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UNDP recruiting Solutions Architect of SharePoint

New York, United States of America, 06 December 2013


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Contract duration: 3 years (based on satisfactory performance).

The Office of Information Systems and Technology (OIST) is UNDP’s primary provider of ICT services. Within OIST, the Intranet Project Team is responsible for the overall introduction and roll-out of the UNDP corporate SharePoint platform. The New York based Intranet Project Team provides advisory services on technical and content structure challenges to UNDP Business Units. UNDP is currently on SharePoint 2010, and considering upgrading to 2013. In this context, it is anticipated current custom applications on SharePoint 2010 platform will be re-developed and re-deployed applying a new application model of SharePoint 2013.  

The task at hand for OIST is to bring all existing UNDP Country Offices as well as Regional Centres, Policy Centres and other UNDP presence to utilize the corporate SharePoint platform as an effective productivity tool to foster information exchange, collaboration, document and record management and information consolidation. In addition, as a part of the Public Cloud initiative, UNDP is undergoing a procurement process to select a service provider for email messaging, unified communications, knowledge management platform and productivity tools.

The Solutions Architect will work in a team environment on this major enterprise initiative including business process enhancements using the Microsoft SharePoint Intranet platform.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Manager, the international consultant will perform the following tasks:

  •  Deliver architecture analysis, design and direction on the development activities. Provide leadership in gaining insight on functional and non-functional requirements related to technical delivery of the architecture;

  • Lead the architectural design and solution management to ensure that these are aligned to UNDP’s business objectives and priorities for the assigned key projects;

  • Provide documentation on architectural decisions and best practice approaches to implementing the architecture design;

  • Deliver working proof of concepts to demonstrate workability of proposed solutions where appropriate

  • Lead initiatives and participate in projects to coordinate efforts of Subject Matter Experts, Applications Delivery, Quality Assurance, Usability, Training, and other internal resources for the successful solutions delivery. 

Deadline: 31 December 2013

View the UNDP Sub-Contracting Notice

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