Information Systems Assistant

UNOPS, Valencia, Spain
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Job Summary

Job Description

Background Information

This is a position in UNOPS for supporting projects carried out for the United Nations Secretariat. The incumbent of this position will be a staff member of UNOPS under its full responsibility. Within the ESS/New York programme, this post will report to the Lead Web Developer in the Web Services Development Group in architecting and developing Drupal websites. S/he will assist with customization or development, as well as maintainance of Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 modules and libraries; will assist with the requirements gathering and review; assist with the migration of existing websites from a variety of WCMS platforms to UN standards based Drupal 7 and 8 websites; will assist with incident and problem resolution with Drupal websites.

Functional Responsibilities

The Information Systems Assistant - Drupal Developer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Assist with the development and the maintenance of full-life cycle implementations of Drupal-based solutions providing support to a focus on maintainability, reliability, scalability, security, and performance.
  • Assist Manager with the performance of site-building activities, including assistance with creating and modifying views, contexts and blocks to match functionality specified in wire frames and designs.
  • Provide assistance to the theme of responsive Drupal 7 and 8 websites and applications as per UN branding, accessibility, and multi-lingual standards.
  • Help the Information Associate with the work related to the evaluation of user requirements, designs, and wire frames during the design and user experience phase.
  • Support the preparation of technical documentation.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education: Completion of secondary education (HS diploma); a first university degree may replace the required number of years of experience.



  • A minimum of five years of experience in providing assistance to design, development, implementation and maintenance in developing Drupal 7 or Drupal 8 web sites.
  • Experience in assisting with the development of responsive websites using frameworks such as Bootstrap.
  • Proficiency coding in PHP/HTML/CSS/JavaScript and other web development tools.


  • Proficiency in using Git for source control management.
  • Experience with Agile project development and product delivery.
  • Experience with REST API integrations
  • Experience with MySQL and MariaDB databases.
  • Ability to analyse requirements and write detailed technical / functional specifications.
  • Ability to communicate software and system design architectures using tools like Visio and UML.
  • Knowledge in automated testing, automated deployment processes, and continuous integration.
  • Knowledge of cloud-based services, cloud architecture and information security;
  • Supplemental training courses/technical certificate in information technology or other related fields.
  • Knowledge of Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies such as PRINCE2.


English (written and spoken) is required for this post. Knowledge of one or more official UN languages will be considered an asset.