Job Opening

Posting Title: INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER, Kampala, Uganda (TEMPORARY JOB OPENING)
Job Code Title: INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER
Department/Office: UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT
Duty Station: KAMPALA
Posting Period: 21 December 2015 - 03 January 2016
Job Opening Number: 15-Information System and Technol-TD-52928-J-Kampala (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

The duration of the appointment is subject to the availability of funds. The initial duration of this temporary appointment is for an initial period of six months, starting as soon as possible.

Candidates should have no expectation of any fixed-term appointment possibility after the end of this temporary assignment. If the selected candidate is an internal staff member of the UN Secretariat, the selection will be recorded as a temporary assignment.

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Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the ASYCUDA Programme, Division on Technology and Logistics, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the ASYCUDA Regional Coordinator for East and Southern Africa, the ASYCUDA Information Systems Officer will be responsible for providing technical assistance and support to the Government of Uganda during the implementation of the Electronic Single Windows (ESW) Project.

The incumbent is expected to undertake the following duties:
•Providing technical advice on the most suitable ICT (Information and Communication Technology) architecture an configuration for the ESW project in the Government of Uganda specific conditions;
•Assisting the Government of Uganda in the preparation of the technical specifications and evaluation criteria for the procurement of ICT hardware, software and associated services required for the implementation of the Government of Uganda Electronic Single Window system;
•Providing technical assistance and support in the prototyping, testing, piloting, roll-out, administration and maintenance of all of the Government of Uganda Electronic Single Window system e-Documents including remedial actions, as required;
•Organizing and delivering Electronic Single Window technical training courses on the implementation, operation and maintenance of the Government of Uganda Electronic Single Window system;
•Assisting NPT (National project Team) in the preparation of the national Electronic Single Window technical documentation.

Further development/enhancement of the Government of Uganda Electronic Single Window system by:
•Providing technical advice to the Government of Uganda on the technical aspects of the Electronic Single Window national extensions/e-Documents, with the view to ensure their integration into the overall operational Electronic Single Window system architecture of the Government of Uganda..
•Assisting the Government of Uganda to coordinate the technical development of the national extensions/e-Documents of the Electronic Single Window system and their integration into the operational Electronic Single Window environment of the Government of Uganda;

Coordination of the Government of Uganda Electronic Single Window system technical implementation with other governmental agencies'/orgnaizations' ICT and infrastructure activities having impact on the Government of Uganda ICT systems by:
•Advising the Government of Uganda on the technical implications for the Electronic Single Window system and ESW of other governmental agencies'/organizations' ICT and infrastructure related;
•Coordinating the technical implementation of the Government of Uganda Electronic Single Window e-Documents with other governmental agencies'/organizations' ICT and infrastructure relevant activities;


Assistance in Project reporting and monitoring system by:
•Assisting the NPM (Natl. Project Manager) in the preparation of Project Progess Reports for national counterpart authorities;
•Preparing regular technical Project Progress Reports for the ASYCUDA Regional Coordinator for East and Southern Africa inclusive of the elements relating to the logical framework and monitoring plan.

Competencies

Professionalism: Proven experience in prototyping and implementing complex customs information technology systems. Is conscientious in observing deadlines and achieving results.

Teamwork - Demonstrated ability to develop consensus among people with varying points of view; 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.

Technological Awareness – Sound technical ICT knowledge with detailed knowledge of Java, Linux and Oracle programming.

Communication – Strong communications skills, both oral and written, sound drafting ability. Good inter-personal skills with the ability to communicate well with end-users.

Education

Advanced University Degree in computer science, information system, mathematics, statistics or related field. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

Work Experience

At least five years relevant working experience in the field of IT system deployment and support. Experience in upgrading mission critical applications in a production environment. Experience in organising and delivering training courses within governmental organisations would be an advantage. Experience of working in an international environment would be desirable.

Languages

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is considered an advantage.

Assessment Method

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

United Nations Considerations

Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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No Fee

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