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Web Developer, NAIROBI, KENYA

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Organization: United Nations Environment Programme

Country: Kenya

City: Nairobi

Office: UNEP Nairobi, Kenya

Closing date: Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Posting Title: Web Developer

Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme

Duty Station: NAIROBI

Posting Period: 06 December 2021 – 15 December 2021

Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-169894-Consultant

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Result of Service

Fully functioning corporate site that satisfies needs of clients and is updated per contemporary web standards.

New innovative applications to the website while ensuring that all bugs are addressed in a timely manner with minimal site interruptions.

Work Location


Expected duration

The duration of this consultancy is 12 months at level “A”.

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UN Environment’s mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. UN Environment’s Communications Division communicates UN Environment’s core messages to all stakeholders and partners, raising environmental awareness and enhancing the profile of UNEP worldwide.

The consultant shall report to Head of Web and will carry out the following duties:

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Functionality development for corporate site, unep.org

Fix bugs for corporate site, unep.org

Innovation for unep.org and web ecosystem

Drupal up to date with all security updates

Site development for WED

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: A minimum of a university degree in computer science, information systems or related discipline is required.

Experience: A minimum of 5 years work experience developing dynamic web solutions in Drupal 8 and PHP implementations is required. Experience building responsive websites using Drupal CMS, HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, and JavaScript/jQuery, Elastic Search, Node JS, React and other Headless technologies; Experience with PHP, PHP files/theme functions, and knowledge of the Drupal theme layer; Expert knowledge of RESTful services, JS frameworks (Angular, React, Express); Comfortable working with debugging tools like Firebug, Chrome inspector, etc.; Experience with version control and code repositories is a must (Git, Bitbucket) with working knowledge of SSH; Ability to architect enterprise Drupal solutions including data, display, and information architecture; Advanced site-building experience including deep familiarity with Drupal modules such as CTools, Views, and Panels; Thorough understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (e.g. Requirements, Design, Development, Testing) and exposure to Agile; Excellent communication skills is desirable.

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and spoken English is required; knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.




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