UN Senior Information Systems Assistant Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

UN Senior Information Systems Assistant Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the respective 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).

This post is located in Budget and Financial Management Services (BFMS), Division of Administrative Services (DAS).

Under the direct supervision of the Unit Chief, Reporting and Monitoring Unit, the incumbent will perform the following duties:


  • Participate in the development, testing, debugging and implementation of new reports and dashboards.
  • Design and develop reports and dashboards, typically using Business Intelligence (BI), Power BI or iNeed as well as UN established standards for Information Technology (IT) technologies and tools.
  • Assist in training, developing/refining support and operations procedures for developed reports and dashboards.
  • Contribute to feasibility studies, systems analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation and testing of computer application systems improvements and new computer
    application systems.
  • Automate the process of data extraction, data cleansing for the generation of reports.
  • Monitor applications, systems using appropriate monitoring tool and produce monitoring reports.
  • Explore different methods of capturing and analyzing statistical data available. Maintain historical data for statistical purpose.
  • Assist in the identification of user requirements, including business process and document workflow analysis, organization and maintenance of document repositories; identify classification schema, retention and archival procedures; design and develop workflow systems; conduct research on document/information/knowledge management computer applications' tools, procedures and standards.
  • Provide support for computer information systems, databases and applications in assigned area; performs complex troubleshooting for various financial applications.
  • Manage, design, create, produce and maintain technical documentation for relevant computer application systems and products; manage and administer changes to technical
    documentation in accordance with prevailing change management and operation procedures.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field; conduct research on new technologies; perform bench-marking and propose new acquisitions; assist in the implementation of new technologies.
  • Serve as team leader in projects dealing with the planning, specification, design, development, implementation and maintenance of simple computer application systems;
  • Liaise with users to define and specify requirements;
  • Build, test and modify prototype computer application systems; perform installation and maintenance of computer applications systems in user offices.
  • Provide guidance and training to new/junior staff; plan day-to-day work and supervise other staff as required.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

  • 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.
  • Ability to
    perform a wide range of application software development and maintenance tasks under minimum supervision. 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.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;
  • Is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda;
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments;
  • Adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;
  • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Supplemental/additional training in programming, information technology, reporting or related field, is desirable.
  • 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.

    Work Experience
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressive relevant work experience in information technology, finance, statistics or related area, is desirable.
  • Experience with programming, Structured Query Language (SQL) scripting, integrated end-to-end business processes, analytics, reporting, and data models, is desirable.
  • Working experience in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System/Systems Applications and Products (SAP), preferably in various modules and business intelligence tools (Web intelligence, MS Power BI, Analytics workspace) is an asset.
  • Data management, reconciliations, and monitoring skills would be an advantage.

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

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 17th July 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Senior Information Systems Assistant Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

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