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Django / Python Developer Consultant
United Nations World Food Programme
Rome, Italy, Foreign State, Italy

Job Title

Django / Python Developer Consultant

Job Description

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill a consultancy position of Django/Python Developer based at our Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

Under the general and functional supervision of the Head of Applications Development RMTD (Digital Solutions Delivery Branch) the incumbent will be responsible for the following functions:

Qualifications & Experience Required:

Code Development Analyse business requirements and design/develop new system functionality. Rapidly and independently, develop application prototypes in Python-Django, following the rigorous software development and quality assurance. Create and maintain software design models and technical documentation

Technical Coordination with External Developers Develop fully functional web applications in coordination with remotely located software developers, adopting the SCRUM methodology, a team ticketing systems and a shared source code repository.

Platforms Maintenance Develop enhancements to implement new features and to strengthen application automations, validations, and reports. Troubleshoot technical issues and fix bugs affecting the web application in different environments (production, sandbox, training, etc.).


  • No telecommuting
  • No Agencies Please



Advanced University Degree and/or advanced courses/training with emphasis in one or more of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Mathematics, Software Engineering


Minimum 3 years post graduate, progressively responsible professional experience as Web Developer within an organization and proven record of accomplishment in development and implementation of IT applications. Possess a combination of broad business skills and IT experience including: IT solution development: Requirements, Design, Development, Implementation. Business analysis: creation and review of business, functional and non-functional requirements for IT solutions.

Technical Skills & Knowledge:

Strong experience with Development standard tools/methodologies Good knowledge of WFP IT infrastructure / Services. Strong and proven experience with Django/Python development stack (Django, Python 2.7 or 3.x, Postgres SQL, Nginx). Strong and proven experience with CSS, LESS, SCSS Strong and proven experience in using Git versioning system and GitFlow. Strong and proven experience in working in a Scrum Agile environment. Knowledge of one JavaScript Libraries between KnockoutJs, AngularJS, ReactJS is desiderable.


A certain degree of autonomy and self-management skills are required in order to identify solutions to be submitted to the related Team Leader for final approval.


Fluency in oral and written English

About the Company

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s leading humanitarian organization. Voluntarily funded, WFP is a leader in the global movement to achieve Zero Hunger, delivering food assistance in emergencies and partnering with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. With 90% of our workforce based in Country Offices and field operations, WFP serves more than 80 million people in 81 countries worldwide.

In more than half a century of humanitarian engagement, we have learned that fighting hunger involves not just food delivery, but also building country capacity and strengthening cooperation by working with governments, NGOs, suppliers and local communities. We engage businesses and smallholder farmers, invest in local economies, markets and the private sector.

Contact Info

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