This position is located in the Information Management Systems Service (IMSS) within the Pension Administration of the Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). IMSS is responsible for the provision of Information and Communication Technology Services, such as website, Database, Platform Services, network maintenance, desktop management, and application support. The incumbent reports to the Chief Information Officer.
•Responsibilities: Within limits of delegated authority and depending on location, the Information Systems Officer will be responsible for the following duties: Plan and direct 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. This will include working with Subject Matter Experts on the conceptualization, design and implementation of projects addressing business requirements with information technology supporting solutions.
Provide expert advice on complex project implementation strategies, identify the need for new processes to improve project delivery or respond to requests from managers;
Develop plans for feasibility assessment, working with Subject Matter Experts define requirements, designs, build and implementation specifications, providing project plans, schedules, time and cost estimates, metrics and performance measures.
Develops cost proposals for contractual services, oversee the technical evaluation of proposals received and manage the contract service.
Track and monitor project progress against plan, requirements, quality measures, standard processes; liaise with users on all aspects and during all phases of development and implementation.
Provide professional leadership and work direction to assigned project team, and/or mentor and supervise the work of new/junior officers, contract staff, etc.
Participate in the execution of the most complex aspects of the project (e.g. systems analysis, development, programming, etc.); oversee and monitor all aspect of project delivery , ensuring that all delivery requirements are addressed, and control and security mechanisms are established.
Develop, implement and monitor information standards and guidelines, including project implementation paradigms.
Keep abreast of developments in the IT and Project Management fields to adapt new project implementation methodologies; provide leadership on introducing process changes in delivering IT projects; prepare various project progress reports.
Facilitate communications between UNJSPF and its major clients for good client relations.
Participate in planning and preparation of the budget, work program and spending plan.
•PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of systems design, and development, management, implementation and maintenance of complex information systems. Ability to develop and oversee large centralized or decentralized institutional systems; conceptual and strategic analytical capacity to understand information system and business operational issues so as to thoroughly analyze and evaluate critical systems matters. Knowledge of a range of computer languages and development paradigms, knowledge of organization’s information infrastructure and IT strategy as it relates to user area(s). 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.
TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
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.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics 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 of information technology projects as a lead project manager.
Demonstrated experience managing highly complex system delivery and implementation is required
Along with experience, certification in “Prince2 Practitioner” or Project Management Professional or equal level certification is required.
English and French are the working languages of the Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in English is required; and knowledge of French is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a desk review of PHPs, an assessment exercise and/or a competency-based interview.
DURATION: Please note that this is a temporary job opening, open to internal as well as external candidates. This position is available until 31 August 2021 with possibility of extension, which is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds. The selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible.
The Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF) is an independent inter-agency body established by the General Assembly. The applicable human resources procedures are governed by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Fund and the UN Secretariat. Any candidate from a member organization of the UNJSPF applying for these posts is considered as an internal candidate provided he/she has been appointed through the appointment and promotion procedures applicable in his/her respective organization.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary- General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
UNJSPF is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the , 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 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 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 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, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the 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.
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