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Software Development Specialist

Myanmar (Myanmar)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Myanmar (Myanmar)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-22

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Mission and objectives

Myanmar has embarked on a major transition towards democracy, market style economy and peace. Myanmar has low middle-income status (LMIC) and is committed to lifting itself out of Least Developed Country (LDC) status within the next seven years. Following the implementation of the first ever UNDP Country Programme during 2013-2017 and as a key development partner of the government of Myanmar, UNDP will implement a new UNDP Country Programme for the period 2018-2022, striving to deliver on a large and relevant programme portfolio that is responsive to the main development challenges facing the country.


The UNDP Country Office in Myanmar is a key interlocutor and advisor to the union gov-ernment on evidence-based and integrated planning and policy making, rule of law, civil ser-vice reform, parliamentary capacity and institution building, and expanding its programme at the state, region and township levels in order to ensure stronger institutions at all levels of government as well as broader public engagement as part of the effort to build and sustain peace. The new UNDP Myanmar Country Programme (2018-2022) has been finalized and a new structure will be implemented to support a more integrated and collaborative way to help Myanmar achieve sustainable development and sustained peace. The Country Office has aligned the new office structure with the new CPD and designed new ways of working that will facilitate more collaboration across the office, create the foundations for more sub-national level work and higher delivery, facilitate the relocation of the country office from Yangon to Naypyidaw during the upcoming CPD period, and emphasize learning and support to national staff capacity development.

Task description

• Under the direct supervision of the Digital Democracy Programme Team Leader, the National UN Volunteer will carry out the following tasks: • Analyse existing opensource software and rapidly customize source code in line with contextu-al requirements. • Apply software development methodologies as needed to design, develop, implement and test application systems, modules and any software components needed • develop software technical specifications based on requirements; develop and maintain neces-sary software documentation in order to facilitate upgrade and maintenance . • undertake software requirement analysis based on organization/stakeholder needs and be able to develop a minimum viable product. • Work with a diverse group of stakeholders and technical experts to capture and understand the technological requirements and then translate to a technical product. • Provide necessary technical support and work on a team basis with all members to accomplish development and implementation of tasks as required by the team leader. • Contribute technical and professional knowledge and experience to improve on all products and platforms under the digital democracy programme.

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