UN Information Systems Officer Jobs in Uganda

UN Information Systems Officer Jobs in Uganda

This position is located in the Information Security and Compliance unit of the Regional Field Technology Service (RFTS) of the UN Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE) in Entebbe.

The selected candidate will serve as Information Systems Officer, P3 to support the Chief of Unit with responsibilities for information security and compliance information systems services and projects in support of the RSCE and client missions in accordance with the RFTS mandate. The Information Systems Officer reports to the Chief of Unit.


  • Manages projects related to Information Security and IT Risk Management 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.
  • Is actively involved in the execution of the most complex aspects of the project (e.g. systems analysis, development, programming, etc.); oversees development of documents and database structures, ensuring that all design aspects are addressed and control and security mechanisms are established.
  • Tracks and monitors project progress against plans, requirements, quality measures, standard processes; liaises with users on all aspects and during all phases of development and implementation.
  • Provides professional leadership and work direction to assigned project teams, and/or mentors and supervises the work of new/junior officers, contract staff, etc.
  • Develops cost proposals for contractual services, oversees the technical evaluation of proposals received and manages the contract service.
  • Prepares technical and user documentation for entire systems and interdependent applications; prepares training material and detailed technical presentations.
  • Develops, implements and monitors information system security standards and guidelines, including testing paradigms.
  • Develops disaster recovery plans and ensures appropriate planning and training of those responsible and provides technical expertise for the development and maintenance of the RSCE business continuity plan.
  • Participates in planning and preparation of the budget, work program and acquisition plan.
  • Facilitates communications between the Information Systems Unit and its major clients for good client relations. Serves as coordinator in the development of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) between the client and the Information Systems Unit,
    for either specific IT services or general technology support, including any charge back mechanisms.
  • Coordinates responses to internal and external audit activities and monitor compliance, ensure compliance to industry and UN regulations in relation to Information and Cyber Security and IT Risk management strategies.
  • Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff, consultants, etc.


  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics or related area.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two (2) years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Certification in ITIL Foundation is desirable. Certification in PRINCE2
  • Practitioner is desirable. Certifications in ICT security is desirable.
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems or related area is required.
  • Experience leading and managing medium to large information systems teams over diverse geographical and remote areas is required.
  • Experience in Information Systems and Technology used by the United Nations common system in support of peacekeeping operations is desirable. Experience in Information Security and IT Risk Management is desirable.
  • Experience providing services in Information Systems or related area in a field operation of the United Nations common system or comparable international organization or in a military environment is desirable.
  • French and English are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 28th July, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; UN Information Systems Officer Jobs in Uganda

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