UNOV Vacancy
Information Systems Assistant (.NET Developer), G6
Vienna - Switzerland

Posting Title:Information Systems Assistant (, NET Developer), G6
Department/Office:United Nations Office at Vienna
Duty Station:VIENNA
Posting Period:02 October 2018 – 31 October 2018
Job Opening Number:18-Information Management Systems-UNOV-104411-R-Vienna (O)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Software Products for Member States Unit (SPMS), Enterprise Application Center – Vienna (EAC-V), 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 team leader (Desktop Solutions/Software Solutions) and overall guidance of the Chief of the Software Products for Member States Unit. The incumbent will participate in the development, implementation and support of sustainable and affordable IT solutions to be deployed in key government institutions in Member States.


The Information Systems Assistant will perform the following specific duties:

•Develop, test and debug windows applications and web applications using Microsoft .NET technologies (ASP.NET MVC, WPF, and Windows Forms); 
•Develop, test and debug web applications using technologies such as: HTML, JavaScript, ORM, SQL, Angular JS and other frameworks;
•Independently liaise with users in order to get/analyse requirements;
•Prepare technical and user documentation for deployed computer application systems, as well as training materials, and conduct technical presentations using UNODC standard tools: Lotus Notes, Visio and MS Office products;
•Maintain functional specifications for computer application systems, programs and procedures developed and/or modified;
•Provide support for deployed computer application systems including version management, deployment and data recovery;
•Perform any other work related duties as required.


•Professionalism: Knowledge of Microsoft .NET/C#, JavaScript, HTML, SQL language, database administration, database administration concepts including MS SQL, configuration, performance, security. Has good technical skills, the ability to participate in development and maintenance of applications and provide user support. Is able to analyse and interpret programme and project performance data and is able to draft reports. 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.


High School Diploma or equivalent is required, with certification in C#.NET technologies being an asset.

Work Experience

A minimum of 7 years of relevant technical experience in systems analysis, development and programming using Microsoft .NET/C#, ASP.NET and/or ASP.NET MVC, coupled with JavaScript, HTML and jQuery is required. Experience with SQL, Microsoft SQL Server and designing relational databases is required. Experience in Windows services as well as in test driven development is required. Experience in working with Windows forms development, Windows WPF is desirable. Experience working in a large multi-cultural, international, non-profit organization is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise 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.

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


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