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  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Bangkok
  • Grade: LICA-7, Local Individual Contractors Agreement - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2018-03-12

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Systems Maintenance and Development Associate

Bangkok (Thailand)

Background Information - Job-specific

The primary purpose of this post is to develop and maintain .Net based application portfolio of EAC-BKK. The incumbent will be responsible of full-stuck .Net development, technical analysis, quality assurance, and deployment related activities of EarthMed and other systems.  The incumbent will work with technical designers and project managers to receive work assignment and produce technical artifacts in the defined timeframes dictated by the project. In completing assigned tasks, the incumbent is expected to work with cross-functional teams of developers, DBAs, business analysts, and quality assurance team members.  The incumbent also has responsibility to assist the business clients in defining technical requirements and producing relevant documentation.  This post is a technical position and will not assume management role; however, the accountability for the assigned deliveries will be managed by the the incumbent with clear agreement with the supervisor in the organizational and functional contexts. When dealing with clients, the incumbent is representing the EAC-BKK and expected to establish good working relationship with excellent client services.

Functional Responsibilities

  1. Design and develop software changes in assigned projects and complete the tasks covering full development and application life cycles within set deadlines under competing priorities
  2. Assist the business in defining the right technical portal architecture to support the business requirements
  3. Participate in the preparation of all documents related to project development
  4. Design data models in relational databases (MS SQL, Oracle DB, MySQL)
  5. Perform other duties as required
Impact of Results 

The capacity to analyze business requirements and produce technical artifacts will impact the quality of software produced by the project and affect the stability of the software and support requirements. General coordination and support efforts with clients will impact the relationship with the business offices in and out of the OICT office. Clear and concise documentation affects the ease of support and application operations.  Interaction with user communities will affect the reputation of the project team and the OICT. 


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.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

A Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, mathematics, or a related field is required. A Master's degree in a related field is highly desirable.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in full-stack .Net web development is required. With a Master's degree, a candidate with less than 3 years of experience may be considered; however, demonstrated capacity in the full-stack .Net web development is required. 
  • Technical experience in one or more of MS SQL, Oracle, or MySQL is required.

  • Hands on technical  experience in ASP.Net using visual studio, HTML/CSS, Javascript, XML, AJAX is highly desirable.

  • Hands on technical  experience in implementing web services is highly desirable.

  • Experience with Medgate is highly desirable

  • Practical knowledge in UN information management and technical infrastructure is desirable.

Language Requirements:
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French and UN official languages is an advantage.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA)
Contract level: LICA 7
Contract duration: 1 year (renewable subject to funds availability and satisfactory performance) 

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: 

Additional Considerations

  • 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.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

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 mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS provides its partners with advisory, implementation and transactional services, with projects ranging from building schools and hospitals, to procuring goods and services and training local personnel. UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects we support, with a focus on developing national capacity.

UNOPS vision is a world where people can live full lives supported by appropriate, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, and by the efficient and transparent use of public resources in procurement and project management.

With over 8,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, where they need it.  By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.

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.

Background Information - Development Group Cluster

Based in the New York, the UNOPS Development Group Cluster supports diverse partners with their peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations. For example, within the United Nations Development Programme, the Cluster works with the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support and the Office of South-South Cooperation.

The cluster also supports the United Nations Secretariat, as well as a broadening community of other New York-based United Nations organizations in the delivery of project management and implementation services

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