ASSOCIATE SUPPLY CHAIN BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE OFFICER
- Organization: UN - United Nations
- Location: Multiple locations
- Grade: Junior level - P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
- Operations and Administrations
- Information Technology and Computer Science
- Sustainable trade and development
- Security and Safety
- Supply Chain
- Sustainable Business Development
- Closing Date: Closed
Org. Setting and Reporting
These positions are located in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, Special Political Missions and Service Centers and Offices as applicable. The Associated Supply Chain Business Intelligence Officer provides support with Supply Chain performance monitoring and reporting within field mission. The Incumbent provides support to the Chief of the Unit/Section on the activities related to end-to-end Supply Chain performance management.Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Associate Supply Chain Business Intelligence Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Assist in the identification of information sources from Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems modules and other relevant systems of record to capture required data for the end-to-end Supply Chain business performance.
• Extract, manipulate, integrate and prepare data for analysis, dashboards, monitoring and visualization, using tools such as Power BI, etc.
• Develop, optimize and maintain visualizations tools to provide real-time insights to business data.
• Perform periodic data quality control and ensure that governance processes are in place and are being followed.
• As guided by the supervisor, prepare recommendations on data analysis.
• Produce timely and actionable information which help drive business results and guide decision making process.
• As guided by the supervisor, contribute to the development of business rules, guidelines, standard operating procedures, and other guidance materials based on the UN regulations and rules, international standards and recommended practices.
• Provide support to the operationalization of Supply Chain management concepts, to the implementation of instructions on Supply Chain Self-assessment and performance reporting.
• Contribute to the formulation of user requirements for IT systems in support of materials management and Supply Chain activities.
• Contribute to the proper execution of functions carried out within the Unit/Section and assist with development of work plans and supervision of support staff.
• Assist in the analysis and identification of requirements for capacity building and provide support for conducting training events.
• Provide support to the gathering of requirements from various stakeholders and process owners to define specific business requirements for the end-to end Supply Chain performance management.
• Contribute to the development and promulgation of Business Intelligence Guidance and Procedures and monitor specific aspects for compliance.
• Ensure that daily activities are in compliance with the DOS Environmental and Waste Management policies and in line with the DOS Environmental Strategy objectives.
• Perform other duties, as required.
PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to simplify complex information and communicate complex or statistical information to less-technically trained team members. Strong visual design skills, strong knowledge of Microsoft Office; Skilled in business process analysis, data extraction, transformation and management, data governance and quality audit; 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; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
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.
TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Information Management, Business Administration, or related field is required. A first level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A first-level university degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP)/United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).
Certifications in Project Management (PRINCE2 or equivalent), Supply Chain (SCOR-P, CSCP or equivalent), Lean Six Sigma are desirable.Work Experience
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in Supply Chain management, logistics, procurement or related area is required.
Experience working with Excel and Data Base Management (Access) is required.
Experience in Supply Chain performance management is desirable.
Experience in Bl, Power Bl and Structured Query Language (SQL) analysis tools is desirable.
Experience in development and implementing ERP Supply Chain management solutions is desirable.
Experience in sourcing, cleaning and preparing/integrating data, selecting and developing visualizations/metrics that enable easy communication/interpretation by the users is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.Special Notice
The United Nations Secretariat maintains rosters of qualified and available candidates to fill anticipated job openings in peacekeeping operations, special political missions, and other field operations.
The purpose of this job opening is to generate a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in Associate Supply Chain Business Intelligence Officer, P-2 roster. The entire assessment process takes an average of six months; all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application (whether successful or unsuccessful) within 14 days of the conclusion of the process. Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently will be invited to apply for field mission vacancies open only to roster members. Roster membership does not guarantee selection.
Please note that positions in Supply Chain Business Intelligence Unit/Section include conflict and post-conflict locations in non-family and/or hardship duty stations. Staff may also be housed in camp environments. An updated list of missions and additional information on working in the field can be found at http://www. careers.un.org.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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