UNOPSClosing Date : 2020-02-19
Duty Station : Barcelona, Spain
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Organization: UNOPS
Country: Spain
Closing date: 19 Feb 2020

Background Information- Job Specific

The United Nations Department of Operational Support, Office of Information and Communications Technology, Operational Support Division (UN DOS-OICT-OSD) is responsible for the delivery of applications that satisfy the requirements of the DOS.

SGITTS in the United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) is responsible for the delivery and maintenance of SGITT infrastructure, systems and software applications in support of operational requirements of peacekeeping missions as well as special political missions.

The Technology Development, Design and Planning Section (TDDPS) under the SGITTS umbrella has implemented a range of systems to address the principal requirements of peacekeeping operations and to support and enhance the processes DFS undertakes.

Technology Training Development Unit is a central pillar of the TDDPS section and acts a center of excellence for the development of sustainable training methods to enhance the adoption of existing solutions that address problems facing field missions.

Incumbent will be part of a team of professionals that have combined decade s long experience in the UN field missions.

This is a position in UNOPS for supporting projects carried out for or in the United Nations Secretariat. The incumbent of this position will be a personnel of UNOPS under its full responsibility.

Functional Responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the UNOPS Senior Program Manager, the incumbent works under the direct guidance of the Technology Training Development Unit supervisor and is responsible for the following duties:

Technical Writing and Editing

Prepare and draft internal communication materials to promote the launch of technology products;Produce high-quality, well written, technical content, in English, tailored to educate non-technical audience on new Technologies;Proof-read and enhance project content, to improve the overall writing style;Introduce a level of consistency, clarity, and impact to a large repository of text-based training materials.

Develop Training content

Plan and create training curriculum for training projects, based on training requirements, learning objectives within the estimated project completion;Simplify training instruction in all training material, to ensure that content is created on time, and easily understood by learners;Propose and develop several branding proposals and graphics for the training content, to align content with business needs;Create graphic templates to ensure that look and feel of the training content aligns with the product branding;Prepare training content to be reviewed by Subject matter experts;Performs other duties as may be reasonably required and in line with the incumbent s scope of services above;

Monitoring and Progress Controls

Assessment of tasks completionSuccessfully meeting deadlines

Education/Experience/Language Requirements:


Bachelor's degree is required.


Minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible professional experience in an international / multicultural organization in the field of technical writing, graphic design or other related fields is required;Knowledge of MS office and Help authoring tools is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat;For this position, fluency in English is required;A working knowledge of French is desirable.

Contract type/level and duration

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA)Contract level: International Individual Contractor Agreement ( I-ICA 1)Contract duration: Open-ended (renewable subject to funds availability and satisfactory performance)For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

Additional Considerations

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen timeApplications received after the closing date will not be considered.Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract typesUNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the postThe incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

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: Sustainable Development Cluster(SDC)

Based in New York, the Sustainable Development Cluster (SDC) supports diverse partners with their peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations.

The SDC s services include grants management, development and special initiatives support, and technology support to the UN and UN agencies.

The SDC is part of the New York Service Cluster that supports the United Nations Secretariat, as well as a broadening community of other New York-based United Nations organizations, bilateral and multilateral partners in the delivery of UNOPS mandate in project management, infrastructure management, and procurement management.

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