Job Vacancies United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Position: Systems Administration Specialist
Location: United States of America ( The ), New York
Closing Date: Monday, 20 February 2012
We are pleased to announce the following vacancy:
POST TITLE: Systems Administration Specialist
CATEGORY: ICS-10 (P-3)
POST NUMBER: 00047455
POST TYPE: Non-Rotational
DUTY STATION: New York
DURATION: One year (renewable)
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Management Information Services Branch, Division for Management Services (MIS/DMS)
The Systems Administration Specialist position is located in Headquarters within the Management Information Services (MIS) Branch, Division of Management Services (DMS).
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the general supervision of the Chief, MIS Branch and direct supervision of the Chief, Applications Development Section, the Systems Administration Specialist will be responsible for all UNIX based systems and the organizational communication systems which include Messaging, Calendar, Directory and Single Sign On. Additionally the incumbent will be responsible for the technical architecture of the web based application server infrastructure including middleware, database systems, the organizational Global Directory, and an enterprise Portal. The incumbent’s specific duties and responsibilities include the following:
Implement, and maintain the UNIX server infrastructure for all intranet and extranet applications running Sun hardware and Solaris Operating System. Install, configure and support Sun Java software (Directory, Access Manager (OpenSSO), Messaging, and Calendar), Apache web servers, Tomcat application servers, and the Informix and MySQL databases. Responsibilities also include installation, configuration and administration of Cognos Reporting Server and Documentum based document management system.
Support the end-users and developers of the Liferay based Enterprise Portal system.
Develop scripts to for system automation, notifications, reporting and data synchronization. Development of web-based applications for administration of the organization directory and other systems.
Responsible for server infrastructure capacity planning, upgrade planning, patch administration, security administration, and documentation. Communicate with vendors and manage vendor service contracts.
Participate in related infrastructure and security planning sessions by advocating appropriate technology initiatives and coordinating their evaluation, deployment, and management.
Participate in the development of long-range plans aimed at enhancing UNFPA’s server infrastructure and security management posture.
Represent UNFPA to external partners and in interagency meetings related to server infrastructure and security.
Represent MIS in organizational disaster recovery and business continuity initiatives.
Keep abreast with the current and emerging technologies with the objective of analyzing and improving upon the server availability, security and performance levels in order to optimize effectiveness of the servers and Internet/Intranet services.
Miscellaneous tasks as assigned by supervisor.
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Advanced university degree in Computer Science or related field. A first level university degree combined with professional IT certifications may be acceptable in lieu of the advanced university degree.
5 years of increasingly responsible experience in the server infrastructure and administration fields in a large multinational organization or in a large international corporation, with at least 3 years of related management experience.
Strong analytical skills to evaluate solutions and resolve issues. Ability to supervise staff and consultants, make major decisions independently and work well with others. Ability to work under pressure and prioritize tasks.
Broad general knowledge of information technology , with proficient command of the Sun Solaris 10 Operating Systems, Sun Hardware platforms and other UNIX operating systems. A thorough understanding of the Sun Java Messaging, Calendar, Directory and Access Manager (OpenSSO) software.
A strong knowledge of networking in TCP/IP, routing, network troubleshooting, network protocols (DNS, IMAP, POP3, SMTP, DHCP, SSH, LDAP) and firewall security administration.
Familiarity with network backup software, fibre storage networks and disk arrays including replication and snap-shots.
Fluency in English. Other UN language(s) an asset.
Commitment to UNFPA’s Values and Guiding Principles;
Developing People/Fostering Innovation and Empowerment/ Performance Management;
Strategic Thinking/Results Orientation and Commitment to Excellence/Decision Making;
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Learning
Implementing management systems
Innovation and marketing of new approaches
Job knowledge / technical expertise
UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality , teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.
We offer an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the position.
HOW TO APPLY:
UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy. Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at http://www.unfpa.org/employment/vacancy.htm
Please print out the Guide for your reference during the registration and application process.
Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund 220 East 42nd Street New York, New York 10017 USA Telephone: +1 (212) 297-5000 Fax: +1 (212) 370-0201
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