Information Technology Intern

Company Overview 

Ananse Africa is an exciting new digital platform, born to unlock the African creative economy, empower creative entrepreneurs, merge tech, fashion and art; and most importantly, enable consumers from all over the world to shop online for beautiful pieces from talented artisans, designers, and artists from across the African continent.

Purpose of the Job 

We are delighted to offer an internship position to an individual who is ready to embrace the exciting opportunity to gain sought after web development skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with remote and in-house developers to maintain and expand Ananse’s platform and POS systems
  • Assist with enforcement of coding standards and code reviews
  • Assist with writing well designed, efficient code by using best software development practices
  • Assist with ensuring continuity by building on previous development
  • Research and suggest new add-ons that will assist with improvement of Ananse’s technological service offering
  • Work with web designers to ensure seamless customer journeys

Competencies (Skills/Abilities & Behaviour)

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or similar
  • A Postgraduate qualification in Computer Science or Information Technology (advantageous)
  • Javascript
  • JQuery
  • HTML
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • CSS3
  • Web Programming Skills
  • Web User Interface Design (UI)
  • Security Principles
  • Object-Oriented Design
  • Web Services (REST/SOAP)
  • Multimedia Content Development
  • API’s
  • Fluent in English
  • Proficient in French (optional)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrates a strong interest in E-Commerce and technology
  • A technical problem solver who is able to work well independently
  • Able to handle challenging business situations
  • Detail oriented and have strong organisational and technical skills

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Mastercard Foundation Scholar Award letter  or letter of attestation from your  Mastercard Foundation Program Manager at the institution that awarded you the Scholarship. Secondary Scholars who studied in non-Scholars Program partner universities can apply with the award letter they received from their Secondary Education NGO ( Equity, CAMFED, BRAC and FAWE)
  • Copy of ID / Passport proving your citizenship or eligibility to work in the country
  • Copy of Highest Education Certificate/Qualification

Duration & Additional information

  • 6x Months Internship Program ONLY, the host organization reserve the right to extend the internship or convert it to a job based on performance and identified need. No full time jobs are guaranteed
  • All applicants are strongly advised to take note of the minimum eligibility, if all of the requirements are not met, your application will not be processed

We will ensure that no job applicant receives less favorable treatment because of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age; nor be disadvantaged by any other conditions or requirements which are irrelevant.

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