Job Opening

Posting Title: INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER, P4
Job Code Title: INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER
Department/Office: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 16 March 2018 - 14 April 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Information Management Systems-OCHA-92618-R-Geneva (X)
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 within the Information Services Section in Geneva under the Information Management Branch of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Information Services Section, based in New York.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Information Systems Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

- Plans and directs major systems projects of significant importance to the institution, or major components of these complex systems which typically impact critical operations and large or multiple user groups; Designs and implements OCHA’s analytics and business intelligence strategy and related projects.
- Provides expert advice on complex systems analysis and design; identifies the need for new systems (or modifications to existing systems) to optimize business through analytics and statistical modelling; develops plans for feasibility assessment, requirements specification , design, development and implementation, including project plans, schedules, time and cost estimates, metrics and performance measures.
- Develops cost proposals for contractual services, oversees the technical evaluation of proposals received and manages the contract service; partners with technology providers to deliver a stable and highly available reporting platform.
- Tracks and monitors project progress against plan, requirements, quality measures, standard processes; liaises with users on all aspects and during all phases of development and implementation; manages and leads efforts to better leverage data to demonstrate the organisation’s impact and improve program effectiveness.
- Provides professional leadership and work direction to assigned project team, and/or mentor and supervises the work of new/junior officers, contract staff, etc.
- Develops, implements and monitors information standards and guidelines, including testing paradigms to support and streamline data acquisition and data quality.
- Prepares technical and user documentation for entire systems and interdependent applications; prepares training materials and detailed technical presentations.
- Keeps abreast of developments in the field and determines the need for testing and evaluating new products and technologies; ; supports and upgrades approach to data collection, analysis and visualization.
- Facilitates communications between OCHA and its major clients for good client relations. Works with OCHA business owners to identify visualization, analysis and reporting requirements.
- Participates in planning and preparation of the bud get, work program and spending plan.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of systems design, and development , management, implementation and maintenance of complex information systems. Ability to develop and oversee large centralized or decentralized institutional systems; conceptual and strategic analytical capacity to understand information system and business operational issues so as to thoroughly analyze and evaluate critical systems matters. Knowledge of a range of computer languages and development paradigms, knowledge of organization's information infrastructure and IT strategy as it relates to user area(s). Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrate s 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjust priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencie s when planning; monitor s and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

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

Advanced university degree (Master 's degree or equivalent degree) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems or related area is required. Experience with data analysis tools and techniques is desirable. Experience with SQL is desirable. Experience with SAP, PeopleSoft, Tableau, Pentaho or Qilk Sense is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance 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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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.

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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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