Job Opening

Posting Title: Senior Architect and Software Developer
Department/Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 23 August 2022 - 01 September 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Human Settlements Programme-188396-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Enhanced development expanding the scope of the new PRC Database Platform. The business processes will be automated.

Work Location

REMOTE Home Based

Expected duration

4 Month (Sep-Dec 2022), with a possibility of extension subject to funding.

Duties and Responsibilities

BACKGROUND

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable cities, towns and other human settlements.

In 2020, UN-Habitat had been restricted and the Programme Development Branch (PDB) has been created under the Global Solutions Division. PDB is responsible for the overall coordination of programme development. It brings together normative and operational expertise supporting high-quality integrated programmes that maximize results across the outcomes and the Domains of Change in the Strategic Plan.

The Branch is mandated to oversee the progress of the implementation of the UN-Habitat’s Strategic Plan. Within that scope, the Branch has been mandated to collaborate in the setting up and management a central project database that is at all times up-to-date and allows for monitoring and analysis of UN-Habitat’s programme and project portfolio. The database must be accessible to project teams as to identify programmes and projects that aim for related impact against the outcomes of UN-Habitat’s Strategic Plan.

In regard to these components, PDB has been issued three portfolio analysis, in which two have been reported to the Executive Board during the year of 2021, and one has been represented in the Annual Report 2021. There is an ongoing preparation for the portfolio analysis of the current year.

PDB has also been playing a significant role in the Project Review Committee that assures the quality and alignment of projects and programmes against the Strategic Plan. The Branch is not only involved in the review of the projects, but also has a co-leading role in providing the data and elaborating the agency’s annual Programme of Work and Budget report.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the PRC Secretariat, and the direct supervision of the chief of PDB, the deliverables within the contract timeframe are as follows:

o Enhancements to application security and user permissions
o Automation of the project review workflow
o UI/UX improvements

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: University Degree from a recognized institute in computer science, software engineering or related field.

At least 5 years of experience in web application development in Net framework (C#), Visual Studio, Web Services, HTML5 and CSS3.MS SQL, and SharePoint.

Experience with Power Automate (Flow), Power Apps, Power BI, and SharePoint Online is required.

Experience in building web parts, apps, page layouts, and content types using the O365 API is required
Experience: Skills

Experience with AzureDevOps, and TFS or other source control management tools is desirable

Experience with front-end frameworks (React, Angular) is desirable

Experience with other design frameworks is desirable
Language: Fluency in oral and written English is required

No Fee

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