Back End Developer

General Information

Job Type:
Information Technology
Date Posted:
Feb 05, 2019
Employee Type:
Full-Time Employee


The candidate will be responsible for the functionality and efficiency of the web infrastructure at the Digital Hub of UNHCR's private sector unit.

This role entails the creation, maintenance and active testing of all public and private facing web and e-commerce sites as well as producing meaningful marketing KPI dashboards and delivering monthly, cross-channel performance reports with actionable insight.

Private Sector Partnership Service (PSP) needs to hire an experienced and passionate Senior WordPress Back-End Developer to join our team! As a WordPress Developer at UNHCR PSP office, you will be responsible for back-end development, including creating WordPress themes and plugins.

He/she are expected to have a strong understanding of latest industry trends and content management systems.

Accountability (key results that will be achieved)

Website performance
Integration performance
Bug tracking and fixing
Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)


Designing and implementing custom WordPress theme, new features and functionality
Ensuring high-performance and availability, and managing all technical aspects of the CMS
Ensuring all work adheres to current industry best practice.
Architecting and developing broadly compatible products, features, and bug fixes, while monitoring accessibility, performance, and multilingual installations
Helping formulate an effective, responsive design and turning it into a working theme and plugin.
Leveraging innovative technologies such as PHP, MySQL, Git, etc... To develop mobile responsive websites and applications.

2. Coding:

Developing and maintain complex WordPress based applications
Write high quality code with readability, efficiency, and maintainability in mind while following best practices and proper documentation
Establishing and guiding the website’s architecture
Implementation of any API restful services (Payment gateways, CRM Salesforce, SMS broadcast systems, etc...)
Developing WordPress widgets, plugins, custom post types, and page templates
Improving internal tools, standards, and integration processes
Experience in working with APIs and 3rd party system integration

3. Maintaining existing websites:

Maintaining & implementing features/services to the existing websites.
Providing timely resolution to reported problems with existing websites.
Troubleshoots and provides continual maintenance and upgrades of the exiting websites
Coding review the work of other developers or “of any third party”.

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