Business Analysts/Developers – Banking Systems

Office location: Basel
Department: Banking / Risk Management
Unit: Banking IT / Risk Methodology
Service:
Employment – Duration: 3 years
Contract type: Fixed-term
FTE%: 100%
Application Deadline:

Yours are the solutions that could evolve a unique international institution.

Your contribution to our mission

In our role as a bank for central banks, we manage reserves for a relatively small number of customer central banks and international financial institutions. The tools and systems we develop must meet their highly specific requirements and are often vitally important to their needs. Our technological solutions support our customers’ ability to manage their reserves.

We are currently undertaking a fundamental, long-term review of our trading, messaging and risk management systems, informed and inspired by the vast portfolio of new technologies available nowadays. You’ll be key to that rejuvenation.

A hybrid role at the heart of our transformation

This is a role that straddles both business analysis and development. You will help analyse our banking processes and systems to unearth the tools and technologies that will offer the highest standards of security, stability and usability to our customers. You will then, in your role as developer or business analyst, help to create these solutions through an agile workflow in a highly collaborative team-oriented environment.

This is an area with a lot of potential that requires energy and drive. Not just to explore the wide range of possibilities, but to collaborate with different areas of the Bank and strengthen our networks with central banks yourself.

Your qualifications and experience

  • A university-level degree in information management or computer science.
  • Programming skills in Java and C/C++ or C#/.NET.
  • Knowledge of different financial instruments.
  • An open mind: someone who will enjoy the exposure to different experts and areas both within and outside the organisation, and continually improve, learn and adapt with the team context.
  • A hands-on, practical approach.
  • Solid English writing skills, including the ability to write clear system and user documentation.

What you can expect in return

Simply put, we want your time at BIS to be a career-enriching experience. We offer a genuinely unique international working environment, which will give you exposure to a number of business areas and expert networks. You will also receive a competitive compensation package, including health insurance, and full financial support to help you relocate.

All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The contract may however be extended or converted to an open-ended one at the end of the term, subject to organisational needs and individual performance. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

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Data and Analytics Engineers

Office location: Basel
Department: Various
Unit:
Service:
Employment – Duration: 3 years
Contract type: Fixed-term
FTE%: 100%
Application Deadline:

The scale and variety of our data is dwarfed only by what you could help us achieve with it. We are looking for a number of experts in big data, data analytics and software engineering to help us build the next generation of our data and analytics systems.

Your contribution to our mission

We compile and analyse a dizzying array of data and statistics on global financial systems and micro-economic activity. From this, we generate a variety of insights for central banks, financial regulatory institutions, specialised publications and high-profile academia around the world. Indeed, some of the source data sets we work with and the ways in which we combine them are unique to our organisation.

But we know that our full potential in this area is yet to be realised. Our aim is to collect a wider variety of data and harness new technology to generate more powerful insights. This is a chance to be involved in a step change in our capability.

A collaborative role that transforms our use of data

12You will be looking outwards and collaborating; not just with the team but with expert economists, technologists, data scientists and statisticians – and counterparts in other international organisations and central banks.

Your qualifications and experience

You will have a graduate degree in computer science, or another IT-related technical field, with at least three years of experience in software development or data engineering. Above all, you will have a passion for data and analytics. Depending on your skillset, you will fulfil one of the following roles:

Software / Data Engineer You will focus on a variety of software development, data management and analytics projects. You will have programming skills in languages like C#, Java, Python or MATLAB, and experience in agile software development and testing methodologies. You may have experience of large data modelling and working with financial statistics.

Big Data Platform Engineer You will focus on delivering data lake solutions that will power the Bank’s data and analytics transformation. You will have strong, practical experience in building and managing big data platforms using the Hadoop family of technologies including HBase, Hive, Pig, Spark and Scala. You will have experience in Kafka and Sqoop and knowledge of client analytical tools like Jupyter, Zeppelin, Hue and RStudio.

What you can expect in return

Simply put, we want your time at the BIS to be a career-enriching experience. We offer a genuinely unique international working environment which will give you exposure to a number of business areas and expert networks. You will also receive a competitive compensation package, including health insurance, and full financial support to help you relocate.

All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The contract may however be extended or converted to an open-ended one at the end of the term, subject to organisational needs and individual performance. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

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Senior ERP Developer

 

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Please note: this is a generic job description for a vacancy regularly open during the year but not currently. 

