UNICEF: Technical Advisor/Back End Developer (Rails)

Posted by | September 7, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: New York, NY

URL: www.voicesofyouth.org

The Youth
Section is in the Division of Communication at UNICEF Headquarters. We are
dynamic team of about 10 people who work on various new and traditional media
and technology projects aimed at a youth audience.
We are
looking for an individual consultant who is passionate about technology and the
development sector and has a comprehensive understanding of Information
Technology to work on several web / new media projects for UNICEF. This person
will be full-time and should be willing to work in New York City, with the
possibility of travel. The initial contract will be for six (6) months with a
strong possibility of extension.
We are
looking for an experienced Technical Advisor/Developer to:
  • Serve as the lead developer on
    the Voices of Youth website.
  • Manage Amazon EC2 hosting for
    the Voices of Youth website.
  • Manage the hosting of
    miscellaneous other Rails and WordPress websites.
  • Advise Project Managers on
    technology solutions related to their projects.
  • Participate in defining project
    vision and strategy with Project Managers.
  • Interface with external
    technology / developer groups for the section.
  • Research appropriate software
    and hardware options as needed, and provide accurate documentation of all
    research to project participants.
Qualifications
or specialized knowledge/experience required:
  • Strong comprehension of theory
    related to human interaction with websites, information architecture,
    usability, accessibility, and interaction design
  • Expertise in all related
    technology and processes involved in the coordination of website
    development
  • In-depth knowledge of project
    planning and iterative development
  • Strong programming background
    including expertise in Ruby
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS,
    Javascript, and jQuery
  • Strong knowledge of web to
    mobile interaction
  • Proven experience creating
    mobile and web applications
  • Strong organizational and
    detail oriented skills
  • Ability to advise software
    development, remotely if required
  • Proven ability to deliver under
    tight deadlines
  • Experience with youth
    development issues
  • Experience coordinating complex
    projects
  • Experience coordinating website
    development
  • Ability to travel when
    necessary

To apply: How to Apply: Please apply by email with your resume/CV and brief cover letter at unicef.youth.jobs@gmail.com. Please indicate "Technical Advisor/Developer" in the subject line. Compensation based on daily rate.

Please note that unicef.youth.jobs@gmail.c

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