FAO recrute 01 Software Developer

FAO recrute 01 Software Developer


Maputo, Mozambique
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Job Description – Software Developer (2100964)

Job Description: 2100964 Software Developer
Closure Date: 06/Apr/2021, 11:59:00 PMOrganizational Unit: FRMOZJob Type: Non-staff opportunitiesType of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)Grade Level: N/APrimary Location: Mozambique-MaputoDuration: 12 monthsPost Number: N/A
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device
FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply. People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
Organizational SettingThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), together with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), received funds from the European Union (EU) to implement the project PROMOVE Agribiz – Improving Rural Competitiveness in Nampula and Zambézia Provinces, Mozambique, with the overall objective of contributing to a sustainable, inclusive and broad-based economic growth and poverty reduction in the context of national food and nutrition security and climate change. The project will achieve the objectives through (i) improving the food and nutrition security and resilience of smallholders and climate-smart and nutrition-sensitive agriculture, and (ii) enhancing rural competitiveness by improved participation of smallholders in economic activities, economic diversification, improved access to rural services and improved rural investment.

Under the project FAO will lead several components, including, (i) the market oriented sustainable production systems development; (ii) the agricultural policy dialogue; (iii) the institutional and community capacity building; and (iv) market linkages by providing tailored innovative solutions that improve sustainable and resilient production systems. In the result area for nutrition, the project will ensure application of measures that contribute towards addressing micronutrients deficiencies and prevention of chronic malnutrition. The project focuses on enhancing the production and availability of diversified food, nutritional education and social behaviors change communication for the promotion of appropriate healthy and nutritional behaviors practices.
To this end, FAO is recruiting a software development specialist, to support the implementation and delivery of the PROMOVE Agribiz nutrition results in all districts according to the PROMOVE/Agribiz Project Document. This position is based in Maputo city, Mozambique with frequent travel to the target districts.
Reporting LinesUnder the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Mozambique, and the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA), the incumbent will be responsible for maintaining and supporting end-users in the beneficiary management information system and other systems as may be introduced from time to time by FAO Mozambique in its day to day operations.

Technical FocusICT, software development, systems management, configuration of data

Tasks and responsibilities
Specific responsibilities:Resolve bugs occurring within the server application (FMT), the Android application for supporting as reported by the users that utilize these applications on a case by case basis;
Provide remote and in-person technical support to Implementing Partners, Traders, Mobile Money Operators and Money Vendors when they encounter challenges while using the system during project implementation;Provide technical support to FAO Mozambique staff and partners as they utilize the system and associated applications;Configure mobile phones for data collection with KOBO before the commencement of implementations;Configure KOBO server forms with relevant data collection tools and project data;Extract collected data in relevant formats to present to relevant stakeholders for analysis and upload to FMT to facilitate aid disbursement;Conduct training for Implementing Partner data clerks that utilize FAO Mozambique Tools for beneficiary registrations when required;Conduct training for FAO Mozambique staff utilizing FAO Mozambique tools during project implementation;Prepare documents, presentations and videos to complement training and ease onboarding of new system users (both for Implementing Partners and for FAO Mozambique Staff);
Minimum Requirements   Advanced university degree/ University degree/ in software engineering, computer science, or related fields with a solid foundation in application development.
5 years of relevant experience in in building and managing scalable applicationsWorking knowledge of English or SpanishWorking knowledge of PortugueseNational of Mozambique.Experience working in an environment involving the provision of remote technical assistanceProfessional work experience in mobile VAS integrations and application development is an advantage. Previous experiences with the UN system will be an added advantages
FAO Core CompetenciesResults Focus
TeamworkCommunicationBuilding Effective RelationshipsKnowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Technical/Functional SkillsAbility to own, plan and lead full life cycle delivery of cross-functional projectsAbility to write « clean », well-designed, and documented codeDeep technical knowledge of relational databases – MySQL, PostgreSQL Hands-on experience in identifying, tuning and eliminating performance bottlenecksHands-on experience in setting up and managing cloud technologies in Amazon Web Services environmentHands-on expertise in handling and integrating many disparate technologiesKnowledge of optimization and analytics toolsProficiency in building restful services and interactive dashboards in any of Python, Java or PHPProficiency in generating customer-focused designs (UI/UX/CX)Proficiency in working in design patterns and distributed systems.Proficiency in working in HTMLS and other Web 2.0 Standards.Proficiency in working in JavaScript and JSON for data transfers.Proficiency in working with web development frameworks.Working experience in integrating services to MNO’s and aggregatorsExperience using multi-wallet NFC cards is an added advantage
IT Skills:Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, Exchange), etc. Ability to use accounting software and other information systems and databases to insert data, make inquiries, retrieve/define ad hoc reports and analyses, and edit results in the appropriate format.

Office Management Skills:Systematic, well-structured and efficient approach to work assignments. Analytical ability, accuracy and consistency. Ability to exercise diligence and care in dealing with records, expenditures and sensitive data.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONFAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact:
Applications received after the closing date will not be acceptedOnly language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applicationsFor additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website:

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. 
HOW TO APPLY Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.If you need help, or have queries, please contact:


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