Job categories: IT

Contract type: Local ICA Specialist

Contract level: LICA Specialist-9

Duration: Ongoing contract

Background information – ICT

UNOPS Information and Communication Technology (ICT) unit´s purpose is to embed innovation and harness cutting-edge technology to deliver solutions to UNOPS that truly address business needs as well as provide greater effectiveness, efficiency and differentiation to UNOPS products and services. UNOPS ICT unit is responsible for architecting, designing, delivering, and managing all UNOPS ICT infrastructure and business applications. The unit includes Enterprise Architects, Business Analysts, Solutions Designers and Developers from all around the world which are based primarily in Denmark and Thailand.

We are looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals who will help us position UNOPS ICT as a truly transformative part of UNOPS.

Functional Responsibilities

Reporting to the Development Team Lead in Copenhagen, the ERP developer works closely with other members of the ICT team to undertake developments in order to deliver business solutions. The ERP developer will primarily focus on:

Application Development within Unit4 Business World/Agresso ERP to ensure that enhancements to the application are undertaken in a carefully planned manner and include the following sub-processes within functional areas of Finance, HR & Payroll, Project Management and Procurement:

  • Define and manage system enhancements to the Unit4 Business World ERP to streamline operations and usability, including execution, co-ordination of testing, and sign-off
  • Implementation of new modules
  • Standard change implementation
  • Ad hoc change implementation
  • Design and develop reports within the system
  • Unit testing and integration testing
  • Provide key input and assistance for user acceptance testing
  • Assist in the development of training materials and other guidance
  • Adequately document all work activities, including design specifications and test plans

Application Support Assistance. Assist in the support of the Unit4 Business World/Agresso ERP, including the following sub-processes and procedures:

  • Testing of existing and new functionality and when upgrades / patches are applied
  • Configures changes to the ERP, including both regular and ad-hoc updates to the system and oversight of associated procedures
  • Work closely with the UNOPS ICT Services team / external hosting provided to address any system performance issues.

Competencies

Integrity and inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Leading Self and Others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Result orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Solution Focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • Masters Degree, preferably in Computer Science, Information Technology and Information Systems, Finance or Management Sciences is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in combination with additional two years of experience may be accepted in lieu of master’s degree.
  • Secondary education in combination with additional six years of experience may be accepted in lieu of a master’s degree

Experience

  • Minimum 2 years of configuring / customising ERP systems is required, preferably in an international development environment
  • 2 years of experience working with Unit4 Business World/Agresso development is required.
  • Solid experience using .NET framework, C# and Visual Studio is required
  • Substantial experience in development, documentation and maintenance of relevant standards, guidelines and procedures is required
  • Solid knowledge of SQL is a requirement.
  • Substantive technical experience in Unit4 Business World/Agresso ERP is desired.

Language

  • Fluent English is required.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA)

Contract level: Local ICA 9

Contract duration: Open-ended

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Associate Information Systems Analyst

 

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Job categories: IT

Level: ICS-8

Contract type: International ICA

Contract level: IICA-1

Duration: Open-ended

Background Information – Job-specific

Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) / Enterprise Application Centre-Aisa (EAC-Asia)

In 2014 EAC-Asia was established to serve as Asia-Pacific hub to build enterprise applications for the United Nations Secretariat. The personnel being located in New York, Valencia and Bangkok, EAC-Asia oversees the development and maintenance of enterprise applications such as iNeed Customer Relationship Management system (iNeed), Electronic Fuel Management System 2 (eFMS-2), Electronic Contingency-Owned Equipment (eCOE), and Electronic Rations Management System (eRMS) among others.

Core enterprise application solutions have been built upon Siebel CRM public sector, Oracle-based identity management systems, JEE Spring Framework, PeopleSoft, SAP and Android/iPhone mobile platforms.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

This is a position in UNOPS for supporting projects carried out for the United Nations Secretariat and located in the United Nations Enterprise Application Centre- Asia (EAC – Asia).  The incumbent of this position will be a consultant of UNOPS under its full responsibility.

The incumbent gathers user requirements, prepares relevant documentation, manage, analyze, and execute SAP Material Management (MM) module maintenance and support plan, deployment, training, quality assurance and other related activities.

