29 Jan 2012

Full-Time Information Management Officer – United Nations (SUDAN)

United Nations – Posted by afrideveloprAl Fashir, Shamal Darfur, Sudan

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Job Description

Information Management Officer, P-4 


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 26 Feb 2012
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 27 Jan 2012
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur
DUTY STATION: El Fasher
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 12-IMA-UNAMID-425526-R-EL FASHER
Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity


Responsibilities
This position is located within the Joint Mission Analysis Centre (JMAC). The incumbent will be responsible for the management of the database and processing of information into data that shall serve as the Mission tool for planning and decision-making. Within limits of delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for, but not limited to, the performance of following duties: Supervise the activities of the Information Analysis Unit; organize, maintain and follow-up integrated database; maintain data integrity throughout the system by identifying and resolving shortfalls; coordinate the processing (Selection, classification…) of appropriately collected information into the database, that shall be used for various analytical products including security updates, briefing notes and power points presentations; coordinate the production of maps and statistics needed for analysis purpose and, ensure regularly their accuracy; draft Periodic Security Trend Assessments and ensure maintenance of a Mission-wide risk analysis; Coordinate and maintain the “Priority Information Requirements” with all relevant information-collection units of the Mission; design and manage various database and software packages for the collection, collation and distribution of analytical information; implement new applications of information technology to data and archives management and make recommendations for their deployment; promote and coordinate the integration of information technology initiatives managed by other units and sections to prevent redundancy while ensuring that required tactical and strategic information is available in a timely and concise manner; define procedures and trains staff in the operation and utilization of the database system and other required automated tools; advise staff on all aspects of data processing procedures and requirements; Carry out budget, procurement, human resource responsibility; perform other related duties as required.
Competencies
Professionalism – Demonstrated professional competence in carrying out assignments; Sound knowledge and practical experience in data management and analysis; commitment to implement the goal of gender equality and ensuring equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace operations. Domains of professional knowledge include the following: Electronic data processing, disposition and preservation; fundamentals of statistic data analysis; knowledge of research practises and trends ; Demonstrable conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills and ability to independently conduct research and analysis, identifying and assessing issues, formulating options and making conclusions. Leadership – Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and of those under her/his supervision; proven ability to provide effective leadership to civilian, military and police personnel from different national and cultural backgrounds; good management skills. Technological Awareness – In depth knowledge and experience of relevant technology and its applications to data management, archive and analysis. Commitment to Continuous Learning – Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the field. Communication – Demonstrate ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally. Ability to prepare reports and draft various analytical products including periodic security trend assessments, security updates and briefing notes; demonstrate ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with client groups. Teamwork – Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Political Science, Political Economy, International Relations, Public administration, or related fields. A first level University degree with relevant combination of academic qualifications and proven experience in statistics and/or information systems, or relevant field, may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.
Work Experience
At least 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience in international relations, diplomacy, security, and administration; and experience at the international level in public/private sector are required. Experience in field work environment, or in peace keeping, or in computer technology, or functioning at managerial level is an advantage.
Languages
Fluency in Spoken and written English, knowledge of a second UN language is an advantage. Fluency in the local language may be recommended.
Other Skills

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8).   English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

How to Apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.

To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a “My UN” account. Go to Login, and Register as a User. Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.

After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.

In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.

UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.
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