Job Opening

Posting Title: Knowledge Management System IT Consultant
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: PARIS
Posting Period: 10 August 2017 - 23 August 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-United Nations Environment Programme-83756-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Through the work of the incumbent, information on green technology products and vendors will be significantly increased and made available to users of the CTCN website in a clear and accessible format.

Work Location

Copenhagen or Remote

Expected duration

5 months

Duties and Responsibilities

The Climate Technology Centre promotes the accelerated transfer of environmentally sound technologies for low carbon and climate resilient development at the request of developing countries. In order to facilitate technology transfer, the CTCN hosts a web-based knowledge management system (KMS), http://www.ctc-n.org that aims to provide access to climate technology information, tools, services and training across numerous sectors such as agriculture, energy, industry, water, etc. In order to further develop the site and provide enhanced value to its users, a consultant is sought to import information about climate friendly, or “green”, technologies and vendors from the platforms of selected CTCN partner organizations and on-board them into the appropriate sections of the site’s technology product pages (such as in this example).

The consultant will perform necessary conversion activities in order to ensure that the incoming information is matched to CTCN fields and filled with the correct metadata. The consultant will report to the CTCN Knowledge and Communications Manager and align his/her work activities with the on-going development work of the website. The consultant will also help to keep the site’s content well organized by detecting duplicate information and broken links in order to keep the www.ctc-n.org functioning well.

Objectives, output expectations and performance indicators

Objective 1:
Import and on-board information about “green” (or climate friendly) technologies and vendors from the platforms of selected CTCN partner organizations, performing necessary conversion activities in order to ensure that the incoming information is matched to CTCN fields and filled with the correct metadata.

Output 1:
The CTCN’s internet site, www.ctc-n.org, gains requested set of technology product/vendor information that is cleaned and fits according to corresponding CTCN fields.

Objective 2:
Detect and fix duplicate information and broken links on www.ctc-n.org in order to keep the functioning well.

Output 2: The number of duplicate information entries and broken links are significantly diminished.

Objective 3:
Utilise Github development platform to coordinate consultant’s own IT work and code management together with the IT work of CTCN’s strategic partner, DNV GL.

Output 3:
IT development and information onboarding is coordinated.

Specific tasks and responsibilities
Under the guidance of the Knowledge and Communications Manager, and working with a multi-country team and CTCN partner organizations, provide assistance with the following:

• Import and on-board information about “green” (or climate friendly) technologies and vendors from the platforms of selected CTCN partner organizations, performing necessary conversion activities in order to ensure that the incoming information is matched to CTCN fields and filled with the correct metadata.

• Detect and fix duplicate information and broken links on www.ctc-n.org in order to keep the functioning well.

• Propose, implement and refine methods for effective ingression of and linkages to (textual) data from external sources.

• Utilise Github platform to coordinate consultant’s own IT work and code management together with the IT work of CTCN’s strategic partner, DNV GL.

• Document and make transferable any of the methods used.

Qualifications/special skills

Skills: Analytical Skills - Ability to review complex data structures and computer system interfaces and find inefficiencies, analyse weaknesses or duplicate information. Ability to propose, implement and refine methods for effective ingression of and linkages to (textual) data from external sources.

Communication - Excellent communication skills, written and spoken. Ability to ask clarifying questions, exhibiting interest in two-way communication; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Ability to ensure that data ingression methods are well documented and therefore transferable.

Teamwork - Works collaboratively with CTCN and external partners to achieve organizational goals; demonstrates initiative in problem-solving, solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; able to work in multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment, working with transparency and building trust and confidence with colleagues and staff members.

Drive for Results - Makes things happen; is proactive; balances analysing issues and problems systematically, with drawing sound conclusions and translating conclusions into timely decisions and actions.
Academic Qualifications: Education: A post-secondary degree in a field relevant to this position (including but not limited to computer or information science, engineering or other information systems related field).
Experience: A minimum of 5 years’ experience in:
• Drupal configuration (specifically Feeds module and Feeds Tamper);
• Onboarding of content (file-based: csv, xls; API-based: xml, json);
• Data cleansing using Open Refine (or similar tools).
• Techniques such as Regex and Xpath.

Proven experience with:
• GitHub platform for project and code management
• Drupal 7 configuration
Language: For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.

No Fee

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