Job at United Nations Volunteers: Website Officer (Deadline: 22 February 2018)

Job at United Nations Volunteers: Website Officer (Deadline: 22 February 2018)

Job at United Nations Volunteers: Website Officer (Deadline: 22 February 2018)

Agency
UN Volunteers
Title
Website Officer
Job ID
14389
National Volunteer Scheme – EXPERT IN INTEGRATED WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
Vacancy End Date
(Midnight New York, USA)
22/02/2018
Kigali, Rwanda
Education & Work Experience
G-Bachelor’s Level Degree – 2 year(s) experience
Required:
Desired:
English, Kinyarwanda
 
Grade
GP
Vacancy Type
National Regular UN Volunteer
Posting Type
External
Bureau
United Nations Volunteers
Contract Duration
6 months
 

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Background

Within the terms of the organization’s delegated authority, and under the direct supervision of UNV Programme Officer, the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Creation of an Online Volunteer Platform for Rwanda:
  • Prepare and present an inception report with details on methodology and design of the Online Volunteer Platform for Rwanda (OVPR) in both Kinyarwanda and English following the process of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), which includes data gathering, analysis, design, coding, testing, maintenance and validation;
  • Create the Online Volunteer Platform for Rwanda (OVPR) in both Kinyarwanda and English Languages with switch buttons from one language window to another, while maintaining coherent contents, and officially handed over to MYICT;
  • Host OVPR onto the website of the Ministry of Youth and Information, Communication and Technology (MYICT) with official linkages to UNDP’s website and the National Itorero Commission (NIC) website;
  • Write programming code and graphics and active menu buttons that enable the upload of the site onto a provided server and facilitate registration with appropriate/secure search engines;
  • Provide adequate cyber security, which should include secure registration, login forms, secure user profiles as well as secure archive modes.
  • Incorporate an on-line step-by-step Registration form/template with links to built-in contents for information, as well as include submission button that processes information onto the host site;
  • Enable the OVPR to generate and process user data (frequency, number of clicks, viewers, etc.;
  • Ensure that the created OVPR is user friendly (work with all operating systems, browsers and not confusing for users, as well as readable using all smart communications devices including mobile telephones);
  • Ensure that there is share-point: make the OVPR social-media friendly, to ease social media sharing;
  • Ensure that the Online Volunteer Platform for Rwanda (OVPR) caters primarily for in-country youth initiatives that empower youth and women towards peace and development by including fields that anchor programmes and projects with linkages to authorised platforms;
  • Ensure that the OVPR has main and sub active menus that peg it to YouthConnekt website and initiatives, which serve as hub/forum for practical discussions and innovation, career and enterprise development. Such menus should have linkages that bring together youth, entrepreneurship practitioners, experts in various business related areas, etc. in chat or discussion forums, and act as a virtual support system;
  • Ensure the adaptability of the OVPR with focus on implementing the National Youth Policy and the National Volunteer Policy for Rwanda; Youth career development and entrepreneurship and, be directly linked to YouthConnekt. Thus, create active icons with drop-down menus that link to specific areas of the above policies.
  • Conduct training on managing Online Volunteer Platform for Rwanda (OVPR) for target staff of MYICT, National Itorero Commission, and line staff of the above-mentioned districts.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNVpublications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.



 

Duties and Responsibilities

  Results/Expected Outputs:

The key results include:

  • A well developed and active/functional Online Volunteer Platform for Rwanda (OVPR) created and hosted onto the website of the Ministry of Youth and Information, Communication and Technology (MYICT) with official linkages to UNDP’s website, and officially handed over to MYICT;
  • Ensured link of the OVPR with YouthConnekt as a platform for Entrepreneurship promotion;
  • Ensured implementation of the National Youth Policy and National Volunteer Policy for Rwanda through the OVPR;
  • Ensured training of staff of MYICT and line staff of the Districts of Nyamagabe, Nyaruguru and Ruhango;
  • Ensured capacity development of users of the OVPR through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, including supervising of national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts using the platform;
  • Ensure that OVPR meets search engine optimizations;
  • Link OVPR to the MYICT and UNDP Rwanda website.

 

  • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment;
  • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed;
  • The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs);
  • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment;
  • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.

 

Competencies

Qualifications/Requirements (including competencies, values and skills):

A) Qualifications, skills, experience:

 

Degree level: Bachelor’s degree

Type of Degree: University degree or Associate’s Degree in Computer Science, or Computer Applications, or Information Technology, or Computer Engineering or Software Development.

Years of work experience: Minimum of 2 years of previous job experience in web application (website design and development, website hosting), with strong track record in this domain.

  • Good knowledge and skills in dealing with web design and hosting matters:
  • Skills to understand and use computer capabilities, including advanced knowledge and skills in PHP, Mysql, HTML, CSS and JAVA Script to design effective web applications;
  • Strong Analytical ability to use Dreamweaver for coding, WAMP or XAMP for server side, and Mysql workbench in designing a data-base;
  • Experience with Form and Data validation for security of the website;
  • Experience in IT integrations between technically complex platforms composed of various services and data storage solutions.
  • Excellent skills in graphic design is highly needed
  • Strong Analytical abilities in complex IT structure and process documentations, with an understanding of technical design challenges and solutions.
  • Ability to analyse users’ needs and software that address such needs;
  • Good Knowledge of use of Java Technologies;
  • Experience with sensitive data storage and governance processes.
  • Ability to do analytical and creative thinking for rapid web solutions; solve problems that arise throughout the design process from the inception to use.
  • Sufficient Skill in marketing is added value;

 

  • Ability to work well as part of a team for Data gathering, analysis, designing, Development, Testing and successful delivery of functional web application;
  • Understanding of governmental IT systems and Telecom integrations in Rwanda.
  • Skills using IT terminology to explain the functionality of software(s) work(s);
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in working with UN agencies with a capacity to provide formal and informal training;
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision;
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment and contribute to ongoing organizational improvements;
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda and English languages is required. Knowledge of French would be an asset.

 

  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge and experience of working with local partner agencies with a capacity to provide formal and informal training
  • Proven ability to deal with multiple tasks in a courteous and service-oriented manner in a demanding working condition
  • Flexible and adaptable

 

Required Skills and Experience

Language (s): Fluency in Kinyarwanda and English languages is required. Knowledge of French would be an asset.

  • Excellent writing skills, good analytical skills, good organizational skills, excellent graphic design skills highly needed.

 

Driving license required:  No

Computer skills: 

 

  • Advanced Knowledge of internet applications, online social network and online video publishing highly desired;
  • Advanced Knowledge of Content Management System, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Flash is highly needed.
Disclaimer

 Other Skills:

B) Competencies and values:

  • Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented.
  • Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations.
  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
  • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working

relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender;

  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, remote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of operations; willingness to transfer to other duty stations within area of operations as may be necessary;
  • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.

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