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ICT Associate (DevOps)

Valencia (Spain)

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Valencia (Spain)
  • Grade: LICA-6, Local Individual Contractors Agreement - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-01

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Background Information - Job-specific

The Division of Healthcare Management and Occupational Safety and Health (DHMOSH) provides health-related services in New York and in over 100 locations worldwide.

The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Section focuses on occupational health risks and will commence the collection of information about occupationally incurred injury or illness, allowing for the development of baseline estimates of tangible and intangible costs. It also manages sick leave, disability, medical clearances, medical evacuations and repatriations, and preparedness for public health emergencies, including the medical aspects of crisis and mass casualty response plans in field duty stations.

This is a position in UNOPS for supporting projects carried out for or in the United Nations Secretariat for OSH. The incumbent of this position will be a personnel of UNOPS under its full responsibility.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the UNOPS Senior Programme Manager, the incumbent will be operationally working under Information Systems Officer and administratively work under UNOPS personnel and will:

  • Design and develop changes in assigned projects to meet the dates and objectives using knowledge of complete development life cycle from analysis to deployment.
  • Assist the business in defining the right technical portal architecture to support the business requirements.
  • Participate in the preparation of all documents related to project development.
  • Apply in-depth knowledge of ASP.NET (C#, VB.NET), SQL, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Visual Studio, Web Services, XML, AJAX, Internet, Intranet and Client Server technologies for Portal integration to various systems.
  • Maintain assigned portions of systems, providing operational support for system’s applications, analyzing and implementing system changes/upgrades, etc.
  • Prepare, update and maintain system’s documentation and related technical/procedural manuals.
  • Assist in the set-up and monitoring of software performance measures.
  • Represent the team in a professional manner when dealing with internal and external clients.
  • Ensure that the service provided adheres to the operational standards for quality and timeliness.
  • Participate in Helpdesk support services.
  • Perform other duties as may be reasonably required and in line with the incumbent’s scope of services above.

Monitoring and Progress Controls
The result of work of the ICT Associate (DevOps) impacts directly on delivery of services that satisfy the requirements of the Division as well as the performance of the services implemented. It will also ensure proper processes and methodologies are followed and implemented according to the latest of the industry standards. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring activities for all global locations are in line with the overall business targets and UN policies, rules and regulations.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

* FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY * CANDIDATES WITH NO UNITED NATIONS OR UNOPS EXPERIENCE ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

a. Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • A University degree or technical/professional diploma in Computer Science, Information Systems/Technology, Engineering or any related technical field may replace some of the required number of years of experience. 

b. Work Experience

Required:

  • A minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of ICT, administration or other related fields is required. A candidate with a Bachelor’s degree must have at least two (2) years of experience in the relevant area. A candidate who has a technical /professional diploma must have at least four (4) years of experience in the relevant area;
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in development and support of web application projects.
  • A minimum one (1) year of experience with DevOps;

Desirable: (The following experiences are optional. Candidates who do not have them are welcome to apply):

  • Be proficient in the following website development technologies: ASP.NET (C#, VB.NET), SQL, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, XML, Visual Studio.
  • Exposure or knowledge in any one of database management tools (RDBMS); i.e. MSSQL, Oracle, MySQL, etc.
  • Knowledge in Windows Server and MS SQL Server administration is an advantage.
c. Language
  • Fluency in English (write, read, speak) is a required.
  • Knowledge of a second UN language is an advantage.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA) 
Contract level: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA 6)
Contract duration: Open-ended (renewable subject to funds availability and satisfactory performance)

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx 

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.

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.
  • 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.  

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 is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.\

Background Information - Sustainable Development Cluster 

Based in New York, the Sustainable Development Cluster (SDC) supports diverse partners with their peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations.

The SDC’s services include grants management, development and special initiatives support, and technology support to the UN and UN agencies.

The SDC is part of the New York Service Cluster that supports the United Nations Secretariat, as well as a broadening community of other New York-based United Nations organizations, bilateral and multilateral partners in the delivery of UNOPS mandate in project management, infrastructure management, and procurement management.


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