Job Opening

Posting Title: Associate Information Systems Officer, P2
Job Code Title: ASSOCIATE INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER
Department/Office: Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance Enterprise Resource Planning Project
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 15 January 2020 - 03 March 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Information Management Systems-DMSPC ERP-129710-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

The position is located in the Human Capital Management(HCM), Payroll(PY), Organizational Management(OM) team, Solutions Architecture 1, ERP/Umoja project in the Department of Management, Strategy, Policy and Compliance in New York. The Associate Information Systems Officer (SAP HCM-PY-OM) will report to an Information Systems Officer or a Senior Information Systems Officer.

Umoja is a continuous organizational transformation, enabling high-quality, and cost-effective service delivery for evolving United Nations mandates, anywhere in the world. By updating skills, harmonizing practices and applying global technology, Umoja maximizes productivity of the UN's human, financial and material resources.

Umoja transcends organizational, geographical and functional barriers, fostering a culture of transparency, accountability, empowerment, sharing and unity across the United Nations. For more information on Umoja visit: http://umoja.un.org

Responsibilities

The scope of work of this position includes the corresponding modules as implemented in the Umoja solution, such as Payroll, Personnel Administration, Time Management, Organizational Management and Benefits as well as the related Employee and Manager Self-Service. This new post will serve to further reinforce the Project's autonomous capacity in the context of the Project's work plan for Continuous improvements during 2020 and beyond, with a focus on HCM-related processes.

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

1. SYSTEM CONFIGURATION, DESIGN and IMPLEMENTATION of ENHANCEMENTS and MODIFICATION:

- Assists in the design and development of new system functionality in the scope of SAP HCM, PY and OM modules.
- Undertakes analysis of user requirements and develop enhancements and new feature for the same.
- Supports the enhancement and/or modification of interfaces of the Umoja SAP system with other systems, both external and internal (ICSC, Pension Fund, Inspira, etc.).
- Supports the ongoing adjustment to the configuration of HCM, PY and OM modules of the Umoja solution.
- Assists in the design, development and testing of data models in SAP HANA that are required to build reports in the scope of SAP HCM, PY and OM Modules.
- Assists in the design, development and testing of SAP FIORI applications in respect of the scope of functionality and end-user requirements for SAP HCM, PY and OM Modules.
- Undertakes rigorous testing of the new features in SAP HCM, PY and OM modules.
- Develops Automated Test cases using standard SAP tools.
- Undertakes Integration testing with other SAP modules (such as FI, FM, Treasury, etc.).

2. SYSTEM SUPPORT:

- Provides Tier 3 support for Umoja NPO HCM, PY and OM modules and implementing system changes/upgrades.
- Troubleshoots/Debugs SAP code to identify issues and follows up with the software vendor to ensure effective and timely incident resolution.
- Participates in preparing detailed user requirements and other functional specifications for SAP HCM, PY and OM, and also updates corresponding Business Design Documents (BDD) accordingly.
- Participates in developing and maintaining project plans and schedules and provides Quality Assurance for all project deliverables.
- Assists users in Acceptance Testing.
- Assists and work closely with the Umoja Security team in creating relevant Authorization Objects, Enterprise Roles, etc.

3. TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION and USER TRAINING:

- Prepares, updates and maintains system's documentation and related technical/procedural manuals.
- Drafts training materials and conducts training sessions and demonstrations of systems for users.

4. Performs other ad-hoc duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of SAP HCM, Payroll and OM solutions. Knowledge of basic systems analysis and design techniques, testing, debugging and documentation standards, database design, storage and internal systems. Knowledge of Database and Data analysis. 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 and 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 computer science, information systems or related field. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification in SAP HCM modules (particularly Payroll and OM) is desirable.

A first-level university degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination(YPP)/United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in the planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of the enterprise information systems is required.
Experience in system analysis, process and workflow design, programming as well as configuration for HCM, Payroll and OM solutions in an SAP NPO ERP environment is desirable.
Experience in Business Intelligence is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

Special Notice

This position is financed by Umoja funding. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval.

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

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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