|Posting Title:||Information Management Officer, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)||Job Code Title:||INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICER||Department/Office:||Department of Peace Operations||Duty Station:||NEW YORK|
|Posting Period:||01 April 2020 - 14 April 2020||Job Opening Number:||20-Information Management Systems-DPO-134364-J-New York (X)||Staffing Exercise||N/A|
The Evaluation Team provides the Department of Peace Operations with an internal evaluation mechanism to assist in the effective management of field missions including strengthening operational effectiveness and accountability. Evaluation findings inform policy development and training activities, strengthen Headquarters ability to provide strategic guidance to mission leadership, strengthen DPO planning processes and improve feedback on operational issues for troop and police contributing countries, member states, and legislative bodies.
The Evaluation Team is now mandated to support the development, piloting, and implementation of CPAS in all peacekeeping missions (with the exception of those in drawdown); provide ongoing technical and on-the-ground support to the implementation and management of CPAS in missions; to integrate and/or align CPAS with other UN planning, performance assessment, and IT systems to ensure coherence; and institutionalize CPAS as a UN planning and performance tool with supporting policy and guidance.
• Contributes to the formulation of overall policies, procedures, objectives and guidelines affecting the development and maintenance of the Comprehensive Performance Assessment System (CPAS) for United Nations peacekeeping operations.
• Conducts policy-oriented research and drafting on the applicability of information technology to the CPAS using data from internal and external sources to: develop Section policies, guidelines and procedures in keeping with technological developments, e.g., strategy for long-term preservation and retrievability of electronic performance assessment records.
• Assesses and makes recommendations relating to the use of information systems from the peacekeeping performance assessment perspective. Provides reliable, up-to-date research and specifications for information management technology and innovations applications relevant to the CPAS.
• Provides advisory services Organization-wide on performance assessment practices based on needs, business process, workflow, technical architecture and information resources analysis; makes recommendations relating to performance assessment practices, improvement and implementation strategies, resource requirements, and informs management policies and procedures, with an emphasis on technological applications.
• Monitors the progress of projects in client offices, ensures compliance with Section standards and guidelines and provides assistance in identifying consultants as required and associated project Terms of Reference.
• Evaluates and pilots emerging technologies (including software applications and associated hardware, e.g., document/correspondence management products, imaging and digitisation systems and optical disk storage media) to develop strategies for integrating records created in diverse systems into an electronic comprehensive performance assessment system; to plan and develop migration strategies for archival preservation of electronic records and to develop and maintain expertise necessary to advise Secretariat offices in the management of the CPAS.
• Evaluates applications and cost-effectiveness of services in relation to technology options and prepares data and recommendations for decision-making.
• Provides technical services for the Section by evaluating hardware and software requirements, recommends purchases, tracks requisitions through Umoja and monitors expenditures; oversees installation of hardware and liaises with OICT on the replacement of obsolete equipment; overseeing Section LAN Administrators and ensures that technical problems are resolved expeditiously; and oversees the implementation of the CPAS.
• Ensures the preservation of information assets with continuing value by appraising records according to their administrative, legal, financial and/or historical value, develops and implements appropriate retention schedules with records-originating offices, monitors compliance with the requirement to transfer inactive records to Headquarters, and, where applicable, identifies non-core records for transfer to commercial storage and manages commercial storage contracts.
• Ensures access to records with continuing value by managing the application of international cataloguing and indexing standards for intellectual control and retrieval; advises internal and external users regarding the use of the CPAS data. Develops and implements policies and guidelines relating to the preservation of and access to CPAS data by establishing metadata requirements; retains schedules for incorporation into the CPAS Information Technology platform; transfers, maintains security protocols; and selects standards for digitisation of finding aids and records and their electronic dissemination.
• Manages information security by enforcing security-classification restrictions of CPAS-generated data.
• Carries 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.
• Develops client outreach strategy and programme and coordinates its implementation.
• Represents the Section, as required, in departmental offices and at working groups, task forces and other fora, advocating peacekeeping performance assessment perspectives and standards.
• Participates in the planning and organizing of training for Headquarters and mission staff and users with respect to utilization of reference services.
• Evaluates the performance of vendors and certifies invoices, as necessary.
• Guides, trains and supervises professional and general service staff in the various records information management functions.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• 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 limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
Experience using Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Reporting Services, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Power BI is required.
• The appointment, or assignment, and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval, or extension of the mandate.
• If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
• Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
• 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.
• The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
• Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.
•Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.
• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
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.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
|Posting Title:||Information Management Officer, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)|
|Job Code Title:||INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICER|
|Department/Office:||Department of Peace Operations|
|Duty Station:||NEW YORK|
|Posting Period:||01 April 2020 - 14 April 2020|
|Job Opening Number:||20-Information Management Systems-DPO-134364-J-New York (X)|