Saturday, May 21, 2016

Information Systems Specialist. OECD, Paris. Open until 22 May 2016

Information Systems Specialist(

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The OECD is a global economic forum working with 34 member countries and more than 100 emerging and developing economies to make better policies for better lives. Our mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The Organisation provides a unique forum in which governments work together to share experiences on what drives economic, social and environmental change, seeking solutions to common problems.
The Executive Directorate (EXD) delivers the Organisation's corporate services including human, financial and digital resources management, as well as the infrastructure, security, conference and language services.
The Digital, Knowledge and Information Service in the Executive Directorate (EXD/DKI) provides the digital solutions and technologies to support and enhance the OECD’s global role in building knowledge, communicating with the world and interacting with governments to inform and influence policy making.
The Information Systems Specialist works in a Digital Practice team responsible for developing, testing, implementing and supporting digital solutions as well as defining, assigning and providing quality control on work packets assigned to near/offshore partners. The Information Systems Specialist  works under the direct supervision of a Digital Solutions Analyst within EXD/DKI.
Main Responsibilities
  • Develop, test, implement, maintain and support secure, integrated, digital solutions to meet the business needs of the Organisation.
  • Assist defining needs for applications and analyse business processes.    
  • Participate in defining architectures, database structures, user interface layouts, workflows, control processes and interfaces with other applications.
  • Develop routines or applications to identify, organise and prepare information to be uploaded to the corporate records system, OECD. Records.
  • Work in close collaboration with other teams to ensure that all necessary hardware, software, backups and related systems facilities are functioning properly.
  • Provide regular management reporting on the use of digital solutions.
  • Keep abreast of advances in current and emerging industry trends, related technologies, methodologies and best practices. 
Support, documentation and training
  • Support digital solutions and maintain proactive relations with user representatives, other IT support areas and suppliers.
  • Write and maintain technical documentation (e.g. system architecture, operational procedures), end-user documentation and training material.
  • Assist users in the appropriate use of their applications and provide advanced support.     
Ideal Candidate Profile
Academic Background
  • A university degree in information, records or library management, computer science or a related field.
Professional Background
  • At least five years' experience in the domains of information, records or library management and developing, testing, implementing, maintaining and supporting digital solutions.
  • Two years’ experience: collecting business requirements, writing technical specifications and development plans, implementing agreed solutions and conducting post-implementation reviews. Participating in defining technical architectures, database structures, user interface layouts, workflows, and interfaces with other systems.
  • Proven experience developing front-end portals and applications and supporting digital solutions, working closely with user representatives and other IT support areas.
  • Practical experience working with, developing, integrating, designing and testing semantic, linked data and ontology management technologies and solutions.
  • Experience making presentations, providing training and user support.
  • OpenText Content Server, Luxid, EVN, Top Braid Live and MarkLogic.
  • SPARQL, SharePoint,  XML/XSLT.
  • MS Office Suite.
  • Fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and knowledge of the other, with a commitment to reach a good working level.
  • Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.
Core Competencies
  • For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: Achievement focus, Analytical thinking, Flexible thinking, Developing talent.
  • Please refer to the level 2 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies.
Contract Duration
  • Two-year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.
  • Monthly base salary starting from 4355 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
Please note, the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.
The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of OECD member countries, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.
The OECD promotes an optimal use of resources in order to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. Staff members are encouraged to actively contribute to this goal.

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