Department/Office: Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance Enterprise Resource Planning Project
Closing date for applications: 17 December 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Information Management Systems-DMSPC ERP-142132-R-New York (E)
This position is located in the Supply Chain Management, Solution Architecture 2 team of the ERP/Umoja Project in the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance. The incumbent reports to, and work under the supervision of a Senior Information Systems Officer.
Umoja is a continuous organizational transformation project, enabling high-quality, and cost-effective service delivery for evolving United Nations mandates, anywhere in the world. By updating skills, harmonizing practices and applying global technology, Umoja maximizes productivity of the UN's human, financial and material resources.
Umoja transcends organizational, geographical and functional barriers, fostering a culture of transparency, accountability, empowerment, sharing and unity across the United Nations. For more information on Umoja visit: http://umoja.un.org.
The scope of the position includes technical work required for the implementation of the SAP software to maintain and develop the Umoja solution in respect of the existing functionality, work stream and processes as well as for new functionality coming up with the design, build and roll out as well as subsequent stabilization of the project's new phase in 2021.
Within delegated authority, the Associate Information Systems Officer may be responsible for the following duties:
Professionalism: Knowledge of basic systems analysis and design techniques, testing, debugging, and documentation standards, database design, storage and internal systems. 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.
Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
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 computer science, information systems or related field. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification in SAP SCM modules is desirable.
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in the planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems or related area, is required. Experience with an SAP Enterprise Resource Planning [ERP] system is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the positions advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.
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