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Chief, Information Systems Officer, FS-6
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   25 Nov 2012
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   11 Oct 2012
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   Field Missions Administered by DPKO
DUTY STATION:   Multiple D/S
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   12-IST-PMSS-425853-R-MULTIPLE D/S


 
Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
(The following duties are generic and may differ depending on the requirements of the mission.) Within delegated authority, the Chief Information Systems Officer manages the Information Technology Unit; • Plans and directs all major IT systems projects within the mission, monitors the progress of the design, installs and commissions various networks and systems; • Develops plans for feasibility assessment, requirements specification, design, development/implementation; • Manages the Information Technology Unit budget, formulates and monitors budget allocations and expenditures, verifies funding and ensures no overrun occurs; • Develops technical specifications for procurement/contractual services, and oversees technical evaluation of bids received; • Keeps abreast of developments in Information Technology and Systems; Provides leadership on introducing technological changes; • Provides professional leadership and work direction to the Information Technology Officers and other staff within the Unit; • Coordinates the individual yearly work plan and ongoing performance assessments for all staff within the Unit and produces; • Ensures effective coordination with other United Nations agencies, programmes, and offices in order to maximise possibilities of inter-agency collaboration in Information Systems and Technology; • Ensures highest level of customer service to all IT Unit clients; • Ensures adequate stocks in quantity and quality of equipment to meet customer’s demands in accordance with DPKO approved ratios; • Chief IT Unit may be required to take a ‘hands on’ approach in small DPKO missions participating at all levels of projects and their implementation. • Performs other duties as required.

Competencies
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of the substantive field of work in general and of specific areas being supervised. Ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others. Ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. 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. • COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. • 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.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
High school diploma or equivalent. Technical training in the field of Information Technology is highly desirable. Certifications in relevant areas of IT such as inter-networking, system administration and information management are an advantage.

Work Experience
At least 10 years (5 years with a bachelor degree) of progressively responsible professional experience in the planning, design and implementation of IT systems and networks in highly complex and large-scale operations. At least 10 years (5 years with a bachelor degree) of proven track record in managing and delivering highly complex projects; 4 years of which should be at the international level of the public/private sector, while functioning at management level. Field experience in United Nations Peacekeeping missions is highly 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.

Other Skills


The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8).   English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.
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  2. After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.

  3. In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.

  4. UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.

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Please see the Frequently Asked Questions, if you encounter problems when applying.