Functional Responsibilities

With the direction of a senior project manager the incumbent is expected to undertake the following duties:

  • Gather business requirements from clients and updates the business blue prints
  • Prepare main process scenario conceptualization, customization, and testing
  • Plan and perform data migration using LSMWs
  • Manage incidents, problems, and other requests for satisfactory resolution within the standard KPIs
  • Improve quality assurance activities and management while keeping the tight deadlines
  • Communicate with the business community with high level of client orientation and presentation skills
  • Prepare end users training manuals and conduct training sessions
  • Perform other duties as required

Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • Timely resolution of issues with high rate of business clients’ satisfaction
  • On time delivery of high-quality software with less defects introduced in the production environment
  • Timely delivery of properly configured modules aligned with the specifications, quality, and deadlines
  • Provision and updates of quality assurance standard operating manual

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information management, mathematics, economy, business administration or related field is required.
  • A relevant Master’s degree is an advantage.

Work Experience

  • Minimum 2 years of progressively responsible experience in any of the following areas: information systems analysis, programming, quality assurance, deployment or maintenance is required for the holder of a Bachelor’s degree in the relevant fields. A Master’s degree may substitute for some of the required years of experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in SAP material management module implementation, maintenance, deployment, quality assurance, or support is required. Additional experience in SAP finance/control are highly desirable.
  • Functional knowledge in at least 4 of the following technologies is highly desirable: SAP Financial Accounting (FI), SAP CO (Control), SAP Human Capital Management (HCM), SAP SD (Sales and Distribution), SAP Employee Self-Service (ESS), SAP Manager Self-Service (MSS), LSMW, SAP Query, SAP Quick Viewer, ABAP
  • Knowledge of Linux, UN application architecture, or integration with Siebel and other standard platforms is desirable.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in written and oral English is required.
  • Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.

Competencies

Integrity and inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Leading Self and Others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Result orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Solution Focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

  1. Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement (IICA)
  2. Contract level: IICA 1
  3. Contract duration:Open-ended
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Cyber Security Officer

 

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Job categories: IT

Level: ICS-9

Contract type: Fixed Term

Contract level: P2

Duration: 1 Year (renewable subject to funds availability and satisfactory performance) 

Background Information – Job-specific

The UN is continuously targeted by cyberattacks and understanding how cybersecurity may affect the ability to deliver on its mandate is essential to be able to mitigate associated risks. OICT/GSD/GSAS is tasked to protect the geographically highly dispersed and diverse ICT environment of the organization from cyberattacks. In addition to the vast existing traditional infrastructure the ongoing migration of service to cloud computing providers, as well as the significantly increased reliance on mobile computing platforms poses severe challenges that require additional resources, and new and innovative approaches to ensure the organization is adequately protected. This applies to areas such as threat management, incident detection and response, vulnerability management as well as organizational resilience.

The activities of OICT/GSD/GSAS focus on policy development and oversight, cyber risk management, cyber threat intelligence, global monitoring and analytics, application and infrastructure vulnerability management.

Functional Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the cybersecurity officer:

  • Develops and maintains a formal cyber threat intelligence programme through the collection, correlation and analysis of global log events/information from various sources including cloud service providers to identify artefacts and patterns of suspicious activities, and methods used by adversaries targeting the organization;
  • Maintains the list and monitors for presence of various indicators of compromise;
  • Performs security reviews and vulnerability assessments of applications, web sites and infrastructure components;
  • Performs research and evaluates new security technologies particularly in the area of mobile and cloud computing for potential deployment within organization’s environment;
  • Responds to information security incidents;
  • Contributes to the formulation of the policy and other supporting documents including procedures and guidelines;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Impact of Results

Increased organization’s capacity to perform internal cyber security reviews; established and maintained global cyber threat and vulnerability management intelligence programmes; as well as increased incident response capabilities.

Competencies

Integrity and inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Leading Self and Others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Result orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Solution Focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, information security or related field.
  • A first-level university degree with minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in liue of the advanced university degree.
  • Certifications in Information Security (such as CISSP, GIAC, CRISC) are an advantage.

Experience:

Required

  • A minimum of two years of experience in performing security reviews and vulnerability assessments of applications, web sites and infrastructure components.
  • A minimum of one year of experience in performing correlation and analysis of log information from various sources.

Desirable

  • A minimum of two year of experience in responding to information security incidents.
  • A minimum of one year of experience in developing information security policy and other supporting documents.

