Job Opening

Posting Title: ASSOCIATE INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER, P2
Job Code Title: ASSOCIATE INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
Duty Station: BANGUI
Posting Period: 21 July 2022 - 04 August 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Information Management Systems-MINUSCA-186058-F-Bangui (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 the Joint Operations Center (JOC) of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The incumbent will be based in Bangui and reports to the Chief of JOC.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of Chief of JOC, the Associate Information Systems Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

•Participate in preparing user requirements and other technical specifications.
•Assist in the design, development, and installation of information systems.
•Manage the SAGE database and work as the JOC focal point for Unite Aware.
•Support the JOC on developing incident data-driven situation analysis, develops enhancements and new features to existing systems; may design and implement small, stand-alone systems as needed (e.g., to meet individual user requirements).
•Undertake rigorous testing and proving of applications software.
•Maintain assigned portions of systems, providing operational support for system’s applications, analyzing and implementing system changes/upgrades, etc.
•Participate in developing and maintaining Information Systems project plans, schedules, and budgets. Assist in identifying appropriate human and technical resources to complete the project, assist in assuring that deviations from project schedule are addressed and communicated, assist in developing timely project status reports, monitoring project risk factors, escalating project issues, and providing Quality Assurance for all project deliverables.
•Write and develops programs to interface with existing systems.
•Ensure data security and integrity and conduct risk assessment on information
•Participate in developing disaster recovery plans and contribute to Mission Business Continuity.
•Prepare, update and maintain system’s documentation and related technical/procedural manuals.
• Conduct needs assessments and benchmarks, prepares technical specifications and evaluation criteria.
• Assist in the set-up and monitoring of software performance measures.
• Draft training materials and conducts training sessions and demonstrations of systems for users.
• Perform any other tasks requested by the Chief of JOC.

Competencies

Professionalism :Knowledge of at least two programming languages, basic systems analysis and design techniques, testing, debugging, and documentation standards, database design, storage and internal systems. 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. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the 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 Management, Communication Technology, or related field is required. A first level university degree with two additional years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems or related area is required.

Experience providing services in the field of information systems to or in a field operation of the United Nations common system or comparable international organization is desirable.

Experience in the field of information systems or related area in a conflict or post-conflict setting is desirable.

Previous work experience of managing SAGE database and COSMOS and delivering SAGE trainings in a similar operational setting to a Joint Operations Centre are desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

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.

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

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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