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UN Web Buy Software Tester

Publish on Apr 17, 2020 | Viewed 1091


Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.

job information

  • Reference Id: Bkp_0004170
  • Company: UNOPS
  • Position name: UN Web Buy Software Tester
  • Job location: Bangkok
  • Non-Thais allowed: No
  • Job type: Contract
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Age: non definite age
  • Job level: Officer
  • Experience: 2 - 6 Yr(s)
  • Education: N/A
  • Monthly salary range: Negotiable
  • Job field(s):

Job description

Background Information - Job-specific

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. UNOPS supports partners to build a better future by providing services that increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of peace building, humanitarian and development projects. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.  

The UN Web Buy team (UNWB) is part of UNOPS Shared Services Centre (SSC), which provides policy advice, operational support, and transactional services to UNOPS offices, and is responsible for the administrative support to HQ and Copenhagen-based personnel.

UN Web Buy ( is UNOPS e-commerce solution for the humanitarian and development sector. Through UN Web Buy, partners can access UNOPS procurement services for selected commodities based on Long Term Agreements. The platform went through a complete redesign in 2017 and is constantly being updated with new functionality.

The UN Web Buy team is responsible for the UN Web Buy service and for the development and maintenance of the system. The UN Web Buy operations team is based in Copenhagen, from where it provides global procurement services through the UN Web Buy platform.

This position is one of three in the system development team, which is being relocated to Bangkok.

Under the supervision of the UNWB Team Lead and technical direction of the UNWB Application Architect, the Software Tester will test the UN Web Buy Plus e-commerce system (an AngularJS and C# code solution) ensuring that software is tested according to Quality Assurance mechanisms and identified standards. Testing will be done throughout 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 Software Tester will assist in communication between the product owner, business stakeholders and development team.

Functional Responsibilities

The Software Tester will:

  • Work with Product Owners and Developers to clarify and understand functional and software requirements
  • Analyze functional requirements, wire frames, designs, and other project documentation as appropriate, to determine software application testing requirements
  • Determine appropriate test types and create detailed test cases
  • Execute test cases, analyze test results, problems, or failures and document results
  • Ensure that the solution meets stated requirements
  • Provide regular status reports and QA metrics
  • Work with business users to plan, coordinate and execute UAT testing
  • Provide continuous feedback (both written and verbal) to development team members, business analysts, product owners and end users in a clear and concise manner
  • Proactively identify risks and possible improvements  
  • Help verify data quality and do simple root cause analysis
  • Test software using different techniques and employing appropriate approaches
  • 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

Tasks include:

  • Functional testing
  • Regression testing
  • Integration testing
  • Automation testing
  • User acceptance testing
  • Organizing testing of end users
  • Creating test plans and test strategy
  • Writing and maintaining test scripts
  • Maintaining statistics of defects/bugs
  • Identifying possible improvements in the solution
  • Stress testing of systems


Education/Experience/Language requirements


Secondary Education/High School Diploma is required

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


At least 6 years of web testing experience with a Secondary Education/High School Diploma (2 years with a Bachelor's degree or equivalent)

Ability to create clear, concise detail oriented test plans/cases

Ability to understand and create test plans 

A current QA certification from an accredited organization (QAI, IIST, ASTQB, ISTQB) is an advantage

Experience with test automation and in developing test automation for projects of simple to high complexity

Experience using bug tracking tools

Experience writing automated test scripts for the web and good understanding of these technologies:- Selenium WebDriver and/or Selenium IDE- JavaScript and HTML- HTTP protocol

Experience with data querying using SQL

Language Requirements:

Full working knowledge of English is required


  • 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, utilising 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 behaviour. 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


Contract type, level and duration

 Contract type: ICAContract level:  Local ICA Support, LICA-6Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance

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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