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IT System Integration Architect Coordinator for BGSI


  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Jakarta
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2024-06-26

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life, as envisaged by 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We are on the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, working with governments and people on their own solutions to global and national development challenges to help empower lives and build resilient nations. The United Nations Development Programme UNDP Indonesia Country Programme 2016-2020 developed in partnership with the Indonesian Government addresses the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals and support national efforts to advance the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. 

The programme contributes directly to MoH National Action Plan 2015-2019, objective 1) increasing the health status of society and; 2)increasing the responsiveness and protection to society towards social and financial risks related to health and Outcome 2 of the UNDP country Programme for Indonesia (2016-2020), which are aligned with the Indonesian Government Health Sector’s Objectives, commitment to Universal Health Coverage, SDG3 Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages (target 3.8 in particular) and other Sustainable Development Goals. One of its efforts is to be involved in supporting the transformation of health technology in the Ministry of Health through Network Strengthening and the Bio Informatic Biomedical & Genome Science Initiative (BGSi).

BGSi is a new initiative of the Indonesian Ministry of Health (MOH). The initiative will act as a multi-institutional ecosystem that aims to support collaborative biomedical and genomic activities in Indonesia by leveraging strengths in technology and infrastructure including biobanking, data management, high throughput sequencing and bioinformatics.

The initiative aims to build a national asset established under the Indonesia Ministry of Health with two major focusses. First, to establish a national biobank focussed on six conditions (diabetes, cancer, stroke, tuberculosis, psoriasis, and rare/genetic diseases) which will store samples from participants where each sample will be connected to a registry that manages all information associated with the participant (demographic and clinical) and second, to generate Whole Genome Sequence information, for each of those participants, that will be curated in a national database. Samples and genomics information from healthy participants will also be collected and generated by this initiative. All samples and data will be made available to researchers nationally and internationally through BGSi.

The initiative will be organised around a headquarter facility located in Jakarta, housed in the MOH repository building and the historical Eijkman building, that will host the biobank and WGS labs respectively. BGSi  HQ will manage the registry system and provide technical support for the Hubs and the entire ecosystem. A second and just as important part of the ecosystem is the hospitals (referred to as HUBs) where each HUB is in charge of managing activities related to recruitment, sample collection and tertiary analysis for the disease it has been assigned.

Therefore, UNDP needs 1 Coordinator for IT System Integration Architect who will be responsible to orchestrating the seamless integration of IT systems, infrastructure, security practices, and development initiatives within the genomic domain.

The direct supervisor of this activities is HEART Cluster Lead. She/He will work closely with project team (BGSI, FMTA, and other projects in HEART related to Bio Informatic Biomedical & Genome Science Initiative), operations units, and programme staff in the office to provide Technical Assistance and advice regarding biomedical and genome science-related issues and to ensure adequate exchange of information.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership in Systems and IT Operations: 
  • Provide strategic leadership for designing, integrating, maintaining, and migrating IT systems for optimal performance.
  • Drive initiatives to align IT solutions, including overseeing new software development, with organizational goals.
  • Lead IT security operations, including vulnerability management, IT audits, and incident response.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement in IT security practices.
  • Provide strategic oversight of version control systems, automation tools, and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to improve software development processes and streamline workflows.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and optimization in the software development lifecycle.

Holistic Infrastructure Management

  • Oversee the setup, configuration, and maintenance of on-premises servers, ensuring optimal performance, security, and uptime for critical data generation processes.
  • Manage the networking components of the sequencing facility, including routers, switches, firewalls, and network cabling, to guarantee a stable and secure environment.
  • Develop and implement architecture blueprints for long-term sustainability.
  • Quickly diagnose and resolve hardware, software, and network-related issues to minimize downtime and disruptions to data generation operations.
  • Continuously monitor server and network performance, identifying areas for improvement and implementing proactive measures to enhance efficiency and reliability.
  • Regularly update server software, firmware, and networking equipment to keep systems up to date with the latest security patches and enhancements.

