Job Opportunity in the US with the UN: Information Systems Officer 2020
United Nations

Job Opportunity in the US with the UN: Information Systems Officer 2020

États-Unis 16 août 2020


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16 août 2020
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The United Nations offers a job opportunity for an Information Systems Officer to join the team in New York, USA for 2020. 


  1. Manage the daily production output of all batches, reports and queries needed to deliver data for daily operations.
  2. Review - with operational managers and the supervisor - the daily batch processes, the conditions for warnings and /or failures, and any potential escalation to operational staff on issues.
  3. Prioritize the processing of batches and monitor their corresponding output.
  4. Perform a nightly review of all batches and report run each evening, note all warnings and failures and conduct daily reviews with the supervisor.
  5. Update the batch/report issue log as needed.
  6. Review the daily backup log for issues and report accordingly.
  7. Update the backup issue log as needed.
  8. Perform nightly system refreshes as assigned by the supervisor, note any issues in the process and conduct daily reviews with the supervisor.
  9. Develop detailed system and other functional specifications and user documentation for daily production services.
  10. Support, maintains, upgrades or enhances existing user V3 production and non-production database systems, with the supervisor, troubleshoots and ensure consistent user support.
  11. Develop and maintain computer tools that require integration of many interrelated systems and program elements; ensure appropriate data security and access controls, considering both local and wide area issues.
  12. Organize and perform unit and integrated testing, designing and utilizing test bases; assist users in acceptance testing.
  13. Develop training materials, operating and user manuals; train staff in the use of tools.
  14. Research, analyze and evaluate new technologies and make recommendations for their deployment.
  15. Participate in writing reports and papers on systems-related topics, system requirements, information strategies, etc. Facilitate communications between the IT infrastructure Unit and clients



  1. Shows ability to complete in-depth studies and reach conclusions on possible causes and solutions to political problems in specific areas and/or countries.
  2. Shows ability to relate to various issues and perspectives to political, social, economic and humanitarian programs in affected countries and areas. Shows pride in work and in achievements.
  3. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter.
  4. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
  5. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.
  6. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges
  7. 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: 

  1. Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies.
  2. Identifies priority activities and assignments.
  3. Adjusts priorities as required.
  4. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work.
  5. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.


  1. Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments.
  2. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards.
  3. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.
  4. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments.
  5. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience:

  1. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of enterprise class database services is required.
  2. Experience in current version of Oracle database administration in Oracle RAC environment is required
  3. Experience with PL/SQL and scripting is required.
  4. Experience in administrating Oracle EBS General Ledger services is desirable. Experience with Oracle WebLogic and/or IBM WebSphere is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; working knowledge of another official UN language would be an asset.

About the United Nations:

The United Nations (UN), was established in 1945, is an intergovernmental organization responsible for maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international cooperation, and being a center for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world.

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