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Business Analyst Full-time Job

10 months ago Administration, Business and Management New York City   653 views
Job Details

Posting Title:Information Systems Officer (Business Analyst) Two Positions, P3
Job Code Title:INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER
Department/Office:United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund – Office of Investment Management
Duty Station:NEW YORK
Posting Period:03 August 2020 - 16 September 2020
Job Opening Number:20-Information Management Systems-UNJSPF OIM-139147-R-New York (R)
Staffing ExerciseN/A

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Secretary-General is responsible for the investment of the assets of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). The Secretary-General has delegated this responsibility to the Representative of the Secretary-General for the investment of the assets of the UNJSPF (RSG). The RSG is, in turn, assisted in this function by the Office of Investment Management (OIM). OIM manages a $60+ billion multi-asset class, global investment portfolio, about 85% of which is actively managed in-house. Asset classes under management comprise global equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, timber and commodities. OIM’s staff are all based in New York but come from over 30 countries. For more information please visit OIM's website at .

This position is located in the Information Systems Team of OIM. The incumbent reports to the Information Systems Officer.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority the Information Systems Officer may be responsible for the following duties:

• Manages projects involving feasibility studies, business analysis, design, development and implementation of new, moderately complex systems, and/or, participates as a member of a development team with responsibility for major components of the more complex systems.
• Develops detailed system and other functional specifications and user documentation for major systems.
• Provides specialized advice to users, analyzing users’ requirements and translating business needs into technical solutions and corresponding technical user stories used throughout the development process.
• Develop functional specifications and system context diagrams as required.
• Facilitate effective project requirement discovery meetings while exhibiting confidence and extensive knowledge of business requirements and emerging technology standard methodologies.
• Organizes and performs unit and integrated testing, designing and utilizing test bases; assists users in acceptance testing.
• Develops training materials, operating and user manuals; trains staff in assigned systems.
• Researches, analyzes and evaluates new technologies and makes recommendations for their deployment.
• Participates in writing reports and papers on systems-related topics, system requirements, information strategy, etc.
• Facilitates communications between OIM and its clients for good client relations. Serves as coordinator in the development of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) between the client and OIM, for either specific IT services or general technology support, including any charge back mechanisms.
• Handles all aspects of contract administration including establishment of service level agreements with vendors and chargeback policy for users.
• Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff, consultants, etc.

Competencies

• Professionalism: Knowledge of information technology/information management, particularly in systems analysis, database design and programming. Knowledge of business analysis best-practices required to assess and/or improve solutions, services or platforms supporting the buy-side front-to-back investment processes; such as: portfolio management, securities electronic trading, performance and risk, compliance, middle and back-office (for equities, fixed-income, real assets and private equity). Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, to include proficiency in the development and implementation of systems of moderate size/complexity. Knowledge of interactive systems; good 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

• Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

• Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ 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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems or related area is required.
A minimum of three years of professional experience performing business analysis for financial systems supporting the asset management investment cycle (front-to-back) is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Company Description
The world looks to the United Nations for solutions to complex problems everywhere; from ending conflict and alleviating poverty, to combating climate change and defending human rights. The issues on our agenda are manifold and diverse as are the careers we offer. Among our ranks you will find staff members who monitor elections, disarm child soldiers, coordinate relief in humanitarian crises and provide administrative as well as logistical support to carry out our complex mandates. These are just a few examples amongst our many other equally critical and necessary functions.
The wide array of jobs means that you may change functions, departments, geographic locations, and even organizations or fields of work throughout your career in the Organization.