Advance Security Oversight, Innovative Load Balancer and Application Delivery Management

  • Lead the implementation of advanced security measures across IT systems and development workflows.
  • Define and enforce security policies to protect organizational assets.
  • Maintain detailed documentation of IT systems, configurations, and procedures to ensure effective knowledge sharing and future troubleshooting.
  • Drive innovation in load balancer expertise and application delivery management.
  • Optimize the application delivery pipeline for efficiency and reliability.

Cloud and Hybrid Infrastructure Strategy

  • Develop and implement a strategic approach to cloud infrastructure, emphasizing hybrid on-prem-cloud solutions.
  • Oversee VPS Cloud Server Administration and Cloud Infrastructure Management with a focus on AWS and GCP.
  • Implement and manage containerization and orchestration tools such as Docker and Kubernetes.

Collaborative Network Administration and Monitoring

  • Collaborate with network administrators for advanced configuration and management of routers, switches, and firewalls.
  • Lead initiatives for efficient VLAN and routing management.
  • Drive strategic network monitoring initiatives, leveraging advanced tools for in-depth analysis.
  • Ensure proactive measures for network performance and system health.
  • Monitor system performance, troubleshoot issues, and implement solutions to ensure high availability and optimal performance.

The incumbent of the position should avoid any kind of discriminatory behavior including Gender discrimination and ensure that:

  • Human rights and gender equality is prioritized as an ethical principle within all actions.
  • Activities are designed and implemented in accordance with “Social and Environmental Standards of UNDP”;
  • Any kind of diversities based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, gender are respected within all implementations including data production.
  • Differentiated needs of women and men are considered.
  • Inclusive approach is reflected within all actions and implementations, in that sense an enabling and accessible setup in various senses such as disability gender language barrier is created.
  • Necessary arrangements to provide gender parity within all committees, meetings, trainings etc. introduced.

Core competencies:

  • Achieve Results: LEVEL 2: Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work.
  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 2: Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking.
  • Learn Continuously: LEVEL 2: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning.
  • Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 2: Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process.
  • Act with Determination: LEVEL 2: Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously.
  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 2: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships.
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 2: Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making.

People Management competencies:

  • UNDP People Management Competencies can be found in the dedicated site.

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies: 

Business management           

  • Digital Awareness and Literacy: Ability and inclination to rapidly adopt new technologies, either through skilfully grasping their usage or through understanding their impact and empowering others to use them as needed.
  • Working with Evidence and Data: Ability to inspect, cleanse, transform and model data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusions and supporting decision-making.
  • Monitoring: Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results

Information Management & Technology      

  • Solutions Architecture: Ability to design and manage an IT architecture, integrate of one or more applications or services within a coherent and effective IT architecture. 
  • Project management: Capacity to manage ICT projects, using IT methodologies and approaches such as agile deployment and/or waterfall system development methods. 
  • Research and Development: Following new technologies and technical trends, research the technologies that are applicable and beneficial to the organization and develop the systems. 

2030 agenda-people 

  • Gender: Gender mainstreaming
Required Skills and Experience:

  • Advanced university degree (master's degree or equivalent) in computer science, information technology, engineering or relevant related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in the above mentioned fields with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree
  • Up to 2 years (with master’s degree) or minimum 2 years (with bachelor’s degree) of relevant IT related project experience is required.
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advanced knowledge of web-based management systems such as ERP is required. 
  • Solid networking capacity
  • Excellent analytical skill
  • Excellent inter-personal and team building skills.
  • Work experience with a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under minimal supervision.
  • Good organization and management skills.
  • Experience in IT Infrastructure, Network, and Security Governance
  • Experience in different operating systems, such as Windows, macOS (Macintosh) and Linux.
  • Experience includes in the management of diverse databases using SQL databases (ex: MySQL or PostgreSQL) and NoSQL database (ex: MongoDB)
  • Experience includes in Configuration and management of routers, switches, and firewalls using Fortinet/ Cisco ASA/ Mikrotik.
  • Experiences in Network Monitoring using Nagios/ Cacti/ /PRTG/ Munin
  • Experiences includes in IT Security implementation, operations, policy, and response management.
  • Experiences includes in Application Delivery Management and Load Balancer using Haproxy or F5.
  • Experiences includes in Version Control, Automation, and CI/CD:

Required Languages:

  • English and Bahasa Indonesia is required.
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