If you are looking to break into the aid biz this is probably a pretty good way to do it. TechnoServe is looking for either a volunteer or consultant who is willing to spend 3-6 months in Tanzania helping to build out a system which they already have up and running. They’ll cover the cost of the flight, accommodation, and a $40/day Per Diem which is pretty standard for a volunteer. While I cannot vouch for TechnoServe I will say that this sort of experience is exactly what most major aid agencies are looking for. Here’s the skinny:
Our largest program works with coffee farmers’ cooperatives in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia. We are using IT to help us monitor, manage and evaluate the program. e.g.
– Pentaho B for reporting
– Orbeon XForms for web based data entry
– We may implement offline data gathering solution using smart phones.
We are looking for a Pentaho BI / Web Developer to join us in east Africa for 3-6 months to help us with the next phase of our systems development.
A qualified candidate should have at least the following experience:
-Requirement definition and analysis via use cases, UML, and similar software development modeling techniques
-Decomposing report and dashboard requirements and identifying the optimal configuration and user interface layouts
-Installation, configuration, maintenance, and tuning of Microsoft SQL Server 2005
-Deep understanding of data modeling, and the creation and debugging of Structured Query Language queries
-Developing JSP / Apache Tomcat web applications.
-Understanding of optimizing applications for low-bandwidth environments
The following, more specific experience, would be highly advantageous:
-Installing and configuring the various components of the Pentaho Business Intelligence Suite (Data Integration, Report Designer, CDF Dashboards)
-Application development on Symbian devices (e.g. Nokia E71)
If you are interested please contact Alan Leavy at TechnoServe: email@example.com