Job Opening

Posting Title: Expert in information systems and programming related to chemicals and wastes
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 24 July 2020 - 06 August 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-United Nations Environment Programme-138963-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Result of Service

a) User-friendly access to information submitted by Parties on technical assistance needs related to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions is provided;
b) Relevant information on technical assistance needs identified by Parties in the needs assessment questionnaires is easily accessible and displayed on the BRS website to enable a continued and effective use of such information.
c) Increased Parties’ capacity to monitor global offers and needs on technical assistance relevant to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.

Work Location

Home based

Expected duration

45 working days during the period August - October 2020.

Duties and Responsibilities

The technical assistance activities of the Secretariat are developed on the basis of the needs identified by developing country Parties or Parties with economies in transition to implement the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.

In order to have a more streamlined and user-friendly way of sharing the compiled information retrieved from the assessment of the technical assistance needs, the Secretariat will benefit from the review and update graphs and outputs generated by the system for the needs assessment questionnaires ant to further develop and update it. The reports would need to be fine-tuned to produce useful outputs corresponding to Secretariat needs and following the requests by the Conferences of the Parties to all three Conventions to be shown on the BRS website.

The consultant will assist the Secretariat in reviewing, preparing, updating, packaging and analysing data from the needs assessment questionnaires from 2016 and 2020 and in some cases other sources of related information, to produce user-friendly, configurable statistical dashboards related to Parties’ submissions, as required by Parties under activity 13 of the programme of work for the biennium 2020-2021 of the three Conventions. Under this activity, the Parties requested the Secretariat to revise and update the database referred to in decisions to support needs assessment and development of the TA Plan for 2022-2025.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics or related field is required. University studies in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience: Five years of proven experience in icomputer programming, and database design are required for this consultancy. Proven experience in system's analysis and design, computer programming, including advanced programming skills in MS VB and C# for .NET platform is required. Experience in the development of applications using Microsoft Office, DotNetNuke Content Management System, JQuery, Kendo UI, MS SQL and relational databases, and MS Dynamic CRM design and development is required. Good understanding of latest web technologies such as restful web services is desirable. Experience in preparing statistical analysis based on complex and heterogenous data is desirable. Good understanding of latest web technologies such as restful web services is required.
Language: Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

No Fee

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