Web Developer
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Close on 3 Oct 2020
Location: Copenhagen (Denmark)
Grade: IICA-1, Entry Professional
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Job Description

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

The UNOPS Information and Communication Technology (ICT) unit is focused innovation and harnessing cutting-edge technology to deliver solutions to UNOPS that truly address business needs.

Working with UNOPS ICT is a unique opportunity to deliver systems to users around the world - making an impact on development and solving practical problems for the UNOPS workforce and thereby help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.

ICT’s goal is to provide greater effectiveness, efficiency and differentiation to UNOPS products and services. UNOPS ICT unit is responsible for architecting, designing, delivering, and managing all UNOPS ICT infrastructure and business applications. The unit includes Enterprise Architects, Business Analysts, Solutions Designers and Developers from all around the world who are based primarily in Denmark and Thailand.

Reporting to the Design and Digital Visibility Architect in Copenhagen, the Web Developer will work closely with other members of the ICT team to undertake development that extends and enhances the award winning corporate website and intranet.

UNOPS website and intranet are both integral to UNOPS’s internal and external communication efforts. The sites are built upon Craft CMS and templated using the PHP templating engine Twig, styling is defined in SASS and interactivity is provided using JavaScript. Both sites also integrate with Google technologies, this is particularly true of the Intranet which heavily integrates with Google Authentication, Google Drive and Google Cloud Search.

The web developer will primarily focus on:

1. Migrating the corporate website from Craft CMS 2 to Craft CMS 3.

2. Implementing new features on the corporate website.

3. Implementing new features on the corporate intranet.

4. Supporting the work that they have delivered.

1. Migrating the corporate website from Craft CMS 2 to Craft CMS 3.

  • Participate in the planning of the migration.

  • Participate in the creation of a test plan following migration.

  • Undertake any remedial work required to ensure that existing functionality continues on a like-for-like basis.

  • Identify replacement plugins, or develop code to replace, that are no longer supported in Craft 3.

  • Follow the test plan, document results and make fixes as appropriate.

2. Implementing new features on the corporate website

  • Implement features & changes from a backlog of feature and change requests.

  • Transform existing HTML based mockups and designs into Twig templates for use by Craft CMS.

  • Transform graphical mockups and designs into Twig templates for use by Craft CMS.

  • Write JavaScript to support interactivity as required.

  • Write PHP to support functionality as required.

  • Ensure that any development meets UNOPS ICT standards.

  • Ensure that site performance and measurements against external standards remains at at least the current high levels.

  • Participate in client meetings and dialogue.

3. Implementing new features on the corporate intranet

  • Implement features & changes from a backlog of feature and change requests.

  • Transform graphical mockups and designs into Twig templates for use by Craft CMS.

  • Write JavaScript to support interactivity and integration as required.

  • Write PHP to support functionality as required.

  • Ensure that any development meets UNOPS ICT standards.

  • Ensure that site performance and measurements against external standards remains at at least the current high levels.

  • Participate in client meetings and dialogue.

4. Supporting the work that they have delivered.

  • Monitor the agreed support channels.

  • Offer support and advice to colleagues and clients as appropriate.

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Education:
  • Master’s Degree, preferably in Computer Science or other relevant discipline is required.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in combination with additional two years of experience may be accepted in lieu of master’s degree.

  • Secondary education in combination with additional six years of experience may be accepted in lieu of a master's degree

Experience:

Need to have:

  • Minimum 3 years experience of professional software development.

  • Which must include:

    • A minimum 3 years professional experience of HTML.

    • A minimum 3 years professional experience of CSS/SASS.

    • A minimum 1 years professional experience of PHP.

    • A minimum 1 years professional experience of JavaScript.

    • Git skills are required.

    • Ability to review, understand and adopt an existing code base.

    • Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose end user issues.

Nice to have:

  • Experience with software development within large and complex enterprise IT environments would be a distinct advantage.

  • Strong understanding of visual design would be a distinct advantage.

  • Demonstrable portfolio of work would be a distinct advantage.

  • Experience of Twig would be a distinct advantage.

  • Experience of Craft CMS would be a distinct advantage.

  • Experience of Google integration would be an advantage.


Languages:

Full working knowledge of English is essential.




Contract type: ICA
Contract level: IICA 1
Contract duration: One year (12 months)

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx


  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

About UNOPS

UNOPS helps the UN and its partners provide peace and security, humanitarian and development solutions. 

Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development. We are focused on implementation, with a commitment to UN values and private sector efficiency.

UNOPS is a service provider, a technical advisor and an implementer of projects. We help the UN and other partners provide peace and security, humanitarian and development solutions.

Our mission

Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development. 

Our vision 

Our vision is a world where people can live full lives supported by appropriate, sustainable and resilient infrastructure and by the efficient, transparent use of public resources in procurement and project management.

Our purpose

We help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.

We bring to this task the values and principles of the United Nations and the innovation, boldness, speed and efficiency of a self-financed institution. 

We bring the highest international standards to what we do, while respecting local contexts. We do this as our contribution to tackling the huge challenges of the 21st century.

We provide practical solutions to assist our partners to save lives, protect people and their rights, and to build a better world. 

We aspire to be a leader in the efforts to channel private sector investments for social and environmental impact while addressing the immense needs for sustainable development. 

What drives us is a passion to fight inequalities and to provide opportunities to those most vulnerable. This means we often work in the most challenging environments, building foundations for communities to function and people to live with dignity and respect. 

We are passionate about quality: In our people and in what we do. 

We earn the trust of those we work with by caring about what they value, and by delivering on our promise to always act in the service of people in need.