Information Systems Internship Rafode

RAFODE is a growing and progressive Microfinance Institution based in Western Kenya operating in the low income areas of Kisumu City and the neighboring rural districts. RAFODE target customers are smallholder farmers, micro and small entrepreneurs in western Kenya. Currently RAFODE is targeting to expand in Western Kenya, in particular Kisii, Kitale and Kakamega.

Job Summary

  • The position report to the Finance and administration Manager and is responsible for heading the MIS function of the organization.
  • He/she will be in charge of managing the organizations IT system, through the implementation, use of technologies and training of the employees. He/she will also be in charge of creating strategies that support the goals of the organization.
  • Rafode is looking for someone who has experience in Database Management, Networking, web maintenance, one who will assist Rafode to leverage on technology to improve on customer service, operations,finance and exposure to mobile banking and be able to handle IT security/frau related risks.

Responsibilities for the Information System Intern

General Managing of Information System

  • Taking the responsibility of all IT setups in head office and all branches: hardware and software;
  • Setting up and maintaining the MIS in all the organization branches;
  • Maintaining the network & e-mail connections;
  • Installing and updating the loan tracking software and the financial/accounting software used in the organization
  • Ensuring that the security of the company’s data is protected through weekly and monthly backups of all loan tracking and financial software information;
  • Developing and conducting computer skills training for all staff members;
  • Ensuring that Rafode IT process is implemented in all the branches of Rafode

Managing the loan tracking software

  • Following up the use of the software, making sure that users do enter the data on a daily basis;
  • Conducting monthly reconciliations between the accounting and loan tracking software, making sure of the correctness of the data entered by users;
  • Producing daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual reports as required
  • Carry out core banking system security functionalities including but not limited to user management
  • Carry out risk assessment and advice the management on potential risks during new system implementation and business process re-engineering
  • Review logical rights and permission to system access on quarterly basis with departmental heads
  • ICT equipment basic maintenance and support
  • General training and support of Branch and head office staff on ICT matters

Qualifications for the Information System Internship

  • Bachelors degree in ICT or related field from a recognized university and minimum of 2 years experience in information technology with hand on experience in IT security on operating system and database
  • Diploma in ICT with over 5 years experience
  • Knowledge of web programming knowledge is an added advantage

The position is on a two year renewable performance based employment contract

How to Apply

Interested applicant to send their application letter and résumé , current and expected remuneration on or before 23December 2016 to [email protected] Only shortlisted candidates will be conducted. Position open to Kenyan citizen only