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VA/2019/B0009/18604 Software Quality Assurance Assistant (Maternity leave replacement)

Publish on Oct 28, 2019 | Viewed 1668


Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

Background Information - BSSC

The UNOPS Bangkok Shared Service Centre (BSSC) is a Shared Services Centre (SSC) unit established for the purpose of providing internal, global, cost-effective transactional services which enhance the operational capacity of UNOPS and standardize systems and procedures. The BSSC, among other functions, carries out high-quality transactional services within the area of personnel contract administration and payroll.

For young professionals, a job within UNOPS BSSC offers the opportunity to enter the United Nations system via crucial back office service delivery in an engaging and development-focused work environment as part of a dynamic and effective UN entity. BSSC jobs offer a platform of learning and exposure to UNOPS' operations and the greater UN system.

job information

  • Reference Id: Bkp_0004122
  • Company: UNOPS
  • Position name: VA/2019/B0009/18604 Software Quality Assurance Assistant (Maternity leave replacement)
  • Job location: Bangkok
  • Non-Thais allowed: No
  • Job type: Contract
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Age: non definite age
  • Job level: Officer
  • Experience: Over 5 Yr(s)
  • Education: up
  • Monthly salary range: Negotiable
  • Job field(s):

Job description

Functional Responsibilities

Reporting to the QA Team Lead, the QA Assistant will assure that software is tested according to Quality Assurance mechanisms and identified standards. Testing will be done through out the Software Development Life Cycle from testing requirements during the development phase (to provide quick feedback) and testing before functionality is moved to production. The QA assistant will assist in communication between the business stakeholders, business analysts, development teams and deployment team.

Furthermore, the QA assistant will:

  • Write and execute test cases for given requirements / user stories in a timely manner with high quality.
  • Do end user testing based upon provided requirement specifications / user stories
  • Provide continuous feedback (both written and verbal) to  development team members, business analysts, product owners and end users in a clear and concise manner
  • Engage and organize testing in conjunction with the end user community (as necessary)
  • Quickly and easily learn to use applications of medium to high complexity
  • Pro-actively identify risks and possible improvements  
  • Help verify data quality and do simpler root cause analysis.
  • Accurately estimate work effort and keep commitments
  • Test software using different techniques and employing appropriate approaches
  • Work together with development team members and business analysts to achieve best possible result
  • Stay updated with guidelines, policy, documentation to better understand how to test
  • Liaise with development team members to identify and reproduce bugs and errors identified by end users 


  • Integrity & Inclusion

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

  • Leading Self and Others 

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles. 

  • Partnering

Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

  • Results Orientation

Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

  • Agility

Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

  • Solution Focused

Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving. 

  • Effective Communication

Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground. 


Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Secondary Education is required

University Degree, preferably in Computer Science, Data Analysis, Software Engineering or Information Technology is an advantage and can substitute for some of the required years of experience.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the software industry working with software and web based testing is required with secondary education; 1 year of experience is required in combination with Bachelor's degree.  
  • Exposure to the Finance business domain is highly desired.
  • Knowledge of Finance applications highly desired;
  • Experience with varying levels of testing/project complexity and understanding of different software methodologies or frameworks such as Agile is highly desired; 
  • Knowledge of test automation or SQL is desirable;
  • Experience in writing high quality test cases, performing end user testing, documenting and communicating test results is highly desired;
  • Candidates are expected to have a good problem solving skills, understand of different types of tests and approaches to testing; quality awareness and building an environment of trust with developers and other focal points.   


  • Fluency in English is required 

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level: LICA 5
Contract duration: 6-10 months

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:  

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. 
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks

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