Job Vacancies Open Society Foundations
Information Systems Department
Position: Business Analyst
Location: United States of America ( The ), New York
Closing Date: Monday, 30 April 2012
Open Society Institute – New York 400 West 59th Street New York New York 10019 United States Tel: 212-548-0600 or 212-548-0100 Fax 212-548-4679 or 212-548-4600
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the Foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, the Open Society Foundations implement a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, we build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. The Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.
Investor and philanthropist George Soros established the Open Society Foundations, starting in 1984, to help countries make the transition from communism. Our activities have grown to encompass the United States and more than 70 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Each Foundation relies on the expertise of boards composed of eminent citizens who determine individual agendas based on local priorities.
Purpose of Position
Analyze and document business requirements, manage application implementation life cycle. Work is carried out independently/under general supervision.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
include the following. OSI may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time.
Analyze and document the foundations business processes and user requests, interpret business requirements into technical requirements;
Work with the software development team to implement, deploy, test, support and maintain the foundations global applications on cloud and on premises;
Engage in best practice activities by recommending design modifications to improve current processes;
Create reports for users in various systems;
Recommending controls for identified problems and writing improved procedures for those controls;
Maintain system protocols by writing and updating procedures;
Provide references for users by writing and maintaining user documentation;
Provide help desk support and train users;
Travel may be required;
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and three to five years of relevant experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Degree in Management of Information Systems or related field;
Experience in computing or related area with a focus on business analysis.
Effectively manage to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment, troubleshoot and follow projects through to completion, with strict deadlines and without loss of attention to detail, budget and reporting;
Excellent written, verbal, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills;
Excellent computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office and experience with internet research and database management;
Exercise good listening and communication skills with sensitivity to cultural communication differences;
Effectively work as a team member and independently, with a high-level of self-motivation and ability to set and meet goals;
Show discretion and ability to handle confidential issues;
Knowledge of key organizations and networks active in the field;
Pleasant, diplomatic manner and disposition in interacting with colleagues and the general public.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Program Specific Requirements
Ability to interface with diverse groups, with a wide variety of technical and non-technical knowledge;
Ability to learn new technologies in short timeframes;
Knowledge of M/S Project or other planning tools for projects;
Knowledge of programming language, database, and cloud computing is a plus.
Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.
Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements before April 30, 2012, to: email@example.com Include job code in subject line: BA-IS
Open Society Foundations
Human Resources – Code BA-IS
400 West 59th Street
New York, New York 10019
No phone calls, please. The Open Society Foundations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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