Job Opening

Posting Title: Information Systems Officer, P3
Job Code Title: INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund - Pension Administration
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 03 July 2020 - 16 August 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Information Management Systems-UNJSPF PA-137896-R-New York (O)
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 Enterprise Operations Section (EOS) of the Information Management Systems Service (IMSS) in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). EOS is responsible for the provision of Information and Communication Technology Services, such as website, network maintenance, desktop management, Database, and application support. The Information Systems Officer (Data Manager) reports to the Database Administrator (P4) and the Chief, EOS.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
.Manage the daily production output of all batches, reports and queries needed to deliver data for daily operations using the Oracle-based ERP services known as V3 (Vitech Inc.), consisting of Oracle DB, Oracle RAC and Oracle webLogic services.
.Review - with operational managers and the supervisor - the daily batch processes, the conditions for warnings and /or failures, and any potential escalation to operational staff on issues.
.Prioritize the processing of batches and monitor their corresponding output.
.Perform a nightly review of all batches and report run each evening, note all warnings and failures and conduct daily reviews with the supervisor.
.Update the batch/report issue log as needed.
.Review the daily backup log for issues and report accordingly.
.Update the backup issue log as needed.
.Perform nightly system refreshes as assigned by the supervisor, note any issues in the process and conduct daily reviews with the supervisor.
.Develop detailed system and other functional specifications and user documentation for daily production services.
.Support, maintains, upgrades or enhances existing user V3 production and non-production database systems, with the supervisor, troubleshoots and ensure consistent user support, including the resolution of problems, advising on the use of new techniques, monitoring transactions to measure performance and the continued effectiveness of systems.
.Develop and maintain computer tools that require integration of many interrelated systems and program elements; ensure appropriate data security and access controls, considering both local and wide area issues.
.Organize and perform unit and integrated testing, designing and utilizing test bases; assist users in acceptance testing.
.Develop training materials, operating and user manuals; train staff in the use of tools.
.Research, analyze and evaluate new technologies and make recommendations for their deployment.
.Participate in writing reports and papers on systems-related topics, system requirements, information strategies, etc. Facilitate communications between the IT infrastructure Unit and clients

Competencies

Professionalism:

-Knowledge of database administration systems, including Oracle.
-Knowledge of systems design, and development, management, implementation and maintenance of complex enterprise class Database systems.
-Ability to develop and oversee large centralized or decentralized institutional systems; conceptual and strategic analytical capacity to understand information system and business operational issues so as to thoroughly analyze and evaluate critical systems matters.
-Knowledge of a range of computer languages and development paradigms, knowledge of organization’s information infrastructure and IT strategy as it relates to user area(s).
-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

Accountability:
-Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments
-Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards
-Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules
-Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments
-Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics 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 planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of enterprise class database services is required.
Experience in current version of Oracle database administration in Oracle RAC environment is required
Experience with PL/SQL and scripting is required.
Experience in administrating Oracle EBS General Ledger services is desirable. Experience with Oracle WebLogic and/or IBM WebSphere is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; working knowledge of another official UN language would be an asset.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

The United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF) is an independent inter-agency body established by the United Nations General Assembly. The applicable human resources procedures are governed by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Fund and the UN Secretariat.

Any candidate from a member organization of the UNJSPF applying for this post is considered as an internal candidate provided he/she has been appointed through the appointment and promotion procedures applicable in his/her respective organization.

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

Working hours: May be required to work shift assignments on weekdays to maintain 24x7 service coverage. The incumbent may be required to work holidays and weekends.

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.

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No Fee

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