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Database administrator

As a database administrator (DBA) for Sycom Africa, you will be  responsible for the performance, integrity and security of Sycom Africa databases. You will also be involved in the planning and development of the database, as well as troubleshooting any issues on behalf of the System Developers.

As a DBA you will make sure that databases have the following qualities:

  • data remains consistent across the database;
  • data is clearly defined;
  • users access data concurrently, in a form that suits their needs;
  • there is provision for data security and recovery control (all data is retrievable in an emergency)


Your level of responsibility will  involve some or all of the following:

  • establishing the needs of users and monitoring user access and security;
  • monitoring performance and managing parameters to provide fast responses to front-end users;
  • mapping out the conceptual design for a planned database;
  • considering both back-end organisation of data and front-end accessibility for end-users;
  • refining the logical design so that it can be translated into a specific data model;
  • further refining the physical design to meet system storage requirements;
  • installing and testing new versions of the DBMS;
  • maintaining data standards, including adherence to the Data Protection Act;
  • writing database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata);
  • controlling access permissions and privileges;
  • developing, managing and testing back-up and recovery plans;
  • ensuring that storage and archiving procedures are functioning correctly;
  • capacity planning;
  • working closely with IT project managers, database programmers and multimedia programmers;
  • communicating regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security;
  • commissioning and installing new applications and customising existing applications in order to make them fit for purpose.

Because of the increasing levels of hacking and the sensitive nature of data stored, security and disaster recovery have become increasingly important aspects of the work.

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Full Stack Web Developer

The Job

We’re currently looking for an entry to mid-level Developer, with a specific focus on web development. You’ll work directly with our Lead Engineer, Project Manager and the Technical team to bring to life new innovative and cutting-edge systems.
As a valued member of our team, you’ll be involved in the creative planning and roadmap of the product and will help influence next steps and features based on your experience and guidance.

Core Competencies 

  • Have significant experience developing web applications
  • Able to demonstrate and excellent understanding of Object Oriented development methodologies
  • Have excellent communication and technical documentation skills
  • Proficiency with Linux (e.g. RedHat or CentOS or Debian)
  • Familiar with Agile and Scrum methodologies and embracing of their values and principles (JIRA)
  • Understanding of SQL databases such as MySQL,MSSQL,Oracle and Postgres
  • Familiarity with Version Control systems like GIT or SVN
  • Developers grouped into Scrum teams focus on various domains and developers are able to, over time, choose their preferred area:
  • Various Web developemt frameworks, for example Spring,phalcon, django,Flask
  • Various JS framework, for example JQuery, Angular JS,Node.js
  • Various dependency management tools, for example Composer, bower and NPM
  • Continuous integration and deployment
  • API development: REST, OAUTH and various other types

Experience and Education 

  • Web development with 2+ years’ experience.
  • MSSQL, MySQL and Java experience will be to your advantage
  • BTech (IT) or Computer Science,Diploma in Information Technology or equivalent
  • Degree is significant advantage
Interested candidates should submit their C.V by 21 June 2016
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Financial accountant

Job Description

  • Implementing and enforcing all the Association’s financial policies and procedures;
  • Preparation of financial reports for Association’s management and partners;
  • Preparation and management of the Association payroll, including issuing of pay slips and ensuring accurate computation and timely payment of statutory obligations e.g. PAYE, NSSF, NHIF, HELB;
  • Performing bank reconciliations;
  • Updating and maintaining the Association’s assets register;
  • Maintaining an accurate record of the Association debtors and creditors;
  • Timely preparation of management reports, including profit and loss accounts and balance sheet.
  • Maintaining annual subscription records including invoices for all individual and corporate members, receipting of subscription fees paid and issuing of statements to members.
  • Coordinating National and Branch accounts for annual audit and any other relevant inspections;
  • Preparation and filing of statutory returns to relevant statutory bodies.
  • Supporting the Association’s budgeting process;
  • Create, maintain and update all accounting records including hard copy files;
  • Administering the payment of expense claims and invoices as appropriate;
  • Preparation of Purchase orders and identification of appropriate budget code;
  • Maintaining an income and expenditure accounts for the Association.
Job requirements
  • A minimum of CPA(K)
  • Member of the ICPAK or any other Accounting professional body and in good standing.
  • Experience in Project Management and finance would be an added advantage.
  • Working knowledge of ICT packages including Microsoft office and Quick Books.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in a busy accounting office.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities, comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and committed to meeting deadlines and creating and improving processes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with myriad stakeholders at all levels.
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Business development manager

Job description

Developing new business by identifying prospects, establishing new clients, negotiating and closing deals


