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5 Oct 2019

Application Developer

Job Description






Job categories                    IT

Vacancy code                     VA/2019/B5004/18662


Department/office              NYSC, SDC, Development and Special Initiatives Portfolio

Duty station                        Home based

Contract type                     International ICA

Contract level                     IICA-1

Duration                              1 Month (Retainer)

Application period             04-Oct-2019 to 25-Oct-2019


Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.


 Background Information – Job-specific

Global Pulse is a flagship innovation initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General on big data. Its vision is a future in which big data and AI are harnessed and used responsibly as a public good. Its mission is to accelerate discovery, development and scaled adoption of data innovation for sustainable development and humanitarian action. To this end, Global Pulse will work to promote awareness of the opportunities Big Data presents for sustainable development and humanitarian action, forge public-private data sharing partnerships, generate high-impact analytical tools and approaches through its network of Pulse Labs, and drive broad adoption of useful innovations across the UN System.

Global Pulse implements data innovation programs through its Pulse Labs to provide UN and development partners with access to the data, tools and expertise required to discover new uses of big data and AI for development. Global Pulse develops policies, toolkits, applications and platforms to improve data-driven decision-making and support the evaluation of promising solutions.


 Functional Responsibilities

UN Global Pulse is looking for a one project short-term hire to perform coding, visual and execution testing and distribution packaging.

The consultant will receive a mostly finished Node.js/Electron application and perform the following tasks:

  • Add user interface content following current template
  • Create an application installer package procedure for Mac OS X and Windows platforms
  • Perform deployed application testing on Mac OS X and Windows platforms
  • Take content and visual update directions continuously from UN Global Pulse technical staff.


 Education/Experience/Language requirements



  • First level university degree in Computer Science, Software Development, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Design or other related disciplines. Secondary education in combination with an additional two years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of a university degree.


  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in professional software development and/or coding;
  • Experience coding in Node.js ( is required;
  • Experience coding with Electron ( is required;
  • Experience in application coding and the Installer Package creation on multiple platforms including Microsoft Windows (64- and 32-bit Intel/AMD) and Apple OS X (64-bit Intel) is required;
  • Experience in application coding in Linux is an asset;
  • Experience in application testing is an asset;
  • Experience in visual design (follow the templates): UX and UI is an asset.


  • Fluency in English (written and oral) is required.


 Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: International Individual Contractual Agreement (IICA)

Contract level: IICA-1 ( ICSC-8)
Contract duration: 1 Month (Retainer- Desk review recruitment)

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

 Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • 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
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

 Background Information – UNOPS


UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.


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