Job Opening

Posting Title: INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER (SAP Development, Process Integration and Applications), P4
Job Code Title: INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER
Department/Office: Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance Enterprise Resource Planning Project
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 21 December 2021 - 03 February 2022
Job Opening Number: 21-Information Management Systems-DMSPC ERP-167609-R-New York (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Solution Delivery Management Service, in the ERP Solution Division (ERPSD) in the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC) in New York. The Information Systems Officer reports to the lead of the ERP's Development Architecture and Orchestration Section.

Umoja is a continuous organizational transformation project, 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

A. SAP PROGRAMMING and TECHNICAL INTEGRATION:
• Supports the design, programming development, configuration and implementation of SAP systems and applications, particularly on the following languages: ABAP, Webdynpro, BOPF, BRF+, Hana, HTML5, UI5, Java Script and Fiori.
• Reviews to validate architecture and connections of SAP systems and applications, including integration landscape.
• Ensures technical feasibility of development objects in the concerned SAP systems and Modules, eg, Supply Chain/SCM, Transportation Management/TM, Logistics Execution/LE, Real Estate/RE, Events Management/EM, Integrated Business Planning/IBP, Cloud Platform Integration/CPI, FIORI applications, and Workflow development].
• Supports design, development & maintenance of SAP technology streams, systems, tools & connecting points:
• Supports the extension of the solution's functionality by developing FRICEW objects (forms, reports, interfaces,
conversions, enhancements and workflow) using standard ERP tools and programming language.
• Analyzes business and users’ requirements to be translated into new SAP applications or enhancements;
• Supports design and post-testing release of technical documentation, conducting code reviews and other steps.

B. ERP ARCHITECTURE, ORCHESTRATION and CLOUD INTEGRATION:
• Participates in the overall design and implementation of the Umoja Solution Architecture, including determination of roadmaps, upgrades and integration strategies, enhancements as well as customization proposals, delivering risk/benefit analysis and well-documented plans with solid technical justifications.
• Contributes to the ERP Project team's analysis on technology and licensing, including via Fit-Gap exercises.
• Proposes roadmaps and impact analysis of upgrades of the ERP, particularly regarding existing enhancements.
• Supports the Orchestration of all Integration and Development activities across the Umoja Landscape and also assists in the development of new interfaces for the Umoja solution.
• Provides support to overall Cloud Integration Platform development activities.
• Assists Teams and the ERP Release Manager in respect of IT Planning and Release activities using SAP provided tools and applicable methodology [Solution Manager, CHaRM, etc].

C. USER EXPERIENCE [UX] and Development of APPLICATIONS:
• Supports the development and implementation of the User experience methodology and tools of SAP’s product suite and Fiori Framework, including configuration and enhancement of Standard and custom SAP Fiori Application.
• Oversees the optimal usage of the capabilities of Fiori Development leveraging HANA.

D. PRODUCTION SUPPORT:
• Maintains, upgrades or enhances existing SAP systems and applications, including landscapes, etc.;
• Ensures appropriate data security and access controls to SAP systems and applications.
• Undertakes impact analysis of SAP changes or upgrades in relation to existing layer and functionality.

E. OTHER:
• Keeps abreast of developments in the above-captioned areas and determines the need for testing and evaluating new products in support of technological improvements; prepares technical reports in said respects.
• Provides guidance to new/junior staff, consultants, etc.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of SAP Software development platform, scripting, design, relational objects, ABAP. Knowledge of SAP Middleware implementations using SAP PO and Cloud Platform Integration. Proven track-record of design and delivery of end-to-end technical developments and configuration in SAP, analyzing Process integration roadmaps of SAP and non-SAP systems as well as the architectural and landscape choices thereof. Knowledge of SAP Solution Manager implementation, tools and methodologies for SAP implementation(e.g., Clarity, PMBOK, Agile, etc). 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.

Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology.

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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics or related field is required. A first-level university degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in combination with two additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of SAP systems and applications in a public sector ERP implementation is required.

Experience with technical development and architecture integration for SAP implementation with at least 2 full SAP implementations is required.

Experience with SAP upgrades - Impact analysis, SPAU, SPDD, Testing, Z-Programs and upgrade planning, is required.

Experience with ABAP and Workflow design with specific development experience with FRICEW elements, is required.

Experience with 2 full life-cycle implementation of Process Integration [PI] and Orchestration (PO) and architecture integration including the related SAP technology, such as PI, IDOC, XML, Web Services, SAP BPM/BRM, and CPI, is required.

Experience with UX Development as well as architecture integration for UX development and Applications such as UI5/JQuery, front-end development with SAPUI5, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, JQuery, and MVC development model, is required.

Development experience in the suite of processes for SAP Supply Chain Management or for SAP Finance is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position 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.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

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.

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