Within delegated authority, the Information Systems Assistant will be responsible for the following duties :
conducts version management.
manages and administers changes to technical documentation in accordance with prevailing change management and operation procedures.
performs installation and maintenance of computer applications systems in user offices.
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.
assists in the implementation of new technologies.
Professionalism : Knowledge of organizational information infrastructure, including hardware, software and application systems.
Knowledge of system development workflow and document flow processes, ability to conduct research and gather information from a wide variety of standard and non-
standard sources. Ability to respond to changing requirements and assignments, ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given.
remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
High school diploma or equivalent.
A minimum of ten years relevant progressively responsible experience in information systems analysis and programming, systems administration and maintenance, software development, technical writing or related area.
Experience in systems development and analysis using Visual Studio.Net, C#.Net, and SQL Server is required.
Experience developing in ASP.NET with JS, AngularJS, WebAPI, and Entity Framework is required.
Experience in programme architecture, development and design and in delivering applications is required.
Experience leading a team of developers from different cultural backgrounds is desirable.
Experience developing IT projects across a wide variety of disciplines is desirable.
Experience in Service-oriented architecture and message bus is desirable.
Experience in software development in a DevOps environment is desirable.
Programming experience in .NET Elasticsearch APIs is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency based interview.
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.
Appointment against this position is for an initial period of one year,the appointment and renewal of the selected applicant is therefore subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country.
A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat.
Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application.
Having passed the Administrative Support Assessment Test in English at the United Nations headquarters, Economic Commission for Africa, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, United Nations Office at Geneva, United Nations Office at Vienna, International criminal tribunal for Rwanda or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.
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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.
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.
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.