United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Software Production Coordinator

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Description

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 programmes, budgets and decision-making to ensure alignment with the Secretariat’s overall ICT strategy.

The Strategic Technology Solutions unit at India is supporting various ICT development initiatives for its HQ at Vienna, Austria. In this unit we are looking for Software Production Coordinator who is motivated to comprehend, conceptualize, and produce effective software solutions.

Within delegated authority, and in close cooperation with the Chief based in Vienna, Austria, the Software Production Coordinator will be responsible for the Duties and Responsibilities mentioned in the section below.

Duties and Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, and in close cooperation with the Team leader and Chief based in Vienna, Austria, the Software Production Coordinator will be responsible for the following duties: •Develop and execute a strategy for software deliveries, attracting and onboarding deserving and qualified software developers and creative artists.

•Ensure successful Program Management and co-ordination between internal teams for an engaging experience for our partners.

•To enable and support team members in the utilization of new technologies and learning materials.

•Understand the requirements of stakeholders, and build POCs for their review and engagement.

•Define deliverables, their timelines and monitor the progress of Software Development teams; •Manage the day- to- day interaction with the stakeholders •Ensure tight management of milestones and progress of ongoing software Development Projects; •Ensures data security and integrity.

•Perform other duties as assigned.

Competencies

Professionalism: 

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Strong analytical, research, reporting and writing abilities. Strong organizational and process management competencies. Ability to rapidly analyse 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 remains calm in stressful situations. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.

Accountability:

Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within 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; colicits 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:

  • A first-level university degree or professional qualification in Computer Science, information systems, or related field.
  • Prince2 certification is required.
  • IT Service Management certification would be an added advantage.
Experience: 

  • At least 10 years’ experience in software development is required.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in complete production cycle of software development is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with Agile and associated development techniques including:
  • Iterative Development
  • Refactoring
  • Unit Testing
  • Automated Builds & Deployment of Software solutions
  • Continuous Integration and Delivery
  • Acceptance Test Driven Development
  • Knowledge of formal testing and deployment methods from conception through to go-live (system, regression, and UAT testing)
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.

Remuneration package is INR 2,13,578/- 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

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