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Android Developer


  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Germany
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2023-01-01


WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.


Job Title: Android Developer

Division: PPF - Private Partnerships and Fundraising Division

Duty Station: Rome, Italy. Remote agreement can be considered.

Type of Contract: full-time regular Consultant

Duration: 11 months (expected start in March 2022)

Deadline for applications: 10.02.2022



The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest provider of humanitarian food assistance. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 82 countries each year Around 14,000 people work for the organization, most of them in remote areas, directly serving the hungry poor.

ShareTheMeal is developed as the first pilot project of the WFP Innovation Accelerator, part of the Innovation and Knowledge Management Division, which aims to combine start-up lean thinking with non-profit projects to reduce food insecurity and malnutrition. This division reports to the Chief of Staff of WFP and seeks to create value through prioritizing and better harnessing innovative ideas, as well as scaling up transformative projects to a global level.

The ShareTheMeal app was launched in 2015 and currently has more than one million users. The team, located in Berlin, is focused on growing the user base and increasing engagement of existing users through marketing and communication initiatives as well as further developing the app to include new and innovative features.



The Consultant, reporting to the Head of Engineering for the ShareTheMeal initiative, is expected to:

  1. Design and implement secure, tested and robust architecture on Android using Clean Architecture, Kotlin and Automated Testing.
  2. Follow proper software development practices for the Android app:
    1. Design and implement Android solutions for ShareTheMeal
    2. Maintain and conduct bug-fixes of the Android code
    3. Write robust and maintainable tests
    4. Conduct code reviews and assessments
    5. Manage CI pipelines
    6. Monitor the Android app in the Production Environment
    7. Contribute to the Android Tech Strategy
    8. Document architecture/code decisions
  3. Contribute to innovations to improve the quality of our overall systems.
  4. Contribute to innovations to improve the velocity of our team.
  5. Work closely with the Product team to improve our products and product features.



  • Completed contributions to the application, architecture and infrastructure.
  • Documentation and handover to Head of Engineering for ShareTheMeal




Bachelor’s degree or technical training in computer science or related field


At least 3 years of experience in developing and designing Android native apps designed to serve thousands or more active users.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of Kotlin development
  • Good knowledge of native Android SDK
  • Embracing principles of clean code, test driven development, clean architecture and agile development processes
  • Knowledge of Unit Testing
  • User-centred approach to software development
  • Strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Ability to interact with managers with maturity and tact
  • Mature judgment with strong interpersonal skills
  • Collaborative spirit able to liaise with a wide range of people at all levels and across different cultures and to act with credibility and diplomacy
  • Strong time management skills with an ability to plan ahead, anticipate requirements, problems and obstacles, and an ability to juggle competing priorities successfully, and to work to tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy
  • Fully committed and motivated to achieve the aims of the World Food Programme


High proficiency in written and spoken English


Terms and Conditions


Short-listed candidates can be subject to written assessment.

WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by role’s responsibilities and deliverables. This consultancy assignment is renewable upon funding.

Visit the website for detailed information on working with WFP: - Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about our operations.


Qualified female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply.


WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the Organisation. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection & recruitment process, and for work-related needs upon joining the Programme.


WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.


We greatly appreciate your interest in WFP and joining our mission to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030

Saving Lives, Changing Lives!

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