Application Programmer II at the West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

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The West African Examinations Council is West Africa’s foremost examining board established by law to determine the examinations required inthe public interest in the English-speaking West African countries, to conduct the examinations and to award certificates comparable to those of equivalent examining authorities internationally.

Applications are hereby invited from qualified persons to fill the vacant position below in its Nigeria National Office and WAEC International Office, Lagos Nigeria:

Job Title: Application Programmer II
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

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Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Successful applicant will be assigned duties in the Information Communication & Technology Division (ICTD) and would be required to:

  • Design and develop practical application/software for the office;
  • Develop and maintain software applications/technologies ;
  • Assist in application development projects;
  • Design and maintain all the web-based applications for the office;
  • Advise Management on the IT needs of the office;
  • Check the correctness of reports to user departments, sections, and units;
  • Prepare reports as required by user departments, sections, and units;
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned

\Qualifications And Experience
Applicants must:

  • Possess Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or allied discipline (at least  Second Class Lower Division)
  • Have at least three (3) years of hands on practical experience.
  • Possess five (5) credits in SSCE/WASSCE including English Language and Mathematics at a sitting or six (6) credits at not more than two (2) sittings including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Applicants shouls not be more than forty (40) years of age as at the close of the advertisement.
  • They must have undergone the mandatory one (1) year National Youth Service.

Desirable Attributes:

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  • Experience in data structures, algorithms and software design and development;
  • Experience in C#, Java, ASP.Net MVC, Flutter Mobile Application Development;
  • Proficient in modern web development, DHTML, JavaScript, CSS database design and Basic SQL construction.

Hands on experience in any of the following areas will be an added advantage:

  • DB2, SQL SERVER, SQ Lite;
  • JavaScript Framework like Angular, React JS, Node JS e.t.c.
  • Natural Language processing expertise with Python or AI frameworks.

General Skill Requirements for Network Administrators and Application Programmers:

  • Ability to think logically and analytically
  • Excellent listening, questioning and usability skills, combined with the ability to interact confidently with users to think through problems and visualize solutions
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to transfer ICT skill/knowledge to non-tech oriented users
  • Strong analytical & diagnostic skills
  • Enthusiasm and high degree of adaptability.

General Skill Requirements for Network Administrators And Application Programmers:

  • Ability to think logically and analytically
  • Excellent listening, questioning and usability skills, combined with the ability to interact confidently with users to think through problems and visualize solutions
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to transfer ICT skill/knowledge to non-tech oriented users
  • Strong analytical & diagnostic skills
  • Enthusiasm and high degree of adaptability.

Desirable Attributes:
Applicant must:

  • Be able to use Personal Computers, MS Office software package and have knowledge of web-based systems;
  • Be self-motivated and able to write good reports, analyse and review research reports;
  • Be able to work extra hours with little or no supervision;
  • Be a team player with good inter-personal skills and be open and able to lead change;
  • Possess influencing, analytical and communication skills;
  • Be an organiser / planner with ability to be flexible and to be able to successfully implement ideas.

Salary and Conditions of Service

  • The salary paid by the Council is very attractive.
  • Point of entry into the salary scales will depend on qualifications and experience.
  • The successful applicant will enjoy very good remuneration package that is in line with the Council’s Conditions of Service and will also be assured of full career development within the organisation.

Application Closing Date
7th June, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Requirements

  • A scanned passport photograph of size between 7kb to 30kb and dimension 275 x 314 pixels
  • Educational qualifications (secondary and tertiary with uploaded scanned copies of certificates obtained). Size of upload between 50kb to 120kb, width between 400pixels to 1200pixels and height between 600pixels to 1500pixels

Note

  • You can only apply for a position if you have created a user account, verified your account and logged in.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Application details should be completed and submitted not later than the closing date.

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