Job Opening

Posting Title: Computer Information Systems Assistant (, Net Developer), G6 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INFORMATION SYSTEMS ASSISTANT
Department/Office: UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT VIENNA
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 31 January 2017 - 13 February 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Information Management Systems-UNOV-73765-J-Vienna (T)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

•This position is available until 30 September 2017. Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

•Recruitment for this position is done on a local basis.

•Passing the Administrative Assessment Support Test (ASAT) in English at Headquarters, ECA, ESCWA, UNOG, UNOV, ICTR, or ICTY or the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a requirement for recruitment consideration in the General Service category in the United Nations Secretariat.

•If an external candidate is considered, the candidate will be subject to a passing grade on the relevant proctored entry-level examination at the duty station.

•Travel expenses incurred in order to take the examination, as well as recruitment travel is the responsibility of the candidate and will not be reimbursed by the Organization.

•A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments.

•Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.

•Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

•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. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.

•The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.

•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.

•For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.

•The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/En

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Division for Management (DM), Information Technology Service (ITS), Enterprise Application Center Section (EAC), Unite Conferences Software Solutions Unit (UCSS), Documents and Meetings Team (DMT) (UNODC/DM/ITS/EAC/UCSS/DMT). The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the Chief, EAC and under the direct supervision of the Senior Information Systems Officer, leading the Unite Conferences Software Solutions Unit (UCSS).

Responsibilities

•Develop, test, debug, implement and maintain ASP.Net/C#/MVC web based and client server applications to work according to defined system specifications;
•Provide the design of base classes and customized-controls which can be reusable across other applications within the frame of the Conference Management IT systems. The functionality should provide, but not be limited to, data capturing forms, analysis features and reporting utilities;
•Develop optimized code within .NET framework using LLBLGEN and Entity Framework Code First technology to carry out database transactions efficiently, data processing logic using stored procedures and triggers;
•Carry out all required testing and quality assurance and ensure that deliverables meet Conference Management application software requirements based on agreed time frame and milestones;
•Provide assistance to the end users in four duty stations (New York, Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna);
•Write comprehensive technical documentation using ITS standard tools and ensure that the application code is described clearly;
•Report to the immediate supervisor on daily or weekly progress as required;
•Perform other work related duties as may be 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 system development workflow and document flow processes, ability to conduct research and gather information from a wide variety of standard and non-standard sources. Is able to respond to changing requirements and assignments, is able to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

•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 ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent. Must have passed the United Nations Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) or the Global General Service Test (GGST) at Headquarters or an equivalent locally-administered test at Offices Away from Headquarters. Must have passed a technical test.

Work Experience

•A minimum of seven years of experience in information systems analysis and programming, systems administration and maintenance, software development, technical writing or related area is required;
•A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in designing and developing web applications using ASP.NET and C# is required;
•In-depth understanding of security issues related to web-based applications is required;
•High skills in SQL to maintain and debug all server-side SQL scripts (triggers, views, stored procedures) is required;
•A minimum of 2 years of working experience in the following technologies: ASP.Net MVC, Javascript, MS SQL Server, WCF, ORM is required;
•Since .NET Framework 4.5 has many new features and controls, familiarity with those new enhancements is an asset;
•Experience in distributed deployment of applications to the different geographical and time zone locations is desirable;
•Knowledge of the following technologies is an advantage: JQuery, Ajax, TFS 2012, VS2012, MS SQL Server Reporting Services, Entity Framework(Code First), MS Build, LLGBGEN.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment

Technical Test and Competency Based Interview or Desk Review.

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, 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 or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

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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