Job Opening

Posting Title: Web Developer
Department/Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 02 March 2021 - 18 March 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Human Settlements Programme-150786-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

To create a dynamic, functional and user-friendly website that reflects the ambitions of the agency vis-à-vis the mandate of the World Urban Forum, including the National Urban Forums.

Work Location


Expected duration

12 months

Duties and Responsibilities

Background, Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships:

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The World Urban Forum Coordination Office is located within the External Relations Strategy Knowledge and Innovation Division (ERSKI) of UN-Habitat. One of the Division’s key mandate is to promote strategic alliances to support achievement of the goals of adequate shelter for all, and sustainable urbanization and human settlements development. The World Urban Forum (WUF) is UN-Habitat’s key stakeholder flagship platform.

The WUF is a non-legislative technical forum convened by the UN-Habitat biannually since 2002. The forum gathers a wide range of experts from every walk of life. Participants of the forum include but are not limited to national, regional and local governments, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, professional, research institutions and academia, professional, private sector, development finance institutions, foundations, media, United Nations organizations and other international agencies. The WUF is recognized as the foremost global arena for interaction among policymakers, local government leaders, non-governmental organizations and expert practitioners in the field of sustainable urban development and human settlements. The WUF has been identified as a key platform to support implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) adopted at the HabitatIII conference. The WUF provides opportunities for stakeholder organizations of all kinds to come together to share the latest in innovative advances in sustainable urban development and projects showcasing the implementation of the NUA.

Objective of the Consultancy

UN-Habitat is working to strengthen its engagement with its partners in recognition of the rapid urbanization process and the strategic political relevance and potential for unique and important contributions to the regional and global debate on urban issues. One of the key steps being taken to increase partner engagement is to revamp its communication with partners for greater impact on agreed outcomes, to increase cohesion among existing partners and to engage with a wider range of non-traditional partners by creating a long-term WUF website that will foster continuity from session to session and create a strong online brand.

To achieve the above, the WUF Coordination Office seeks a Web Development consultant to create a dynamic, functional and user-friendly website that reflects the ambitions of the agency vis-à-vis the mandate of the World Urban Forum, including the National Urban Forums.


Under the overall supervision of the WUF Coordinator and with technical oversight from the Head of the Production Unit, the incumbent will be required to perform the following functions:

• Write code for both the backend and frontend of the new WUF website, primarily in Drupal.
• Collaborate with team members on development of web applications and new features for various event management services.
• Work closely with the WUF Coordination Office in site planning, technical layout, selection, and integration of web applications.
• Monitor and implement security patches on the WUF website.
• Take part in the technical reviews and testing processes.
• Incorporate inclusive web design standards to make the WUF website accessible to people with disabilities.
• Assist in migration of contents from previous and current WUF websites to the new WUF website; carry out needs’ assessment for new web projects.
• Take part in the technical reviews and testing processes.
• Create and update documentation for the WUF website and related applications
• Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent

Minimum 4 years of experience in web development , web best practices, responsive design, and current techniques also Technical experience in HTML, CSS, SCSS, JavaScript, jQuery, and PHP; Working experience in Git version control and the command line; Proven experience in Drupal.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written English.

Self-motivated, critical thinker and the ability to thrive in a team environment and Strong client-services orientation with excellent communication skills to non-technical staff

No Fee


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