Job Opening

Posting Title: Reporting and Data Officer (Data Visualization Platform), P3
Job Code Title: INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: Resident Coordinator System
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 20 May 2019 - 03 June 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Information Management Systems-RCS-117215-R-New York (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 United Nations Development Coordination Office (UNDCO) Headquarters in New York. The incumbent reports to the Results Reporting Officer, in close coordination with the Digitization/Digital Strategist in the Communications and Results Reporting Section.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Reporting and Data Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

• Manages the annual launch, data collection, and validation of the UNSDG Information Management System (IMS); ensures full and effective rollout in close collaboration with both UNCTs, OICT, contracted vendors, and oversees iterative systems development requirements.
• Produces and manages data validation and analyses for UNSDG results reporting and use of operational UNSDG data.
• Monitors UNSDG rollout and increased use of common open data standards, such as the International Aid Transparency Initiative and the Data Cube.
• Researches, collects, reviews and disseminates good practices from UNSDG agencies and others on the use of open UNSDG data for decision making and public accountability.
• Produces quality data visualizations and infographics from UNSDG data sources on a regular basis for analysis, communication, and accountability purposes.
• Undertakes analytics for communication products drawing from DCO data platforms.
• Provides technical and substantive support to UNDCO teams to develop analyses and communication products based on various data sets and information. Directs research of relevant data sets to support coordination and communications efforts of the UNSDG.
• Produces materials and communications adapted to the target audiences, including information for public use and understanding.
• Collaborates with other platform managers and data analysts to ensure integrated research and data analytics.
• Researches, analyses and evaluates new applications of information technology for data management, visualization, and modelling.
• Participates in system improvement projects, contributing to feasibility studies, systems analysis, design, development and implementation and in the evaluation and testing of knowledge-management application improvements and new systems; provides user support.
• Develops detailed system and other functional specifications and standards from the knowledge-management perspective and user documentation for new systems of results reporting in UNDCO.
• Develops training materials and user manuals; trains staff in use of the IMS/knowledge-management system assigned.
• Advises internal and external users and other information management specialists about access to UN DCO reporting, communications and data visualization platforms.
• Participates in developing client outreach strategies and in their implementation. Conducts programmes of outreach and user education to improve client use of desktop information resources; uses judgement of relevant institutional needs to develop presentations appropriate to client audience; develops publicity materials to facilitate outreach.
• Assists in programme administration, including provision of assistance to or supervision of contractual employees and support staff, formulation of consultant and institutional contracts and subsequent implementation, development of the programme budget, etc.
• Performs other related duties, as required.

Competencies

• Professionalism: Knowledge of information management and data analysis. Ability to conduct research and provide recommendations on data and information analysis and management trends. Ability to demonstrate conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills and conduct independent research and analysis, identifying and assessing issues, formulating options and making conclusions and recommendations. 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.

• Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

• Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in communications, information science, information systems, social science or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in information and knowledge management, results and online reporting, or a related area, is required.
A minimum of two years of experience in data analysis systems, collection and visualization is required.

Experience in information and knowledge management within the United Nations system or another comparable international organization is desirable.
Experience with results and online reporting within the United Nations system or another comparable international organization is desirable.
Experience with inter-agency or inter-organizational collaboration in the development sector is desirable.
Experience in the United Nations system or a comparable international organization is desirable.
Field experience in development cooperation is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Assessment

Shortly after the closure of the job opening, the screened-in applicants will be invited by email to complete a Job-Fit Questionnaire (JFQ) which will form part of the evaluation of applicants for shortlisting. Further evaluation of candidates may include other forms of assessment related communication which will be sent exclusively to your primary email address listed in Inspira. Please ensure that your primary email address is up-to-date and correct. No assessment communications will be sent to your secondary email address.

Special Notice

This position is available for an initial period of one year. Extension of appointment is subject to the availability of funds.

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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

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

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