ICT Analyst [Website Analyst – Nature-based solutions]

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Organization: UNOPS
Closing date: 1 Feb 2021

** Background Information - Job-specific

The Global Programme on Nature for Development brings together three different initiatives – the Equator Initiative, the New York Declaration on Forests Global Platform, and the National Biodiversity Initiative under one program in order to identify, foster, showcase and celebrate nature-based solutions that help achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at local, national, and international levels. The work of the Global Programme on Nature for Development contributes to UNDP's Strategic Plan 2018-2021 by charting sustainable development pathways through the conservation, restoration and sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystems; and by promoting inclusive and effective democratic governance in the area of natural resources.

The Equator Initiative brings together the United Nations, governments, civil society, businesses and grassroots organizations to recognize and advance indigenous and local sustainable development solutions for people, nature, and resilient communities. The Equator Initiative seeks to recognize the success of local and indigenous initiatives; create opportunities and platforms to share knowledge and good practice; inform policy to foster an enabling environment for local and indigenous community action; and develop the capacity of indigenous peoples and local communities to scale-up their impact.

The Equator Initiative is built upon three equally important pillars:

  • The Equator Prize is awarded biennially to recognize and advance local sustainable development solutions for people, nature, and resilient communities. As local and indigenous groups across the world chart a path towards sustainable development, the Equator Prize shines a spotlight on their efforts by honoring them on an international stage.

  • Equator Dialogues are an ongoing series of community-driven meetings and exchanges, held in conjunction with related international forums. Equator Dialogues provide opportunities for people to share experiences, develop capacities, and influence policy.

  • Equator Knowledge is a research, documentation, and learning program focused on local best practice in sustainable development. The Equator Initiative works with partners to identify, document, and analyze the success factors of local best practice, and to catalyze ongoing peer-to-peer learning, knowledge exchange and replication of best practice.

The Global Platform for the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF), is a partnership of governments, multinational companies, civil society and indigenous peoples who strive to halve deforestation by 2020 and to end it by 2030. The NYDF outlines ten ambitious global targets related to protecting and restoring forests. The Global Platform for the New York Declaration on Forests seeks to fill an important gap in multi-stakeholder engagement and collaboration necessary to achieve the goals of the NYDF. The NYDF Global Platform works to increase ambition, forge new partnerships, and accelerate progress on the NYDF goals by responding to NYDF endorsers’ requests for a dedicated, multi-stakeholder platform to re-invigorate political endorsement of the NYDF, to facilitate coordination and communication, to share best practices, resources and lessons, and to support ongoing monitoring of progress.

The National Biodiversity Initiative supports countries to manage their ecosystems and biodiversity in order to improve national planning and governance of biodiversity, ecosystems, and development, and to promote resilience for sustainable development. The National Biodiversity Initiative works in three project areas: National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) Support, National Reporting, and Capacity Building. The use of spatial data for spatial planning is a cross-cutting theme across these project areas, including work through our flagship platform UN Biodiversity Lab, created in partnership with UN Environment and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Knowledge Sharing is a main goal of the Equator Initiative, NYDF, and the National Biodiversity Initiative. The Equator Initiative has a large series of research papers, books, and other publications focusing on local approaches to poverty reduction and conservation, informed by community-based initiatives.180 case studies in over 30 languages have documented the Equator Prize winners’ innovative practices that deliver the win-win-win solutions that ensure social, economic, and environmental sustainability. The National Biodiversity Initiative share knowledge on the role of spatial data in biodiversity planning, policymaking, and reporting through blogs, case studies, and story maps. The NYDF Global Platform aims to use case studies about NYDF endorsers from a variety of stakeholder groups, including companies, governments, indigenous peoples and NGOs in order to share best practices and challenges in implementing the NYDF goals.

Learning for Nature is a capacity-building offer provided by the Global Programme on Nature for Development, cutting across the three areas of work. This program connects biodiversity policymakers, change-makers, and on-the-ground subject matter experts to facilitate the delivery of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Access to the global multi-stakeholder networks mobilized by the Equator Initiative, NYDF, and the National Biodiversity Initiative allows Learning for Nature to circulate knowledge while promoting best practices. Building on our learnings on the ground, Learning for Nature seeks synergies, build linkages, and engage thousands of course participants through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), webinars, self-paced e-learning modules, and private training courses.

