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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Beirut
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2019-06-18

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Long Term Agreement International/National Senior Software Developer.

Beirut (Lebanon)

Background

The serious deficiencies in the governance structures, operations, ICT infrastructure, strategic planning, human resource management and practices in the Lebanese ministries and public entities impede the development process at all levels and widens the gap between the Government of Lebanon (GoL), on one hand and the citizens, businesses and civil society on the other hand. This project aims at supporting civil service reform initiatives that are undertaken by the Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR) to modernize public sector organizations by providing them with the latest management and ICT tools to further improve their service delivery and facilitate the fulfilment of their missions. After the officialannouncement, on 20 March 2019, by Prime Minister Saad Hariri to launch the Lebanon Digital Economy Initiative (LDEI), OMSAR has undertaken large-scale efforts prepare and deliver various components of a Digital Transformation Initiative (DTI) in support of the LDEI. To this achieve this goal, OMSAR is seeking talented and experienced individuals to assist its current staff in formulating, planning, and executing its DTI.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision and overall guidance of the Project Manager and the Senior Digital Transformation Advisor, the Senior Software Developer will be responsible for the delivery and continuous improvement of one or more digital products. S/he will also implement platforms, toolkits and APIs for purposes such as integration, performance optimization, security and scalability. S/he will ensure high quality code is delivered in line with project goals and delivery cycles.The Senior Software Developer will be responsible for the following functions:

  • Lead a multidisciplinary team to deliver platforms, products and services and iteratively improve them through several delivery cycles
  • Design and develop a common unified platform to host all digital services to be offered by the Government of Lebanon
  • Migrate and combine hundreds of public sector website into a secure and robust common platform
  • Develop an expert understanding of the users’ needs and champion these in the delivery of digital services
  • Define, explain and iterate a product’s vision that is compelling to your users, team and stakeholders
  • Build RESTful web services to serve a variety of citizen and government needs, taking responsibility for the quality of code you produce
  • Implement toolkits and APIs for purposes such as integration, performance optimization, security and scalability
  • Build automated tests to support our continuous deployment environment
  • Share knowledge of tools and techniques with your wider team, both developers and non-developers
  • Provide digital guidance across government, supporting recruitment, identifying good practices to adopt and sharing experiences
  • Content Management System Installation, setup and configuration by performing the following tasks:
  • Deliverable 1: Content Management System (CMS) Installation, Setup, and Configuration
  • Install Kentico website
  • Setup Kentico website in IIS
  • Update Kentico project to the latest Hotfix
  • Set global administrator user password
  • Configure global Kentico settings:
  • File storage
  • SMTP server
  • Sender email addresses for Membership, Password, Blogs, Ecommerce…
  • Payment gateways
  • Versioning & Synchronization
  • Web analytics
  • URLs and SEO
  • Web farms
  • Google Recaptcha API keys
  • Google Maps API keys
  • Scheduled tasks
  • Ecommerce store and products
  • Design, Develop, Set up, and Configure Master Website Template by performing the following tasks:
  • Create master website
  • Create design template CSS stylesheet and copy template files to server folder
  • Setup master template header for LTR and RTL
  • Create global page types
  • Create global page template category
  • Create global page templates
  • Create global home page
  • Create global hierarchical menu repeater
  • Create global Login/Signup page
  • Create global user profile page
  • Configure global roles
  • Configure global users
  • Configure global permissions and UI permissions
  • Create global contact form Create custom tables
  • Configure global scheduled tasks
  • Configure local search indexes
  • Fulfill any additional related function as per the request of the Project Manager and the Senior Digital Transformation Advisor.

Competencies

Competencies:

  • Ability to manage software development projects with a passion for evolving great digital products by leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to engage with users and turning user insight into product improvements
  • Familiarity with a range of agile delivery techniques, tools and methods such as SCRUM
  • Skilled in the following front-end and back-end programming technologies: ASP.Net C#, PHP, HTML5, CSS, Ajax, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Node.js, and AngularJS
  • Knowledge of Web Forms and MVC web development models
  • Skilled in developing websites using Kentico CMS (Content Management System) and similar content management systems
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL and MySQL Database Servers
  • Skilled in Reporting, Dashboards, and Data Analytics Web components like DevExpress
  • Knowledge of Cloud Computing and Storage services like Amazon Web Services
  • Competency in applying software design principles
  • Ability to quickly research and learn new programming tools and techniques
  • Systematic approach to solving problems
  • Skilled in designing automated tests to validate solutions
  • Knowledge of collaborative software development on an open platform such as GitHub
  • Mastering of agile environments and version control
  • Understanding Web security
  • Competency of technologies used for web applications, e.g. databases, backups, content delivery networks (CDNs) and search, and of Unix-like operating systems, e.g. Linux and/or Mac OS experience of working on, or with web technologies
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Work openly and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Clear and strong verbal, written and visual communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver at pace.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS, or related field.

Years of Experience:

  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in designing, developing, and implementing multi-tiered applications with Web and mobile client applications.

Technical Experience:

  • Experience in the following front-end and back-end programming technologies: ASP.Net C#, PHP, HTML5, CSS, Ajax, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Node.js, and AngularJS
  • Experience in Web Forms and MVC web development models
  • Experience in developing websites using Kentico CMS (Content Management System) and similar content management systems
  • Experience in Microsoft SQL and MySQL Database Servers
  • Experience in Reporting, Dashboards, and Data Analytics Web components like DevExpress
  • Experience in Cloud Computing and Storage services like Amazon Web Services.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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