Job Opening

Posting Title: Web Designer
Department/Office: Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Duty Station: BEIRUT
Posting Period: 21 September 2021 - 19 October 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia-164451-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Result of Service

• Completed project plan upon inception of projects
• Initial design and mock-up for assigned projects
• Technical documentation and user manual for assigned projects
• Progress reports with time sheets indicating the fulfilment/progress of requested tasks/activities
• Final Source code/Design/Images/Animations and all assets related to the website and web applications being developed
• Any other output and deliverables as requested by ESCWA

Work Location

Beirut

Expected duration

Expected duration of six months with a probability of extension subject to availability of funds.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Chief, ICTS, and direct supervision by the team leader, applications Support and development, the web designer will perform the following tasks:

• create the look, layout, and features of a website in attractive professional graphic design in an intuitive, user-friendly style and design collaterals;
• develop frontend for websites using UN established standards for web design, technologies and tools;
• interpret user requirements and translate these into systems specifications;
• analyze and advise on innovative web-based solutions;
• prepare technical and user documentation for deployed websites and products, as well as training materials and conducts technical presentations;
• Maintain functional specifications for websites, programs and procedures developed and/or modified;
• provide support for deployed websites including version management, data recovery and deployment;
• support digitization, visualization and development of infographics for various products.
trains staff on completed products.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Computer Information Systems Degree (B.S.) in computer science / information systems, or related fields is required.
Certification in web design /development is desirable.
Experience: o Experience and working in a multi-developer environment; extensive knowledge of web design (HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and any JavaScript dialect/frameworks);
o Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite tools;
o Solid experience in creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows site maps and rapid prototyping;
o Understanding of the concepts of user experience, user interface principles and conceptual designs;
o Experience with responsive design;
o Extensive knowledge and experience with cross browser web design skills;
o Experience with mobile and related devices designs;
o Solid experience in content management systems such as Drupal
o Experience with version control such as GIT;
o Knowledge in designing multilingual websites.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a second official United Nations language is an added advantage.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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