Job Vacancies at Watumishi Housing Company (WHC)

Watumishi Housing Company (WHC) is a public entity established in 2013 responsible for the implementation of the Public Servants Housing Scheme (PSHS) and management of the WHC Real Estate Investment Trust (WHC-REIT). In order to implement its objectives, WHC would like to invite qualified and dynamic Public Servants who are interested to join our organization by means of transfer to fill the following vacant positions.


Duty Station: WHC Head Office

Reporting to: Senior ICT Officer

Salary Grade: As per WHC Salary Scale

ICT Officer II is primarily responsible for design and developing software applications based technical solutions to solve business problems, which includes coding, software deployment, initial testing, and maintenance of software application systems.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Full lifecycle software application development,
  • Designing, coding and debugging software applications in various software languages,
  • Software analysis, code analysis, requirements analysis, software review, identification of code metrics, system risk analysis, software reliability analysis,
  • Software modelling and simulation,
  • Front end graphical user interface design/programming,
  • Software testing and quality assurance,
  • Performance tuning, improvement, balancing, usability, automation.
  • Support, maintain and document software functionality,
  • Integrate software with existing systems,
  • Evaluate and identify new technologies for implementation,
  • Maintain standards compliance,
  • Working closely with analysts, designers and staff,
  • Producing detailed technical specifications and writing the programming codes,
  • Production Support system maintenance,
  • Independent handling of work products and managing his/her deliverables,
  • Perform any other relevant duties as may be assigned by superiors from time to time.

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Academic Qualification and Experience

The ideal incumbent for this position should have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Holders of Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or equivalent degree from a recognized institution.;
  • Not less than three (3) years’ work experience in Software                                                    Development particularly in Web Based Systems; and
  • Have developed at least two Systems which are currently    used by any organization  (Demo might be required during Interview).

Technical Competence

  • Web based systems development in PHP/MySQL, React Js/ Node Js/ Redux, Javascript, JQuery, CSS,
  • Mobile Applications Design & Development with Android Studio, Xamarin, Adobe Photoshop/ XD,
  • Window Desktop Applications Development in Visual Studio.Net and and JAVA,
  • Google Map API integration,
  • Web Services (REST/ SOAP),
  • System Testing / Test Cases Design,
  • Versioning Control with Git and Git Hub,
  • Application Programming Interface (APIs) Development with Node Js, XML, JSON and PHP,
  • Hardware Preventive Maintenance and Computer/Printer Troubleshooting Skills,
  • Database Management Information Systems particularly MySQL and Ms SQL Server,
  • Knowledge of both Windows and Linux OS,
  • ICT Management in General.


Duty Station: WHC Head Office

Reporting to: Reporting functionally to the Board of Directors and administratively to the Chief Executive Officer

Salary Scale: As per WHC Salary Scale

Duties and Functions

  • Formulates, present for the Board’s approval and implement internal audit policies which are in line with the WHC’s operating environment,
  • Develop audit Plan, strategies and programmes so that the overall audit effort is directed towards those areas, which have the highest exposure to risk. The assessment of risk must be evaluated at appropriate intervals and amendments made to annual audit plans, where necessary,
  • Evaluates and provides reasonable assurance that risk management, control, and governance systems are functioning as intended and will enable the WHC’s objectives and goals to be met,
  • Determine the soundness, adequacy, effectiveness and application of financial and other management systems and internal controls,
  • Evaluates compliance with the Trust Deed and Offer Document constituting Watumishi Housing Company Real Estate Trust (WHC-REIT), Capital Markets and Securities (Collective Investment Scheme) Regulations and any other law,
  • Ascertain the extent to WHC property, money and resources under the control of the WHC are accounted for, used and safeguarded from losses of all kinds,
  • Assess the relevance, reliability, integrity and adequacy of management and financial information,
  • Co-ordinate with other internal and external providers of assurance to ensure proper coverage and to minimise duplication of effort;
  • Appraise the economy and efficiency with which resources are employed (Value for money audit) and the quality of performance in carrying out assigned responsibilities.
  • Recommend improvements in procedures and systems to prevent irregularities and fraud.
  • Ascertain the extent of compliance with established policies, plans and procedures and determine whether they are effective in securing their intended purpose.
  • Evaluating specific operations and conduct special consulting activities at the request of the Board or management, as appropriate.
  • To undertake any other related duties as may be assigned by the Chief Executive Officer and/or Board of Directors,

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Qualifications and experience

The ideal incumbent for this position should have the following qualifications and experience:

University Degree/ Advanced Diploma majoring in Accounting or finance from a recognized higher learning institution; Master’s Degree or Postgraduate Diploma majoring in Accounting or Finance; Certified Public Accountant, CPA (T) or ACCA and must be registered with the National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA) in the category of either Associate Certified Public Accountants (ACPAs) or Associate Certified Public Accountant in Public Practice (ACPA-PPs) or Fellow Certified Public Accountants (FCPAs); Knowledge and Competence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) application, and familiarity with one of the accounting software;

A strong background of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and good knowledge of Public Sector Accounting and Reporting Principles; and not less than eight (8) years’ work experience in relevant fields in a reputable institution(s) out of which two (2) years should be in Principal Audit position.

Note that;

  • An applicant must be a public servant,
  • Applicants must channel their applications through their current employers,
  • Applicants must attach up to date CV and certified copies of academic and professional certificates,
  • Applicants should state in application letter and commit themselves to cover transfer cost.

Only qualified candidates will be contacted for further procedures.

Interested candidates should submit their applications to the following address

Chief Executive Office,
Watumishi Housing Company,

Deadline for submission is 12 October 2021 at 16:00 hours