Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Background Information - Job-specific
THIS IS A LOCAL POSITION FOR WHICH ONLY APPLICANTS WHO POSSESS THE SPANISH NATIONALITY OR A VALID RESIDENCE AND WORK PERMIT IN SPAIN ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION
The United Nations Department of Operational Support, Office of Information and Communications Technology (UN DOS-OICT) is responsible for the delivery of applications and technologies that satisfy the requirements of the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Operational Support (DPO/DOS) missions as well as Special Political Missions (SPMs).
Field Technology Service (FTS) in the United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) is responsible for the delivery and maintenance of Field Technologies, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) infrastructure, systems and software applications in support of operational requirements of peace missions as well as special political missions.
The Technology Development, Design and Planning Section (TDDPS) under the FTS umbrella is responsible for the development of pilots, projects and services that satisfy the requirements of the Departments of Peace Operations and Operational Support (DPO/DOS) missions. DOS has implemented a range of systems to address the principal requirements of peace operations and to support and enhance the processes DOS undertakes. Technology Development Unit (TDU) is a central pillar of the TDDPS section and acts a center of excellence for idea generation, transformation of ideas into products/solutions or enhancing existing solutions that address problems facing Departments of Peace Operations and Operational Support (DPO/DOS) missions through the use of Technology.
The incumbent will be part of a team of professionals that have combined decade’s long experience in the UN missions.This is a position in UNOPS for supporting projects carried out for or in the United Nations Secretariat. The incumbent of this position will be a personnel of UNOPS under its full responsibility.
The ISR Technology Development Associate (ISR – Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) plays a critical part in the research, testing and implementation of ISR technologies in support of DPO/DOS activities. The incumbent will help in initiating and promoting technology innovations in the ISR area, integrating military and civilian technologies and expertise in the field, in support of making UN peace operations more effective and efficient. The incumbent create synergies between the various stakeholders with emphasis on enhanced operational performance and capacity building through the introduction of modern ISR technology to UN missions. S/he is expected to understand information workflows and applications used in tracking and monitoring the relevant projects and systems performance.
Impact of Results:
The result of work of the ISR Technology Development Associate impacts directly on delivery of services that satisfy the requirements of TDDPS or/and DPO/DOS, as well as the performance of the services implemented in the DPO/DOS field missions and headquarters. It will also ensure proper processes and methodologies are followed and implemented according to the latest of the industry standards. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring activities for all global locations are in line with the overall business targets and UN policies, rules and regulations.