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Posting Title:Information Systems Officer, P4
Job Code Title:INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER
Department/Office:Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Duty Station:GENEVA
Posting Period:27 May 2019 – 10 July 2019
Job Opening Number:19-Information Management Systems-OHCHR-116664-R-Geneva (X)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011 (IIIM). The incumbent will report to the Chief of the Information and Communication Service of UNOG (UNOG/ICTS) with a functional reporting line to the Mechanism’s Chief of the Information Systems Management Section (IIIM/ISMS).

Responsibilities

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

1) Understands and captures the current UNOG ICT architecture, defines the IIIM ICT architecture, based upon the concept of converged ICT as defined by the General Assembly and in line with IIIM’s requirements and objectives in the development of a holistic strategy for processes, information, and information technology assets; undertakes gap analysis to define areas of discrepancy; ensures adherence to global and local ICT policies. 
2) Plans and directs major systems projects of significant importance to the institution, or major components of these complex systems. Identifies, architects, and manages ISMS projects requiring multiple stakeholders and partners across UN bodies and teams. 
3) Provides expert advice on complex systems analysis and design; identifies the need for new systems (or modifications to existing systems) or respond to requests from users; develops plans for feasibility assessment, requirements specification, design, development and implementation, including project plans, business continuity plans, schedules, time and cost estimates, metrics and performance measures; reviews the requirements put forward by the IIIM and analyses their integration with the existing equipment/ installations. 
4) Develops cost proposals for contractual services, oversees the technical evaluation of proposals received and manages the contract service. 
5) Tracks and monitors project progress against plan, requirements, quality measures, standard processes. 
6) Is actively involved in the execution of the most complex aspects of the project (e.g. systems analysis, development, programming, etc.); ensuring that all design aspects are addressed as well as ensuring control and security mechanisms are established. 
7) Develops, implements and monitors information standards and guidelines, including testing paradigms. 
8) Prepares technical and user documentation for entire systems and interdependent applications; prepares training materials and detailed technical presentations. 
9) 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. 
10) Facilitates communications between the ISMS and its major stakeholders; serves as liaison between the ISMS, the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and the Office of Information and Communication Technologies (OICT). 
11) Acts as a focal point on ICT matters; develops and manages internal and external coordination processes to manage ICT related activities. 
12) Participates in planning and preparation of the budget, work program and spending plan.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: 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. 

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

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Formal certification in project management methodology (such as Prince2 or equivalent), or IT service delivery (such as ITIL or equivalent) is desirable

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems or related area is required. Experience in information systems, preferably within the United Nations ICT environment, is highly desirable. Experience implementing large information technology projects is highly desirable.
Experience in applying formalized ICT management framework (ITIL or COBIT) is desirable. Experience in implementing systems and services according to a formal architecture design framework (TOGAF, MODAF or similar) is desirable. Experience in managing technology related budgets and large contracts at all stages from procurement up to the delivery of services is desirable.

Languages

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 United Nations language, in particular Arabic, is desirable.

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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

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.

Above texts are copied from United Nations Official Web Page (careers.un.org) 
Copyright 2018 United Nations. All rights reserved

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