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Web Administrator – Climate & Forests - IPSA 10

Home Based - May require travel

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Remote | Home Based - May require travel
  • Grade: Mid level - IPSA-10, International Personnel Services Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Climate Change
  • Closing Date: 2023-02-07

Background

Instructions to Applicants: Click on the "Apply now" button. Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. Please ensure that CV or P11 and the Cover letter are combined in one file.

The following documents shall be required from the applicants:

Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.

A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.

Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.

Office/Unit/Project Description

 

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) serves as the integrator in the UN Development System, to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP has a Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise supporting delivery of the signature solutions in UNDP’s Strategic Plan.

 

Within the GPN, the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) develops all relevant policy and guidance to deliver on UNDP’s Strategic Plan, providing technical advice to Country Offices, representing UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora and engaging in UN inter-agency coordination.

 

Climate change is the single greatest challenge humanity has ever faced. Climate change mitigation – or reducing greenhouse gas emissions – is essential to fulfilling commitments to the Paris Agreement and limiting the global mean temperature increase to 1.5° C above pre-industrial levels. UNDP, with more than 280 climate change mitigation projects and programs in over 110 countries, is a key actor supporting countries in their emission reduction plans, contributing to ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions. Activities in energy, as well as forests and agriculture, will be critical to meeting global mitigation objectives. 

 

UNDP’s approach to forestry aligns with the SDG 15 and contributes to UNDP's 'signature solution' on environment and nature-based solutions for development. Deforestation and forest degradation accounts for more than 10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and it is clear that the stabilization of global temperatures cannot be achieved without reducing emissions from the forest sector. UNDP's Climate and Forests programme supports countries to conserve and sustainably manage forests and ensure sustainable and equitable development paths that lead towards carbon neutrality.

 

Under the overall objective and scope of work as referred to above, the UNDP Climate & Forests programme is seeking a Web Adminstrator to update, maintain and support its web presence at www.climateandforests-undp.org.

 

Institutional Arrangement

 

The Web Administrator will be supervised by the Principal Policy and Technical Advisor, Climate and Forests Programme, BPPS, or her/his designated mandated representative(s). The assignment is home-based. If travel is required, and subject to (local) Covid-19 health permission, such travel shall be at UNDP’s expense and processed in accordance with UNDP’s travel guidance and policy. 

 

Given the consultations to be undertaken during this assignment, the Web Administrator is expected to be reasonably flexible with his/her availability for such consultations taking into consideration different time zones. The Web Administrator will be given access to relevant information necessary for execution of the tasks under this assignment, and he/she will be responsible for providing her/his own working station (i.e., laptop, internet, phone, scanner/printer, etc.) and must have access to a reliable internet connection.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

              Scope of Work

 

The Web Administrator, by working closely with UNDP Climate & Forests team, will update, launch and maintain a renewed website, that is user-friendly and secure.

 

In particular, the Web Administrator will:

 

  • Work with the Climate & Forests team to update and maintain a user-friendly web strategy, update website taxonomy and apply best-in-practice principles to build user engagement.
  • Support the maintenance and creation of new pages.
  • Assist users with access issues (eg. Password resets, login procedures).
  • Help develop users' capacity to self-manage their own project pages.
  • Log bugs/issues that have been identified by colleagues/users.
  • Prioritise and schedule work to resolve bugs/issues.
  • Test and apply core and control module updates,
  • Add/remove users.
  • Create custom pages/layouts to support project communication/KM objectives.
  • Adjust custom page layouts ( eg. Home page layout, menus) as necessary.
  • Optimise Drupal install (eg. Manage caching, module uninstall, etc.) as necessary.
  • Update CSS as necessary.
  • Create user-friendly interface to promote increased consistency across web properties.
  • Administer Linux-based webhost to prevent downtime, configure and manage backups, monitor host resources, optimise server for performance, liaise with hosting provider to resolve faults, liaise with UNDP JCT team to procure, and manage domains, hosting services, SSL certificates, etc., and maintain a secure register of account details and access credentials.

Competencies

Competencies

        

Core

Achieve Results:

LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact

Think Innovatively:

LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems

Learn Continuously:

LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences

Adapt with Agility:

LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands

Act with Determination:

LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results

Engage and Partner:

LEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:

LEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

Thematic Area

Name

Definition

Business Management

Digital Awareness & Literacy

Ability and inclination to rapidly adopt new technologies, either through skilfully grasping their usage or through understanding their impact and empowering others to use them as needed.

Business Development

Human-centered Design

Ability to develop solutions to problems bt involving the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process.

Digital & Innovation

Programming, Web and App Development

Ability to build websites, platforms and apps that are effective and intuitive to use.

 

Digital & Innovation

User-centred design, user research, user testing

 

Knowledge of user-centred design methodologies and abilityto apply them practically.

 

 

Required Skills and Experience

Minimum Qualifications of the Successful IPSA

 

Min. Education requirements

Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology or closely related field.

Min. years of relevant work experience

A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in website administration, website design, website management or similar. 

Required  skills

  • Familiarity and relevant experience in using different Content Management Systems (CMS), particularly Drupal;
  • Have a broad knowledge of current web development technologies and design tools in the field, and new software and other web programming languages and programs including use of HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, XSLT, Macromedia Flash, Java;
  • Demonstrate the ability to create innovative and visually appealing design;

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section

  • Have excellent knowledge of recent trends in graphic design, web sites, including online video publishing, and social media networking.

Required Language(s)

Proficiency in written and spoken English is required. 

Professional Certificates

N/A

 

Thematic Area

Name

Definition

Business Management

Digital Awareness & Literacy

Ability and inclination to rapidly adopt new technologies, either through skilfully grasping their usage or through understanding their impact and empowering others to use them as needed.

Business Development

Human-centered Design

Ability to develop solutions to problems bt involving the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process.

Digital & Innovation

Programming, Web and App Development

Ability to build websites, platforms and apps that are effective and intuitive to use.

 

Digital & Innovation

User-centred design, user research, user testing

 

Knowledge of user-centred design methodologies and abilityto apply them practically.

 

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