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18 May 2017

AGRA ICT Business Analytics Officer Job Vacancy

Job Reference: ICT 01/2017

Founded in 2006, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), is an African-led African-based organization that seeks to catalyze Agriculture Transformation in Africa. AGRA is focused on
putting smallholder farmers at the center of the continent’s growing economy by transforming agriculture from a solitary struggle to survive into farming as a business that thrives.

As the sector that employs the majority of Africa’s people, nearly all of them small-scale farmers, AGRA recognizes that developing smallholder agriculture into a productive, efficient, and sustainable system is essential to ensuring food security, lifting millions out of poverty, and driving equitable growth across the continent.

In 2017, AGRA is rolling out a new 5-year strategy to catalyze and sustain an Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa to increase incomes and improve food security for 30 million farmers. Under this strategy, AGRA will deliver through an approach that simultaneously catalyzes change at farmer level, strengthens input and output market systems and puts government at the center to enable and champion private-sector-led agricultural growth at national level.

To support this transformation from an ICT perspective, AGRA is seeking to recruit an experienced and exceptional individual to the exciting role of ICT Business Analytics Officer.

Reporting to the Head ICT, the ICT Business Analytics Officer will serve as the internal ICT function’s subject matter expert for the organization’s ERP system (Microsoft Dynamics NAV – Serenic), SQL, and other related business analytics / data mining systems. The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Duties

  • Optimal configuration and design of Serenic Navigator software (version 2013) to meet organizational business needs with agility, in accordance with best practise;
  • Provide professional training to internal clients for effective utilization of Serenic NAV system and reporting tools;
  • Support systems integrators with required NAV objects manipulations;
  • Design and maintain automated periodic financial and management reports using NAV internal capabilities, JetReports, BI systems as well as other data mining systems;
  • Utilize Business Intelligence and other reporting capabilities to provide a complex holistic view of the business that facilitate informed stakeholder reporting and decision making;
  • Systems Change management to include development in Serenic Navigator;
  • Systems monitoring of automated processes for optimal systems integrity, efficiency and availability;
  • MS SQL administration and reporting;
  • Technical backstopping and application support, relating to incidents, requests and queries raised by ICT systems users.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or any other relevant ICT domain OR an Accounting/Finance degree with sound IT training;
  • Certification in MS Dynamics NAV 2013 or later, with expert level functional knowledge of most if not all Navision modules but including BudgetVision & AwardVision is essential;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in implementing Serenic Navigator / Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013/2015/2016 in complex environments, preferably in the non-profit sector, with demonstrated ability to train others;
  • Minimum 5 years Microsoft Dynamics NAV C/AL, C/SIDE development experience;
  • Experience in handling complex reporting requirements including use of JetReports and SSRS (SQL2012 and above) in deploying reports with multi-value parameters, drilldowns, and creating dashboards;
  • Expert understanding of MS SQL Server and required change management;
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel;
  • Experience in a prior end user based support role;
  • Experience in .NET and related development environment is preferred;
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Flexibility and high levels of commitment;
  • Customer service orientation.

How to Apply
If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, kindly submit to us your application through an e-mail with a detailed CV ensuring that you indicate your e-mail and telephone contacts in the CV.

Applications should be submitted to recruit@agra.org; please quote the job reference number in the subject line of the application e-mail. To be considered, applications must be received by May 24, 2017.

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