Language Requirements:

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required; Knowledge of another official UN language is an advantage.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Staff

Contract level: P2

Contract duration: One year initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability

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Information Systems Assistant – Drupal Developer

 

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Job categories: IT

Level: ICS-5

Contract type: Temporary Appointment

Contract level: TA – G5

Background Information – Job-specific

This is a position in UNOPS for supporting projects carried out for the United Nations Secretariat.  The incumbent of this position will be a staff member of UNOPS under its full responsibility.  Within the EAC – America programme, this post will report to the Lead Web Developer in the Web Services Development Group in architecting and developing Drupal websites.  S/he  will assist with customization or development, as well as maintainance of Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 modules and libraries; will assist with the requirements gathering and review; assist with  the migration of existing websites from a variety of WCMS platforms to UN standards based Drupal 7 and 8 websites; will assist with incident and problem resolution with Drupal websites.

Functional Responsibilities

The Information Systems Assistant – Drupal Developer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Assist with the development and  the maintenance of  full-life cycle implementations of Drupal-based solutions providing support  to a focus on maintainability, reliability, scalability, security, and performance.
  • Assist Manager with the performance of site-building activities, including assistance with  creating and modifying views, contexts and blocks to match functionality specified in wire frames and designs.
  • Provide assistance to the theme of responsive Drupal 7 and 8 websites and applications as per UN branding, accessibility, and multi-lingual standards.
  • Help the Information Associate with the work related to the evaluation of user requirements, designs, and wire frames during the design and user experience phase.
  • Support the preparation of technical documentation.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Impact of Results

This initiative will help support the development of a continuously maintained and enhanced Drupal UN platform with a common core. It will also support the rapid delivery of new low cost feature, enrich departmental websites in an Enterprise hosted environment. The initiative will also track UN website standards compliance KPI’s as part of the ICT strategy and the website governance project.

Competencies

Integrity and inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Leading Self and Others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Result orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Solution Focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education:

Completion of secondary education (HS diploma); a first university degree may  replace the required number of years of experience.

Experience:

Required:

  • A minimum of five years of experience in providing assistance to design, development, implementation and maintenance in developing Drupal 7 or Drupal 8 web sites.
  • Experience in assisting with the development of responsive websites using frameworks such as Bootstrap.
  • Proficiency coding in PHP/HTML/CSS/JavaScript and other web development tools.

Desirable:

  • Proficiency in using Git for source control management.
  • Experience with Agile project development and product delivery.
  • Experience with REST API integrations
  • Experience with MySQL and MariaDB databases.
  • Ability to analyse requirements and write detailed technical / functional specifications.
  • Ability to communicate software and system design architectures using tools like Visio and UML.
  • Knowledge in automated testing, automated deployment processes, and continuous integration.
  • Knowledge of cloud-based services, cloud architecture and information security;
  • Supplemental training courses/technical certificate in information technology or other related fields.
  • Knowledge of Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies such as PRINCE2.

Language:

English (written and spoken) is required for this post. Knowledge of one or more official UN languages will be considered an asset.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Staff

Contract level: G5

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Solutions Design Lead

 

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Job categories: IT

Level: ICS-11

Contract type: International ICA

Contract level: IICA-3

Duration: On-going contract

Background information – ICT

The UNOPS ICT Unit is part of the Finance Group within UNOPS and is responsible for architecting, designing, delivering, and managing all UNOPS ICT infrastructure and business applications.  The ICT function within UNOPS is currently undergoing a transformation from being a service provider to becoming a strategic business partner.  This transformation requires addressing several foundational aspects of enterprise IT as well as embedding innovation and harnessing of cutting-edge technology to deliver solutions to UNOPS that truly address business needs as well as provide greater effectiveness, efficiency and differentiation to UNOPS products and services.  ICT’s place within the UNOPS Finance Group also enables the transformation by ensuring that IT decisions are made with a strategic focus on costs, benefits, and risks.

We are looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals who will help us position UNOPS ICT as a truly transformative part of UNOPS.

Background Information – Job-specific

Under the supervision of the Head of Business Solutions, the Solutions Design Lead will be responsible for managing the Solutions Design team and for the delivery of optimal and appropriate solutions to address business needs and requirements specified by the Business Architecture team.  The Solutions Design Lead will ensure that the design of solutions provides the best value to UNOPS in terms of balancing benefits and costs and ensuring that the business need identified is optimally addressed  with a view towards increased efficiency, effectiveness, and / or differentiation for UNOPS products and services.

