Background Information - Job-specific
The overarching objective of the assignment is to maintain and continuously update and improve the SDG 6 Data Portal. The incumbent will also support UN-Water on any other activities related to data management and web development as necessary. The incumbent will work in the UN-Water Management Team and independently implement these objectives, in close collaboration with other internal and external data management and web development expertise.
In the below list of accountabilities (and elsewhere in this document), the term “products” refers to both the SDG 6 Data Portal and any other UN-Water online platforms.
Particular accountabilities for the incumbent include:
Be the technical focal point for the products and ensure their daily operation, continuously maintain, update and enhance products;
Prepare data from multiple agencies and sources and upload to the products (manually and via APIs);
Add new data sets to the products and ensure their full display throughout the products (manually or via APIs);
Implement improvements and develop new functionalities and content (frontend and backend) to align with strategic needs and operational requests;
Liaise with the company originally developing the portal, including technical and contractual follow-up as necessary (e.g. review and follow-up of their work, advice on best solutions/problem solving, writing/reviewing meeting notes, draft/review technical specifications for work);
Liaise with the company hosting the products and ensure efficiency of internet deployment (including integrating third party applications), maintain a high-level security and manage backups
Support outreach activities and drive initiatives to increase traffic; advise on and implement optimal user experience; analyse audience’s needs based on web analytics and adapt response to enhance the user experience;
Keep abreast with new technologies and suggest ways to integrate them into the products; identify areas for improvements and new functionalities; advise on suitable solutions and new technologies and add new material and features as needed;
Ensure efficiency of Internet deployment by integrating several third party applications to the Internet;
Advise users of the systems based on their day-to-day needs and ad hoc; provide user support and training to third parties;
Perform other related duties as required.Education/Experience/Language requirements
Advanced university degree in computer engineering or computer sciences or related field. A bachelor’s degree with a combination of two (2) additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree.
A minimum of two years of relevant progressively responsible professional experience is required in the following fields:
Project management and results reporting
Planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of websites and online databases
(including cross-platform, cross-browser, web accessibility and multi-language aspects)
Data management (including data compilation from across sources) and data visualization (including on maps, charts and tables)
Statistical standards and SDMX
Geographical information systems
Working experience in the UN system Language
Excellent written and oral skills in English are required.
Knowledge of French and/or Spanish is desirable.Competencies
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles. Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role). Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries. Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements. Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving. Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground. Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA)
Contract level: ICS 9 (LICA-9 / I-ICA 1)
Contract duration: 12 months For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
For home-based positions: should the candidate be a national of the country where the position is based, a LICA contract at the same level could be applicable.
Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified. UNOPS embraces diversity and it is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or disability.
UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request. Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS. The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS. All UNOPS personnel are responsible for performing their duties in accordance with the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNOPS Policies and Instructions, as well as other relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, all personnel must demonstrate an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a manner consistent with UN core values and the UN Common Agenda. It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
Background Information - UNOPS
UNOPS – an operational arm of the United Nations – supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by successfully implementing its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian, and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.
UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management, and human resources.
Working with us
We are proud of our people. With a wealth of knowledge and skills in various disciplines – engineering, finance, human resources, ICT, leadership, project management, procurement, and more – they help tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time. Their work around the world supports progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
At UNOPS, we offer a range of short- and long-term opportunities in various environments and duty stations – from Denmark and Kenya to Mexico, Switzerland, Myanmar, Senegal, Uganda, and many more.
With over 5,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,400 personnel recruited on behalf of our partners, spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced and diverse labor force — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs. We continually strive to maintain our gender-balanced workplace. We encourage qualified underrepresented groups as per UNOPS Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy to apply for our vacancies.
Work life harmonization
UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.
Background information- ECR
Based in Geneva, the Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECR) supports UNOPS offices throughout the region through: management, financial and programmatic oversight of global and country-specific portfolios, clusters and operations centres, including hosting services; fund and management advisory services; project implementation; procuring goods and services; and managing human resources.
ECR ensures that projects are executed to the highest standards, providing a shared knowledge base and ensuring that best practices and lessons learned are disseminated between business units and projects across the entire region.
ECR strategy is to:Strengthen UNOPS role in operationalizing the Sustainable Development Goals with particular emphasis on health, environment and economic development. Position UNOPS in the Balkan sub-region, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Strengthen the implementation of ECR global and regional programmes, with revitalized partnerships in infrastructure, procurement and project management.
ECR operates global portfolios from offices in Geneva, Brussels and New York, and country-specific programmes from its operations and project centres located in Eastern Europe and Central Asian countries.