UN Information Systems Officer - Jobs in Kenya

UN Information Systems Officer - Jobs in Kenya


Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. UNON supports programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org).

The post is located in Infrastructure Management, Infrastructure and Conference Support, Information and Communication Technology Service (ICTS), Division of Administrative Services, United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON).

Under the general supervision of the Chief, Infrastructure and Conference Support (ICS) and the direct supervision of the Chief, Infrastructure Management, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

Responsibilities

  • Manages projects involving feasibility studies, systems analysis, design, development and implementation of new, moderately complex systems, and/or, participates as a member of a development team with responsibility for major components of the more complex systems.
  • Develops detailed system and other functional specifications and user documentation for major systems.
  • Provides specialized advice to users, analyzing users’ requirements and translating these into new applications; determines application systems integration and linkage issues.
  • Maintains, upgrades or enhances existing user systems; troubleshoots and provides continuing user support, to include resolving difficult problems, advising on the use of new techniques, monitoring transactions to measure performance and continued effectiveness of assigned systems, etc.
  • Develops and maintains computer programs that require integration of many interrelated systems and program elements; ensures appropriate data security and access controls considering both local and wide area issues.
  • Organizes and performs unit and integrated testing, designing and utilizing test bases; assists users in acceptance testing.
  • Develops training materials, operating and user manuals; trains staff in assigned systems.
  • Researches, analyzes and evaluates new technologies and makes recommendations for their deployment.
  • Participates in writing reports and papers on systems-related topics, system requirements, information strategy, etc.
  • Handles all aspects of contract administration including establishment of service level agreements with vendors and charge back policy for
    users.
  • Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff, consultants, etc..

    Education
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics or related area.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems or related area.

    Languages
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of a second official United Nations language is an advantage.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 3rd June 2019
  • Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira.
  • 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.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Information Systems Officer - Jobs in Kenya

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