Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located within the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, Special Projects and Innovation Division, Countering Terrorist Travel Section, Vienna API / PNR Team.
The incumbent reports to Senior Information Systems Officer. This position will support the API / PNR project led by the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT).
The project aims at building capacity of Member States to Prevent, Detect and Investigate Terrorist Offences and Related Travel by Using Advance Passenger Information (API) and Passenger Name Record (PNR) Data.
The API / PNR project has four implementing partners : Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT), Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Within limits of delegated authority and depending on location, the Information Systems Officer may be responsible for the following duties :
develops plans for feasibility assessment, requirements specification, design, development and implementation, including project plans, schedules, time and cost estimates, metrics and performance measures.
oversees development of document and database structures, ensuring that all design aspects are addressed and control and security mechanisms are established.
provides leadership on introducing technological changes; prepares various technical reports.
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).
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.
monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics or related field.
A first-level university degree with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
PRINCE2 or ITIL certifications is required.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems or related area is required.
Experience as a project manager with hands-on demonstrated project management / project leadership experience managing teams and working in a multi-project environment is required.
Experience in applications and systems delivery is required
Experience working for a large international non-profit organisation in a multi-cultural setting is desirable.
Experience with all elements of Software Development Lifecycle : Eliciting and documenting business process flows, use cases, requirements, quality management plans and user acceptance testing is desirable
Experience using "Agile" methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban and / or Test-Driven Development is desirable
English and French are the working languages of the UN 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.
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.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50 / 50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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.
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.
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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.
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