Job Opening

Posting Title: Information Systems Officer (SAP BPC, SM, PS, PPM), P3
Department/Office: Department of Management
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 10 April 2018 - 24 May 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Information Management Systems-DM-95224-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

The position is located in the Business Planning and Consolidation, Strategic Management, Budget Formulation and Performance Management, Finance Team of the ERP/Umoja project in the Department of Management in New York. The Information Systems Officer will report to the Senior ERP Analyst.

Umoja is a continuous organizational transformation, enabling high-quality, 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 work plan of Umoja Extension 2, specifically in respect of Finance processes, as approved by the GA following reports A/71/390 and A/72/397.


Under the guidance of the Senior ERP Analyst, the Information Systems Officer will support the SAP BPC-SM module and be responsible for the following duties:


• Manages projects involving feasibility studies, systemic analysis, design and implementation of developments of systems and applications, such as SAP BPC, SMA, PPM and PS, and/or, participating as a member of a development team with responsibilities thereof;
• Works with business community and project staff to understand requirements and determine specifications to design and build solutions in said systems/applications, particularly to develop solutions for the financial planning and performance management;
• Develops FRICEW (forms, reports, interfaces, conversions, enhancements and workflow) objects pertaining to design, build and maintenance of said Umoja/SAP solutions;
• Creates and maintains Reports and Input Forms in BPC using the EPM Excel add-in, configures Local Member Formulas, Context Locks etc;
• Designs, creates, configures and maintains transformation and conversion files, data manager packages, package links and manage deltas for BPC loads;
• Designs, builds and maintains Models (Admin, Dimensions, Business process flows) and supports the related creation/maintenance of Business Rules, Logic Scripts and Work Status;
• Provides support in integrating workflows developed for PPM and a custom-built Strategy Management application with SAP BRM and BPO;
• Provides guidance in respect to technical solution and implementation of new interfaces with the Umoja Solution;
• Provides support in developing user exits for data conversion/mass update transactions for Portfolio Structures, Portfolio Items, Project Management projects and Classification Hierachies.


• Organizes and performs unit and integrated testing, designing and utilizing test bases; assists users in acceptance testing;
• Develops training materials, operating and user manuals; trains staff in assigned systems.


• Responsible for resolution of assigned production issues, such as missing or incorrect data loaded from ECC or flat file, forms/reports that do not work as designed, use of the EPM Add-in and/or integration issues with the custom SMA or retraction from BPC to ECC.


• 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 ERP/SAP Finance systems design, and development, management, implementation and maintenance of complex information systems. Knowledge of BPC development and integration. 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; 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.

• Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; 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: 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 the advanced university degree. SAP Certification on PS, BPC and BW is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of SAP systems. SAP Public Sector experience is required. Experience in at least three of the following areas is required:

• Integration of BPC with other SAP and non-SAP systems;
• Building, configuration and support of FI/CO/SD/FM/GM modules;
• Project and Cost Center Accounting;
• Experience in the development of FRICEW, SAP BAPI-Interface, IDOCS, user exit and BADI;
• Experience in end-to-end SAP Business Process Integration (PI);
• Experience with architecture and best practices for SAP PPM, including the development of the objects.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position 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

This position is financed by Umoja 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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