Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities : Within delegated authority, the Information System Developer Assistant will be responsible for the following duties :
Developing new software solutions (web sites / portals and systems) for projects upon request :
Upon receiving and accepting the software development job, provide realistic estimate for the tasks required to complete software development;
Follow the functional requirements specified in the analysis phase of software development lifecycle and write software codes;
Participate in the meeting with the software users for follow up and upgrades if required;
Maintain software / ensure it is working properly and fix bugs during the project duration;
Provide software documentation if required by the project.
Adaptations / improvements of existing software solutions for projects upon request :
Upon receiving and accepting the software adaptation / improvement job, provide realistic estimate for the tasks required to complete software development;
Provide modifications / adaptations of the existing software solutions, using source code of the already developed solution;
Provide installation of existing software solutions to new project locations and customize the solutions according to user needs;
Provide software documentation required by the project;
Interaction with UN OCHA Venezuela staff and beneficiaries :
Collect user needs and requests;
Advise on realistic requests and provide ideas and software recommendations;
Advise and guide staff on various elements of a successful software use;
Analyze project progress reports from external software companies providing services to UN OCHA Venezuela projects (Microsoft Azure, ESRI, ISP, etc.);
Participate actively on the discussions about different thematic subjects managed by UN OCHA to understand the topics beyond the software needs;
Performs other related duties, as required.
Professionalism : Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the management of information in complex emergencies, disaster preparedness, disaster response and early recovery;
Ability to identify issues, analyse humanitarian trends and participate in the resolution of issues / problems; Ability to conduct data collection using various methods;
Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases;
Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities; Shows pride in work and in achievements;
demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
Remains calm in stressful situations; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Teamwork : Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;
is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Client Orientation : Considers all those to whom services are provided to be clients and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects;
meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Accountability : Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules;
supports subordinates and peers, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his / her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
Technological Awareness : Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office;
actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
Required Skills and Experience
University degree in software development, information technology or related area is required. Candidates with High School Diploma, five (5) years of working experience of software development or related fields.
Candidates with Bachelor’s degree in ICT area, two years (2) of working experience of software development or related fields.
At least five years of experience in experience in web development, both frontend, and backend. Extensive experience in PHP, MySQL, Linux servers (SLES and Centos), Windows Servers, JQuery, CSS3, Bootstrap, Openlayers, Leaflet, Mapserver, and PostgreSQL with PostGIS.
Experience in Linux bash programming and proactivity to automate repetitive scripting office tasks working with different types of database systems.
Experience in data collection, information analysis, and development of information products with the analyzed data. Demonstrated work experience with large amounts of data from multiple sources in multiple formats.
Experience with business intelligence software and geographic information system (GIS) platforms is a bonus.
Experience with humanitarian aid context or experience with aid agencies and / or the United Nations system is an advantage.
Important applicant information
All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.
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