Do you want to use your software skills to empower rural communities and civic watchdogs across Tanzania?

Code for Tanzania is recruiting three talented software developers to help establish the country’s first civic technology lab, as part of the Data Zetu initiative. Candidates should have a strong understanding of web and database development technologies, and should be able to demonstrate experience with software development lifecycles, experience with testing techniques and deploying code across multiple environments. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to software design, software development, software testing, software debugging, documenting & supporting new and existing products.

Code for Tanzania (part of the Code for Africa federation) is a non-partisan civic data and civic technology ‘change agent’. We use civic technologies and open data to build digital democracies that afford citizens timely and unfettered access to actionable information that empowers them to make informed decisions and that strengthens civic engagement for improved public governance and accountability.

If you are seeking to work for an organization that is professional, fun, fast paced and provides a chance to make an impact then you’ve found your match. Attractive remuneration package.


Other requirements:

  • 3+ year of experience in a hands on software development
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to deliver software projects within tight deadlines
  • In depth familiarity with software development lifecycle
  • Experience working in development organizations and donor funded projects a plus
  • Experience working on data analytics, big data, business intelligence and similar work a plus
  • Read and understand API documents and learn quickly to implement
  • Communicate well with team members, team lead
  • Document work regularly and clearly
  • Very comfortable using online collaboration and communication platforms
  • Work independently and flexibly beyond job description
  • Location – Dar es Salaam

Technical Requirements:

  • Strong experience in atleast one of Ruby, PHP, Python
  • Experience in HTML, CSS, javascript, jquery
  • Frameworks – Laravel, WordPress, Django, Flask, Node.js,
  • MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Experience with data visualisation, data cleaning and data management tools a plus
  • Integration experience with HTTP, XML, SOAP, JSON and other APIs

To apply:
Send Resume/CV with cover letter to :
Qualifying candidates shall be contacted.
References must be provided.