Job Title: Software Engineer Consultant
Parent Sector : Culture Sector (CLT) Duty Station: Palestine, State of
Job Family: Culture
Type of contract : Non Staff
Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months Recruitment open to : External candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 25/05/2021
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
As part of its ongoing efforts to sustain the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Palestine and accompany the national authorities in this endeavor, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – UNESCO wishes to support the Ministry of Culture (MoC) in the upgrade of the Digital National Registry for the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) established by the Ministry. The main goal of the National Registry is to present the Palestinian elements of intangible cultural heritage in digital format to make its access available to public, for various purposes, including documentation, and to enhance research on the living heritage of Palestinians. The Digital National Registry for ICH has been prepared and enriched since 2012, and it includes nowadays several elements and sub- elements along with relevant details on Palestinian ICH. Hence, UNESCO is seeking the expertise of a Senior Software engineer or programmer to upgrade the digital features and characteristics of the Digital National Registry for ICH and to provide relevant technical support and trainings to the staff of the Ministry of Culture.
Under the overall authority of the Head of UNESCO Ramallah Office and the direct supervision of the Culture Programme Specialist, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:
- Propose and implement technical solutions for the upgrade of the Digital National Registry for ICH. The current ICH Registry software needs to be updated in order to be fit for properly documenting ICH elements and enrich the entries of the Registry. The software will have to be designed in a way that the Ministry’s personnel can customize it afterwards in light of their evolving needs.
- The ICH registry shall:
Include videos, audio, photos, and large collections.
Be divided into elements and sub-elements (literature, proverbs, songs, stories, books, etc) Provide results and summary about each element.
Provide elements and sub-elements in geographic areas and locations.
Provide classifications of the elements (locations, field, subject, bearers of heritage .
Display specific vocabulary and terminology in different colours as this would assist in preparing for Palestinian ICH encyclopedia.
Include the option to add new elements and sub elements. Be user-friendly.
- The incumbent shall train the MoC personnel (3 staff) on the new features provided by the upgraded software, so as the staff can be able to handle correctly digitized materials, including electronic text, data, and audiovisuals materials.
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)
Accountability (C) Communication (C) Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C) Teamwork (C)
For detailed information, please consult the U NESCO Competency Framework.
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R EQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s in software engineering, programming, system designing.
W ork Experience
Minimum 10 years of work experience in software engineering, senior system developing, programming, system analysis and system designing.
Proven experience in working software engineering, senior system developing, programming, system analysis and system designing.
Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic (written and oral).
Interested candidates should submit their application online and attach under the “Employment History Form” section the following documents in one combined file:
An up-to-date CV stating details of educational qualifications, work experience, including prior experience of similar work.
A technical proposal indicating the approach/methodology to carry out the assignment, including workplan with timeframe and any inputs required from UNESCO
A financial proposal with budget breakdown.
Application should be done through Success Factor only. In case you are unable to attach the required documents in the system, please contact us at email@example.com indicating in the mail subject “CLT Software Engineer Consultant VN 10340 “.
SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS
Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the U NESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.
The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.
UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.
UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.
UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and