Job Opening

Posting Title: INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Duty Station: KINSHASA
Posting Period: 18 October 2020 - 31 October 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Information Management Systems-MONUSCO-142954-J-Kinshasa (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 Kinshasa, in Field Technology Section (FTS) of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO).
The Information Systems Officer will head the Service Management Pillar of the Section and reports to the Chief Field Technology Section.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Information Systems Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
•Manages operations of Digital Solution Centre and advices on programs for continuous service improvement. Ensures compliance of ICT processes with organizational standards, policies and procedures and also ensures that all aspects of standardized ITIL framework are fully implemented. Develops, plans and monitors implementation of field-based projects
•Plans and directs major systems projects of significant importance to the institution, or major components of these complex systems which typically impact critical operations and large or multiple user groups.
•Provides expert advice on complex systems analysis and design; identifies the need for new systems (or modifications to existing systems) or responds to requests from users; develops plans for feasibility assessment, requirements specification, design, development and implementation, including project plans, schedules, time and cost estimates, metrics and performance measures.
•Assess resource requirements of Field Technology Section and accordingly develop the Section’s acquisition plan.
•Ensure accurate data entry of newly received assets, assets transferred to other Missions or sent out for external maintenance.
•Develops cost proposals for contractual services, oversees the technical evaluation of proposals received and manages the contract service.
•Tracks and monitors project progress against plan, requirements, quality measures, standard processes; liaises with users on all aspects and during all phases of development and implementation.
•Provides professional leadership and work direction to assigned project team, and/or mentor and supervises the work of new/junior officers, contract staff, etc.
•Is actively involved in the execution of the most complex aspects of the project (e.g. systems analysis, development, programming, etc.); oversees development of document and database structures, ensuring that all design aspects are addressed and control and security mechanisms are established.
•Develops, implements, and monitors information standards and guidelines, including testing paradigms.
•Instil a culture of utilizing ICT tools at operational and implementation levels in compliance with enterprise ICT policies and technical procedures to facilitate decision making
•Prepares technical and user documentation for entire systems and interdependent applications; prepares training materials and detailed technical presentations.
•Keeps abreast of developments in the field and determines the need for testing and evaluating new products and technologies; provides leadership on introducing technological changes; prepares various technical reports.
•Participates in planning and preparation of the budget, work programme and spending plan.
•Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Experience at a managerial level in designing, developing, implementing, and overseeing large and complex Information Systems; knowledge of information systems as it relates to application development and support, database management, high level programming, scripting and query languages, document design and management information systems; conceptual and strategic analytical capacity to understand information system and business operational issues; ability to manage a diversified team of experts in the design and support of IT systems; good knowledge of organization’s information systems and communications infrastructure. 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; tailor 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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics, geospatial technology or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification in ICT governance, IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) foundation as well as Prince 2 Foundation is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems or related area is required
At least 2 years' experience providing services in the field of information systems or related area to or in a field operation of the United Nations common system or comparable international organization is desirable.
Experience in managing and coordinating the delivery of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Tier 1 and Tier 2 service support in United Nations field office missions using standardized ITIL framework is desirable.
Two years’ experience in the field of information systems or related areas in a conflict or post-conflict setting is desirable. Experience in budget, staffing and performance management and reporting is desirable

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English is required; knowledge of the other is desirable

Assessment

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

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available until 31 December 2021. 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 to 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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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No Fee

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