United Nations
vor 16 Tg.

Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Conference Management Service in Vienna. The incumbent reports to a Computational Linguist.

Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Information Systems Assistant will be responsible for the following duties :

  • Develop, program, test, debug and implement new application system releases, modules and functionalities for documentation, meetings and translation management.
  • Develop, test, debug and implement simple computer application systems and programs using established standards and development methodologies for IT technologies, programming languages and tools, such as Scrum, Agile or TFS (Team Foundation Server).
  • Develop, test, debug, implement and maintain applications using UN standard web based and client server development frameworks and technologies, namely ASP.
  • NET, MVC, C#, Silverlight, WCF, WPF, MS SQL Server;
  • Develop application-optimized code within .NET framework using the entity modeling solution LLBLGen and Code First technology to carry out database transactions efficiently, and apply data processing logic using stored procedures and triggers;
  • As team member, participate in the planning, specification, design, development, implementation and support of computer application systems;
  • and independently liaise with users to define and specify requirements.

  • Install computer application systems software and hardware according to specifications; monitor computer application systems using appropriate monitoring tools and produce monitoring reports.
  • Prepare technical and user documentation for deployed computer application systems, as well as training materials, and conduct technical presentations.
  • Maintain functional specifications for computer application systems, programs and procedures developed and / or modified.
  • Provide support for deployed computer application systems, including version management, data recovery and deployment to users’ offices;
  • perform ongoing reviews with users and developers and respond to user requests.

  • Draft correspondence and communications, including work plan revisions and other related issues, and prepare unit contributions for a variety of periodic reports.
  • Serve as focal point for coordination, monitoring and expedition of projects for the development of computer application systems, involving extensive liaison with diverse organizational units to initiate requests;
  • prepare standard terms of reference; process and follow-up on administrative actions and resolve issues related to project implementation, e.

    g. organization of and participation in training, procurement of equipment and services, etc.

  • Keep abreast of developments in the field; perform benchmarking and propose new acquisitions.
  • Provide guidance to new / junior staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Competencies
  • Professionalism : Knowledge of organizational information infrastructure, including hardware, software and application systems.
  • Knowledge of relevant programming language(s) and ability to use programming skills to develop information 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Client Orientation : Considers all those to whom services are provided to be clients and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
  • establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
  • monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects;
  • meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

  • Technological Awareness : Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office;
  • actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology. Education High school diploma or equivalent.

    Work Experience A minimum of seven years of experience in information systems analysis and programming, systems administration and maintenance, and / or software development is required.

    Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required.

    Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable. Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-

    based interview. Special Notice

  • The TJO is available until 31 August 2019.
  • 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.
  • Non-local candidates will be considered only when no suitable candidate from the duty station is identified and will be subject to local recruitment.

    A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

  • Passing the Administrative Assessment Support Test (ASAT) in English at Headquarters, ECA, ESCWA, UNOG, UNOV, ICTR, or ICTY or the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a requirement for recruitment consideration in the General Service category in the United Nations Secretariat.
  • The GGST is a proctored entry-level examination at the duty station. Any travel expenses incurred in order to take the examination are the responsibility of the candidate and will not be reimbursed by the Organization.
  • Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and / or the availability of the funds. 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.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11 : 59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date. No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING).


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