Department/Office:United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Duty Station:BAMAKO
Posting Period:17 June 2020 – 16 July 2020
Job Opening Number:20-Information Management Systems-MINUSMA-137152-R-Bamako (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in Bamako, in the Field Technology Section of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Bamako. The Information Systems Officer reports to the Chief of Section.


Within limits of delegated authority and depending on location, the Information Systems Officer is responsible for the following duties:

• Leads projects involved with feasibility studies, systems analysis, design, development and implementation of new, moderately complex systems, and/or, participates as a member of a development team with responsibility for major components of the more complex systems
• Develops detailed system and functional specifications, along with user documentation for major systems, including radio communications systems
• Researches, analyzes and evaluates new technologies and makes recommendations for their deployment
• Participates in writing reports and papers on systems, system requirements, information strategy, information management and related subjects.

Application Support & Systems Administration:
• Provides specialized advice to users, and analyzes user requirements to be used for the development of new applications
• Maintains, upgrades and enhances operational systems; troubleshoots and provides ongoing user support, resolves difficult problems, advises on the use of new techniques, and monitors transactions to measure performance and continued effectiveness of systems
• Develops and maintains applications that require integration of interrelated systems; makes recommendations for these applications with regards to systems integration and interconnectivity requirements
• Ensures that appropriate data security and access controls are maintained for network based applications deployed over Local- and Wide Area Networks
• Organizes and performs unit and integrated testing by designing and implementing test bases; assists clients/users in acceptance testing
• Develops training materials, operating and user manuals; trains staff on assigned systems
• Develops disaster recovery plans and ensures appropriate planning and training of the responsible technical support elements.

Internetworking & Infrastructure:
• Develops plans for major IT systems projects within the mission, monitoring the progress of the design, installation and commissioning of the various networks and systems
• Assist the team in the operation and maintenance of internetworking systems that includes routers and switches, operating systems platforms, database management systems, servers, workstations, and related equipment
• Devises and administers disaster recovery plans; provides training for support staff to implement these plans to ensure optimal readiness
• Responsible for the proper implementation of backup and recovery procedures
• Maintains a regular review of the network resources access control, data security, and server and data stores security systems
• Ensures all information security systems are properly configured and maintained
• Oversees the user access control for network resources and overall network security
• Knowledge in graphic design technologies to support the SPC public information efforts is desirable


• Professionalism: Knowledge of Information Systems, Information Technology and Information Management, particularly in systems analysis and design and in radio communications, database design and development, application development and support, and internetworking; knowledge of high level programming languages with demonstrated proficiency in programming and analysis, to include functional, structured, object-oriented, scripting and query languages; good knowledge of document design and management, graphic designs skills, hardware and software systems; strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with proficiency in the development and implementation of systems of moderate size/complexity; good knowledge of internetworking with routers, switches, and other telecommunications systems; knowledge of interactive systems; good knowledge of the organization’s information infrastructure and IT strategy; 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.

• Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

• 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.


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 an additional two (2) years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in Information Systems and Technology or related areas is required.
At least two (2) years of experience in developing and Implementing ICT disaster recovery plans is required.
At least one (1) year of work experience in supervising a large team of technicians and providing direct user assistance is required.
At least two (2) years of experience with designing and implementation of IP Video Surveillance Systems (CCTV) is desirable.
Experience in Information Systems and Technology used by the United Nations common system in support of peacekeeping operations is desirable.
Experience in developing policies, technical guidance and SOPs for ICT security for a peacekeeping mission is desirable.
One (1) year experience in managing ICT infrastructure with a network of 2,000 connected devices is desirable.


French and English are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of French is desirable


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

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


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