Posting Title: Computer Information Systems Assistant (.NET Training Team Leader), G7
Job Code Title: SENIOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS ASSISTANT
Department/ Office: United Nations Office at Vienna
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 19 October 2020-17 November 2020
Job Opening number: 20-IST-UNOV-143297-R-VIENNA (O)
Staffing Exercise ID: N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity


Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Technical Training (TT), Software Deployment and Technical Training Team (SDTT), Software Products for Member States Unit (SPMS), Information Technology Service (ITS) within the Division for Management (DM) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Chief, SPMS and overall guidance of the Chief, ITS. The incumbent will take a leading role in the development and implementation of sustainable and affordable IT solutions for relevant Secretariat entities, and to be deployed in key government institutions of Member States including anti-corruption and law enforcement agencies.

For more information on UNOV-UNODC, please visit the following websites: www.unov.org and www.unodc.org

Responsibilities

The Senior Information Systems Assistant will perform the following duties:

• Lead the Training Team, coordinate and conduct system and functional training activities to end users for Windows and Web based applications of the Software Products for Member States, including providing advanced technical training for applications utilizing Microsoft .Net (MVC, WPF, and Windows Forms), HTML, JavaScript, ORM, SQL, Angular JS and other frameworks, SQL, database systems including MS SQL, configuration, performance and security.
• Prepare training materials, design training courses, scenarios, data as may be needed, and conduct technical presentations.
• Provide advice and support for Application systems deployed in Member States.
• As may be needed, assist in the work performed by the developers; provide technical advices and ensure compliance with the established development procedures. Ensure compliance with requirements and UNODC standard policies, guidelines and procedures for software development.
• Guide and mentor junior staff in UNODC using standard development and programming techniques and the industry’s best practices.
• Prepare technical and user documentation for applications.
• Perform any other work related duties as required.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Has knowledge of organizational information infrastructure, including hardware, software and application systems. Has knowledge of Microsoft .NET/C#, SQL, JavaScript. Has good technical skills, ability to participate in the development and maintenance of applications including as regards training activities and modules and provide user support. Has demonstrated knowledge of data analysis techniques and performance tuning methods. Is able to analyse and interpret programme and project performance data and draft reports and training materials. Is able to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Is able to manage and drive training activities related to a project/product from inception phase to deployment and maintenance in a timely and transparent manner. Is able to translate client needs and to design and deliver user friendly solutions and training materials that meet the requirements. 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.

•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. Builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team members. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

•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 on-going developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of product or services to client.

•Planning and 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

High School Diploma or equivalent with a certification in software development with emphasis on C#.Net or C++ being an asset.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten years of relevant progressively responsible technical experience in training/developing/supporting systems using different technologies including Visual Studio.Net, .NET/C#, ASP.NET and/or ASP.NET MVC, coupled with JavaScript, HTML and jQuery is required.
Experience with SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and relational databases is required.
Experience in Windows services is required.
Experience in designing training courses of IT windows applications is required.
Experience in training on and working with Windows forms development, Windows WPF is desirable.
Experience in managing team(s) from different cultural backgrounds is desirable.
Proven dynamic experience in developing IT projects in a wide variety of disciplines 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 United Nations official language is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a technical test and a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. Non-local candidates will be considered only when no suitable candidate from the duty station is identified and will be subject to local recruitment. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

This position is funded from extra budgetary resources. The initial appointment will be for a period of one year and any extension of appointment will be subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

Other Skills and Requirements

Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application.

The GGST is a proctored entry-level examination at the duty station. Any travel expenses incurred in order to take the examination are the responsibility of the candidate and will not be reimbursed by the Organization.

Having passed the Administrative Support Assessment Test [in English] at the United Nations headquarters, Economic Commission for Africa, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, United Nations Office at Geneva, United Nations Office at Vienna, International criminal tribunal for Rwanda or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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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