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Software Testing Expert

New Delhi (India)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: New Delhi (India)
  • Grade: SB-3 (SC6/SC7), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-20

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The UN’s Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) is responsible for defining the strategic direction for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to the UN Secretariat. It provides oversight of ICT programs, budgets, and decision-making to ensure alignment with the Secretariat’s overall ICT strategy. 
The Strategic Solutions unit in India is supporting various ICT development initiatives for its HQ at Vienna, Austria. In this unit, we are looking for a Software Testing Expert who is motivated to 
comprehend and help produce quality-assured software solutions. 
Within delegated authority and in close cooperation with the Software Production Coordinator, the Software Testing Expert will be responsible for the Duties and Responsibilities mentioned in the section below.

Duties and Responsibilities

III. Functions / Key Results Expected
Summary of Key Functions
Within delegated authority, and in close cooperation with the Software Production Coordinator and Chief based in Vienna, Austria, the Software Testing Expert will be responsible for the following  duties:
  • Participate in the testing, debugging, and implementation of new application systems 
  • releases, modules, and functionalities.
  • Develops test cases and automates standard testing procedures using UN-established 
  • standards for IT technologies, programming languages, and tools.
  • Analyze the collected error/defect data to better understand how errors are introduced and 
  • can be eliminated. Ensure tight management of milestones and progress of ongoing 
  • software development projects.
  • Undertakes rigorous manual testing of applications software
  • Documents testing and quality assurance processes and communicate the same to the team in a clear manner.
  • Perform quality assurance issues prioritization and resolution facilitation.
  • Ensure traceability of test cases to requirements, working with the project to ensure all requirements are tested.
  • Works with developers to identify unit testing coverage and ensure any gaps are documented and addressed.
  • Performs workflow analysis and recommends quality improvements.
  • Ensures data security and integrity.
  • Perform other duties as assigned



Functional Competencies: 
• Professionalism: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Strong analytical, 
research, reporting, and writing abilities. Strong organizational and process management 
competencies. Ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources. 
Ability to produce a variety of written media products in a clear, concise, journalistic style. Ability to deliver oral presentations to various audiences. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities, and remain calm in stressful situations. Shows persistence 
when faced with difficult problems or challenges.
• Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers 
outputs for which one has responsibility within the prescribed time, cost, and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight, and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
• Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team members; supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such 
decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and 
accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Required Skills and Experience

Education: An advanced university degree or professional qualification in  computer science, information systems, or related field.
Experience: At least five years of experience in software testing is required.
Knowledge of formal testing and deployment methods from conception through to go-live (system, regression, and UAT testing) is required.
Language Requirement: English and French are the working languages of the United 
Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required; Knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish language is an advantage

The remuneration package is Rs 98,492/- per month (taxable). UNDP also offers additional benefits which include medical insurance coverage and limited pension reimbursement for contract holder and encourages work-life balance.




Important applicant information

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

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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.

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