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UN Women: Systems Development Specialist
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||03-Oct-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
The Information Systems and Telecommunication (IST) Office located in the Division of Management and Administration, is responsible for the strategic planning and development of information and telecommunication systems and services, ICT solutions, sourcing of information systems and equipment to support business needs and for the maintenance, availability, reliability and quality of performance of information and telecommunications systems and services globally in all UN Women offices.
The IST Office is using Microsoft development platforms for building business applications and database systems, Sitecore CMS platform for public facing websites, Qlik for the business intelligence, and Oracle/ PeopleSoft for core HR, procurement and financial processes. Microsoft Office365 has been fully rolled out at the organization level and SharePoint online is used for Intranet and extranet collaboration purposes. All business applications, databases and websites are hosted at Microsoft Azure Cloud platform.
This position falls under Enterprise Applications Unit of IST office and the incumbent will work in collaboration with stakeholders, management, subject matter experts, solution architects, and technical teams to understand the business problems and opportunities in the context of requirements and effect solutions that enable the business clients to achieve the goals.
Under the overall guidance of Chief, Information Systems & Telecommunications Office and direct supervision of Manager Enterprise Applications, the incumbent’s key responsibilities include a) providing business analysis, innovation, and project management support; b) developing and maintaining systems; c) providing quality assurance support; and d) providing technical support, capacity building and knowledge management.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide business analysis, innovation and project management support:
Develop and maintain systems:
Provide quality assurance:
Provide technical support, capacity building, and knowledge management tools to users:
Key Performance Indicators:
The results of the functions performed directly impact the efficiency of the several key IT systems used to support the UN Women business, covering around 2000+ staff in Headquarters and field offices. The effective implementation of IT systems directly impacts the organization's capacity and credibility in providing timely and quality information to achieve organizational goals and it also impacts overall knowledge building and sharing in the organization.
The results of these functions indirectly impact: the ability of UN Women staff to provide timely and quality services to its key clients; the production and distribution of management information to Senior Management; and the preparation of results reports.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
Required Skills and Experience
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.