Job Vacancies Office of Information and Communication Technology (OICT)
Position: Information systems officer
Location: United States of America ( The )
Closing Date: Friday, 13 July 2012
Organizational Setting and Reporting
The position is located in the Strategic Management Service, Office of Information and Communications Technology, Department of Management. The incumbent reports to the Chief of the Policy, Architecture and Standards Section.
Within delegated authority, the Information Systems Officer will report to the Chief, Policy, Architecture and Standards Section, Strategic Management Service, Office of Information and Communications Technology, Department of Management, and will be responsible for the following duties:
Plans and directs major systems projects of significant importance to the institution, or major components of these complex systems which typically impact critical operations and large or multiple user groups, such as technology architecture and related standards.
Provides expert advice on enterprise architecture matters; establishes and maintains ICT standards and guidelines for technology, application, data and business architecture domains.
Reviews new and existing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) projects, systems designs, and procurement plans for compliance with approved ICT standards and architectural plans.
Assesses impact of new technology standards on the enterprise architecture, ICT solutions and services, and develops associated implementation and transitional strategies.
Develops proposals and business cases for technology standards and solutions in response to identified automation requirements of the Organization.
Provides professional leadership and work direction to assigned project team, and/or mentor and supervises the work of new/junior officers, contract staff, etc
. Documents, develops and implements enterprise architecture repositories, including: global application portfolio, global ICT assets, global service catalogue, global master data, configuration management databases, metadata/taxonomy, etc
. Participates in ICT task forces, project teams, and committees reviewing or establishing new technology standards with potential applicability to the enterprise technology architecture.
Keeps abreast of developments in the field of enterprise architecture and determines the need for evaluating new products and technologies; provides leadership on introducing technological changes; prepares various technical reports.
Prepares inputs for the work program of the Section, determining priorities, and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery.
Provides professional leadership and work direction to assigned project team, and/or mentor and supervises the work of new/junior officers, contractual staff, etc
Knowledge of planning, development, management, implementation and maintenance of complex information systems, including technology architecture aspects. Conceptual and strategic analytical capacity to understand information system and business operational issues so as to thoroughly analyze and evaluate critical systems matters for compliance with overall enterprise architecture and standards. Knowledge of organization’s information infrastructure, technology standards and ICT strategy as it relates to user area (s); strong knowledge of hardware and software evaluation principles and practice. 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.
Keeps abreast of available technology in the Organization and in ICT industry; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; conducts research for emerging technology; shows willingness to learn new technology.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, network engineering, electrical engineering, or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems and/or computer networks is required. Extensive hands-on experience in the management and support of organization-wide information technology projects is required, including: the hands-on experience with business requirements gathering, in-depth technical knowledge of network infrastructure and application development, practical experience with systems integration and data interfaces. Experience with ERP, CRM and ECM systems is desirable. Experience in ICT support of peacekeeping missions is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Written test. Competency-based interview will be also conducted.
United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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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