For further information please go to: www.equatorinitiative.org, www.nbsapforum.net, www.learningfornature.org, www.unbiodiversitylab.org, or www.nydfglobalplatform.org.

The Global Programme on Nature for Development requires the services of a web content analyst to support in the planning, organization and creation of web content across the existing websites internally managed by the unit.

This is a position to support a project which UNOPS is implementing for the United Nations Development Programme. The incumbent of this position will be personnel of UNOPS under its full responsibility.

** Functional Responsibilities

The Global Programme on Nature for Development manages a total of 7 websites:

www.equatorinitiative.org, www.learingfornature.org, www.nydfglobalplatform.org, www.financenature.org, www.natureforlife.world, http://www.unbiodiversitylab.org/, and www.undpopenplanet.org (currently under development). The programme’s web presence attracts an average of more than 50,000 visitors monthly, with high levels of engagement and user interaction.

Producing relevant and compelling web content on a regular basis and keeping the different web environments up to date have been the key to meet the needs of a demanding audience. This requires periodic update of content as it is being released.

Functional Responsibilities

UNOPS is seeking the assistance of a web content analyst to support with the management of the existing websites, as well as foreseen web projects. The incumbent will be working under the close guidance of the project team’s website and database specialist. The nature of the work will be on-demand, as requested by the project team under the website and database specialist’s leadership.

The incumbent will be responsible for populating and keeping up to date content across all the websites. This includes html static pages, java script interactive content, flash integrations, media libraries, etc.

The project team will supply data, front-end design, complex coding, UX design, copy-edited text, logos/branding specifications and other necessary assets, while the incumbent will support the project team to maintain and populate the different web spaces. The incumbent will also ideally be able to identify evident mistakes in inputs before publication and alert team members; a basic understanding of international development and nature-based solutions is therefore desirable. Note: This is an ICT focused position.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Update and/or develop page content, including text blocks, iframes, image/video blocks, short-codes**
  • Update HTML, CSS and JavaScript regularly
  • Support with the creation and population of SCORM files
  • Update LMS content
  • Update multilingual site versions
  • Database updates, upgrades and optimization
  • User management and support
  • Monitor/cleanup databases against automatically generated bidirectional spam content
  • Support with website troubleshooting and debugging
  • Conduct content audits to eliminate redundant and/or duplicate information
  • Identify evident mistakes/inaccuracies prior to publication/dissemination
  • Collaborate with all staff to ensure that the websites align with brand strategy and meet the organization’s standards

** Education/Experience/Language requirements



  • Master’s degree in computer science, information technology, international relations, development economics or closely related field required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in the fields mentioned above is permissible with 2 additional years of experience.

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in website development, design, and programming is required.
  • Experience in analyzing, developing, testing, launching, and maintaining websites is required.
  • Experience in visual communications and graphic design skills is required.
  • Solid understanding of the web development process, including the concepts of user experience, user interface design principles and conceptual design is required;
  • Programming skills and knowledge of HTML5/CSS3/XML/JavaScript/AJAX/PHP/SQL/CMS: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal or similar, is required;
  • Experience in international development would be highly desirable, including practical experience outside ICT applications.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required.
  • Additional languages are an advantage.

** Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement - ICA retainer modality. A retainer contract is issued for a period of time during which the services of the individual contractor are required intermittently. The individual contractor agreement on retainer basis will specify a “unit price” per day worked. For budgetary purposes, a monetary cap will be determined when the contract is awarded and issued. Please note that the retainer contract will not provide for a minimum, and payment will be made only after completion of work
Contract level: IICA-1/ICSC-9

Contract duration: Up to 80 days, ASAP - 31 August 2021 (Retainer modality)

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

** Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications 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 types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The 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.

How to apply:

Please apply via https://jobs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=21055

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