Web Application Developer
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is a well-established knowledge product of IUCN; it is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of fungi, plant and animal species. To maintain and further improve the status of the IUCN Red List, there needs to be cutting-edge, efficient and performance enhancing tools that underpin the proper functioning of such a widely used and valued knowledge product. The Web Application Developer should be keen about contributing to the building of state of the art applications. The successful candidate will work closely with a network of conservation scientists, other web and geospatial experts, and will be responsible for maintaining and building on the current high-profile systems behind the IUCN Red List.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Applicants should be a keen self-motivated person, who are not daunted by trying out new technologies.Specifically, the applicant will be expected to deliver on tasks such as:• Supporting the ongoing development of the Species Information Service, which is the main system managing the Red List assessment process• Assisting in the design and development of new functionality for the Red List websites, and GIS related activities.• Supporting the maintenance of web applications and databases where required.• Assisting the line manager in developing better approaches and platforms for improving the Red List processes.• Assisting the Line Manager in translation user needs to system requirements.