INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER (Website Development Officer) (Temporary Job Opening)
United Nations
GENEVA
vor 8 Tg.

Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Information Technology Section of the Production and Support Service of the Division on Conference Management at UNOG.

Responsibilities Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Service and the direct supervision of the Chief of Section, the Information Systems Officer may be responsible for the following duties :

  • Undertakes projects involving, design, development and implementation of new, moderately complex multilingual web content management systems, in support of the main UNOG public facing website, as well as many client sub-sites.
  • Develops detailed system and other functional specifications and user documentation for major systems.
  • Provides specialized advice to clients, analyzing clients’ requirements and translating these into new applications; determines application systems integration and linkage issues.
  • Maintains, upgrades or enhances existing legacy web systems; troubleshoots and provides continuing systems support, to include resolving difficult operational problems, advising on the use of new techniques, monitoring transactions to measure website performance and continued effectiveness of assigned web content management systems, in coordination with UNOG and Secretariat information technology services.
  • Develops and maintains multilingual, accessible, and responsive web solutions that provide integration of rich digital products with web content management publishing systems, using advanced web service interaces and content retrieval systems, such as search engines;
  • ensures appropriate systems and data security and access controls considering both local and wide area issues.

  • Organizes and performs unit and integrated testing, designing and utilizing test bases; assists users in acceptance testing.
  • Manages and retrieves data from web tracking and analytics systems.
  • Develops technical documentation, procedures, training materials, operating and user manuals; trains staff and clients in assigned systems.
  • Develops disaster recovery plans and ensures appropriate planning and training of those responsible.
  • Researches, analyzes and evaluates new technologies and makes recommendations for their deployment.
  • Participates in writing reports and papers on systems-related topics, system requirements, information strategy, etc.
  • Facilitates communications between ITSD and its clients for good client relations. Serves as coordinator in the development of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) between the client and ITSD, for either specific IT services or general technology support, including any charge back mechanisms.
  • Handles aspects of contract administration with vendors.
  • Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new / junior staff, consultants, etc.
  • Performs other duties as required. Competencies PROFESSIONALISM : Knowledge of all aspects of the design, development, management, implementation and maintenance of complex web projects using open-
  • source web content management systems and technologies, especially Drupal version 7 and 8, including technologies for both versions such as Apache web server and MySQL database.

    Knowledge of information technology / information management, particularly in systems analysis, database design and programming.

    Knowledge of several high level programming languages and significant exposure to and demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of programming and analysis, including structured / object-

    oriented design, relational systems, web platforms, scripting (such JavaScript, Perl, etc.) and query languages. Strong analytical and problem-

    solving skills, to include proficiency in the development and implementation of systems of moderate size / complexity. Knowledge of web development and integration of social media and mobile platforms for innovative approaches to resolve a wide range of issues / problems.

  • 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.

  • TEAMWORK : Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;
  • is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
  • shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

  • ACCOUNTABILITY : Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards;
  • operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments;
  • takes personal responsibility for his / her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

  • 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. Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics or related field.

    A first-level university degree in combination with additional two (2) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of complex web-

    based computer information systems or related area. Experience with Drupal version 7 and 8 and experience with upgrade of applications from Drupal version 7 to 8 is desirable.

  • Experience with cross-browser web development and familiarity with principles of responsive web design is desirable. Languages Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French, (both oral and written) is required;
  • knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage. Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-

    based interview. Special Notice This temporary position is intended to fill functions of short-term duration (11 months) with an estimated start date as soon as possible.

  • A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade.
  • However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-

    3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.

    7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories.

    For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST / AI / 2010 / 4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments.

    In its resolution 66 / 234, the General Assembly further stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-

    General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013 Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
  • 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.

  • The expression Internal candidates , shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.
  • 16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.

  • Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position.
  • The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law.

    Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and / or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

  • For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST / AI / 1999 / 17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST / AI / 2010 / 4 / Rev.1.
  • The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at : http : / / www.
  • un.org / hr handbook / English

  • 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.
  • Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation.
  • Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

    United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

    Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.

    The term sexual exploitation means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.

    The term sexual abuse means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

    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.

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