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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Information Management Officer, P-4. DPKO, New York. Open until 21 May 2011

Job Title:
Information Management Officer, P4
Department/ Office:
DEPARTMENT OF PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS
Duty Station: NEW YORK


Posting Period:
22 March 2011-21 May 2011
Job Opening number:
11-IMA-DEPT PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS-19048-R-NEW YORK

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Situation Centre of the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations. The Information Management Officer reports directly to the Chief of the Situation Centre.

(http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/info/sitcentre.shtml)

Responsibilities

The Information Management Officer will perform the following functions:
1. Contribute to the formulation of overall policies and other guidance affecting the SitCen’s information management systems and represents SitCen in relevant fora as required.
2. Keep abreast of developments in the field and determines the need for testing and evaluating new products and technologies; provides leadership on introducing technological changes, in particular on GIS (Geographic Information System) tools, digital maps and database structures.
3. Develops plans including project plans, schedules, time and cost estimates, metrics and performance measures for new or modified systems including: feasibility assessments, requirements specification, and design and is responsible for their implementation.
4. Assesses and makes recommendations relating to the implementation of information management processes and tools in support of the SitCen’s mandate.
5. Oversee the implementation of the SitCen’s information management systems.
6. Plan and coordinates with service providers to ensure high availability of ICT support and services for the 24/7 Operations Room.
7. Carry out managerial responsibilities at the unit level relating to compliance with administrative requirements, programme planning, policy and procedure recommendations, budgeting, human resources and facilities management.
8. Other duties, as required.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM - Knowledge of systems design, and development, management, implementation and maintenance of complex information systems
• Conceptual and strategic analytical capacity to understand information system and business operational issues so as to thoroughly analyze and evaluate critical systems matters;
• Knowledge of a range of computer languages and development paradigms, knowledge of organization’s information infrastructure and IT strategy as it relates to user area(s);
• Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter;
• 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.
• Familiarity with Information Management and/or recordkeeping systems.;


TEAMWORK - Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
• Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;
• Places team agenda before personal agenda;
• Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

CLIENT ORIENTATION - Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
• Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
• Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects;
• Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

• Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in information science, information systems 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 seven years of progressively responsible experience in modern archives management, record keeping, library, information management or related area.
• Experience in handling sensitive or confidential information is desirable.
• Experience in developing applications using Microsoft C#, ASP.net, Silverlight and SQL Server is highly desirable.
• Experience with web technologies including HTML, CSS and Javascript Server is required.
• Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems is desirable.

Languages

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

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.

Assessment Method

• An assessment and competency based interview may be conducted as part of the recruitment process for this position.

Special Notice

• Staff Members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all Staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

• This post is financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval. The appointment of staff will also be limited to service on posts financed by the Support Account.

No Fee

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.

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