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Union Applications Systems Officer

Vacancy #:   5426
Unit:   Union Applications Team
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland
  Possible locations for this position:
• Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland
• European Regional Office, Brussels, Belgium
• Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Belgrade, Serbia
• Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, Malaga, Spain
• Environmental Law Centre, Bonn, Germany
Reporting to:   Manager, Union Applications
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   P2
Expected start date:   01 December 2023
Type of contract:   Max-term (24 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date:   16 October 2020
Responsible for the development, maintenance and user support of IUCN systems and tools used to manage and communicate with IUCN constituents (Members, Commissions, Council, Secretariat, Donors and Partners); including IUCN’s CRM, intranet/extranet and Commission management system.
Essential Functions

• Responsible for gathering and documenting new requirements
• Responsible for the full implementation of customizations, configurations and further developments
• Responsible for maintenance, availability and lifecycle management
• Responsible for data conversions, migrations, mapping and overall data integrity
• Collaborate with integration efforts across all IUCN information systems
• Conduct data analysis and create custom reports to meet management requests
• Contribute to the definition, implementation and monitoring of use/user policies
• Collaborate in the production of tutorials and user support materials
• Conduct user trainings
• Ensure timely and effective user support
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in all aspects of web development including back-end programming, customization, configuration and deployment of web platforms

• Proficiency in PHP and at least one PHP Framework mandatory

• Proficiency in SQL mandatory

• Experience with Drupal and/or CiviCRM a plus; experience with any CRM a plus

• WAMP and/or LAMP server configuration and/or maintenance experience a plus

• Front-end programming experience a plus

• Analytical and technical skills to lead the implementation of IT solutions to improve business processes

• Sound project management experience and personal commitment to get the job done

• Must be able to work in a multi-cultural environment with co-workers located on and offsite

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills

• Fluent in English as working language, French and/or Spanish a plus

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website: https://www.iucn.org/involved/jobs/

About IUCN

IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,400 Member organisations and around 16,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.

IUCN provides a neutral space in which diverse stakeholders including governments, NGOs, scientists, businesses, local communities, indigenous peoples organisations and others can work together to forge and implement solutions to environmental challenges and achieve sustainable development.

Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being.