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Job Opening

Posting Title: Information Systems Assistant (SAP BW/HANA), G6
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 06 March 2017 - 20 March 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Information Management Systems-DM-74901-R-New York (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

This post is financed by Umoja funding. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval.

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Service category in the United Nations Secretariat.

Having passed the Administrative Assessment Support Test (ASAT) in English at Headquarters, ECA, ESCWA, UNOG, UNOV, ICTR, or ICTY may be recognized in place of the GGST, pending confirmation of validity.

Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the Delivery Management Team of Umoja in the Department of Management in New York. The Information Systems Assistant (SAP BW/HANA) reports to an Information Systems Officer.

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:


SAP Business Warehousing [BW], SAP HANA is an advanced computing platform designed to accelerate business processes, deliver stronger data intelligence, simplifying the traditional data warehousing architecture and maximizing the speed and scale of reporting by reducing the complexity of data movement and preparation as well as reinforcing the ability and agility to integrate and aggregate enterprise data into a single view in order to facilitate decision-making.

This position will serve to reinforce the ERP project's capacity for the ongoing development and implementation of SAP BW and HANA in the Umoja solution, particularly to design and build new functionality of the HANA/BW integration and operation, including semantic layer, data reporting structure, extraction models, analysis of the landscape infrastructure and platform upgrades.

Under the supervision of an Information Systems Officer, the Information Systems Assistant (SAP BW/HANA) will be responsible for the following duties:

•Provides basic technical and on-going production support, troubleshooting and maintenance of tools and environments in SAP/Umoja BW/HANA platforms, resolving data load issues.
•Resolves data load issues.
•Supports development and maintenance of SAP BW/HANA objects.
•Assists in development and maintenance of core BW workflows and HANA objects using relevant SAP tools [e.g., Info Package, Info Objects, DSOs, Info Cubes, Multi providers, Transformations, Process chain, Data Sources, etc].
•Assists in ongoing development of Extraction, Transformation and Load (ETL) jobs in BODS that transfer data from SAP and non-SAP systems and generate reports using Business Objects, Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports and Analysis Workspaces.
•Generates reports using Business Objects, Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports and Analysis Workspaces.
•Creates Graphical and Scripted views in HANA for publishing (or displaying) data to external applications.
•Develops Dashboards using Design Studio.
•Transports different BW and HANA objects using STMS, Git, etc.
•Assists in preparation of technical and user documentation, as well as in the production of training materials including reviews with users and technical personnel as required.
•Conducts research on new technologies as requested; keeps abreast of developments in the field.
•Assists in testing and evaluating new products and technologies.
•Provides guidance to new/junior staff.
•Performs other related duties as required.


-Knowledge of SAP BW and HANA including in the production support environment
-Good technical skills, ability to participate in development and maintenance of applications, provide user support
-Ability to respond to changing requirements and assignments, ability 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

-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

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


High school diploma or equivalent is required.

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 areas is required. Experience in SAP BW and HANA are required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office with advanced knowledge of Excel is also required.


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


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

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.

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