Consultant โ€“ Web Developer with PHP/Drupal 8, HQ Gaza (Local)

  • Added Date: Monday, 06 July 2020
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 12 July 2020

CONSULTANCY - TERMS OF REFERENCE

UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWAโ€™s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA is the largest UN operation in the Middle East with more than 30,000 staff. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions.**

Consultant โ€“ Web Developer with PHP/Drupal 8, HQ Gaza (Local)

BACKGROUND

UNRWA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UNICC that aims to enhance livelihood and human development opportunities to Palestine refugees in Gaza. By this new collaboration, UNRWA becomes a provider of Information Management, Technology services and capacity augmentation to UNICC technical team, on a cost recovery basis through IMTD/IT Service Center (ITSC) in HQ-Gaza.

United Nations International Computing Center (UNICC) is a UN agency that provides IT services to other UN agencies on a cost recovery basis.

UNRWA Information Management and Technology Department (IMTD) is seeking a Web Developer with PHP/Drupal 8 who will be responsible for full life cycle of medium to large sized complex projects; strong technical skills; strong ability to understand complex business processes. Develops solutions based on extensive technical knowledge, skills and experience; influences client towards innovative/integrated solutions.

The consultant will report administratively to Head Information Technology Service Centre at Headquarter Gaza and technically to United Nations International Computing Center (UNICC).

Description of Duties and Responsibilities

The responsibilities listed below are typical examples of the work performed by this position. Not all duties assigned to this position are included, nor is it expected that everyone in this position will be assigned every job responsibility.

ANALYSIS AND REQUIREMENTS GATHERING

ยท Gather complex system requirements by meeting with clients and researching existing technology to understand the business requirements and possible solutions for new applications.

DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

ยท Develop/change data input, files/database structures, data transformation, algorithms, and data output by using appropriate computer language/tools to provide technical solutions for complex application development tasks.

ยท Document code and associated processes by adhering to development methodologies, adding code comments and appropriate documentation to various knowledge-base system(s) to simplify code maintenance and to improve support.

ยท Provide thought leadership in designing and developing innovative integrated solutions.

ยท Provide guidance in application design and development to more junior staff.

TESTING AND DOCUMENTATION

ยท Test all changes by using the appropriate complex test scenarios to ensure all delivered solutions work as expected and errors are handling in a meaningful way.

ยท Author and maintain documentation by writing audience-appropriate materials to serve as technical and/or end-user references.

IMPLEMENTATION AND MAINTENANCE

ยท Implement changes by adhering to the change management policies and procedures for any given project to communicate to all parties the nature, significance, and risk factors of the solution.

ยท Monitor changes and resolve complex problems by responding as they occur, by reviewing all processing and output of the newly implemented solution, and by proactively ensuring the solution works successfully in order to satisfy the customer requirements and to provide a smooth transition to the new solution.

ยท Provide support by investigating and resolving issues, including complex issues to ensure prompt, effective service.

minimum Qualifications and Experience

ยท A university degree from an accredited educational institution in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related discipline.

ยท At least 5 yearsโ€™ experience of web applications design and delivery for the public cross-culture audience

ยท Expert knowledge of PHP, frameworks (Symfony with TWIG)

ยท Expert knowledge of JS frameworks (Angular, JQuery).

ยท Expert knowledge of Drupal 8 theming, contrib and custom module development following best practices.

ยท Expert knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap and responsive design

ยท Expert knowledge in developing and consuming RESTful services

ยท Working knowledge of Drush, Drupal Composer, Docker containers

ยท Demonstrable experience with UI and UX principles, concepts, and techniques.

ยท Demonstrable success on PHP based projects as a technical lead or senior individual contributor.

ยท Fluency in spoken and written English.

COMPETENCIES

ยท Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills.

ยท High degree of initiative, dependability and ability to work with little supervision.

ยท High level of personal integrity, as well as the ability to professionally handle confidential matters, and show an appropriate level of judgment and maturity.

ยท Ability to deliver quality results

ยท Excellent time management, organization, and attention to detail.

ยท Exemplary customer service skills.

ยท Demonstrable critical thinking and problem solving.

ยท Ability to provide and implement independently high quality, secure, and scalable solutions.

dESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

ยท Experience upgrading and migrating legacy web applications.

ยท Experience participating in Agile projects.

ยท Experience with CI/CD pipelines implementation (e.g. Drupal)

ยท Familiarity with Jira, Bitbucket, Bamboo, Jenkins, AWS and Azure Cloud Services, Solr, Moodle, Laravel.

ยท Familiarity with Apache server configuration.

ยท Headless / decoupled Drupal development.

ยท Experience with Wordpress web site design and development

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

ยท The duration of the consultancy is 6 to 11 months, extendable according to performance and availability of funds.

ยท Remuneration for this consultancy will be equivalent to grade 15, $1,600 monthly salary subject to years of experience.

ยท The incumbent will be based in Gaza.

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APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV or UN Personal History Form demonstrating clearly the knowledge and experience required to meet the consultancy requirements via consultancy@unrwa.org indicating the title of this consultancy โ€œWeb Developer with PHP/Drupal 8โ€ in the subject line of the message. The deadline for the submission of applications is 12 July 2020.

UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from both women and men. UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women. Only those applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted. UNRWA is a non-smoking environment.

This vacancy is archived.

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