Job Vacancy For Digital / Software Engineer

Key tasks and responsibilities of the Specialist:

The Digital / Software Engineer's overall responsibility is to develop, integrate/synchronize, update and monitor all digital tools and systems under the Project.

Activities to be performed by the Digital / Software Engineer include but are not limited to the following:

• Develop all project-related system/software application based on project requirements to support activities and maximise the use of digital solutions under the project
• Facilitate the system specification review process to ensure system requirements are fully translated into valid software architecture
• Provide suitable specifications for all IT equipment to be acquired for project delivery and confirm same upon delivery to ensure value for money
• Conduct evaluations on computer hardware and accessories and offer solutions where needed
• Ensure prompt response to all IT needs of the Project and easy access to Project related data by all relevant actors
• Recommend technical specification including hardware, software, connectivity and personnel requirements for running the system
• Incorporate user feedback and improvements as recommended by MIS Specialist and other system/software users
• Explore potential of advanced analytics, productive modelling and machine learning in the project
• Ensure regular upgrades and enhancements of system/software application where necessary
• Assist in scoping and piloting of digital solution and innovations under the project
• Assist in the periodic review of the processes, procedures and reporting formats and make necessary arrangements for improvement of the database software and
• Perform any other related tasks assigned by the MLGDRD/Project Coordinator

Qualification Required & Experience

• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Information Sciences or related programe deemed relevant to the position. Have the qualification and professional experience indicated in table 6
• 5 years professional experience in software and digital development in a reputed software development firm or digital start-up or similar large-scale project.
• Possess excellent skills in Web/application and database technologies (including SQL, NET, Oracle, ASP, Net, JAVA, Web Services, PHP, CSS, HTML)
• 3 years professional experience on a project funded by the world bank or an agency of the United Nations system or other donors of same size. Have extensive knowledge of digital development issues and frontier technologies including but not limited to networking, server technology, web standards and interfaces, internet technologies & protocols
• Excellent digital skills
• Full proficiency in the English language (profciency in French is an advantage)

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

The Ministry of Local Government Decentralisation and Rural Development (MLGDRD) now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must submit an expression of interest (EoI) indicating their qualifications and relevant experience to perform the assignment, coupled with their curriculum vitae.

The selection will be carried out through open competition among shortlisted individual consultants. Interested individual consultants may obtain further information at the address below:

Five (5) hard copies of the EoI must be delivered to the address below (2), in separate sealed envelopes clearly marked for each of the position:

Address For Submission:

The Chief Director
Ministry of Local Government,
Decentralisation and Rural Development (MLGDRD)

Tel: 0302-663668


Digital Address System: GA-110-9895

Address for clarifications:

The Procurement Unit
Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development (MLGDRD)
First Floor, Room 23
P.O.Box M 50 Ministries, Accra-Ghana

Tel: 00233-21-663668 / Fax 00233-21-682003


Digital Address System: GA-110-9895

Closing Date: 05 August, 2022