Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant – Senior Full Stack Developer with React / Python-Django, (Local)
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: HQ Gaza
Posting Period: 30 November 2021 - 13 December 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-UNRWA - Information Management-169581-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from both women and men.
UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women. Only those applicants shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. UNRWA is a non-smoking environment.

Work Location

The incumbent can be in any UNRWA field of operations (Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria,
or West Bank)

Expected duration

● The duration of the consultancy is 6 to 11 months, extendable according to performance and availability of funds.
● Remuneration for this consultancy will depend on the qualifications and relevant experience as follows:
o Cluster A: $1,300.
o Cluster B: $1,600.
o Cluster C: $1,800.
● The incumbent can be in any UNRWA fields of operations (Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, or West Bank).

Duties and Responsibilities

ANALYSIS AND REQUIREMENTS GATHERING

● Gather complex system requirements by meeting with clients and researching existing technology to understand the business requirements and practical solutions for new applications.
DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
● Develop/change data input, files/database structures, transformation, algorithms, and output using appropriate computer language/tools to provide technical solutions for complex application development tasks.
● Document code and associated processes by adhering to development methodologies, adding code comments and appropriate documentation to a various knowledge-based system(s) to simplify code maintenance and improve support.
● Provide thought leadership in designing and developing innovative integrated solutions.
● Guide application design and development to more junior staff.

TESTING AND DOCUMENTATION
● Test all changes using the appropriate complex test scenarios to ensure all delivered solutions work as expected and errors are handled meaningfully.
● Author and maintain documentation by writing audience-appropriate materials for technical and/or end-user references.


IMPLEMENTATION AND MAINTENANCE
● Implement changes by adhering to the change management policies and procedures for any given project to communicate the solution's nature, significance, and risk factors to all parties.
● Monitor changes and resolve complex problems by responding as they occur, reviewing all processing and output of the newly implemented solution, and proactively ensuring the solution works successfully to satisfy the customer requirements and provide a smooth transition to the new solution.
● Provide support by investigating and resolving complex issues to ensure prompt, effective service.

TEAM LEAD
● Supervise the development team by regularly defining standards, acceptance criteria and conducting regular code reviews.
● Coach the development team during norming and forming sessions.
● Report work status, gather changes, collaborate on refining delivery plans and target solutions.
● Perform other duties as may be required.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:
● A university degree from an accredited educational institution in information technology, information management, computer science, or other related disciplines;

EXPERIENCE:
● Experience in web applications design and delivery for the public cross-culture audience as per the following:
o Cluster A: A minimum of 2 years of experience.
o Cluster B: A minimum of 5 years of experience.
o Cluster C: A minimum of 7 years of experience.

● Expert knowledge of ReactJS frameworks (Redux, Material-UI).
● Expert knowledge of Django and Python development.
● Expert knowledge of Web Technologies, CSS, and JavaScript.
● Expert knowledge of RESTful services
● Expert knowledge of building and using Docker Containers.
● Demonstrable experience with UI and UX principles, concepts, and techniques.
● Demonstrable success on Django-based projects as a technical lead or senior individual contributor.


DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE
● Headless / decoupled development.
● Semantic markup, accessibility, version control.
● Experience upgrading and migrating legacy web applications.
● Experience participating in Agile projects.
● Familiarity with Jira, Bitbucket, Bamboo, Jenkins, AWS, and/or Azure Cloud Services.

Language:
● Fluency in spoken and written English.

COMPETENCY:
● strong technical skills, strong ability to understand complex business processes.
● influences client towards innovative/integrated solutions
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills.
● The high degree of initiative, dependability, and ability to work with little supervision.
● High level of personal integrity and the ability to professionally handle confidential matters and show an appropriate level of judgment and maturity.
● Ability to deliver quality results.
● Teamwork and collaborative skills.
● Excellent time management, organization, and attention to detail.
● Exemplary customer service skills.
● Demonstrable critical thinking and problem-solving.
● Ability to thrive in an unstructured, fast-moving, constantly evolving, high-growth environment.
● Ability to prioritize conflicting demands.
● Ability to execute assigned project tasks within an established schedule.
● Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Additional Information

UNRWA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Nations International Computing Center (UNICC) to enhance livelihood and human development opportunities for Palestine refugees in Gaza. United Nations International Computing Center (UNICC) is a UN agency that provides IT services to other UN agencies on a cost-recovery basis.

UNRWA Information Management and Technology Department (IMTD) is seeking a Senior Full Stack Developer with React / Python-Django responsible for the full life cycle of medium to large-sized complex projects; strong technical skills; a strong ability to understand complex business processes. Develop solutions based on extensive technical knowledge, skills, and experience; influences client towards innovative/integrated solutions.

The consultant will report administratively to the Head Information Technology Service Centre at Headquarter Gaza and report technically to United Nations International Computing Center (UNICC).


Please indicate if you are a Palestinian Refugee and provide your registration card number if applicable.

No Fee

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