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Software Developer1

  • Company: World Food Programme
  • Deadline: Sunday 14th August 2011
  • Location: Ispra
Job Description

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian agency, together with its technical development partner, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), is looking to recruit a Software Developer. This position requires on-site work at the JRC campus in Ispra, Italy, for the purpose of developing software.


  • Application deadline:  14th August 2011
  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • Contract duration: four months (with possible extension)
  • Duty Station: Ispra, Italy
  • Contract Type: Consultancy
  • Salary: According to experience
  • WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination.

Her / his duties include:

  • Carrying out a workplan developed jointly by WFP and JRC, expected to include:
  • i. Functional and GUI development stemming from a post test phase project workplan;
  • ii. Supporting the project roll-out process, including fixing bugs and process bottlenecks;
  • iii. Collaborating with JRC to resolve any scalability issues that impede agreed usage targets;
  • As requested, providing technical advice on software development;
  • Other tasks as agreed between WFP Technical Development Lead and the JRC Official responsible for the project;
  • Any other tasks as required by the WFP Technical Development Lead.


  • Minimum 4 years development experience using ASP.NET;
  • Minimum 3 years website design experience;
  • Proficiency with MS SQL Server database design and development;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with AJAX and Javascript development;
  • DotNetNuke development experience would be an advantage
  • Proven ability to work as part of a geographically dispersed collaborative team;
  • Effective English with strong communication skills required;
  • University or college degree in a relevant subject. 

How to apply

Interested persons should send a C.V., cover letter, and links to previously developed sites to and