Information Systems Officer
United Nations, New York, United States
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Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Secretary-General is responsible for the investment of the assets of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). The Secretary-General has delegated this responsibility to the Representative of the Secretary-General for the investment of the assets of the UNJSPF (RSG). The RSG is, in turn, assisted in this function by the Office of Investment Management (OIM). OIM manages a $60+ billion multi-asset class, global investment portfolio, about 85% of which is actively managed in-house. Asset classes under management comprise global equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, timber and commodities. OIM’s staff are all based in New York but come from over 30 countries. For more information please visit OIM's website at https://oim.unjspf.org/.
This position is located in the Information Systems Team of OIM. The incumbent reports to the Information Systems Officer.
Within limits of delegated authority the Information Systems Officer may be responsible for the following duties:
- Manages projects involving feasibility studies, business 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.
- Develops detailed system and other functional specifications and user documentation for major systems.
- Provides specialized advice to users, analyzing users’ requirements and translating business needs into technical solutions and corresponding technical user stories used throughout the development process.
- Develop functional specifications and system context diagrams as required.
- Facilitate effective project requirement discovery meetings while exhibiting confidence and extensive knowledge of business requirements and emerging technology standard methodologies.
- Organizes and performs unit and integrated testing, designing and utilizing test bases; assists users in acceptance testing.
- Develops training materials, operating and user manuals; trains staff in assigned systems.
- 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 OIM and its clients for good client relations. Serves as coordinator in the development of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) between the client and OIM, for either specific IT services or general technology support, including any charge back mechanisms.
- Handles all aspects of contract administration including establishment of service level agreements with vendors and chargeback policy for users.
- Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff, consultants, etc.
- 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 qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems or related area is required.
- A minimum of three years of professional experience performing business analysis for financial systems supporting the asset management investment cycle (front-to-back) is required.
- English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.