Web Developer

UNOPS, Amman, Jordan

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
21st March, 2019

Job Description

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.

Background Information - Job-specific:

UNOPS Hub in Amman:

The UNOPS Hub in Amman implements projects in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Yemen, in partnership with bilateral donors, national governments, and other UN agencies. With an established presence across the region, the office runs operations including large-scale procurement, project development, and technical management, and provides financial, human resources, and infrastructure-related services. The functional objective of UNOPS Hub in Amman is to deliver its projects in an efficient and effective manner and in line with the principles, rules and regulations of UNOPS, in order to support the response to the current needs and national priorities in the region.

The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

UNOPS is committed to achieving a fully diverse workforce.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • The objective of this consultancy is to design and develop website for projects under UNOPS Operational Hub in Amman. The website is to showcase progress against agreed project objectives, and enhance visibility amongst partners and the wider public.
  • Under the overall guidance of the Director UNOPS Operational Hub in Amman, and under the direct supervision of the UNOPS IT Specialist, and in close coordination with programme and partnerships teams and respective project managers as well as Hub Communications Officer, the Web Developer will undertake the following functions:

Functional Responsibilities: The objective of this consultancy is to design and develop the UNOPS in Amman website. The website is to promote Project objectives and visibility amongst partners and the wider public.

Scope of Work:

  • Website structure design
  • Visual design built on responsive theme
  • Design and develop the website using Drupal or WordPress CMS.
  • Create different pages for each project implemented by UNOPS in Jordan. Each project will have a sub-project implemented in different areas.
  • Main projects pages will present a dashboard showing project details, photos of before and after and an interactive database driven map presenting the different sub-projects.
  • The map should show the project progress by time.

Education/Experience/Language requirements:

  • A first university degree (Bachelor degree or equivalent) in Computer Science or equivalent qualification.
  • 3 years of progressive experience in website design/development, with Drupal or Wordpress CMS, Apache web server, MySQL database and PHP scripting; CSS scripting; JavaScript is required.
  • Experience in designing and developing responsive layout using bootstrap and jQuery;
  • Strong Website Design experience;
  • Experience working with online mapping (i.e Leaflet, MapBox, GMap, ArcGIS, ...etc)
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic is required.


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