ICT Senior Officer – Software Development

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UNOPS supports partners to build a better future by providing services that increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of peace building, humanitarian and development projects. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.

The New York Portfolios Office (NYPO) supports the United Nations Secretariat, as well as other New York-based United Nations organizations, bilateral and multilateral partners in the delivery of UNOPS mandate in project management, infrastructure management, and procurement management.

The Sustainable Development Cluster (SDC) supports diverse partners with their Peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations. It was formed by combining the following portfolios: Grants Management Services (GMS), UN Technology Support Services (UNTSS), Development and Special Initiatives Portfolio (DSIP). It provides Services to partners’ programmes that are designed, structured, and managed with a global perspective and primarily serving partners that are headquartered in New York. The SDC has a footprint of approximately 125 countries.

Our UN partner has requested the assistance of UNOPS in providing various ICT services. UNOPS has entered into a service-oriented agreement with the UN ICT partner to deliver support in various ICT domains. The objective of this function is to support our partner in executing the activities outlined in this TOR.

This is a position in UNOPS for supporting projects carried out for or in the United Nations Secretariat. The incumbent of this position will be personnel of UNOPS under its full responsibility.



Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the overall supervision of Senior Programme Manager and in direct supervision of team lead, the ICT Senior Officer – Software Development will be performing the following functions:

Systems Development:

• Architects, constructs, and maintains the software components

• Coordinates with the teams responsible for the other layers of the product infrastructure.

• Develops detailed system and other functional specifications and user documentation for systems.

Business Change Management:

• Identifies current problems and elicit, specifies and documents business functional, data and non-functional requirements for simple subject areas with clearly defined boundaries.

• Develops training materials and operating and user manuals.

Service Operation:

• Maintains, upgrades, or enhances existing user systems; troubleshoots and provides continuing user support, to include resolving difficult problems.

• Follows agreed support procedures.

• Advises on the use of new techniques, monitoring transactions to measure performance and continued effectiveness of assigned systems, etc.

  • Performs other duties as may be reasonably required and in line with the incumbent’s scope of services above

3. Monitoring and Progress Controls

The ICT Senior Officer – Software Development manages and engages in all operational aspects of web applications and web services systems, ensuring those systems meet established service level agreements; manages and actively participates in projects of significant importance to the Organization; works with minimal supervision and in accordance with team’s goals; keeps abreast of available technology and shows willingness to learn new technology.




a. Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) preferably in computer science, engineering, or related field.
  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with two years of additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

b. Work Experience


  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in web application development.
  • A minimum of two (2) of in experience in C#, HTML and CSS and vanilla JavaScript
  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience with at least two components of the Power Platform: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Power Pages
  • Fluent in SQL, NoSQL git, CI/CD pipelines

Desirable: (the following experience is optional candidates who do not have it are welcome to apply)

  • Experience with developing Azure Functions
  • Demonstrated abilities to learn new frameworks and API.
  • Fluent with deployment on Azure cloud

c. Language requirements

• Fluency in English (write, speak, read) is required. Fluency in one or more official UN languages is desirable.




Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.



Contract type: ICA
Contract level: L-ICA 9 (Local ICA Specialist)
Contract duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:


  • Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.
  • UNOPS embraces diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity. Our workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. UNOPS seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce.
  • Qualified women and candidates from groups which are underrepresented in the UNOPS workforce are encouraged to apply. These include in particular candidates from racialized and/or indigenous groups, members of minority gender identities and sexual orientations, and people with disabilities.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • We would like to ensure all candidates perform at their best during the assessment process. If you are shortlisted and require additional assistance to complete any assessment, including reasonable accommodation, please inform our human resources team when you receive an invitation.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types.
  • This position is stationed in India which is a family duty station.

Terms and Conditions

  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post.
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (they take around 4 hours to complete) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS. For more information on a retainer contract here.
  • All UNOPS personnel are responsible for performing their duties in accordance with the UN Charter and UNOPS Policies and Instructions, as well as other relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, all personnel must demonstrate an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a manner consistent with UN core values and the UN Common Agenda.
  • It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential personnel. Recruitment in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.


New York, United States
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