The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) pursues a strong partnership strategy to deliver on its mandate to strengthen the capacities of beneficiaries through training and related activities, with more than two-thirds of training beneficiary outputs delivered in partnership.
The Communication and Information Technology Support Unit (CITSU) provides assistance and technical solutions for its clients, namely staff, collaborators and beneficiaries of UNITAR. In order to better serve the software and web applications needs of its clients, CITSU provides in-house services in the development and maintenance of such applications.
Under the supervision of the IT Specialist, the incumbent will be accountable for providing services in the design, development and maintenance of different software applications and web-based platforms.
The incumbent will:
Professionalism — Excellent knowledge in the field of software development, particularly of web-related technologies; working knowledge of mobile/hybrid development; very good knowledge of general IT concepts and techniques. Working experience in the following:
Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Planning & Organizing — Sound planning and organizational skills and ability to prioritize own work, delivering results and quality work, including when working under pressure.
Commitment to continuous learning — Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the field of software development.
Communications — Excellent communication skills (spoken, written and presentation), including the ability to draft/edit a variety of written documents, such as proposals for software solutions to develop, and documentation of components and packages used in projects.
Technology awareness — Fully proficient in computer skills, with ability to use a variety of software and applications.
Teamwork — Strong interpersonal skills; ability to deal effectively with multiple constituencies and to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Minimum experience2Minimum requirements
Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in the area of software/web applications development and IT support, preferably in an international organization. Excellent knowledge in the field of software development, particularly of web-related technologies; working knowledge of mobile/hybrid development; very good knowledge of general IT concepts and techniques.
Working experience in the following:
Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French or another official UN language would be an advantage.
General conditions of contracts for the service of individual contractors apply.
How to apply
Send your CV, motivation letter and samples of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating “Software applications developer (Individual contractor)” in the subject line.