  • Meet and where possible exceed agreed sales targets through continual acquisition of new clients and repeat business from existing clients
  • Develop new products and services based on the industry needs and emerging needs
  • Account  management by maintaining, developing and innovating new products to meet the needs of existing clients
  • Developing new business by identifying prospects, establishing new clients, negotiating and closing deals
  • Maintain a clean pipeline of qualified leads and opportunities to convert.
  • Developing new partners to expand the company’s product reach in the market and coordinating with the partners to promote the uptake of the mass market product
  • Networking within the government, finance, insurance development and agribusiness sector for strengthened partnerships and deeper market penetration
  • Identify product gaps and opportunities that affect product accessibility
  • Mapping & understanding the entire route to market with frequent improvements to ensure the company has first-mover advantage
  • Recommend and initiate marketing programs targeted at the channel’s customers to Influence and create a “pull” momentum
  • Preparations of proposals and tenders
  • Develop and maintain a computerized customer and prospects database
  • Respond to and follow up sales enquiries by post, telephone and personal visits
  • Participate in relevant conferences, exhibition, and forum to promote company brand and products
  • Build market knowledge to become an expert in the historian marketplace.
  • Work together with rest of the sales teams in the pursuit of excellent results and flawless execution
  • Use company sales tracking software to document all appropriate sales activity as specified by Management, in an effort to compile and track sales data
  • Provide regular feedback to Senior Management on the quality and scoring of lead content.

Individuals’ Requirements

  • Ability to identify and sell to Customer Needs
  • Excellent Prospecting and closing Skills
  • Excellent researching, writing, presentation and communication skills

The preferred appointee should:

  • Possess strategic thinking skills, creativity, persuasiveness, result orientation, assertiveness and tenacity to sell ideas
  • Have in-depth market knowledge
  • Demonstrate good negotiation skills
  • Be self-motivated, out-going , flexible and willing to learn
  • Have the ability to pay high attention to details
  • Have the ability to work with minimum supervision

Qualifications/Skills – Business and Management

  • Degree in  Marketing and or Management
  • At least a 5-year experience of employment
  • Sales and Marketing skills
  • Soft skills training will be an added advantage
  • Experience with a Software development firm will be an added advantage
  • Good understanding of the sales process and how to build client relationships
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
Interested candidates should submit their C.V by 21 June 2016
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Syhos eWallet

eWallet is a medical scheme  platform that allows companies  and individuals to manage their own medical schemes and limits. Companies can load wallets for their employees and they can visit any hospital running syhos platform, where they will be treated from their eWallet. Employees will be NOT be required to carry any cash or to pay anything at the hospitals, their medication cost will be paid from the eWallet.

The eWallet platform has been developed after extensive research on Insurances medical scheme and claims management in Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa. The main Features include

  • Members view of realtime Limits balances
  • eWallet – Main Module (Integrated, Real-Time Posting )
  • Branchless Operations Module – Integration with scheme holders wallets
  • Integration with Insurance scheme, limits, inclusions and exclusions
  • Secure Web Enquiry Module utilizing SSL or Biometrics solutions
  • Integrated General Ledger Postings at the Insurance Back end system
  • Member management
  • Invoices and Statements management, view invoices, claims from hospitals, manage payment and real-time balances

Ewallet is also available to individuals who want to manage their medical covers. Highest percentage of the population has no insurance cover and are required to pay cash  for hospital expenses. eWallet is not a substitute for insurances, but it assist individuals who wants to pay little by little to caution for eventual time when hospitalized. You are able to monitor your eWallet contributions and you can be treated at any hospital running on Syhos platform, where you will utilize your eWallet savings. Send your savings to PayBill Number: 513 555 the account number is your mobile number. Visit any hospital running Syhos platform and you will be treated using your wallet. To know the hospital you can visit download Syhos mobile App to show you the nearest hospital you can visit.


Syhos Web

Syhos Web is an Integrated Web Based Health Management System, which addresses all the functional areas of any modern health facility. Syhos Web is developed on Web using very high technological standards and modern development techniques, making it user friendly, easy to use and operate. Our solution is integrated making it easier to manage entire operations of a facility within a single solution.

Some of the key functionalities and modules includes:-

  • Patient Management
  • Clinical\Medical Operations
  • Doctors Treatment module
  • Nursing Module
  • Pharmacy Module
  • Laboratory Module
  • Billing Module for Cash and Invoices
  • Insurance and Scheme Management
  • Procurement and Stores Module

The System has been developed on the latest relational database management system technology Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQL) and open source web development languages that includes; JavaScript, Ajax, Json, PHP and XML.

Syhos Web system provides the benefits of streamlining of operations, enhanced administration and control, improved response, cost control and improved profitability. Syhos Web can be easily customized to the requirements of any clinic or hospital. Some of the benefits offered by Syhos Web include the following:-

  •  Effective patient care through historical patient data record storage and retrieval.
  •  Accurate and timely billing for Cash, Credit cards, Mpesa, Insurance patients etc.
  •  Efficient operations due to full integration to medical Modules for investigations that includes Laboratory, Nursing, procedures, radiology, pharmacy, among others.
  •  Improved management decisions through availability of timely information especially on our doctors and clinical management modules.
  •  Reduced turnaround time both in patient management and staff utilization
  •  Improved management control on revenue management and expenditure
  •  Advanced security control through different levels of access.
  •  Integration to smart card and other third party systems
  • Advanced security and access control levels