Software Developer 3

  • Added Date: Friday, 19 May 2017
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 01 June 2017

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UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and its wide range of partners. UNDP’s global focus is helping countries build and share solutions to the challenges of: (a) Democratic Governance; (b) Poverty Reduction; (c) Crisis Prevention and Recovery; (d) Environment and Energy and (e) HIV/AIDS. UNDP helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all its activities, UNDP encourages the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women.

Within the aforementioned global context, UNDP Turkey works for Democratic Governance and Growth without Poverty. For more than 50 years the UNDP has worked in close partnership with the Turkish Government and numerous national and international institutions, including NGOs, academics and the business community.

UNDP Turkey aims to find practical solutions to Turkey's development challenges and manages projects together with the Turkish Government and other partners to address them. Since 1986 it has implemented over 80 programs across the country. In addition, the UNDP has played a major role in response to crises and disasters in Turkey and the surrounding region.

Within the above mentioned context; UNDP Turkey will support the Ministry of Family and Social Polices (MoFSP) for “Effective Social Service Delivery Through Better Monitoring, IT Systems and Capacities” project. The overall objective of the project is to improve the IT infrastructure to strengthen its capacities for monitoring and implementation of social service provision and establish a stronger infrastructure for the service delivery models to be set up in the future. The project, with its monitoring perspective, will also provide inputs for the policy making process relating to the service areas of the MoFSP. This project will consist of number of IT and Monitoring System related activities which include Hardware, Network, Software, Database, Training and MoFSP IT Department Staff Capacity Development activities. And to support the achievement of the project’s development objectives, the services of a Software Engineer are required and UNDP intends to recruit “Software Developer 3” on a full time basis who will be stationed in Ankara, MoFSP Premises.

The project will be coordinated and implemented by a multi-disciplinary team at the MoFSP in Ankara. The Junior Software Engineer will support the Ministry in implementation of the project work plan by providing technical support to project activities. The Software Developer 3 will report to MoFSP National Project Coordinator on a day to day basis and work in close collaboration with the project team, ministry staff and s/he will report to the Portfolio Manager at the UNDP Turkey.

Objectives of the Assignment

The scope of the services that will be carried out by the Software Developer 3 are:

(i) Develop requested modules from scratch and adding new features existing ones in guidance of the Senior Software Engineers.

(ii) Create the documentation for the related technical issues

The Software Developer 3 is expected to assume the following tasks:


Measurable Outputs

Key Results Expected/Major Functional Activities

% of time



Developed/improved modules for Family Information System


·         Develop system modules by using enterprise software infrastructure of Ministry

·         Follow the functional requirements specified in the analysis phase of software development lifecycle and write software codes

·         Design software modules.

·         Create the user interaction modules

·         Perform other related duties tasked by the MoFSP.





Software must have the up to date documentation that can guide the ministry/project technical staff


·         Create functional specification documents of the system

·         Write the input and output procedures for each module

·         Assist Writing the module definition and business rules details.

·         Prepare documentation in accordance with requirements and/or asked by MoFSP

·         Perform other related duties tasked by the MoFSP.




Reporting Structure

The incumbent will report to MoFSP, UNDP Portfolio Manager and will work in close coordination and collaboration with the Ministry staff, Coordinators of the subject matter projects. Weekly and/or monthly reports are expected from the incumbent that indicates the events affecting the works. In case of emergencies, the report should be made immediately the event occurs.

The Software Developer 3 will be based in Ankara within the MoFSP premises.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards, and those of the partner organizations,
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP, and partner organizations,
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability,

Functional Competencies:

  • Promotes team work, contributes towards building team consensus,
  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

Development and Operational Effectiveness

  • Ability to work under pressure against strict deadlines,
  • Ability to think strategically and result oriented
  • Time management and priority setting abilities
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language
  • Output oriented
  • Knowledge of current technological developments/ trends in area of expertise.

The incumbent should possess the following qualifications and experience.



Minimum Requirements


General Qualifications

·    Bachelor’s degree

·    Bachelor’s degree in Computer related fields

Professional Experience and Qualifications

·      At least 3 years of professional experience in IT field

·    Professional experience in IT projects implemented in governmental institutions

Specific Experience and Qualifications

·      At least 2 years of experience in Relational Database Management Systems (such as SQL)

·      At least 1 years of experience in C# Programming Language

·    Experience on web development technologies

·      Experience in ASP.NET MVC is asset




·    Internships (paid/unpaid) are not considered professional experience.

·    Obligatory military service is not considered professional experience.

·    Professional experience gained in an international setting is considered international experience.

·    Experience gained prior to completion of undergraduate studies is not considered professional experience.

Important applicant information

All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Workforce diversity

UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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Contract Duration: 6 months. Renewable as per satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

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