UN Women, grounded in the vision
of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the
elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of
women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and
beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and
The UN Women Training Centre (TC)
in Santo Domingo is dedicated to supporting the UN and other stakeholders to
realize commitments to gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s rights
through transformative training and learning. The gender capacity-development
programmes range from basic and introductory levels to specialized and advanced
levels for diverse audiences with different backgrounds. In terms of
capacity-development strategies and techniques, the TC makes maximum use of
on-line training techniques, paying special attention to e-learning courses and
an active learning approach.
Toward this end, the Training
Centre launched the UN Women Training Centre eLearning Campus in September 2014.
The eLearning Campus
is an online learning platform based on Moodle that allows interactive, experiential,
innovative and collaborative learning on gender equality and women’s
empowerment. It is the foundation upon which the UN Women Training Centre can
effectively function by hosting training courses, products and tools in
addition to enhancing the availability, accessibility, outreach and usage of
training resources on UN Women priority areas. The eLearning Campus also supports
monitoring, evaluation, and reporting on results of the Training Centre and facilitates
coordination with partners globally and regionally to ensure quality and
effectiveness of the Training Centre’s training services and products.
To manage all of these functions,
the Training Centre has developed principles and guidelines for Training for
Gender Equality (TfGE), including a manual on Training for Gender Equality and
guidelines for the management of the eLearning Campus.
The objective of this consultancy
is to ensure the further development, enhancement and smooth management of the
eLearning Campus. The required PHP Moodle developer will support current Moodle
deployments, add new features and keep the platform up to date. The developer
will also be responsible for platform backups and security updates.
The ideal candidate will have
demonstrated experience consulting with internal work groups, conceptualizing
and developing creative solutions. The post requires an excellent work ethic
demonstrated by: a strong desire to learn, a commitment to quality, a
take-charge attitude, flexibility to adapt to a wide range of business
environments, versatility to adapt their communication style to a wide range of
personalities, determination, ability to commit to and follow through on
deliverables, the ability to stand up for their own ideas while taking
direction from others, a positive, optimistic outlook, and the ability to
contribute to a fast-paced, non-political working environment.
In this regard, the consultant is
expected to assist in the management and improvement of the e-Learning Campus,
and ensure the smooth and correct functioning of online courses within the
framework of the Training Centre TfGE principles and guidelines.
Under the supervision of the eLearning/Communications
Analyst and in coordination with the IT Assistant, the consultant will:
Take ownership of select high-profile,
mission critical tools and services.
Design, develop and maintain best-in-class
user experience resulting in compelling end-user engagement.
Enhance and develop additional LMS
features and functionalities to meet the needs of users around the world.
Installation and maintenance of Moodle.
Ensure that all custom code, architecture
deployment and system integration details are sufficiently documented to
eliminate risk of single point of failure.
Support the development, packaging
and implementation of online training courses and materials, including
application of new technologies to the development of online courses and
materials in collaboration with UN Women staff and webmasters.
Provide pedagogical and technical
assistance to on-line tutors in coordination with the IT assistant and the
Support the monitoring and
evaluation of courses and tools, by implementing TC Evaluation tools and
processes; following up and maintaining the Training Centre Evaluation Database
and support the development of course and eLearning Campus evaluation reports and
Review and modify as needed the
eLearning Campus to ensure it responds to TC approaches, including improvement
of texts and sections.
Support the Training Centre in
improvements to the eLearning Campus, including migration of the Training for
Gender Equality Community of Practice.
Contribute to strengthening capacity
of TC staff in the development, packaging and implementation of online courses
and support the Training Centre with a smooth handover of services to the IT
Assistant and the eLearning/Communications Analyst.
consultancy will begin on 1 October 2016 and end on 30 September 2017, encompassing a part
time, 1 year period.
Core Values and Guiding Principles
- Demonstrate the values of
United Nations and UN Women, act without consideration of personal gain,
resist undue political pressure in decision-making, no abuse of power or
authority, stand by decisions in the organization’s interest, and take
action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behavior.
- Show pride in work and
achievements, demonstrate professional competence and mastery of subject
matter, conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments and achieving
results, motivated by professional rather than personal concerns, show
persistence when faced with challenges, and remain calm in stressful
Respect for Diversity:
- Work effectively with people
from all backgrounds, treat all people with dignity and respect, treat men
and women equally, show respect for and understand diverse opinions by
examining own biases and behaviors to avoid stereotypical responses, and
do not discriminate against any individual or group.
Ethics and Values:
- Promoting Ethics and Integrity / Creating
Communicating Information and Ideas:
- Creating and promoting enabling environment for open
Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning:
- Sharing knowledge across the organization and
building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning.
Working in Teams:
- Building and promoting effective teams.
Self-management and Emotional intelligence:
- Creating an emotionally intelligent organization.
Conflict Management / Negotiating and Resolving
- Leveraging conflict in the interests of the
organization & setting standards.
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
- Fair and transparent decision-making; calculated
- Monitor ongoing developments inside and outside the
client's environment to keep them informed and anticipate problems;
- Meet timeline for delivery of
products or services to clients.
- Meticulous attention to
detail and a can-do attitude.
Planning and Organizing:
- Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting
- Ability to develop clear
goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
- Identifies priority
activities and assignments and adjusts priorities as required;
Good knowledge of Learning Management
System (LMS) and Contents Management System (CMS);
Extensive hands-on experience of
supporting and developing web based applications in PHP and various frameworks.
- Ability to manage and
implement front end/server side infrastructure including but not limited
- MySQL and writing complex SQL
- Deep technical understanding
of the Moodle LMS platform. Experience developing custom modules for the
platforms is desired.
- Linux system administration
and tools experience (grep, cron, ssh, scp, vi). Comfortable working at
the command line.
- Experience designing and
building highly scalable, redundant, distributed architectures for
deployment of enterprise applications.
- Optimizing code and queries;
methodical, organized and structured approach to writing code and problem
- Experience with supporting
technologies, including but not limited to version control systems (Git /
SVN), continuous integration, and configuration management.
- Responsive/accessible web
- BSCS/IS/IT or equivalent required.
Advanced degree is a plus.
- Familiar with Articulate
- Excellent writing skills;
- Receptiveness to feedback and
flexibility for incorporating revisions;
- Ability to work both
independently and as part of a team;
to work remotely.
Skills and Experience
Masters or equivalent in Information technology, Educational
Technology, E-Learning, Education, Communications or other related field.
- Three to five
years of experience in the design and management of e-Learning materials
and courses, management of eLearning and knowledge platforms, and
developing or assisting in the delivery of on-line distance learning
- Relevant experience in gender
and development is highly desirable.
in training for gender equality is highly desirable.
with UN System is an asset.
Working proficiency in English is required. Knowledge of Spanish or French is
To Apply please go to: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=68215 or go to the UNDP jobs site and search for the title of this announcement.
Deadline to apply is september 12th, 2016.