Job Opening

Posting Title: Computer Information Systems Assistant (, NET Web Solutions Team Leader), G7
Job Code Title: SENIOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS ASSISTANT
Department/Office: United Nations Office at Vienna
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 28 February 2023 - 29 March 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Information Management Systems-UNOV-203227-R-Vienna (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 AML/CFT Solutions (AMLCFTS) team, Software Products for Member States Unit (SPMS), Digital Transformation and Solution (DTS), Information Technology Service (ITS), Division for Management (DM), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Chief, SPMS and overall guidance of the Chief, ITS.

For more information on UNOV-UNODC, please visit the following websites: www.unov.org and www.unodc.org.

Responsibilities

The incumbent will take a leading role in the development and implementation of sustainable and affordable IT solutions for relevant Secretariat entities, and to be deployed in key government institutions of Member States including anti-corruption and law enforcement agencies. Within delegated authority, the incumbent will perform the following specific duties:

• Design, develop and manage activities as a product manager from product definition and planning to production and release of WEB applications used by the UNODC Drugs, Laboratory and Scientific Services Branch (DLSSB) and its external partners.
• Supervise the developers, producing WEB part of the anti-money laundering software solution for UN Member States.
• Coordinate the work of project teams and their members (local team in Vienna and remote team in India) and continually monitor project progress.
• Be in charge of the technical design, manage the development and ensure the effective implementation of all software project activities.
• Manage the lifecycle (design, development, testing, deployment, maintenance) of the Web based applications utilising Microsoft .Net, Angular framework and relational database technologies and ensuring compliance with requirements and UNODC standard policies, guidelines and procedures for software development.
• Guide and mentor junior staff in UNODC standard development and programming techniques using the industry’s best practices.
• Maintain functional specifications for computer application systems, programmes and procedures developed and/or modified.
• Provide support for deployed computer application systems including version management, deployment and data recovery.
• Participate in testing and evaluating new tools and technologies.
• Assist with the collection and analysis of data as well as preparation of data presentations and reports for information sharing, responding to queries, knowledge management, planning and decision making.
• Assist with visualizations and updating information material such as web pages or brochures.
• Perform any other work-related duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Has knowledge of organizational information infrastructure, including hardware, software and application systems. Has knowledge of relevant programming language(s) and ability to use programming skills to develop information systems. Has knowledge of Microsoft .NET/C#, JavaScript, Angular TS, HTML, SQL. Has knowledge of system development workflow and document flow processes. Has ability to conduct research and gather information from a wide variety of standard and non-standard sources. Is able to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Is able to manage and drive a project from inception phase to deployment and maintenance in a timely and transparent manner. Is able to translate client needs and to design and deliver user friendly solutions that meet the requirements. Has ability to perform analysis, modeling, and interpretation of data in support of decision-making. 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.

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. Builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team members. 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.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors on-going developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of product or services to client.

Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required. Certification in C#.NET, SQL technologies is desirable

Job - Specific Qualification

Certification in C#.NET, SQL technologies is desirable.

Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite, i.e. is required, for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application.

The GGST is a proctored entry-level examination at the duty station. Any travel expenses incurred in order to take the examination are the responsibility of the candidate and will not be reimbursed by the Organization.

Having passed the Administrative Support Assessment Test [in English] at the United Nations headquarters, Economic Commission for Africa, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, United Nations Office at Geneva, United Nations Office at Vienna, International criminal tribunal for Rwanda or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant technical experience in systems analysis, development and programming is required.

Experience in developing medium to large scale systems using Microsoft .NET/ C#, ASP.NET coupled with HTML, JS, Angular TS, WebAPI, Entity Framework is desirable.

Work experience with SQL Server and designing relational databases is desirable.

Experience in managing team(s) of developers from different cultural backgrounds is desirable.

Experience in technical documentation writing for the full systems development cycle including end user documentation is desirable.

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 a technical test and a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. Applicants for positions in the General Service and related categories must be authorized to work for the United Nations in the duty station where the position is located. Eligible applicants selected from outside the duty station are responsible for any expenses in connection with their relocation to the duty station. Staff members subject to local recruitment are not eligible for allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

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.

Education qualification exceeding the specified requirement of this job opening including university degrees and certificates shall not give rise to additional entitlements or benefits, or facilitate a move to the Professional category. The movement of staff members from the General Service and related categories to the Professional category in the United Nations Secretariat is exclusively allowed through the Young Professionals Programme competitive examinations. Only a few staff members pass the competitive examinations. Passing the competitive examinations does not guarantee movement to the Professional category. For further information, please visit https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=GP

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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