ICT Associate

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Last update: Apr 24, 2024 Last update: Apr 24, 2024


Deadline: May 7, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Spain
Organization: UNOPS
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
English English
Work experience:Min 6 years
Date posted: Apr 23, 2024


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Dutystation: Valencia, Spain

Functional responsibilities

Under the overall supervision ofthe UNOPS Senior Programme Manager or a designated person, the incumbent worksunder the direct guidance and supervision of the ICT Technology Team Lead withinthe Technology Development Unit, at the UN ICT Facility in Valencia, Spain andis responsible for following duties:

Summary of KeyFunctions:

  1. Frontend and Backend development
  2. Data Analytics, Machine Learning, AI, development
  3. Technical Lead for multiple innovative ICT technology solutions.

Expected Results:

1.Frontend andBackend Software Development

  • Develops and implements web services and APIs.
  • Merges code into shared repositories, validate code, and perform quality assurance.
  • Is the general technical lead for a range of programs and projects to ensure their smooth running and implementation.
  • Works with development teams to fix bugs, deliver new versions of code, and troubleshoot problems.
  • Creates Technical Designs based on Functional Design documents.
  • Prioritizes tasks and organizes work based on general direction from the supervisor.
  • Plans, develops, conducts documentation management, and compiles and submits reports.
  • Provides technical advice and guidance as required.
  • Actively provides development updates to supervisor and project management team in project meetings and tracks accomplishments as required.

2.Data Analytics,Machine Learning, and AI Development

  • Provides expertise on techniques including regression, classification, clustering, machine vision, natural language processing, deep learning, and/or statistical modelling.
  • Produces technical reference documentation to be used as guides.
  • Strong ability and knowledge of database principles, data profiling, statistics and data modelling and can apply this knowledge in new or complex situations.
  • Tracks and monitors development progress against plans, requirements, quality measures, and standard processes.

3. Coordination for multiple innovative ICT technology solutions

  • Coordinates multiple research and implementation projects simultaneously.
  • Capacity to provide hands-on as well as guidance and mentorship to members of a team.
  • Coordinates and integrates the work of front-end developers, back-end developers, and others within each project.
  • Provides expert advice on complex systems analysis, design, integration, and implementation.

4.Performs other dutiesas may be reasonably required and in line with the incumbent's scope ofservices above.
Impact of results

The effective and successful achievement of key results by theICT Associate directly affects the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the relevantbusiness unit/project, in ICT management, impacting the timely and effectiveimplementation of the respective services and deliverables. This ensures client satisfaction and promotesthe image and credibility of UNOPS as an effective service provider in projectservices and management. This enhances UNOPS’ competitive position as a partnerof choice in sustainable development and project services in the country/regionserved.


Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • A first level university degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) preferably in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Communications, or relevant field is desirable.
  • Candidates with higher education (post graduate degree) may be considered with a reduced experience requirement.


Required experience:

  • A minimum of 6 years of practical experience in software development, machine learning, or related areas.
  • Experience using Artificial intelligence and machine learning tools such as Keras, Tensorflow, Pytorch, Numpy. Scikit, Tesseract, NVIDIA’s Deepstream, Open AI’s GPT and generative AIs Dall-e or Midjourney.
  • Experience using programming languages such as Python, Java, Ruby, C#, C/C++, HTML, Javascript, SQL, PHP, Haskell, Jason, or Prolog.
  • Experience using frameworks such as Android Studio, Django, Flask, Ruby on Rails, or .Net.
Desirable experience:
  • Experience with using Azure Cloud services such as Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Functions, Azure Service Fabric, and Azure Sprin Apps.
  • Experience using software tools such as Unity, Photoshop, Android studio, Git, Dreamweaver, Eclipse, Visual Studio, or Wolfram.
  • Fluency in English (read, write, speak) is required.
  • Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an asset.
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