Information System Officer

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Application deadline 12 days ago: Saturday 8 Jun 2024 at 03:59 UTC

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This is a P-4 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 7 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 128,723 USD and 165,961 USD.

Salary for a P-4 contract in Bangkok

The international rate of 90,970 USD, with an additional 41.5% (post adjustment) at this the location, applies. Please note that depending on the location, a higher post adjustment might still result in a lower purchasing power.

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Org. Setting and Reporting

The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) is leading the digital transformation of the Organization to enable a better, safer, more sustainable future through secure, reliable, and innovative technology solutions. The United Nations Office of Information and Communication Technology's Enterprise Solutions Service (OICT/ESS) develops and supports a wide range of enterprise solutions and provides products and services that support the work of the UN. The incumbent will be part of the Enterprise Solution Service - Asia, hosted by ESCAP and located in Bangkok, Thailand, and will report to a Chief of Safety and Security Information Management Section within OICT/ESS. OICT is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. OICT supports the principles of work-life balance and flexible work arrangements.


Under the direct supervision of a Senior Information Systems Officer and the overall guidance of the Chief, ESS, the Information Systems Officer will be responsible for the following duties: • Leads and oversees the technical aspects of geospatial information solutions, enabling technologies and resources, and development of new products and standards in response to the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS) geospatial needs. • Formulate and direct geospatial information and technology strategies, policies and plans, as aligned to the strategic pathways of the OICT/ESS. • Provide technical inputs and expertise to assist the United Nations Department of Safety and Security in implementing the geospatial information strategy. • Translates organizational needs into analytics and reporting requirements to support decisions, strategies and workflows with geospatial data and information. • Conducts the development of corporative geospatial systems. • Leads and oversees the technical aspects of geospatial information tools and resources, and development of new products to respond to organizational needs. • Implements and documents processes, best practices, tools and quality assurances so that geospatial information assets are managed in a secured and efficient way, promoted and used by all potential stakeholders. • Formulates and directs geospatial information and technology strategies, policies and plans. • Provides technical inputs for the development of methodologies for geospatial information analysis, baseline data collection, definition of mapping products and geospatial information and technology services to support end users. • Provides operational, technical and analytical expertise to projects and colleagues across departments by understanding how to apply the principles, practices and added value of geospatial information. • Evaluates new technology training needs of geospatial information management staff. • Keep track of trends and developments in spatial analysis best practices, tools, etc. • Performs other related duties as required.


• Professionalism: Knowledge of information technology/information management, particularly in geospatial data analysis, geodata model design and data analysis programming. Significant exposure to and demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of GIS systems and geospatial data management and analysis, including structured/object-oriented design, designing and publishing GIS web services including OGC services, relational data model, scripting and query languages, ETL tools and scripting, document design and management, hardware and software requirements. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including proficiency in the development and implementation of systems of moderate size/complexity. Knowledge of interactive systems; good knowledge of organization's information infrastructure and IT strategy as it relates to user area(s); independently maintains assigned systems and develops innovative approaches to resolve a wide range of issues/problems. 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.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems,mathematics, statistics, geography, geospatial information, Earth sciences, or other 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.

Job - Specific Qualification

Certification in project management using Prince2 or equivalent is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in developing, implementing, and managing the enterprise geospatial information systems including designing enterprise system architecture, database management, enterprise management, development of spatial methodologies and/or quality control is required. Proven experience in developing and managing geospatial solutions and technology for the UN security management is required. Experience in managing geospatial information to support UN security operations during complex emergencies is required. Experience in designing data models, business intelligence, data analytics and data visualization is required. Experience with supervising ICT teams and managing complex projects is required. Experience in working in international organizations is desirable.


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


Qualified candidates may be assessed through a competency-based interview and / or other assessment methods.

Special Notice

This is a temporary position and will initially be available through 31 December 2024. If selected, aninternal candidate will be on temporary assignment to the post; an external candidate will initially beoffered a temporary appointment. Any extension of appointment is subject to satisfactory performance and continued availability of the post. Locally recruited General Service staff members applying for this post must meet the minimum requirements, including academic qualifications and years of relevant experience. Relevant experience in the General Service category at G-6 and G-7 levels may count towards experience requirements. OICT is committed to promoting diversity and gender equality within the Secretariat. Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 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, sexualorientation,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. Pursuant to section 6.9 of ST/AI/2010/3/Rev. 1, interns, consultants, individual contractors and gratis personnel may not apply for or be appointed to any vacancy in the Professional or higher categories within six months of the end of their current or most recent service. Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

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. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile 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.

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