The Web Developer is responsible for providing effective and efficient web services especially related to the development and deployment of online applications.
Summary of key functions:
- Development and management of Regional Center online tools;
- Knowledge management support;
- Technology support;
- Policies, standards and procedures compliance support.
Manage, revise and develop online tools of the Regional Centre, focusing on achievement of the following results:
- Develop online applications as solutions to business problems (demand-based) that address the needs of sharing experience and expertise;
- Maintain and further develop existing UNDP RSCI online presences including intra-, extra- and internet parts;
- Develop new or revise existing web-based tools/systems as requested by the different teams;
- Manage software development projects for new tools/systems and updates of old tools/systems including needs assessment, project management, assuring compatibility with the existing platform, standards, guidelines and procedures for the RSCI technology environment;
- Prepare internal policies and procedures on the use of websites;
- Interpret user requirements and translate these into systems specifications;
- Provide technical support and assistance to the RBEC staff in the sphere of web development, content management and related areas;
- Ensure data security and consistency of online applications;
- Monitor and analyse the pattern of visits to the relevant sites, keep statistics on the number of hits to each of them and present a monthly report on his/her findings;
- Ensure technical documentation for tools is in place.
Provide knowledge management support, focusing on the following:
- Working closely with the Programme Support Team and ICT team responsible for the initiation and formulation of ICT-related aspects of KM platforms, programmes, policies, strategies, tools and/or materials;
- Liaise with partnership institutions on ICT for development programs and materials and with national authorities on ICT policies, strategies and programs;
- Identification of opportunities and ways of converting business processes into web-based systems to address the issues of efficiency (office management system, knowledge management systems);
- Organize training for relevant staff related to the usage and facilitation of the web sites.
Provide technology support for online resources, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
- Monitor new technological developments and suggest innovation to the website and Intranet to ensure that the UNDP RBEC systems use the most adequate and up-to-date technology in information management and delivery, including web-based tools, distance learning, multi-media applications, workflow and cooperative knowledge management tools, etc;
- Keep abreast of literature, in order to keep track of new developments in the relevant areas. Look into opportunities for self-training on web-related issues and develop procedures for their application on the UN web sites;
- Keep up-to-date on UNDP guidelines regarding web content, design and initiatives, particularly guidelines relating to accessibility for people in developing countries and people using assistive technologies;
Ensure compliance of RSCI online resources with policies, standards and procedures, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
- Liaise with HQ Units to ensure proper implementation of corporate standards at the local level;
- Ensure that the technology and procedures used by RSCI online resources meet industry best practices.
The IC is expected to deliver monthly progress reports with time sheets indicating the fulfilment/progress of requested tasks/activities. Payments will be made on monthly basis, only upon confirmation of UNDP on deliveries in a satisfactory manner. In order to fulfill required tasks, the estimated number of days to be invested by the consultant is up to 120 working days until the end of the assignment with maximum of 20 working days per month.