Special Tribnal for lebanon

Senior Web Assistant

Vacancy Ref NL-OTR-ISS-937
Deadline for Applications 29 August 2019 (-106 days left)
Issuance Date 30 July 2019
Location Leidschendam
Organ / Section REGISTRY   /  Information Services Section
Post Level G-6
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered. The successful applicant may be offered a fixed-term appointment of one year duration or until 31 December 2020. Such appointment and any subsequent extension(s) are subject to the terms of the STL's mandate and/or the availability of funds. The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is an international inter-governmental organization with its own independent legal identity and not a UN organization. However, STL follows the UN common system for benefits and entitlements to its staff members. UN staff members may also serve on loan from their parent department/office, if selected.

Any appointment for this position will be on a local basis.

The recruitment process may include a pre-screening exercise, written tests and competency-based interviews.

A roster of suitable candidates may be established for this post as a result of this selection process for both fixed-term/established and general temporary assistance posts.

It is not necessary at this stage to send copies of qualifications, previous employment contracts, entire publications, etc.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only applicants who are under serious consideration will be contacted. The Tribunal is not in a position to respond to queries regarding information on the status of vacancies.

The Registrar reserves the right not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description. All applications will be handled with strictest confidentiality.
*The English version of this vacancy announcement is authentic. The French and Arabic version, if available, is not an official translation and is provided for information purposes only.

Under the supervision of the Head, Information System Unit, the Senior Web Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
* Creating and ensuring the overall technical development, design and regular maintenance of the STL website and web-based communications; this includes uploading new content, regularly updating pictures and visuals on the pages, and ensuring the consistency in their format;
* Ensuring consistency and smooth functioning of the website across pages and languages; the web assistant should be meticulous and detail oriented, particularly given the complexity of the Arabic web page;
* Working closely with the Public Information and Communication's Section in the maintenance of the STL web presence and web-based communications; this task requires the web assistant to be flexible, and to respond positively and effectively to changing circumstances;
* Suggesting and delivering web-related services as required, e.g. designing website layout, features, modules, styles;
* Developing office-tailored applications, e.g. reporting systems, databases linked to mailing lists etc;
Monitoring, collecting statistical data and producing analytical reports on website traffic, language preferences and other trends. Keeping the stake holders updated about developments and initiatives and making proposals for the website updates and other web based communications;
* Supporting the Public Information and Communications Section in updating the website content in a timely fashion. This requires the web assistant to have strong communications skills and the ability to explain the various possibilities in displaying new content updates;
* Preparing, organizing and executing trainings for relevant staff on Content Management System (CMS) and related applications;
* Keeping abreast of the developments in the web services field; this requires the web assistant to be initiative taking and proactive;
* Performing other duties as required.
Knowledge and Skills
* Professionalism - Knowledge of one or more high level programming languages, basic systems analysis and design techniques, testing, debugging, and documentation standards, and database; Good analytical and problem solving skills and ability to handle a range of systems-related issues.
* Client Orientation - Ability to identify and analysis clients' needs.
* Communication - (spoken and written), including the ability to explain and present technical information, effectively train/advise users on systems related issues; applications etc., and prepare written documentation in a clear, concise style.
* Teamwork - Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respected for diversity.
* Planning & Organizing - Ability to plan own work, to work effectively under stress and to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks within tight deadlines.
Education: Secondary education attested by a diploma or equivalent; proficiency in the use of computer applications, programming, graphics, databases and CMS.

Work Experience: Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience with website and web-communications design and development.
* In depth knowledge of web frameworks, programming languages, web services and tools such as PHP, JavaScript, JQuery, HTML5, CSS3, SCSS, Bootstrap, RESTfull and Composer.
* Adequate knowledge of relational database systems, Object Oriented Programming and MVC design pattern.
* Configuration and management of Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP) stack. Experience with Ubuntu Server administration is preferred.
* Open Source Content management systems (CMS) such as Drupal is preferred.
* HTML editors such as Dreamweaver and graphics programs such as Photoshop is highly desirable.
* Monitoring and interpreting web statistic data, optimizing SEO and website performance.
* Systems administration and maintenance, software development, technical writing across broad range of hardware and software platforms is an asset.
* Organizing and conducting technical trainings.