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Senior Front-end Web Developer

Job title:                                          Web Developer - Front End

Location:                                         Baghdad, Iraq

Grade/Level:                                   Equivalent to NOA

Post type:                                        Stars Orbit 

Duration:                                         Six months

Closing date:                                   12 October 2020 - 5 pm Baghdad time

Organisational local:

Under the overall supervision of the Census National Chief Technical Adviser and under the direct supervision and directions of the National Information Communication Technology Technical Specialist, the Senior Front-end Web Developer shall support Central Statistical Organization, Ministry of Planning, Government of Iraq determining the structure and design of web pages, striking a balance between functional and aesthetic design and ensuring web design is optimized for smartphones and tablets.

This will entail close coordination with different units within CSO.

Job Purpose:

The Iraqi government plans to conduct the population Census in 2020. UNFPA Iraq CO is geared to provide technical support to the Central Statistical Office (CSO) to conduct the Population Census in 2020.

In line with UN/UNFPA policies and guidelines, and internationally established standards and recommendations for census undertaking, the Senior Front-end Web Developer will perform various tasks and provide vital technical inputs to all activities pertaining to census operations at the appropriate stages of the process. In addition, the incumbent will provide support in implementing and documenting activities aimed at increasing stakeholder participations throughout the census process.

Major activities/expected results:

The Senior Front-end Web Developer is an essential part of the project. He oversees the activities of the national frontend web developer teams and works closely with the business’s backend developers. The Frontend Web Developer implements the user interface and engineers the experience of every software being put out by the project.

The Senior Frontend Developer also builds out patterns and abstractions that emphasize the efficiency of sites/software. In the execution of his duties, the Frontend Web Developer makes the most of tools such as React and SASS, and makes sure that the business’s sites/software are compatible with multiple browsers and multiple devices.

The Senior Frontend Web Developer constantly evaluates emerging technologies and avails strategic, innovative, and cost-effective solutions that increase the efficiency, reliability, and integration of the business’s sites/software, working in a semi-autonomous environment with prototyping technologies in order to resolve emerging site/software issues promptly, reporting directly to the management/consultants.

Objectives required:

  • Software Development
  • User Interface/User Experience
  • Collaboration
  • Knowledge: especially in best practice scenarios
  • Reporting to top management and consultants

Job requirements:


  • Advanced University Degree in Technology/Science/Information Technology/Engineering.

Technical Expertise:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant development life cycle experience in systems and applications development
  • Functional programming experience.
  • JavaScript libraries (React, Angular, Ember, and Backbone)
  • Web interface experience is a must
  • Experience in CSS3, HTML 5.0
  • MS SQL, Oracle is an optional experience


  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic, (Kurdish is optional), and communication skills especially for transfer of knowledge is essential

How to apply:

Kindly forward your completed P11 or CV to the email address  indicating the post title in the e-mail’s subject before the 12 October 2020 - 5 pm Baghdad time.

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