Electoral IT Officer

UN MINUSMA - United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

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• A centralized and harmonized use of information on all stages of the electoral cycle made available to the division; • Relevant information and recommendations to better support national actors in the conduct of the process provided; • All electoral matters recorded and compiled at the end of the electoral mandate. • Lessons learned in terms of managerial issues presented;

Under the responsibility of the Chief Electoral Division and under the direct supervision of the Officer in charge of the operations, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for the following tasks:

• Administer closely with Communication and Information technology Section (CITS) and the officer in charge of operations the database of the electoral division; • Assure the management of access to the database of the division; • Update the structures of electoral database; • Anticipate the preparation of the different stages of the process; • Contribute to the implementation of applications needed to monitor different stages of the electoral cycle; • Contribute to the implementation of the compilation of the results; • Synthesize and return the results of the electoral cycle; • Participate, in connection with the official in charge of operations, to the analysis and design of modules for automated information management structures used by the electoral division; • Provide centralized processing and data collection on the field of the electoral cycle; • Contribute to capacity building, training and upgrading users of the information and communication system of Electoral Division; • Ensure internal coordination of data processing performed on the database by the staff of the division; • Update the structures of electoral database;
• When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, the incumbent should set aside dedicated time for training, coaching, mentoring and capacity development.
• Performs other related duties as required.

• Team Work: Ability to work effectively with the least available resources; ability to work in the remotest areas and ability to work transparently without being politically affiliated; ability to establish and maintain effective professional relations with representatives of the civil society, local governments, media and other target groups with sensitivity and respect for cultural and gender diversity. • Communication: Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. • Creativity: Takes interests in learning new things. • Professionalism: Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines. • Organizational skills: Ability to work under pressure, willingness to work flexible hours and visit remote areas • Commitment: Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values

• in the management of relational Databases and system development life cycle; Capacity building experience desirable. • Working experience of RDBMS SQL Server 2008, Oracle, and Windows Server 2008 OS is mandatory • Proven proficiency in programming languages: Visual Basic.NET, PHP, DHTML, HTML/JavaScript/CSS. • Fluent in both written and speaking French with working knowledge in English. • Cultural and political sensitivity and an ability to meet deadlines; • Capacity to travel, live and work in difficult conditions and ability to write reports (French and English). Proven capacity of planning and organizing her/his own work; • Ability to write clearly and concisely and express her/himself orally to be able to conduct seminars;

Bamako is a non-family duty station with a difficult security and working environment. Mali is a non-family duty station. Living conditions are acceptable in Bamako, but security instructions need to be strictly complied with. Adequate housing is available for rent at US$ 500-1500 per month. The national currency is the Franc CFA (April 2020 exchange rate was 1 US$ = 545 FCFA). Visa credit cards are accepted in some hotels and larger shops. Mali is a country prone to malaria, so mosquito nets are highly recommended. Basic medicines are available from pharmacies, but provision needs to be made for specialized medication. Security recommendations from the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) must be followed by all UN Staff in the course of their assignments in Mali. For the sake of rewarding experience, UN volunteers in MINUSMA carry out their duties with flexibility, commitment, and a willingness to live and work in challenging conditions including heat and limited water and electricity supply.

Added 6 months ago - Updated 11 minutes ago - Source: unv.org