Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
This post is part of the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) Programme in the Division on Technology and Logistics of UNCTAD and is located in Georgetown, Guyana.
Under the supervision of the ASYCUDA Regional Coordinator, the ASYCUDA Information System Officer will be responsible for providing technical assistance and support to the National Customs Service (NCS) within the Regional Centre for the Americas outreach, during the enhancement and consolidation of ASYCUDAWorld.
The incumbent is expected to undertake the following duties:
Further development/enhancement of the ASYCUDAWorld system by:
Assistance in Project reporting and monitoring system by:
Professionalism - Knowledge of information technology/information management, particularly in systems analysis, database installation/configuration and programming. Knowledge of several high-level programming languages and significant exposure to and 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; knowledge of organization's information infrastructure 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
Teamwork - Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing other's 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.
Technological Awareness – Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology.
Advanced University degree in computer science, information system, mathematics, statistics or related field. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.