ASSOCIATE INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER (Digital Project Management Officer) - 2 Posts
Application deadline 2 months ago: Friday 9 Sep 2022 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 101,253 USD and 137,526 USD.
Salary for a P-2 contract in GenevaThe international rate of 57,661 USD, with an additional 75.6% at this the location, applies.
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Org. Setting and Reporting These positions are located in the Information Management and Technology Section (IMTS), Programme Support and Management Services (PSMS), of the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR), Geneva. The incumbents report to the Information Systems Officer (Digital Project Management Officer) under the overall supervision of the Chief of IMTS.
Responsibilities Within delegated authority and depending on location, the Associate Information Systems Officer may be responsible for the following duties:
- Evaluates projects requests, assists in assigning priorities and in matching the requests with viable IT solutions. Works with clients and developers to implement IT projects.
- Assists in the coordination of the full project management lifecycle, from inception to delivery.
- Ensures that projects are delivered on-time, within scope and budget. Monitors project execution, forecasts risk and implements mitigation measures.
- 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, develop enhancements and new features to existing systems; may design and implement small, stand-alone systems as needed (e.g. to meet individual user requirements).
- Undertakes rigorous testing and proving of applications software.
- Maintains assigned portions of systems, providing operational support for system’s 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.
- Prepares, updates and maintains system’s documentation and related technical/procedural manuals.
- 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 facilitating communications between OHCHR and its clients for good client relations and be responsible for small to medium client accounts.
- Assists in the development of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) between the client and OHCHR, for either specific IT services or general technology support, including any charge back mechanisms.
- Advises users on the most suitable hardware and software for different tasks; maintains and enhances software.
- Drafts training materials and conducts training sessions and demonstrations of systems for users.
- Participates with senior staff in assessing and testing new technology.
- Performs ad hoc duties as required.
May provide guidance to new/junior staff.
Competencies - PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of at least two programming languages, basic systems analysis and design techniques, testing, debugging, and 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.
PLANNING & 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.
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 ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in the planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems or related area. (No experience is required for candidates who have passed a United Nations Competitive Recruitment Examination.)
A minimum of one year of Project Management experience in large complex projects is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the positions advertised, fluency in English or French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice These positions are available for an initial period of one year and their extension is subject to availability of funds.
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.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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