Applications Developer

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced applicants to fill the following vacant position in the Information and Communications Technology Department.


Reporting to the Senior Applications Developer, the Applications Developer will undertake a variety of
programming assignments, design code and test programs to conform to established specifications and
good design principles, and provide support to users.


  • Prepare, update, modify and manage-technical specifications for in-house developed systems
  • Produce requirement specifications, system design and user manuals for all the developed systems
  • Maintain and modify programs; make approved changes by amending designs, develop detailed logic and coding changes
  • Write code, test and troubleshoot programs utilizing the appropriate hardware, database and
    programming technology
  • Conduct training for all stakeholders before and after implementation of developed systems
  • Design coding structures to fit in all developed systems
  • Test systems using test plans and gap analysis
  • Prepare technical documentation of developed systems
  • Confer with users to gain understanding of needed changes and modifications of existing applications
  • Provide technical support to examination processing users on the usage of all software


  • School Certificate or its equivalent
  • Diploma in Computer Studies or Information Technology
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience
  • Must be a member of a relevant Information Technology professional body
  • Skills and knowledge in database development and Structured Query Language (SQL); object oriented programming technologies; Software development, source code management and version control; and Programming skills in Web and Windows applications among others

Candidates who meet the above qualifications are encouraged to submit an application letter, copies of Academic and Professional certificates together with detailed Curriculum Vitae and three (3) traceable referees and day time telephone numbers. All applications should reach the undersigned not later than 26th January 2018.

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted. Electronic applications will not be accepted.

The Council Secretary
Examinations Council of Zambia
Haile Selassie Avenue, Longacres
P.O Box 50432

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