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Business Analyst

The IT Innovation Department within the Information Technology Division
of Safaricom Limited is responsible for planning, designing, developing
and deploying innovative business systems to deliver an integrated,
agile and flexible platform enabling current and future business
functional demands. To build on the existing team of professionals, the
unit is now looking to recruit


Reporting to the Manager, Analysis and Architecture, the holder of the
position will be the liaison between business system users and the
information technology team in as far as creating automated business
solutions is concerned. The job holder will be responsible for
gathering, detailing and documenting business requirements in a format
that is useful to business end users and technical developers.

Key Responsibilitie

* Carry out full business requirements discovery that includes
interviewing relevant stakeholders and end-users;
* Collect, classify, analyze and document business requirements as
per set standards;
* Create high-level solution designs to meet business requirements
by exploiting the functionality available in IT systems already in
Safaricom, or by filling missing gaps with appropriate new systems, in
accordance with enterprise architecture;
* Collaboratively develop test-driven business requirements and
functional specifications with business, technical, and testing team
* Participate in technical/functional evaluation of bids for new
systems Generate process documentation that clarifies and validates how
the organization utilizes business systems to meet business
* Promote proper release planning, guaranteeing adherence to
business needs and priorities and as a consequence, contribute to the
reduction of development costs in future;
* Verify that requirements are testable and generate testing

Minimum Requirements

* Degree in Science/computer science/Engineering/Business related;

* 3 years experience as a systems developer/business analyst in a
busy IT development environment, 2 years of which must include
experience in systems analysis;
* Expertise in enterprise architecture;
* Logical and physical data modeling, relational databases;
* Experience in writing formal Use Cases and other UML tools

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary
qualification and experience please send your resume and application
letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable
candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address
below. The deadline for application is 5th February 2010.

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd
Via E-mail to

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