will work cross functionally with the staff  to review the websites and web applications standards, infrastructure requirement and security benchmarking.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Designing, coding and modifying websites, from layout to function according to MMI”s specifications.

  • Strive to create visually appealing sites that feature user-friendly and clear navigation

  • Candidates must have a strong understanding of UI, cross browser compatibility, general web functions and standards.

  • Ensure the communicativeness of the web-portal and make it user friendly

  • Provide training for MMI staff

  • The position requires constant communications with MMI.

  • Deep expertise and hands-on experience with Web Application and programming languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, WordPress and APIs .

  • Deep functional knowledge or hands on design experience with web services REST, JSON and SOAP

  • Strong grasp of security principles and how they apply for external/public hosted applications.

Qualifications experience required
In general, the ideal candidates should have strong experience in Web Design, Development and Application management: The need to have prior experience in the web portal system development. Accordingly, the potential applicant should fulfill the following minimum qualifications and requirements:

  • Applicants  must have at least a Bachelor’s degree or MSC in Computer or Information Sciences or related fields.

  • Good track records or experiences in website or portal design and development

  • Ability to work in a team spirit.

  • Relevant experience in the development of websites related to NGOs or International organizations working in the areas of development is preferable

  • Excellent knowledge of web page design and development and software’s installation

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of website management making use of innovative technologies and applications;

  • Specific and in-depth expertise in content management systems.

  • High competence and experience in delivering high quality communications through applying a range of communication technologies and including design, publishing and public relations.

  • Quality of the previous websites developed by the organization

  • The consultants are expected to list down five web site that has already been developed

How to Apply: Qualified applicants, please send your resume, application letter, and samples of your previous work (video produced) to recruitmentmersa@gmail.com until April 15, 2024.

MERSA Media Institute is an equal-opportunity employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

 



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