 Functional Responsibilities 

  1. Leadership and management
  2. Functional and technical expertise
  3. Solutions / systems design
  4. Knowledge management and innovation

1.Provides leadership and management of the ICT Solutions Design function 

  • Acts as a mentor for the team and provide expert guidance to the team on relevant functional and technical matters
  • Embeds a spirit of learning and continuous development within the team to ensure continued professionalisation of services provided and fine-tuning of professional craftsmanship
  • Sets team objectives, performance measurements, standards and results expected to ensure timely and client focused services. Monitors implementation and oversee progress
  • Establishes team priorities, and supervise the implementation of work plans
  • Promotes teamwork and collaboration by providing the team with clear direction, objectives and guidance to enable them to perform their duties responsibly, effectively and efficiently
  • Fosters a positive work environment, respectful of both men and women, and ensure that the highest standards of conduct are observed
  • Provides substantive input to the CIO on continuous improvement plans

2.Provides functional and technical expertise to the ICT Solutions Design function 

  • Provides expertise and expert guidance to the Solutions Design team to design solutions that adequately address business requirements, use appropriate systems and technologies, and ensure the delivery of systems that are maintainable, easy to use for end-users, and address security and organisational controls appropriately
  • Reviews and assures requirements and refinements to processes received from the Business Architecture team with a view towards quality and maximising the benefits of management information systems for enhancing efficiency and facilitating organizational / management monitoring, oversight and reporting
  • Works closely with the Business Architecture team to understand business needs and requirements and enables good understanding amongst the Solutions Design Team
  • Works closely with the Business Architecture team and the Testing and Quality assurance team to ensure that acceptance criteria for systems, modules, and functionality is clearly articulated, test scenarios are explored and documented, and that quality assurance is thorough
  • Acts as the lead facilitator / negotiator with the Business Architecture team to ensure that there is sufficient understanding of the process for detailed solutions design

3.Develops and maintains solutions / systems design principles and standards and provides hands-on solution design to meet UNOPS business needs

  • Defines Solutions Design Principles based on the IT Strategy and industry best practice. The principles will apply to all IT projects and solutions
  • Defines and ensures adherence to Solutions Design standards and documentation
  • Leads and participates in systems design workshops with ICT Business Analysts and personnel from relevant business functions
  • Provides hands-on solutions designed for business requirements and ensures that solutions effectively meet business needs and are fit for purpose
  • Defines and manages system enhancements to the Unit4 Business World (UBW) ERP to streamline operations and usability, including execution, coordination of testing, and signoff
  • Ensures and reviews that enhancements to business applications are undertaken in a carefully planned manner
  • Ensures that solutions designed are in adherence to Business Architecture as well as Enterprise Architecture standards defined by the relevant ICT teams
  • Ensures that solutions make best use of available technology with a focus on managing the complexity as well as cost effectiveness of the UNOPS ICT systems landscape
  • Provides key inputs and assistance in the formulation of test scenarios and cases as well as assistance with user acceptance testing

4.Embeds relevant knowledge management and innovation within the ICT Solutions Design function as well as across the organisation

  • Contributes to the development of internal capacity across the organization in the area of ICT
  • Constantly monitors and evaluates UNOPS policies, procedures, methods, tools and associated systems to ensure its utility, applicability and efficacy
  • Recommends new policies and procedures and introduce innovation and best practices in business operations to enhance services
  • Leads / organise training and awareness / showcasing events and design / sets training agendas to build capacity of stakeholders across the business

 Competencies

Integrity and inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Leading Self and Others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Result orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Solution Focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • Master’s Degree, preferably in Business Administration, Computer Science or other relevant discipline is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in combination with additional two years of experience may be accepted in lieu of master’s degree.
  • Secondary education in combination with additional six years of experience may be accepted in lieu of a master’s degree

Experience

  • Minimum 7 years of experience required in the area of Solutions Design
  • Experience with managing people is required
  • Experience with developing, maintaining and propagating enterprise-wide Solutions Design principles, standards, and processes is required
  • Significant experience with designing solutions for ERP systems is required
  • Experience with end-to-end ERP implementation, including designing solutions, implementation, testing, and roll-out is highly desired
  • Significant experience with developing requirements and solutions for the Unit4 Business World (UBW) ERP systems is required
  • Excellent communication skills and good IT understanding

Languages

  • Full working knowledge of English is essential.
  • Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement

Contract level: I-ICA3

Contract duration: Open-ended

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Solutions Designer

 

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Please note: this is a generic job description for a vacancy regularly open during the year but not currently. 

