Closing date: Thursday, 14 September 2023

VN 114-115/2023

National ICT Officer (JAVA Applications Development) (2 vacancies)

Manila (Global) Administrative Centre (MAC)


Open to Internal and External Candidates

Job classification : National Officer

Grade : NO-A

Duty station : Manila (Global) Administrative Centre (MAC)

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Closing date : 14 Sep 2023

Duration of Assignment : One Year with possibility of extension

Salary : Php 1,195,132 per annum net of taxes

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.


The position is based in Manila Administrative Centre (MAC), headed by the Director of MAC. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is one of the divisions with its operations delocalized to MAC.

Under the overall supervision of the Senior ICT Officer (Software Development) and direct supervision of the ICT Officer (JAVA Team Lead), and in close co-ordination with the ICT Officer (Project Management) and the ICT Officer (Solutions Architect), the successful candidate will be responsible for the coding of system components according to design specifications, corporate standards and best practices and solution design.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

    •  Develop using Object Oriented design principles and software design patterns to attain high reusability and maintainability.
    •  Implementing the detailed application design of the system provided by the System/Solution Architect.
    •  Adhere to the version control system, build and release processes and coding standards.
  •  Participate design and code walk-through for review and incorporate feedback into design and code artefacts.
  •  Maintain technical documentation of all development tasks.
  •  Work with team members to identify potential risks in application design and delivery.
  •  Perform unit and integration tests and resolve any resulting issues/bugs.
  •  Work with architect and develop business systems using the JAVA/J2EE framework.
  •  Communicate project status, issues and risk factors to project team members.
  •  Provide maintenance and technical support for existing applications.
  •  Respond promptly within accepted timeframes to application’s user support and enhancement requests ensuring continued operation of the said applications.
  •  Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  •  Master’s degree in Computer Sciences, Information Technology or a related field from an accredited academic institution; or,
  •  University degree in the above fields with two (2) years of relevant professional experience.
  •  Professional certification in the area of study and practice above, or a Microsoft Certified professional developer is a distinct advantage.


  •  Experience in core Java programming of which three years in design and development of J2EE applications
  •  Experience working with J2EE-compliant application/web servers such as Tomcat, etc.
  •  Experience with Cloud application services
  •  Experience working with database technologies Microsoft SQL Server
  •  Experience building APIs, SOAP, REST, XML, JSON, Microservices
  •  Experience in SVN and/or GIT.
  •  Demonstrates an analytical and systematic approach to issue resolution.
  •  Demonstrates effective communication skills both oral and written.
  •  Possess client-side Web development skills (HTML, CSS, JQuery/Angular/ReactJS).
  •  Proficient in open-source technologies, frameworks and tools, including Spring, Hibernate, JUnit, Ant, XDoclet, JMeter, Jasper, Velocity, Freemarker, etc.
  •  Ability to work with cross cutting and diverse teams.


For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is desirable.


Inclusion & respect for diversity

  •  Shows respect and sensitivity towards gender, culture, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, political conviction and other differences.
  •  Encourages the inclusion of all team members and stakeholders while demonstrating the ability to work constructively with people with different backgrounds and orientations.
  •  Promotes the benefits of diversity; values diverse points of view and demonstrate this in daily work and decision making.
  •  Challenges prejudice, biases and intolerance in the workplace.

Integrity & transparency

  •  Upholds and promotes the Standards of Conduct and Unified Staff Regulations and Rules.
  •  Delivers on commitments; manages the organization’s resources reliably and sustainably.
  •  Embraces and encourages transparency, balancing this with the need for discretion and confidentiality as appropriate.
  •  Maintains impartiality and takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour.
  •  Does not abuse one’s position and acts without consideration of personal gain. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.


  •  Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter and willingness to improve knowledge and skills.
  •  Seeks to raise professional standards in self and others through daily work and activities.
  •  Adapts quickly to change and is decisive and versatile in face of uncertainty.
  •  Shows self-control and persistence when faced with difficult problems, and remains calm in stressful situations.
  •  Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.

Core Competencies


  •  Demonstrates individual responsibility for defining and delivering on the Organization’s priorities.
  •  Delegates authority to match responsibilities, and holds staff accountable for agreed-upon commitments.
  •  Consistently assumes responsibility for Divisional or Departmental actions by explaining successes, failures, and proposing remedial actions.
  •  Invests significant time in creating a culture of accountability and responsibility by using experience and advice to guide others.


  •  Clearly and simply communicates the IOM mandate and seeks opportunities to represent the organization externally to promote its mandate.
  •  Communicates confidently, commands attention and respect when speaking, and projects credibility.
  •  Influences others and negotiates effectively through a persuasive, flexible approach.
  •  Keeps staff informed of decisions and directives of senior management and communicates them in a manner that ensures understanding and acceptance.

Managing and sharing knowledge

  •  Promotes the development and use of organization-wide knowledge sharing systems that capture all relevant information from sources inside and outside of the Organization.
  •  Leads in defining and prioritizing the Organization’s knowledge needs.
  •  Establishes and fosters a culture that encourages change, innovation and continuous learning.
  •  Encourages and supports others to be innovative and actively generates new perspectives on own and team’s work.


  •  Advocates for collaboration across the Organization and creates collaborative systems and integrated processes to achieve Organizational goals.
  •  Builds consensus for task purpose and direction with colleagues at all levels.
  •  Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of partnerships and takes action to enhance their effectiveness.
  •  Identifies and breaks down barriers to cooperation within teams, and between teams, units, sections, divisions, and organizations.

Delivering results

  •  Challenges self and team to deliver high quality results, in line with Organizational goals.
  •  Leads and facilitates work planning, alerting those involved of potential obstacles and helping to identify suitable alternative options as needed.
  •  Persuades management to undertake new projects and services that benefit internal and external clients; uses performance standards to monitor projects.
  •  Tailors organizational targets to meet changing demands in the external environment.

How to apply

Interested applicants may send their applications to no later than 14 September 2023. VN Number and Position Title (VN 114-115/2023 – National ICT Officer (JAVA Applications Development)) should be specified in the SUBJECT field.

Applications must consist of a cover letter, a duly-accomplished IOM Personal History Form, and a résumé highlighting education and experience relative to the above qualifications.

IOM welcomes applicants from qualified individuals, irrespective of their race, religion, skin, color, nationality, age, disability status, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family structure, mental health status, or any other characteristic.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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