Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant – Web Developer
Department/Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 27 September 2022 - 05 October 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Human Settlements Programme-191029-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Objective of the Consultancy
To achieve the above, ERSKI seeks a Web Development consultant to provide technical support for the Urban Agenda Platform, focusing on updating and fixing bugs/technical parts that are not working. The objective is to improve the Platform’s operability to enable governments and stakeholders to report progress, submit actions, and share best practices and knowledge resources on sustainable urbanization in a user-friendly way.

Work Location

Homebased

Expected duration

The duration of this assignment will be for 3 months (1 October - 31 December 2022).

Duties and Responsibilities

Background and Organizational Setting
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the United Nations agency responsible for urbanization and human settlements, mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities. The consultancy is based in the Communications, Media and Outreach Section, External Relations, Strategy, Knowledge and Innovation Division (ERSKID).

The consultancy aligns with the broader strategy for all knowledge and advocacy platforms: a) Strengthen electronic platforms to make them more functional, user-friendly, and visually appealing; b) Re-organize advocacy and technical content to raise the profile of UN-Habitat’s work; c) Give visibility to work in countries and global programmes, and d) Position UN-Habitat as a center of excellence in sustainable urbanization. The consultancy seeks to fix technical parts and bugs of the Urban Agenda Platform, with a focus on enhancing its functionality, design and user-friendliness.

The New Urban Agenda Platform (urbanagendaplatform.org/) is the knowledge portal for gathering voluntary reports, best practices, and data - both quantitative and qualitative, for reviewing the progress made in implementing the New Urban Agenda to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Objective of the Consultancy
To achieve the above, ERSKI seeks a Web Development consultant to provide technical support for the Urban Agenda Platform, focusing on updating and fixing bugs/technical parts that are not working. The objective is to improve the Platform’s operability to enable governments and stakeholders to report progress, submit actions, and share best practices and knowledge resources on sustainable urbanization in a user-friendly way.

Responsibility
Under the overall supervision from the Head of the Production Unit and in close collaboration with the task leader of the Urban Agenda Platform Team in the Strategic Planning Section, the incumbent will be responsible to perform the following duties:

• Fix bugs/technical parts of the Platform, including user registration
• Enhance overall user-friendliness, navigation and operability of the Platform by making improvements to the design, backend, technical features, etc.
• Add a module on user statistics and prepare, run and evaluate a web site survey for non-registered users
• Enable cross-referencing of content across Platform sections, in particular on (but not limited to) stakeholder pages under Engagement section
• Update and add content to the Urban Agenda Platform in close cooperation with Urban Agenda Platform team.
• Update/modify page layout of Platform
• Collaborate with short-term web developer on identifying hard coded sections of the Platform to be turned into modules, and creation of module-based default and content type pages
• Make Urban Community Forum application operational and user-friendly, including its link to the Cities in Action App
• Technical maintenance of Platform, including undertaking security updates
• Take part in the technical reviews and testing processes for quality control and security.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent is required. In lieu of a university degree, 2 years additional professional experience may be accepted
Experience: • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent is required. In lieu of a university degree, 2 years additional professional experience may be accepted
• Minimum 4 years of experience in web development, web best practices, responsive design, and current techniques is required.
• Technical experience in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, and PHP; Working experience in Git version control and the command line is required.
• Proven experience in Drupal is required.
• Self-motivated, critical thinker and the ability to thrive in a team environment is required.
• Strong client-services orientation with excellent communication skills to non-technical staff is required.
• Fluency in both oral and written English is required.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision and a high level of resilience is required.
• Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity is required.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written English is required.

No Fee

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