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Associate Information Systems Officer
(Business Intelligence Software), P2

Posting Title:Associate Information Systems Officer (Business Intelligence Software), P2
Job Code Title:ASSOCIATE INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER
Department/Office:Department of Management
Duty Station:NEW YORK
Posting Period:16 January 2019 – 01 March 2019
Job Opening Number:19-Information Management Systems-DMSPC ERP-108847-R-New York (E)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the ERP/Umoja project in the Department of Management, Strategy, Policy and Compliance in New York. The Associate Information Systems Officer (SAP Software and Technical Support) will report to an Information Systems Officer or a Senior Information Systems Officer and will be assigned to the BW-HANA-BI team.

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: http://umoja.un.org

Responsibilities

The scope of the position includes 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 2019 [Extension 2]. 

Within delegated authority, the Associate Information Systems Officer is responsible for the following duties: 

•Participates in preparing user requirements and other technical specifications for the implementation of the BW-HANA-BI team’s work and processes, particularly programming, configuration, workflow and process integration. 
•Assist in the design, development, test and roll out of the above suite of technical services and processes.
•Undertakes complex system analysis of well-defined modules within the system, develop enhancements and new features to existing systems; may design and implement systems as needed.
•Support specific modules and applications, including in the context of production support in BW-HANA-BI.
•Provide operational support to data security and integrity.
•Participates in developing disaster recovery plans, contingency plan or risk solution plan. 
•Prepare, update and maintain system’s documentation and related technical/procedural manuals. 
•Assist in the tracking and monitoring of SAP software performance measures.
•Drafts training materials and conducts training sessions and demonstrations of systems for users.
•Participates with senior staff in assessing and testing new technology.
•Performs ad hoc duties as required.
•May provide guidance to new/junior staff.

Competencies

Professionalism 
Knowledge of basic systems analysis and design techniques, testing, debugging and documentation standards, database design, storage and internal systems; Understands Database and Data analysis; Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matters; 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 situation; 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 limitations of technology to the work of the office; Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; Shows willingness to learn new technology.

Education

A first-level university degree in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics or related field.

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in the planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems or related area. Experience on data analysis, reporting and analytical tools, along with experience working on large volumes of data is required. Experience with a SAP Enterprise Resource Planning [ERP] system is desirable.

No experience is required for candidates who have passed United Nations Young Professional Programme Examination (YPP) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).

Languages

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 desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

This post 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.

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.

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

The 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 according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. 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 reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (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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