Job Opportunity for IT Development – Backend Developer at UNDP in New Delhi

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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UNDP has been working in India since 1951 in almost all areas of human development. Together with the Government of India and development partners, we have worked towards eradicating poverty, reducing inequalities, strengthening local governance, enhancing community resilience, protecting the environment, supporting policy initiatives and institutional reforms, and accelerating sustainable development for all.

With projects and programmes in every state and union territory in India, UNDP works with national and subnational government, and diverse development actors to deliver people-centric results, particularly for the most vulnerable and marginalized communities. As the integrator for collective action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the UN system, we are committed to supporting the Government of India’s national development vision and priorities and accelerating the achievement of the SDGs for the people and the planet.

UNDP India’s current Country Programme, 2018-2022, is in its final year of implementation. Our new Country Programme (2023-2027), which comes into effect in 2023, builds on our prior work and aims to provide an integrated approach to development solutions in three strategic portfolios:

  • Strong, accountable and evidence-led institutions for accelerated achievement of the SDGs
  • Enhanced economic opportunities and social protection to reduce inequality, with a focus on the marginalized
  • Climate-smart solutions, sustainable ecosystems and resilient development for reduced vulnerability

South-South cooperation, gender equality and social inclusion are promoted across the pillars. The programme is supported by a framework of renewed partnerships and blended finance solutions, strategic innovation and accelerator labs, and data and digital architecture.

You are invited to join a team of future-smart development professionals to support India in achieving the national and globally agreed goals. As part of the UNDP team, your focus will be to work with diverse stakeholders to find country-specific solutions that lead to sustainable development and reach those furthest behind first.

More than half of all livelihoods in India is primarily dependent on agriculture. A massive 54.6% of the total workforce is engaged in agricultural and allied sector activities and 57% of the rural households are directly dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods. However, the agricultural sector is facing various challenges like small landholding, declining productivity, rising input costs, declining farm income, the adverse impact of climate change, and decline in the percentage share of workers engaged in the agriculture sector. Agricultural production shocks have huge social and financial repercussions, impacting rural income levels, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and poverty rates.

The Government of India’s flagship schemes Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and KCC/MISS have become important tools to strengthen the resilience of Indian farmers. The schemes ensure maximum benefits for the farmers by providing financial risk protection against natural calamities and catastrophic events including pests, climate uncertainties and environmental shocks. Apart from providing comprehensive risk coverage for the entire crop cycle, PMFBY also enables direct claim transfer into farmers’ accounts through e-remittance. Additionally, to address agrarian distress, Kisan Credit Card/ Modified Interest Subvention Scheme (MISS) was introduced by the Government of India to provide cheap and hassle-free credit for millions of farmers and to ensure continued investment into agriculture to bring in mechanisation, modernise agriculture practices and eventually enhance productivity.

UNDP’s Country Programme Document (2023-2027) intended outcome 2 states that “By 2027, people will benefit from and contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth through higher productivity, competitiveness and diversification in economic activities that create decent work, livelihoods, and income particularly for youth and women”. UNDP leverages its expertise in systems strengthening to support the Ministry of Agriculture through setting up of Central Program Management Unit (CPMU) for the implementation of PMFBY and KCC, to improve institutional and programme responsiveness, increase coverage and better access among marginalised and excluded farm households, offering innovative measures and support mechanisms for Agri-value chain financing, risk management and reduced crop loss for the rural population in India. The PMU will also focus on providing Capacity Building and Training support to participating state-level government departments involved in PMFBY and KCC and advancing the scheme among new states for improved uptake.

Duties and Responsibilities

IT Development – Backend Developer – Technical Support Unit will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the National Programme Director-TSU. S/He will ensure engagement of all direct stakeholders and delivery of project objectives, in coordination with the Joint Secretary & CEO, DoA&FW, MoA&FW when needed.

  • Write good quality software with thorough unit tests and high code coverage.
  • Take complete ownership of customer facing modules of PMFBY product stack right from development stage to deployment and release maintenance.
  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by a front-end developer with server-side logic.
  • Work closely with engineering managers for timely delivery of product features and engineering tasks.
  • Participate actively in design discussions and defining the long-term architecture of the system.
  • Deliver reliable solutions that handle massive data and high traffic.
  • Perform any other tasks consistent with the level of the post and/ or assigned by the Team Lead– IT & SAAS.


Core competencies:

Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies:

Information Management & Technology Data

  • Management & Analytics: Knowledge in data management, data sciences, ability to structure data, develop dashboard and visualization         
  • Design data warehouses, data lakes or data platforms concepts: Familiarity with Machine leaning natural language processing or generation and the use of artificial intelligence to support predictive analytics. CDMP or TOGAF9 or equivalent certification desirable

Information Management & Technology             

  • IT Service Delivery & Operations: Ability to deliver the IT products and services to customers at the right level of Quality and Costs, taking into account user experience. ISO 20000 knowledge; ITIL certification or similar desirable            
  • Information Management & Technology: Configuration Management – Business analysis, requirements; Knowledge of configuration management changes, ability to manage and control the configuration change management process   
  • Applications Management: Ability to set-up, develop, support, and maintain applications.
  • Expertise in Oracle Cloud, ServiceNow, and Microsoft technology and assets       
    Solutions Architecture: Ability to design and manage the Information system architecture supporting corporate business processes. Design integration strategies and approaches to integrate of one or more applications or services to maintain a coherent and effective IT architecture.
  • Knowledge of ISO 20000 and IT operations. The Open Group TOGAF9 or Open CA, ITIL Master certification, or DevOps or similar certification desirable
  • Information Management & Technology: User Experience and business analyst: Capacity to translate efficiently users’ needs in IT requirements around human-centred design     
  • Programming: Knowledge in programming concept, developing software program and management of application lifecycle; Knowledge of Oracle VCBS, Microsoft tools and equivalent an asset

Required Skills and Experience


Bachelor’s Degree OR Master Degreee of Technology in Computer Science or Computer Applications or closely related field will be given due consideration


  • Minimum 4 years (Bachelor’ Degree) or 2 years (Master’ Degree) of relevant experience in relevant role with Government project.
  • Working on scalable and high-performance web-based products. Excellent hands-on experience and knowledge of working on Note- JS, React-JS, Linux, MS-SQL is must.
  • Additional years of experience in relevant role with government project.

Job Knowledge/Technical Skills:

  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the organization
  • Sound knowledge and experience in the field of IT systems design and development with capacity to function independently with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrates substantive and technical knowledge to meet responsibilities and requirements of the post with excellence
  • Possesses the capacity for strategic planning, result – based management and reporting

Communication Skills:

  • Good communication skills
  • Tailors and presents information to diverse audiences using a variety of communication delivery methods (e.g., written, electronic, oral, interpersonal) Documentation
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with people in a multi- cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity

Management Skills:

  • Demonstrated skills connecting with a wide range of stakeholders – insurance agencies, farmer organizations, state agencies etc.
  • Ability to participate and contribute consultative meetings at national and state level with partners and senior stakeholders to identify priorities and manage the timely delivery of project activities
  • Reliable in delivering own parts of the work as part of a team effort
  • Demonstrates excellent work/project planning skills
  • Is open to change and ability to manage complex, ever-changing environments

Desired skills in addition to the competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the organization

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent oral and writing skills in English and Hindi

Note: This position is open for India nationals only 

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