Experts Roster – Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
|Vacancy Announcement Number||16-HQ-RO-04|
UNRWA is embarking on an Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) system implementation, to provide an integrated information system that will fully support the needs of the Agency and enable the effective management of human, financial and physical resources.
The ERP system implementation project has three clearly defined objectives:
- Replacing the Agency’s legacy ERP system which will have no technical support after 2014;
- Improving the Agency’s monitoring and oversight capabilities; and
- Supporting management and programme reforms under the Sustaining Change initiative.
The implementation of an integrated system to cover the core business areas of finance, procurement, inventory management, grant management and human resources, will push UNRWA to adopt best practices throughout the organization streamlining processes and workflow, promoting consistency and transparency in the application of rules and operating procedures throughout the Agency. Additionally we will see significant improvements in:
- the efficiency and cost effectiveness of administrative and financial, processes and procedures;
- the availability of information to support strategic planning, management functions, and operational activities; and
- the visibility and transparency of activities supporting improved monitoring and oversight.
UNRWA has decided to partner with a sister-agency and implement their current SAP-based system, which covers the core business areas of finance, HR, procurement and logistics, grants management, funds management, and project management.
For this extended phase, for the Enterprise Resource Planning Experts Roster, UNRWA invites applications from professionals with substantial experience in organizational design, organizational change management, communication, training, project management, solution architecture, business process re-engineering, or who possess functional (public finance/HR/procurement/assets management/project accounting/grants management) expertise and experience in other relevant areas.
Successful Roster applicants should have a minimum of 6 years of broad international experience in their field of work, as well as solid academic qualifications from accredited universities and academic bodies and very good credentials from past employers. Business trips may be required to other UNRWA Headquarters locations (Jerusalem, Gaza) or one of five Field Offices (Amman, Damascus, Beirut, Jerusalem, Gaza).
Remuneration and other contractual modalities will depend upon the needs of the assignment and the candidate’s qualifications, experience and the level of expertise.
How to Apply
To start the application process, applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and completing UNRWA Personal History Form. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Only applications received through http://jobs.unrwa.org will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted.
UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women.
UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity, and for non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNRWA staff are expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.
The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
On appointment, all individuals will be asked to sign a self attestation, confirming that they have not committed, been convicted of, or prosecuted for, any criminal offence and that they have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.