Job Opening

Posting Title: Information Systems Officer, P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Duty Station: GOMA
Posting Period: 07 February 2020 - 20 February 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Information Management Systems-MONUSCO-131591-J-Goma (M)
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 Goma, in Field Technology Section (FTS) of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). The Information Systems Officer reports to the Chief, Innovation and Technology.


Within the framework of delegated authorities, the information systems officer may be responsible for the following tasks:

•Manage projects involving feasibility studies, system analyses, design, development and implementation of new moderately complex systems or participate as a member of a development team responsible for the main components of more complex systems.
•Develop detailed system specifications and other functional specifications and user documentation for key systems.
•Participate in the review and development of information security policies and related standards and guidelines.
•Coordinate the implementation of Mission-wide and local information security policies. Ensure promotion and enforcement of these policies.
•Develops and maintains the information security management system, including information risks across the mission. Establishes an information security and risk management functional capability and framework across the organization. Establishes processes to respond in a timely and proactive manner to significant information security breaches
•Develop and maintain computer programs that require the integration of many interrelated systems and program elements; ensure data security and appropriate access controls, taking into account local and broader issues.
•Organizes and carries out unitary and integrated tests, designs and uses test bases; assists users in acceptance tests.
•Develop training materials, operating and operating manuals; train staff in assigned systems.
•Develops disaster recovery plans and ensures appropriate planning and training of managers.
•Conduct research, analysis and evaluation of new technologies and make recommendations for their deployment.
•Participate in the writing of reports and documents on topics related to systems, system requirements, information strategy, etc.
•Provide advice to and, where appropriate, supervise new and junior employees, consultants.


Knowledge of information technology and information management, particularly in ICT security and systems analysis. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including proficiency in the development and implementation of systems of medium size and complexity. Knowledge of interactive systems; good knowledge of the organization's information infrastructure and IT strategy in terms of areas of use; independent maintenance of assigned systems and development of innovative approaches to solve a wide range of problems or issues. Ability to conduct research and make recommendations on information technology trends. Ability to demonstrate conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills and to conduct independent research and analysis, identify and assess issues, formulate options, conclusions and recommendations. Demonstrates pride in his/her work and accomplishments; demonstrates professional competence and subject matter control; is conscientious and effective in meeting commitments, deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; demonstrates perseverance in dealing with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Assumes responsibility for integrating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Speaks and writes clearly and effectively, listens to others, correctly interprets others' messages and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and shows interest in two-way communication; adapts language, tone, style and presentation to the intended audience; is open by sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning and organizing:
Develops clear objectives that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates time and resources to carry out work; anticipates risks and takes contingencies into account in planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as required; uses time effectively.


A graduate degree (master's degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, business administration, mathematics, statistics or related fields is required.
An undergraduate university degree and relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of a graduate degree. Certification in Prince2 Foundation and ITIL is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer systems or related areas is required.
Experience in complex system architecture, implementation and operation of large centralized or decentralized institutional systems is required.
Experience in information and application security is required.
Experience in developing policies and guidelines for implementation is desirable.
Experience in providing services related to application development within the United Nations common system or other comparable international organizations is highly desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is desirable


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

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• 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.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

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.

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