Full Stack Developers

Consultant Roster

Background:
Welcome to Scofield Associates, your premier research partner in the Horn of Africa. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, we have established ourselves as a leading research firm operating across nine countries in this dynamic and diverse region. Our extensive presence allows us to provide unparalleled insights and comprehensive analysis, tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our expertise spans various sectors, including governance, development, security, and public policy. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, evidence-based research that informs decision-making and fosters positive change.

Operating in nine countries across the Horn of Africa, Scofield Associates is strategically positioned to capture the region’s complex realities. Our extensive network and local knowledge enable us to conduct thorough research and provide valuable insights that reflect the nuanced contexts of each country. This broad reach ensures that we remain at the forefront of developments in the region, offering our clients the most relevant and up-to-date information.

At Scofield Associates, we offer a wide range of research services designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients. These include Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Policy Analysis and Development, Program Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Organization Capacity Assessment, and Big Data Analytics. We employ robust methodologies to gather and analyze data, assist policymakers with evidence-based recommendations, assess the impact and effectiveness of development initiatives, provide training and support to local institutions, and harness the power of big data for comprehensive insights.

We are currently updating our roster of consultants to enhance our capacity in developing robust, scalable, and user-friendly web applications. We seek a Full Stack Developer Consultant to provide technical expertise and support in all aspects of web application development, from front-end design to back-end implementation.

Objectives:
The Full Stack Developers will play a crucial role in ensuring that Scofield Associates’ projects are delivered with high-quality, functional, and visually appealing web applications. Key objectives include:

  • Providing technical expertise and guidance on full-stack web development technologies, frameworks, and best practices.
  • Developing and implementing web applications that meet client requirements and project specifications.
  • Designing and building user interfaces that are intuitive, engaging, and responsive.
  • Implementing back-end logic and database interactions to ensure data integrity and security.
  • Optimizing web applications for performance, scalability, and cross-browser compatibility.
  • Collaborating with project teams to ensure seamless integration of front-end and back-end components.
  • Providing technical support and maintenance for deployed web applications.

Scope of Work:
The Full Stack Developers will be engaged on a project-specific basis, with the scope of work tailored to the specific needs of each project. Typical tasks may include:

  • Gathering and analyzing project requirements to define the scope and technical specifications of the web application.
  • Designing and developing front-end user interfaces using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and relevant frameworks (e.g., React, Angular, Vue).
  • Building and maintaining back-end systems using server-side programming languages (e.g., Node.js, Python, Ruby) and frameworks (e.g., Express, Django, Ruby on Rails).
  • Integrating with databases (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB) and APIs to manage data and functionality.
  • Implementing user authentication, authorization, and security measures to protect sensitive data.
  • Deploying and maintaining web applications on cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud).
  • Conducting code reviews and testing to ensure quality and functionality.
  • Providing technical support and troubleshooting for deployed applications.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field with at least five years of relevant experience, OR
  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field with at least three years of relevant experience.
  • A PhD in a relevant field is preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in full-stack web development technologies and frameworks (e.g., HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, Angular, Vue, Node.js, Python, Ruby, Express, Django, Ruby on Rails).
  • Strong understanding of web development principles, design patterns, and best practices.
  • Experience with databases (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB) and API integration.
  • Proficiency in version control systems (e.g., Git) and cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud).
  • Excellent problem-solving, debugging, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Fluency in English is required.

Application Requirements:
Interested candidates are invited to submit the following documents:

  1. Motivation Statement: A brief statement outlining your interest in the position, your relevant experience, and your availability. Please include your daily rate (in USD) in your motivation statement.
  2. Current Resume/CV: A detailed resume or CV highlighting your educational background, work experience, skills, and publications. Ensure to include links to relevant projects, code repositories, or online portfolios that showcase your expertise.
  3. Sample Work: Provide links to web applications you have developed or contributed to, highlighting your specific contributions and demonstrating your full-stack development skills.
  4. Country of Experience: Show where you’ve worked in the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Sudans, or Rwanda). This should also be reflected in your motivation statement, your resume and your sample works. This will help us place you in specific projects in specific countries.

Please send your application to [email protected] with the subject line “Full Stack Developers.” Scofield Associates is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds. Scofield Associates is also an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds, especially women and individuals from marginalized groups.