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Information Management Officer, P-3. UN Secretariat/DESA. New York. Open until the 26 March 2010

Information Management Officer, P-3
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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 26 Mar 2010
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 25 Jan 2010
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Department of Economic and Social Affairs
DUTY STATION: New York
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 10-IMA-DESA-422887-R-NEW YORK (G)


Priority consideration for vacancies at the P3 level will be given to internal candidates and candidates who have passed a competitive examination.


Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Responsibilities
Within delegated authority and under the direct supervision of the Director of the Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM), the Information Management Officer will be responsible for the following activities: (1) Provides support to information management of the Division’s work programme, which include (a) needs and business process analysis; (b) organization and maintenance of UN information assets; and (c) information management policies and procedures, with an emphasis on technological applications; (2) Researches, analyses, implements and evaluates new applications of information technology to develop and manage the Divisional Knowledge Base and the United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN); (3) Participates and contributes to feasibility studies, system analysis, design and development of projects including the Division’s work programme management system, budget management system and personnel management system; (4) Manages information assets in the Division; sets up and maintains systems, guidelines and processes; (5) Develops training materials and guidelines; trains staff in use and compliance of information management systems; (6) Maintains effective communication and information exchange with the Office of the Under-Secretary General, Permanent Missions to the UN, intergovernmental agencies, etc., ensuring appropriate and strategic communication, as well as timely and accurate flow of information internally and externally; and 7) Other tasks as assigned.

Competencies
Professionalism: Knowledge of information management and information technologies in the areas of e-government and use of information communication technologies (ICT) in public administration; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of information management through the use of ICT tools; ability to conduct analysis and provide recommendations on information management and advanced ICT tools; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; 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. Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; places the institutional agenda before personal agenda. Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments to effectively organize and coordinate the diverse administrative and management tasks; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.


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QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in information science, information management, information technology, computer science 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 five years of progressively responsible experience in information management, software application development and management of knowledge-based ICT tools is required. At least one year of experience in programme management, budget management and personnel management is desirable.

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

Other Skills
Proficiency in Microsoft .Net technologies and Microsoft SQL database application is required. Proficiency in Document Management Systems and DotNetNuke content management system is desirable.


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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). English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.

To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a "My UN" account. Go to Login, and Register as a User. Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.


After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.


In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.


UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.

E-mail: staffing@un.org,

Fax: 1-917-367-0524

1 comment:

  1. In spite of the denomination "Information Management Officer" the posts at DESA tend to have a clear IT profile. Still, I found it interesting to post it...

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