Senior Information Systems Assistant

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OICT - Office of Information and Communications Technology

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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Enterprise Solutions Service, Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT/ESS), hosted by ESCAP in Bangkok, Thailand. The incumbent reports to an Information Systems Officer within OICT/ESS

Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Information Systems Officer and general supervision of the Enterprise Solutions Service Chief, the Information Systems Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provides support for computer information systems, databases and applications in assigned area; performs complex troubleshooting for various applications.
  • Participates in the development, programming, testing, debugging and implementation of new computer application systems releases, modules and functionalities; conducts version management.
  • Designs and develops computer application systems and programs, typically using more than one programming language as well as UN established standards for IT technologies and tools.
  • Monitors applications systems using appropriate monitoring tools and produces monitoring reports.
  • Manages, designs, creates, produces and maintains technical documentation for relevant computer application systems and products; manages and administers changes to technical documentation in accordance with prevailing change management and operation procedures.
  • Assists in developing/refining support and operations procedures for relevant computer applications systems, including programming requirements and recommendations to users for the programming interfaces.
  • Serves as team leader in projects dealing with the planning, specification, design, development, implementation and maintenance of simple computer application systems; liaises with users to define and specify requirements; builds, tests and modifies prototype computer application systems; performs installation and maintenance of computer applications systems in user offices.
  • Contributes to feasibility studies, systems analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation and testing of computer application systems improvements and new computer application systems.
  • Assists in the identification of user computer application systems needs, including business process and document workflow analysis, organization and maintenance of document repositories; identifies classification schema, retention and archival procedures; designs and develops workflow systems; conducts research on document/information/knowledge management computer applications’ tools, procedures and standards.
  • Provides support on computer application systems development matters, including security and data backup and recovery.
  • Drafts correspondence and communications; including work plan revisions and other related issues, as well as prepares unit contributions for a variety of periodic reports.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the field; conducts research on new technologies; performs benchmarking and proposes new acquisitions; assists in the implementation of new technologies.
  • Provides guidance and training to new/junior staff; plans day-to-day work and supervises other staff as required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

    Competencies Professionalism: The Senior Information Systems Assistant possesses a deep understanding of information technology and information management, specifically in the areas of systems analysis, design, development, management, implementation, maintenance, and technical support of complex information systems such as Customer Relationship Management. They have the ability to develop and oversee large centralized or decentralized institutional systems. They possess a conceptual and strategic analytical capacity to understand information system and business operational issues, and can thoroughly analyze and evaluate critical systems matters. They possess knowledge of several high-level programming languages and have significant exposure to and demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of programming and analysis, including structured/object-oriented design, relational systems, scripting and query languages, document design and management, hardware and software requirements, systems facilities and execution protocols. Additionally, they have knowledge of the organization's information infrastructure and IT strategy as it relates to user area(s). They take pride in their work, demonstrate professional competence and mastery of subject matter, and are conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results. They are motivated by professional concerns and persist in the face of difficult problems or challenges. They remain calm in stressful situations and take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Planning & Organising: Develops clear objectives consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and tasks; adjusts priorities as necessary; allocates appropriate time and resources to complete work; anticipates risks and allows for contingencies in planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands the applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; demonstrates willingness to learn modern technology.

Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority. Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member. Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills. Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines. Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff. Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative. Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff. Appraises performance fairly.

Judgement/Decision-Making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation and comes to the heart of the problem quickly. Gathers relevant information before making a decision. Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them. Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization. Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information. Checks assumptions against facts. Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision. Makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education A high school diploma or equivalent is required. A recognized first-level degree in computer science, information technology or a related field is desirable.

Job - Specific Qualification Passing the GGST is required for recruitment consideration in the General Service and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Successful passing of the United Nations Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) in English or French or successful passing an equivalent locally-administered test at Offices Away from Headquarters, may be accepted in lieu of the GGST. Have you passed such a test? (If yes, please indicate the year and duty station where you passed the test.)

If you have not passed the test, please indicate if you are willing to take the GGST. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application.

Work Experience A minimum of ten years of experience in information systems analysis and programming, systems administration and maintenance, software design and development, technical writing or related area is required.

A minimum of 7 years' hands-on technical experience in Siebel Open UI configuration, eScript, JavaScript, workflow and Siebel administration is required.

A minimum of 2 years' experience in Java, Spring, J2EE and Oracle SQL is desirable.

A minimum of two years' experience developing Soap and Rest API web services is desirable.

Experience with Oracle BI Publisher and Linux system is desirable.

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

Assessment 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 2023. If selected, an internal candidate will be on temporary assignment to the post; an external candidate will initially be offered a temporary appointment. Any extension of appointment is subject to satisfactory performance and continued availability of the post.

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. Applicants for positions in the General Service and related categories must be authorized to work for the United Nations in the duty station where the position is located. Eligible applicants selected from outside the duty station are responsible for any expenses in connection with their relocation to the duty station. Staff members subject to local recruitment are not eligible for allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

Applicants for GS and related positions may apply and be considered for locally recruited positions no matter where they are currently located (including the current serving staff members at other duty stations), provided they are locally available upon appointment. They must be authorized to work in the country regardless of where they live at the time of applying for the job opening .

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.

Must have passed the United Nations Global General Service Test (GGST) at Headquarters or an equivalent locally-administered test at Offices Away from Headquarters.

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.

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