Job Opening

Posting Title: ASSOCIATE INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER, P2
Job Code Title: ASSOCIATE INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Office at Geneva
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 09 January 2019 - 22 February 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Information Management Systems-UNOG-109063-R-Geneva (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Information and Communication Technology Service (ICTS), Division of Administration, United Nations Office at Geneva. The incumbent will be under the supervision of the United Nations Staff Mutual Insurance Society against Sickness and Accident (UNSMIS) Vital Business Service (VBS) Team Lead.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Associate Information Systems Officer may be responsible for the following duties:

•Participates in preparing user requirements and other technical specifications.
•Assists in the design, development and installation of information systems.
• Undertakes analysis of well-defined modules within the system, develop enhancements and new features to existing systems; may design and implement small, stand-alone systems as needed (e.g. to meet individual user requirements).
•Undertakes rigorous testing and proving of applications software.
•Maintains assigned portions of systems, providing operational support for system’s applications, analyzing and implementing system changes/upgrades, etc.
•Participates in developing and maintaining Information Systems project plans, schedules, and budgets. Assists in identifying appropriate human and technical resources to complete the project, assists in assuring that deviations from project schedule are addressed and communicated, assists in developing timely project status reports, monitoring project risk factors, escalating project issues, and providing Quality Assurance for all project deliverables.
•Writes and develops programs to interface with existing systems.
•Ensures data security and integrity.
•Participates in developing disaster recovery plans.
•Prepares, updates and maintains system’s documentation and related technical/procedural manuals.
•Assists in procurements, including conducting needs assessments and benchmarks, preparing technical specifications and evaluation criteria.
•Assists in the set-up and monitoring of software performance measures.
•Participates in Helpdesk support services.
•Participates in facilitating communications between ICTS and its clients for good client relations and be responsible for small to medium client accounts.
•Assists in the development of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) between the client and ICTS, for either specific IT services or general technology support, including any charge back mechanisms.
•Advises users on the most suitable hardware and software for different tasks; maintains and enhances software.
•Drafts training materials and conducts training sessions and demonstrations of systems for users.
•Participates with senior staff in assessing and testing new technology.
•Performs ad hoc duties as required.
•May provide guidance to new/junior staff.

Competencies

• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of at least two programming languages, basic systems analysis and design techniques, testing, debugging, and documentation standards, database design, storage and internal systems. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

• COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

• TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

• 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.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics or related fields is required. A first-level or higher degree (Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree) in any field of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification in ITIL Foundation is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in the planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems or related area is required. Experience with Java is desirable. Experience with SQL, Oracle PL/SQL or MySQL is highly desirable. At least one year hands-on technical experience on three or more of the following technologies is desirable: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, J2EE, Hibernate, Spring, MongoDB, Grails, Groovy, Adobe Flex.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required; knowledge of French is highly desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This post is funder by extra-budgetary funds. The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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