Lotus Notes/Dot Net Developer

Location : Abuja, NIGERIA
Application Deadline :13-Apr-12 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-3
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :Initial period of one year

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


In view of the award of project to design and deploy databank management system at Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) at their premises at 11, Suleiman Barau Crescent, Off Ibrahim Taiwo Street, Aso-Villa, Abuja by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and to be implemented by the ITS Abuja Team, there is a need for the commencement of implementation activities for the project titled GLOT29ING, hence positions to be filled for the successful coordination and implementation of project deliverables at specified timeline and knowledge would be transferred to BPP’s appointed ICT Unit before closure of project.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the IT Infrastructure Projects Coordinator (IIPC), the Lotus Notes/Dot Net Developer (LNDND) provides ICT services, implements ICT management systems and strategies, provides daily technical support to users of information management tools and technology infrastructure. The LNDND promotes a client-oriented approach.

The LNDND works in close collaboration with the Front Office, Management Support and Business Development, Programme and Operations teams at BPP and UNODC HQ staff for resolving complex ICT-related issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:

    Implementation of ICT strategies and introduction/implementation of new technologies
    Effective development of administrative and substantive applications
    Support to database administration
    Provision of web management services
    Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing

1. Ensures implementation of ICT strategies and introduction/implementation of new technologies, focusing on
     achievement of the following results:

    Compliance with corporate information management and technology standards, guidelines and procedures for the BPP 
    technology environment.
    Participation in development and implementation of ICT annual plan and Standard Operating Procedures in ICT 
    Provision of support to the use of administrative applications and  functionality for improved business results and 
    improved client services.

2. Ensures effective development of administrative and substantive applications, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

    Maintain notes based workflow and other administrative (front-end) applications on BPP’s portal
    Interface notes applications with each other and with other non-notes databases
    Design, code and test new Windows and web software applications
    Utilize established development tools, guidelines and conventions including but not limited to visual studio, ASP.Net,  
    SQL Server, HTML, JavaScript

3. Ensures efficient support to database administration, focusing on achievement of the following results:

    Monitoring of the network connection on a daily basis to ensure a stable and responsive network environment.
    Trouble-shooting and monitoring of network problems. Ensure that servers and application software and network 
     resources are protected from malicious virus attacks and deploy countermeasures in the event of the attacks
    Response to user needs and questions regarding network access.
    Maintenance of up-to-date parameters of information for the network clients and electronic mail.
    Liaise with ITS Vienna to ensure resolution of application-related software
    Maintenance of measures in place for business continuity and disaster recover processes and procedures including
     backup and restoration of both server and local storage facilities.

4. Provides web management services, focusing on achievement of the following results:

    Support to the maintenance of the BPP website and Intranet.
    Trouble-shooting and monitoring of website for CONIG upon request and preparation of bills for cost recovery for the service provided.

5. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO, focusing on achievement of the following results:

    Identification and promotion of different systems and applications for optimal content management, knowledge management and sharing, information provision.
    Participation in the organization of training for the BPP staff on application/product functionalities and the efficient use of databases.
    Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in ICT.
    Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.


Functional Competencies:      

Building Strategic Partnerships
Level 1.1: Maintaining information and databases
Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

Level 1.1: Basic research and analysis
Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

Level 1.1: Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedure
 Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position
 Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
 Identifies new and better approaches to work processes and incorporates same in own work
Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
 Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments

Promoting Organizational Change and Development

Level 1.1: Presentation of information on best practices in organizational change
Demonstrates ability to identify problems and proposes solutions

Design and Implementation of Management Systems

Level 1.1: Data gathering and implementation of management systems
Uses information/databases/other management systems

Client Orientation

Level 1.1:  Maintains effective client relationships
 Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion
 Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines

Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management

Level 1.1:  Gathering and disseminating information
 Gathers and disseminates information on best practice in accountability and results-based management systems

Core Competencies:
Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity 
Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
Self-development, initiative-taking
Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
Creating synergies through self-control
Managing conflict
Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
Informed and transparent decision making

Required Skills and Experience

Secondary education; first University Degree or Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Science desirable, but it is not a requirement. IBM lotus Note certification and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) required. If certification is not available at the time of recruitment, it should be obtained within 6 months.

 10 years of relevant working experience, including hands-on technical experience in programming, lotus notes and website development.  Lotus notes certification and SQL skills is required while good knowledge of web-related development, application and presentation using Joomla, Dream Weaver and .Net technologies is of a great advantage.

Interested Candidates should apply online through the website by clicking on the Apply now button. The system will prompt you to upload a CV on the next page.

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The UN  is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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