ASSOCIATE INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER

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UNESCWA - Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

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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.

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Org. Setting and Reporting The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA unescwa.org) forms part of the United Nations Secretariat and, like the other regional commissions, operates under the supervision of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. ESCWA comprises 20 Arab countries in Western Asia and North Africa. ESCWA provides a framework for the formulation and harmonization of sectoral policies for member countries, a platform for congress and coordination, a home for expertise and knowledge, and an information observatory. ESCWA activities are coordinated with the divisions and main offices of the Headquarters of the United Nations, specialized agencies, and international and regional organizations, including the League of Arab States and its subsidiary bodies, and the Gulf Cooperation Council.

This position is located in the Information and Communications Technology Section (ICTS) of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA - unescwa.org).

The incumbent will report to the Chief of ICTS.

Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Associate Information Systems Officer is responsible for the following duties:

  • Participates in preparing user requirements and other technical specifications;
  • Assists in the design, development and installation of information systems;
  • Undertakes analysis of well-defined modules within the system, develops enhancements and new features to existing systems; may design and implement small, stand-alone systems as needed;
  • Undertakes rigorous testing and proving of applications software;
  • Maintains assigned portions of systems, providing operational support for applications, analyzing and implementing system changes/upgrades, etc;
  • Participates in developing and maintaining Information Systems project plans, schedules, and budgets. Assists in identifying appropriate human and technical resources to complete the project, assists in assuring that deviations from project schedule are addressed and communicated, assists in developing timely project status reports, monitoring project risk factors, escalating project issues, and providing Quality Assurance for all project deliverables;
  • Writes and develops programs to interface with existing systems;
  • Ensures data security and integrity;
  • Participates in developing disaster recovery plans.
  • Prepares, updates and maintains system’s documentation and related technical/procedural manuals.
  • Drafts training materials and conducts training sessions and demonstrations of systems for users.
  • Assists in procurements, including conducting needs assessments and benchmarks, preparing technical specifications and evaluation criteria.
  • Assists in the set-up and monitoring of software performance measures.
  • Participates in Helpdesk support services.
  • Assists in the development of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) between the client and ICTS, for either specific IT services or general technology support, including any charge back mechanisms.
  • Participates with senior staff in assessing and testing new technology.
  • Performs ad hoc duties as required.

    Competencies PROFESSIONALISM

  • Knowledge of at least two programming languages (including VB.NET, C#, PHP and/or SQL), basic systems analysis and design techniques, testing, debugging, documentation standards, database design, storage and internal systems.
  • 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 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 A first-level university degree in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics or related field is required.

Candidates for this position must have passed the United Nations Young Professional Programme Examination (YPP) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).

Work Experience No experience is required for candidates who have passed the United Nations Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).

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

Assessment As YPP and G to P candidates have been through a rigorous assessment process, no formal competency based interviews or assessment tests will be conducted.

Special Notice This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is part of the quarterly YPP placements exercise and is only open to active YPP roster members who have passed the United Nations Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P). Only active YPP roster applicants who were placed on YPP rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible candidates receive an email inviting them to update their candidate profile. Staff members already appointed from the YPP/ NCRE/ G-P rosters are not eligible to apply for this “Recruit from Roster" job opening.

Should successful candidates refuse to participate in the placement exercise, which includes, but is not limited to declining a position after being selected, declining a formal written offer of appointment, withdrawing an application in Inspira, putting an application on hold in Inspira without prior approval from the Office of Human Resources Management, failing to respond to e-mails or phone calls from the United Nations concerning placement exercises within a reasonable time period or failing to make themselves available for placement, they shall be considered to have withdrawn their candidacy from the Young Professionals Programme and shall be removed from the roster.

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.

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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