UN Information Systems Officer Job Careers – United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Systems Officer
Organization: United
Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Job Opening Number: 19-Information Management Systems-RSCE-120115-F-Entebbe
Grade: P3
About RSCE:
The Regional Service
Centre Steering Committee is the decision-making body for RSCE, in compliance
with General Assembly resolutions, United Nations Secretariat rules and
regulations, strategic guidance from United Nations Headquarters and oversight
bodies. The Steering Committee consults with the Global Field Support Strategy
Implementation Coordination Team, as required.
The Regional Service
Centre, as approved by the Member States, is owned, managed and staffed by the
regional missions it serves. This framework reinforces the existing missions’
chain of command structures and lines of authority in a manner that does not
create an additional layer between Headquarters and the regional missions. It
also ensures that staffing for RSC.

Job Summary:  The selected
candidate will serve as Information Systems Officer, P3 to support the Chief of
Unit with responsibilities for information security and compliance information
systems services and projects in support of the RSCE and client missions in
accordance with the RFTS mandate. The Information Systems Officer reports to
the Chief of Unit.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within limits of delegated authority and
depending on location, the Information Systems Officer may be responsible for
the following duties:
  • Manages projects related to Information Security and IT Risk
    Management involving feasibility studies, systems analysis, design, development
    and implementation of new, moderately complex systems, and/or,
    participates as a member of a development team with responsibility for
    major components of the more complex systems.
  • Is actively involved in the execution of the most complex aspects of
    the project (e.g. systems analysis, development, programming, etc.);
    oversees development of documents and database structures, ensuring that
    all design aspects are addressed and control and security mechanisms are
  • Tracks and monitors project progress against plans, requirements,
    quality measures, standard processes; liaises with users on all aspects
    and during all phases of development and implementation.
  • Provides professional leadership and work direction to assigned
    project teams, and/or mentors and supervises the work of new/junior
    officers, contract staff, etc.
  • Develops cost proposals for contractual services, oversees the
    technical evaluation of proposals received and manages the contract
  • Prepares technical and user documentation for entire systems and
    interdependent applications; prepares training material and detailed
    technical presentations.
  • Develops, implements and monitors information system security
    standards and guidelines, including testing paradigms.
  • Develops disaster recovery plans and ensures appropriate planning
    and training of those responsible and provides technical expertise for the
    development and maintenance of the RSCE business continuity plan.
  • Participates in planning and preparation of the budget, work program
    and acquisition plan.
  • Facilitates communications between the Information Systems Unit and
    its major clients for good client relations. Serves as coordinator in the
    development of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) between the client and the
    Information Systems Unit, for either specific IT services or general
    technology support, including any charge back mechanisms.
  • Coordinates responses to internal and external audit activities and
    monitor compliance, ensure compliance to industry and UN regulations in
    relation to Information and Cyber Security and IT Risk management
  • Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff,
    consultants, etc.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Regional Service Centre
    Entebbe (RSCE) Information Systems Officer job opportunity should hold an
    advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) computer
    science, information systems, mathematics, statistics or related area.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with an additional
    two (2) years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the
    advanced university degree.
  • Certification in ITIL Foundation is desirable. Certification in
    PRINCE2 Practitioner is desirable. Certifications in ICT security is desirable.
  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in
    planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer
    information systems or related area is required.
  • Experience leading and managing medium to large information systems
    teams over diverse geographical and remote areas is required.
  • Experience in Information Systems and Technology used by the United
    Nations common system in support of peacekeeping operations is desirable.
  • Experience in Information Security and IT Risk Management is
  • Experience providing services in Information Systems or related area
    in a field operation of the United Nations common system or comparable
    international organization or in a military environment is desirable.
  • Languages: fluency
    in English (both oral and written) is required.

  • Professionalism:
    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, scripting
    and query languages, document design and management, hardware and software
    requirements, systems facilities and execution protocols. Strong
    analytical and problem-solving skills, to include proficiency in the
    development and implementation of systems of moderate size/complexity.
    Knowledge of interactive systems; good knowledge of organization’s
    information infrastructure, information security and IT strategy as it
    relates to user area(s); independently maintains assigned systems and
    develops 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United Nations should
apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 28th July 2019
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