Job categories: IT

Level: ICS-10

Contract type: International ICA

Contract level: IICA-2

Duration: On-going contract

Background information – ICT

The UNOPS ICT Unit is responsible for architecting, designing, delivering, and managing all UNOPS ICT infrastructure and business applications.  The ICT function within UNOPS is currently undergoing a transformation from being a service provider to becoming a strategic business partner.  This transformation requires addressing several foundational aspects of enterprise IT as well as embedding innovation and harnessing of cutting-edge technology to deliver solutions to UNOPS that truly address business needs as well as provide greater effectiveness, efficiency and differentiation to UNOPS products and services.  ICT’s place within the UNOPS Finance Group also enables the transformation by ensuring that IT decisions are made with a strategic focus on costs, benefits, and risks.

We are looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals who will help us position UNOPS ICT as a truly transformative part of UNOPS.

Background Information – Job-specific

 Under the supervision of the Solutions Design Lead, the Solutions Designer will be responsible for the delivery of optimal and appropriate solutions to address business needs and requirements specified by the Business Architecture team.  The Solutions Designer will ensure that the business need identified are optimally addressed with a view towards increased efficiency, effectiveness, and / or differentiation for UNOPS products and services.

Functional Responsibilities

  1. Solutions Design
  2. User role design and management
  3. Knowledge management and innovation

1.Delivers solutions design based on business needs and requirements

  • Reviews and assures requirements and refinements to processes received from the Business Architecture team with a view towards quality and maximising the benefits of management information systems for enhancing efficiency and facilitating organizational / management monitoring, oversight and reporting
  • Works closely with the Business Architecture team to understand business needs and requirements and enables good understanding amongst Solutions Design Team and specifically with the relevant Functional Specialist(s)
  • Coordinates with Functional Specialists within the Solutions Design team to assist in the design and documentation of solutions that adequately address business requirements, use appropriate systems and technologies, and ensure the delivery of systems that are maintainable, easy to use for end-users, and address security and organisational controls appropriately
  • Works closely with the Business Architecture team and the Testing and Quality assurance team to ensure that acceptance criteria for systems, modules, and functionality is clearly articulated, test scenarios are explored and documented, and that quality assurance is thorough

2.Implements user role design and management across all systems within UNOPS

  • Implements user roles across all UNOPS systems to address security and organisational controls appropriately and in line with UNOPS policies and procedures
  • Coordinates with all UNOPS business functions through the Business Architecture team to ensure that user roles within systems accurately reflect control requirements as well as address operational needs and constraints
  • Advises UNOPS business functions on organisational roles and their relation to user roles within systems
  • Maintains and communicates user role matrices and other documentation relating to user roles
  • Assists in conducting reviews of user roles across all systems in UNOPS with a view towards organisational control requirements and cyber security standards

3.Embeds relevant knowledge management and innovation within the ICT Solutions Design function as well as across the organisation

  • Contributes to the development of internal capacity across the organization in the area of ICT
  • Constantly monitors and evaluates UNOPS policies, procedures, methods, tools and associated systems to ensure its utility, applicability and efficacy
  • Recommends new policies and procedures and introduce innovation and best practices in business operations to enhance services
  • Leads / organise training and awareness / showcasing events and design / sets training agendas to build capacity of stakeholders across the business

Competencies

Integrity and inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Leading Self and Others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Result orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Solution Focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • Master’s Degree, preferably in Business Administration, Computer Science or other relevant discipline is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in combination with additional two years of experience may be accepted in lieu of master’s degree.
  • Secondary education in combination with additional six years of experience may be accepted in lieu of a master’s degree

Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of experience required in the area of solutions design
  • Experience with developing requirements and solutions for the Unit4 Business World (UBW) ERP systems is required
  • Excellent communication skills and good IT understanding

Languages

  • Full working knowledge of English is essential.
  • Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: International Individual Contract Agreement

Contract level: I-ICA 2

Duration: On-going contract

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Senior Web / Database Developer

 

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Job categories: IT

Contract type: Local ICA Specialist

Contract level: LICA Specialist-9

Duration: Ongoing

Background information – ICT

UNOPS Information and Communication Technology (ICT) unit´s purpose is to embed innovation and harness cutting-edge technology to deliver solutions to UNOPS that truly address business needs as well as provide greater effectiveness, efficiency and differentiation to UNOPS products and services. UNOPS ICT unit is responsible for architecting, designing, delivering, and managing all UNOPS ICT infrastructure and business applications. The unit includes Enterprise Architects, Business Analysts, Solutions Designers and Developers from all around the world which are based primarily in Denmark and Thailand.

