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Result of Service The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is a Multilateral Environmental Agreement (MEA) whose aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival in the wild. With five additional Parties joining the Convention since 2013 – including the European Union – there are currently 184 Parties to the Convention (as of February 2022).

CITES regulates trade in over 38,000 wild species of plants and animals to ensure that international trade in listed species is sustainable, legal and traceable. Well-managed and effectively regulated trade in wildlife can contribute to long-term conservation and poverty reduction in developing countries, in particular in rural areas heavily dependent on wildlife without endangering the survival of the species traded. CITES is also a leading provider of primary data on sustainable use of biodiversity.

CITES has numerous programmes which are results of official Decisions taken by the Parties such as the CITES Tree Species Programme (CTSP). CTSP aims to provide direct financial assistance to Parties in taking conservation and management measures to ensure that their trade in timber, bark, extracts and other products from CITES-listed tree species is sustainable, legal and traceable. In order to provide tailored information to their stakeholders, the CTSP programme has created a standalone website on the WordPress CMS (in the three CITES working languages English, French and Spanish). However, to be in line to the standards set by the UN, it is required that the website be converted into the Drupal CMS in the three languages. This also ensures business continuity as CITES has in house capabilities to maintain Drupal websites.

Work Location Remote

Expected duration The website is to be completed within three (3) months from the start of the contract. Start of contract to be as soon as possible

Duties and Responsibilities The consultant is required to migrate the CITES-CTSP project website ( from the WordPress CMS into Drupal 9. The functionalities of the website will be detailed in a requirements document and the consultant is required to perform the following: a) Produce a mock-up of the final website design on an appropriate tool; b) Create the website on the consultant’s own development server to demo the website; c) Create testing criteria and test extensively the functionalities of the website; d) Migrate the data from the existing website into the development server for validation. After validation by the CITES Secretariat, work with server hosts to deploy the website into the current production server.

Qualifications/special skills Remuneration level – Level B as per UN ST/AI/2023/4 on consultants

a) Required years of work experience:

Ten (10) years of work experience with at least seven (7) years’ experience with Drupal development

b) Field of work and area of specialty:

Required skills and experience - At least ten (10) years of relevant work experience in website design, and IT Project management. - At least seven (7) years of Drupal development - Demonstrated experience building responsive websites and user interfaces for websites and/or web applications using the Drupal CMS, PHP, HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, Bitbucket and JavaScript/jQuery or other frameworks. - Advanced experience in creating custom Drupal modules and themes for a Drupal 9 configuration. Experience using Layout Builder, Symfony/Composer, Twig templates, and able to debug effectively. - Ability to architect enterprise Drupal solutions including data, display, and information architecture - Demonstrated ability to create clear and detailed mockups using a mockup tool. - Excellent interpersonal skills, client orientation and able to comply to project deadlines and tasks.

Desirable skills and experience - Ability to work within Scrum or Agile or familiar framework for project management to ensure timely delivery. - Experience in converting WordPress websites into Drupal before and have used the appropriate Migrate module. - Proven contributor in the Drupal community. - Drupal Developer certification.

c) Required education qualifications:

Academic Qualifications: Master's degree, preferably in Computer Science, Information Technology or Engineering or related field. A Bachelor's degree in combination with additional 2 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of a master’s degree.

d) Required knowledge of languages:

Fluency in spoken and written English is required. Working knowledge of French or Spanish is an advantage.

Additional Information e) Competencies:

Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client

Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.

Creativity: Ability to - within the constraints of the United Nations rules and regulations - propose solutions to improve programmes or services and to offer new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; ability and experience in promoting new ideas and persuading other to consider them; ability to come up with unusual ideas and to think "outside the box"; interested in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

Technology awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; Shows willingness to learn new technology


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