IT Application Development Officer (specialization: Transition and Release)

Position Summary

Job CategoryVacancy
Vacancy Notice NumberICC/22/MUL/25
Position TitleIT Application Development Officer (specialization: Transition and Release)
Position TypeTemporary - 12 months
Number of Positions1
Date of Issue11/10/2022
Date of Closing01/11/2022
GradeP3
Annual Salary EstimationBrindisi: USD 72,910; Geneva: USD 109,021; New York: USD 108,958; Rome: USD 76,358; Valencia: USD 78,741 (net, single rate, including post adjustment)
Duty StationBrindisi, (Italy), Geneva, (Switzerland), New York, (USA), Rome, (Italy), Valencia, (Spain)
Organizational Location/UnitDigital Business Solutions (CPD)

Position Description

The UNICC workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNICC seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity by ensuring equal opportunity and an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates from any race, ethnicity, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Purpose of the Position:

The purpose of this position is to:

  • Provide technical coordination coordinate the transition and release management functions for assigned projects within the Application Delivery Unit (CPD)
  • Build, implement, and support best practices to ensure Application Development processes are managed in compliance with UNICC processes, following an Agile mindset

Objectives of the Programme:

The objectives of the Centre, as stated by its mandate, are to provide information and communication technology (ICT) services (including training) on an inter-organizational basis.

Main duties and responsibilities:

The incumbent will work under the direct supervision and guidance of the Head Application Delivery Unit within the Clients and Projects Division and in close collaboration with all relevant stakeholders in other divisions of UNICC and other UN system agencies, as required. The incumbent could be requested to do any others tasks of similar level in related fields.

The IT Application Development Officer (specialization: Testing and Quality Assurance) will work in collaboration with the various Application Development teams and will be responsible for:

Process Coordination and Improvements

  • Provide technical guidance, coordinate the transition and release management functions within assigned projects
  • Prioritize and coordinate activities for the deployment of software applications or other related changes to the project environments.
  • Gather information, analyse impacts, risks and track status of all change requests and release implementations
  • Coordinate with Incident Management, Problem Management, Change Management, and Configuration Management to ensure correct and consistent data is provided to the Change and Release Management processes
  • Support the alignment with business processes and requirements during the service transition process. Work closely with all delivery groups to continuously improve change and release processes, procedures and communication for the delivery of services

Team and Stakeholder(s) Management

  • Coordinate and supervise the daily work of the Transition and Release team, including setting up of work plans, monitoring progress, providing regular feedback, technical guidance and support; Nurture a motivating work environment including development plans for the team
  • Support the key business stakeholders in transition management to operations, ensuring that business as usual is maintained during the implementation of any new IT projects and the changes are effectively integrated into the business
  • Ensure that the development team members are fully updated on the progress and priorities
  • Other: Provide other ad hoc support either within your team or in other teams as required – this includes the participation in special projects or support to service delivery for short period of time on a part-time or full-time basis upon request from the senior management

Recruitment Profile

Experience and Skills required:

Essential:

  • At least five (5) years’ relevant IT experience in application development, including experience working with global organizations and/or multinational companies
  • Proven experience and knowledge of transition and release management process in application development
  • Experience with Secure Software development Lifecycle frameworks and methodologies
  • Proven experience with coordination and facilitation of Change and Release Management processes and procedures
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the ITIL best practice framework
  • Customer experience best practices and techniques
  • Experience in supervising, mentoring and coordinating the work of junior personnel and remote teams

Desirable:

  • Good knowledge of DevSecOps process, CI/CD, Sandbox management and data backup/recovery
  • Good knowledge of standard project management methodologies and frameworks such as PRINCE2, SCRUM and / or Agile Strong analytical skills with ability to gather requirements and develop management frameworks and templates
  • Good knowledge and sound understanding of IT fundamentals and technologies pertinent to creating business solutions (software development, architecture, applications, databases, integration, infrastructure and networks)
  • Working knowledge of Jira, Confluence, Jenkins, Bamboo and other automation tools

Education*:

Essential:

  • First level university degree in information technology or related field

Desirable:

  • Prince2 or ITIL certification

Languages:

  • English: Expert knowledge is required
  • Other language: Intermediate knowledge of Spanish, or French or Italian is desirable

UNICC Global Competencies:

  • Teamwork: Develops and promotes effective relationships with colleagues and team members. Deals constructively with conflicts.
  • Communicating: Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others; listens actively. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared.
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences: Demonstrates the ability to work constructively with people of all backgrounds and orientations. Respects differences and ensures that all can contribute.
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment: Guides and motivates staff towards meeting challenges and achieving objectives. Promotes ownership and responsibility for desired outcomes at all levels.
  • Knowing and managing yourself: Manages ambiguity and pressure in a self-reflective way. Uses criticism as a development opportunity. Seeks opportunities for continuous learning and professional growth.
  • Producing results: Produces and delivers quality results. Is action oriented and committed to achieving outcomes.
  • Moving forward in a changing environment: Is open to and proposes new approaches and ideas. Adapts and responds positively to change.
  • Setting an example: Acts within UNICC’s / WHO’s professional, ethical and legal boundaries and encourages others to adhere to these. Behaves consistently in accordance with clear personal ethics and values.

Other Information

Compensation:

Annual Salary Estimation (net of tax at single rate): 

  • Brindisi, (Italy), including post adjustment (16,3% on September 2022): US$ 72,910.
  • Geneva, (Switzerland), including post adjustment (73,9% on September 2022): US$ 109,021.
  • Rome, (Italy), including post adjustment (21,8% on September 2022): US$ 76,358.
  • New York, (USA), including post adjustment (73,8% on September 2022): US$ 108,958.
  • Valencia, (Spain), including post adjustment (25,6% on September 2022): US$ 78,741.

UNICC also offers generous leave and absence allowances, flexible working hours, overtime compensation, teleworking, access to training, and depending on eligibility other benefits such as relocation grant, dependency allowance, language allowance, or education grant.

Closing date for applications:

Applications will be accepted until midnight (Geneva Time) on 1st November 2022.

Notes:

  • Technical and/or personality tests may be carried out as part of the selection process
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
  • Though you may not be selected for this advertised position, the UNICC will keep your application in a roster if your profile is deemed to be of potential interest for the Centre. You may thus be solicited by our HR department to participate in an interview for another position

* For UNICC staff members who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please refer to the applicable WHO e-Manual Annex 6 – Guidelines on Standard Minimum Experience Exposure and Education Requirements

The UNICC workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNICC seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity by ensuring equal opportunity and an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates from any race, ethnicity, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. 

This is a readvertisement. In case you already applied for a position with the same reference, please do not reapply. UNICC has registered your application and it will be considered for the vacancy.

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