We are looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals who will help us position UNOPS ICT as a truly transformative part of UNOPS.

Functional Responsibilities

Reporting to the Development Team Lead in Copenhagen, the Senior Web/Database developer works closely with other members of the ICT team to undertake developments in order to deliver business solutions. The Senior Web/Database developer will primarily focus on:

  1. Develop business applications
  2. Technical review and testing
  3. Knowledge management and innovation

1. Develops business applications through the production of code artefacts

  • Implements web applications through the development of code artefacts by utilising:
    • NET (C#) or other organisationally approved application development platforms
    • SQL Server or other organisationally approved data / database platforms
    • Organisationally approved JavaScript frameworks (ExtJS, Angular, React, etc.)
  • Analyses, designs, coordinates and develops detailed technical specifications and translates them into solutions
  • Develops new modules / functionality within existing systems
  • Develops appropriate reports within business applications or within UNOPS reporting applications in coordination with ICT Reporting and Database Developers
  • Ensures optimal performance, scalability, and usability of business applications by adhering to established and evolving architectural standards developed by the Enterprise Architecture and Platforms team
  • Maintains detailed technical documentation

2.Performs technical review and testing of code for business applications

  • Reviews own and other team members / external developers code to ensure quality and adherence to coding standards and practices instituted within the team
  • Undertakes unit and other forms of technical testing of business applications, ensuring that business applications work as intended and making sure the applications are optimized in terms of performance and usability. Suggests new approaches and/or tools that may be used to improve testing
  • Performs technical testing of existing and new functionality and when upgrades / patches are applied
  • Assists the Testing and Quality Assurance team in troubleshooting anomalies, understanding impacts and identifying solutions to bugs or gaps in functionality
  • Adequately documents all work activities, including code specifications and test plans

3.Embeds relevant knowledge management and innovation within the ICT Development function

  • Contributes ideas, concerns and suggested approaches during technical design sessions with other developers
  • Contributes to the specification of web applications, ensuring high graphical and UX standards are met and brand consistency is adhered to as specified by the Enterprise Architecture and Platforms team
  • Contributes through evidence-based opinions during UX design sessions with other developers and provides feedback to the Enterprise Architecture and Platforms team on established design standards
  • Stays up to date with emerging technologies and where appropriate, advocates for their consideration
  • Advocates for the development of new, innovative concepts that could be implemented in addition to or as a replacement for existing solutions

Competencies

Integrity and inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Leading Self and Others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Result orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Solution Focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Education

  • Master’s Degree, preferably in Computer Science, Information Technology and Information Systems or other relevant discipline is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in combination with additional two years of experience may be accepted in lieu of master’s degree.
  • Secondary education in combination with additional six years of experience may be accepted in lieu of a master’s degree

Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience with .NET, .NET Core or ASP.NET development in C#
  • Strong, hands on proficiency in the .Net framework, C#, ASP.Net, JavaScript, Visual Studio 2013/2015/2017, Responsive web development, SQL and understanding of web services is required
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Web Service API’s especially in regard to integration
  • Good SQL skills (MS SQL Server) are required
  • Knowledge of the ExtJS framework would be a distinct advantage
  • Knowledge of other popular Javascript frameworks like Angular, React, etc. would be an advantage
  • Ability to get hands on and be comfortable with bespoke interfaces
  • Experience with developing business applications within large and complex enterprise IT environments would be a distinct advantage
  • Knowledge of Unit4 Business World/Agresso workflow and security, Forms, Report Creator Tool, and Agresso Customisation Tool (ACT) would be a distinct advantage

Languages

Full working knowledge of English is essential.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA)

Contract level: Local ICA 9

Contract duration: Open-ended

In your application please specify that you found out about this opportunity on GCFjobs.com
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