ASSOCIATE INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER
Application deadline 1 month ago: Wednesday 20 Oct 2021 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a P-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 2 years of experience, depending on education.
The salary for this job should be between 101,310 USD and 137,605 USD.
Salary for a P-2 contract in GenevaThe international rate of 57,661 USD, with an additional 75.7% at this the location, applies.
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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Information Systems Unit (ISU) in the Programme Management and Support Services Division of the Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The work of the Unit consists of providing a range of ICT services primarily in relation to website applications, business/system analysis, project management, infrastructure management, cyber security, ICT risk management, databases, knowledge management systems, and other support services. The Associate Information Systems Officer is under the direct supervision of the Chief of Unit.
Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Associate Information Systems Officer may be responsible for the following Duties related to website design, development, and support: - Is one the UNECE administrators for and maintains the UNECE's Web Content Management System (Drupal 8/9 platform). - Participates in preparing user requirements and other technical specifications. - Assists in the design, development and installation of information web-oriented systems. - Undertakes analysis of well-defined modules within a larger system, develop enhancements and new features to existing websites; may design and implement small, stand-alone websites as needed (e.g. to meet individual user requirements). - Maintains UNECE’s specialised websites and provides support as appropriate. - Undertakes rigorous testing and requirement matching of applications software. - Maintains assigned portions of websites (Linux and Windows), providing operational support for web-based applications, analysing and implementing website changes/upgrades, etc. - Ensures data and systems security and integrity. - Prepares, updates and maintains system's documentation and related technical/procedural manuals. - Drafts training materials and conducts training sessions and demonstrations of web systems for users. - Maintains UNECE’s extensive collaboration tools, i.e. Atlassian suite of tools, etc. - Participates in assessing and testing new technology.
Competencies Professionalism: Knowledge of websites. 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.
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 is required; preferably in Computer Science or related field.
Work Experience Experience in full project life-cycle, website development or Web Content Management Systems (WCMS), especially Drupal, is required.
Experience as a developer is required
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat; and Russian’ or is a working language of ECE. For the position advertised, fluency in both English is required; and or ‘knowledge of French and Russian is an advantage.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice - This position is temporarily available. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
- While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.
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.
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.
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