Information Communications Technology Officer (Jr. JEE Developer), NO-1, Temporary Appointment (364 days), Yemen CO/Outpost in Amman, Jordan (For Jordanians ONLY)
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone and we never give up.
For every child, Advocate
In the 1970s UNICEF established presence in Yemen to respond to the urgent needs of children in the poorest country in the Middle East. In 1991, Yemen ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child and it was enacted immediately. Since then the country has been making steady progress for children until it plunged into a brutal conflict in 2015 but even before that, Yemen needed large amounts of humanitarian assistance.
UNICEF is a leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for children rights. Child rights begin with safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflict and traverse the life cycle. UNICEF strive to ensure that all children are born alive, stay safe and keep learning.
The Emergency Cash Transfer Project (ECTP) targets 1.5 million vulnerable beneficiary cases (over 9 million people) across all Yemen districts and governorates with unconditional cash transfers in response to the socio-economic crisis. The ECTP is being rolled out nationally by UNICEF as the executing agency, with funds and technical assistance from the World Bank through the International Development Association. UNICEF has established a Project Management Unit (PMU) with staff members operating in Yemen and Jordan, to oversee the implementation.
The ECTP requires the implementation of a Management Information System (MIS) solution that supports the necessary emergency payment delivery functionality and ensures the security of beneficiary data. The ECTP relies heavily on technology and uses agile methodology and open source, i.e., cloud IaaS, Linux (CentOS), Postgres, JEE, Kibana and TeamGantt. The poor ICT infrastructure in Yemen and especially the challenges in terms of connectivity, required the use of a distributed solution based on Linux CentOS severs running minimal-MIS that replicate the deltas to the cloud based IaaS main-MIS.
For more on our work in Yemen, please visit our website: https://www.unicef.org/yemen/
How can you make a difference?
The ICT Officer (Jr. JEE Developer) reports to the ICT Manager (Business Relations) for close guidance and supervision. The ICT Officer (Jr. JEE Developer) will be responsible for the transfer of the ECTP MIS solutions, its maintenance, upgrade and full operation from a third party. The ICT Officer (Jr. JEE Developer) will perform the following key functions:
- Assistance with the transfer of MIS ownership from a third party: MIS fully transferred to PMU;
- Complement and update all documentation: Meet software development best practices quality standards;
- Support, maintain and upgrade MIS: Fully functional MIS solution, both Main-MIS and Minimal MIS as well as data exchange with other providers;
- Any other related tasks reasonably assigned by Supervisor.
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Females are particularly encouraged to apply. See benefits given to female staff members at UNICEF:Female Entitlements Edited2.jpg
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- University degree (Bachelor or higher) in computer science, software engineering, information technology related areas. Professional JEE certification or software development is an asset.
- Minimum one (1) year of relevant professional experience in Software Development as JEE Developer with experience in CentOS Linux, Postgres, Java Enterprise Edition, RESTful Web Services, and Business Intelligence tools, preferably Kibana in large national or international entities.
- Ability to work with a team as well as independently in a multi-cultural and gender-sensitive environment.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are:
- Analyzing (2)
- Applying Technical Expertise (2)
- Formulating Strategies and Concepts (1)
- Planning and Organizing (1)
View our competency framework at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
“UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.”
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. A written test in the subject area and coding test will be conducted for shortlisted candidates and interviews will be follow right after that.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=521599