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Information Systems Officer [Temporary]

New York City

Special Notice

This position is available from 1 June 2017 for nine months.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Department of Management, Office of Information and Communications Technology, Enterprise Application Center, New York (EAC, NY). The incumbent reports to the Chief of Service.


Within limits of delegated authority and depending on location, the Information Systems Officer may be responsible for the following duties: (These duties are generic, and may not be performed by all Information Systems Officers.)
•Manages projects involving, 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 enterprise content management solutions and other 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.
•Develops disaster recovery plans and ensures appropriate planning and training of those responsible.
•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.
•Facilitates communications between OICT and its clients for good client relations. Serves as coordinator in the development of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) between the client and OICT, for either specific IT services or general technology support, including any charge back mechanisms.
•Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff, consultants, interns, etc.


•Professionalism: Knowledge of information technology/information management, particularly in systems analysis, content management solutions, application development and project management.. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, to include proficiency in the development and implementation of systems of moderate size/complexity. Knowledge of interactive systems; good knowledge of organization’s information infrastructure and IT strategy as it relates to user area(s); independently maintains assigned systems and develops innovative approaches to resolve a wide range of issues/problems. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
•Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
•Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, software engineering,mathematics, statistics or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of Web-based enterprise system solutions is required.
Working experience with one or more of the following Enterprise Content Management systems is desirable: IBM FileNet, and/or Microsoft Sharepoint, Knowledge of the ISO27000, ITIL and/or PRINCE2 is also desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

United Nations Considerations

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

No Fee


Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: Office of Information and Communication Technology
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Mid level
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  • Closing Date: 2017-04-21

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