Background Information – Job-specific
One of the key initiatives of the ICT Strategy of the United Nations is on analytics and business Intelligence (BI). The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) is providing analytics and BI solutions across the entities in the Secretariat to strengthen operational flexibility in support of the delivery of the entities’ mandates. As the Organization matures in its understanding of the potential of data-driven decision-making, the demand for analytics and BI services is increasing. The role of the Information Systems Officer is to be capable to assess requirements for analytics and BI platforms, deliver relevant analytics and BI solutions, and to contribute to the strategic direction, policy formulation and decision-making in this area.
Under the overall supervision of UNOPS Senior Portfolio Manager and UNOPS Technical Manager and the direct supervision of the OICT/Global Services Division’s Senior Information Systems Officer, the Information Systems Officer, will be responsible for the following duties:
- Analyze clients’ requirements, define data requirements, and translate into specifications for new applications
- Manage projects involving systems analysis, design, development and implementation of new analytics and business intelligence, and/or provide key inputs for the establishment of advanced BI solutions
- Engage with clients to build capacity for self-service analytics, develop training materials, operating and user manuals, and provide training in assigned solutions.
- Review emerging technologies and assesses their impact and usefulness
- Draft and contribute to Business Intelligence data governance and policies, and implement data governance procedures and tools
- Develop materials for business intelligence and analytics briefings, presentations and related communications materials to user groups and senior management
- Contribute to the implementation of the data architecture and data models
- Actively engage in data analyses and data modeling activities.
Impact of Results
The expected impact will be to deliver analytics and BI solutions and to produce policy and governance documents in this area.
Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others.For people managers only:Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in information systems, business administration, computer science or related fields is required.
- Qualification in Data Analytics is desirable.Experience:
- A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible hands-on experience (after first academic degree) related to analytics or information systems.
- Knowledge of analytics and business intelligence for performance management and monitoring.
- Experience in conducting research of emerging needs and drafting related briefing notes and/or similar communication materials.
- End to end experience of analyzing analytics and business intelligence requirements and delivering solutions.
- Knowledge of the substantive work of the United Nations.Language Requirements:
- English and French are the working languages of the UN. For this job opening, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: Staff
Contract level: P3
Contract duration: One year initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability
For more details about United Nations staff contracts, please follow this link:https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-of…
- Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
- Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
- Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
- Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
- For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
- The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
Background Information – UNOPS
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.
UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.
Working with us
UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.
With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.
Work life harmonization
UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.
Based in New York, the Sustainable Development Cluster (SDC) supports diverse partners with their peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations.
The SDC’s services include grants management, development and special initiatives support, and technology support to the UN and UN agencies.
The SDC is part of the New York Service Cluster that supports the United Nations Secretariat, as well as a broadening community of other New York-based United Nations organizations, bilateral and multilateral partners in the delivery of UNOPS mandate in project management, infrastructure management, and procurement management.
To learn more about this opportunity, please visit:https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16495