Opportunity in Washington, DC
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through ZemiTek partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire a qualified individual for the following position:
Title: Power Africa Senior Software Engineer
United States Agency for International Development/AFR/ Power Africa
With more than 30 years’ experience providing information technology (IT) and management consulting services worldwide, Rosa Caldas, formed ZemiTek in 2007. Based in the Washington, DC metro area, ZemiTek delivers solutions to the federal government by supporting agencies such as USAID, US Patent and Trademark Office, US Department of Justice, US Department of Agriculture, and Department of Homeland Security, among others; and internationally to their missions in Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
CAMRIS International is among the top 20 USAID contractors for the third year in a row. CAMRIS realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective programs and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, CAMRIS combines proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.
More than 69 percent of the population of sub-Saharan Africa has no access to electricity -- and that number rises to more than 85 percent in rural areas. And yet, the region has significant potential to develop clean, geothermal, hydro, wind, and solar energy.
Power Africa will bridge the gap between Africa’s power shortage and its economic potential by working with other U.S. Government Agencies, African Governments, NGOs, and Private Sector Partners to take the steps needed to building out power generation, transmission, and expanding the reach of mini-grid and off-grid solutions.
The Power Africa Information System (PAIS) is Power Africa’s primary information and document management system. The system is developed and managed by the USAID Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan (OAPA) within the USAID Info system. The USAID Info system is a dynamic, web-based information management application designed to organize, monitor, and store Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs (OAPA) Missions’ implementation- and performance-level information across their development portfolios. The system provides an easily accessible, central location to support accurate and consistent use of this information by stakeholders in USAID. Additionally, OAPA has also supported Power Africa to use the system for project, performance, and partnership management.
Power Africa requires customized functions within the USAID Info application and requires the Power Africa module in USAID Info System and related iOS/Android app development to increase its ability to collect, validate, report, and publish Power Africa’s activities and results. The information in the Power Africa Information System will be used for internal data analysis and decision making as well as reporting to external stakeholders, including Congress, the media, and Power Africa private sector and development partners.
The Power Africa additions to the USAID Info system and iOS/Android app services purchased through this solicitation will augment and coordinate closely with the OAPA-managed USAID Info development team.
The PAIS currently contains the following types of functions and types of information:
In the next phase of the PAIS development, the following modules and functions are needed to increase the effectiveness and usability of the Power Africa module of the USAID Info system.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Power Africa Information Systems Development
Potential other tasks as assigned:
Development and Management of the Power Africa Transaction Apps
Transaction Review Support
QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Oral and written communications skills and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.
ZemiTek and CAMRIS International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits.
ZemiTek and CAMRIS International are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.