Job Opening

Posting Title: Information Systems Officer (SA Programming, HTML, UI5, Fiori, PO/PI/WEL), 2 posts, P3
Department/Office: Department of Management
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 16 March 2018 - 14 April 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Information Management Systems-DM-93508-R-New York (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

These positions are located in the SPPM, PI-FIO, Programming Team of the ERP/Umoja project in the Department of Management in New York. The Information Systems Officers (SA Programming, HTML, UI5, Fiori, PO/PI/WEL) will report to an Information System Officer and/or Senior Information Systems Officer.

Umoja is a continuous organizational transformation, 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:


The scope of these positions include technical work required for the implementation of the SAP software to maintain and develop the Umoja solution in respect of the existing functionality, work stream and processes as well as for new functionality coming up with the design, build and roll out as well as subsequent stabilization of the project’s new phase during 2018-2019 [Extension 2].

Within delegated authority, the Information Systems Officers are responsible for the following duties:


• Supports the analysis, design, programming development, configuration and implementation of SAP systems and applications, particularly in respect of programming on HTML5, UI5, Java Script and Fiori.
• Determines the integration and connections of SAP systems and application developments, including for the related integration landscape.
• Ensures the technical feasibility of development objects in any of the concerned systems of SAP[principally, Process Orchestration, Fiori apps and workflow development, including ABAP].
• Supports the design, development and maintenance of the following SAP technology streams, systems and tools as well as related connecting points:
- SAP Process Orchestration, including architecture and implementation of new interfaces for the Umoja solution
- Custom or Standard Fiori Applications and its respective 0data Layer
- ABAP development components (Forms/Reports/Interface/Conversion/Enhancements/Workflow) and/or
- Interfaces on Process Orchestration with java/xslt/standard mapping and/or
- BRM rules development and/or
- BPM modeling and configurations


• Maintains, upgrades or enhances existing SAP systems and applications, including landscapes thereof, including interrelated systems and program elements.
• Ensures appropriate data security and access controls to SAP systems and applications, considering both local and wide area issues.
• Undertakes impact analysis of SAP changes or upgrades in relation to existing layer and functionality.


• Develops detailed system/technical and/or related functional specifications for SAP developments.
• Organizes and performs the related unit and integrated testing, designing and utilizing test bases; assists users in acceptance testing. Creates Functional Acceptance Testing Documents.
• Develops training materials, operating and user manuals.
• Trains staff in assigned systems.


• Keeps abreast of developments in the field and determines the need for testing and evaluating new products and technologies; provides leadership on introducing technological changes; prepares various technical reports.
• Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff, consultants, etc.


• Professionalism: Knowledge of analysis, design, programming development, configuration and implementation of SAP systems and applications, particularly in respect of programming on HTML5, UI5, Java Script and Fiori. Knowledge of Fiori applications and significant exposure to and demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of programming and analysis, including structured/object-oriented design, relational systems, scripting and query languages, document design and management, hardware and software requirements, systems facilities and execution protocols. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, to include proficiency in the development and implementation of systems of moderate size/complexity. Knowledge of interactive systems; good knowledge of organization’s information infrastructure and IT strategy as it relates to user area(s); independently maintains assigned systems and develops innovative approaches to resolve a wide range of issues/problems. 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.

• 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.

• Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.


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

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of SAP systems and applications, including deep dive experience in one of the following:

1. Process Orchestration (PO) developer and architecture of integration with at least 2 full cycles of PO implementation and integration technology [such as PI, IDOC, XML, Web Services, SAP BPM and BRM]; or
2. UX Development as well as architecture of integration with at least 2 full cycles of Fiori implementation and UX technoloogy such as UI5/JQuery. Front End Development with SAPUI5, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Jquery. Knowledge of architecture and best practices for JQuery. Experience with MVC development model.
3. ABAP and Workflow design with development experience for each FRICEW elements and having gone through more than 2 SAP full implementations with experience in Operations and Support.
4. Experience with SAP upgrades - Impact analysis, SPAU, SPDD, Testing, Z-Programs and upgrade planning.


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


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

These posts are financed by ERP funding. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval.

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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Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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