Information Systems Officer, P3 Full-time Job1 year ago - Computing and ICT - New York City - 228 views
|Posting Title:||Information Systems Officer, 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:||28 May 2020 - 11 July 2020|
|Job Opening Number:||20-Information Management Systems-UNJSPF OIM-136485-R-New York (R)|
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 Security Officer.
Within limits of delegated authority the Information Systems Officer may be responsible for the following duties:
• Manages projects involving feasibility studies, systems 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 these into new applications; determines application systems integration and linkage issues.
• Maintains, upgrades or enhances existing user systems; troubleshoots and provides continuing user support, to include resolving difficult problems, advising on the use of new techniques, monitoring transactions to measure performance and continued effectiveness of assigned systems, etc.
• Develops and maintains computer programs that require integration of many interrelated systems and program elements; ensures appropriate data security and access controls considering both local and wide area issues.
• 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.
• Develops disaster recovery plans and ensures appropriate planning and training of those responsible.
• 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 charge-back policy for users.
• Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff, consultants, etc.
• Develops business continuity and information security framework as per the ISO 22301 and 27001 standards.
• Conducts business impact analysis and risk assessments including information security.
• Identifies and makes recommendations regarding critical points of failure.
• Develop risk management procedures, business continuity scenarios, and contingencies and advises on business continuity and disaster recovery plans.
• Recommends changes required to expand recovery plans. Reviews selects changes to ensure they are appropriately assessed, tested, and incorporated into the plan.
• Ensures business continuity and disaster recovery plans are documented and maintained.
• Contributes to senior management reports on the business impact, cost, and expectations of the OIM's business continuity plan.
• Performs other duties as required.
• Professionalism: Knowledge of information security/risk management, particularly in FinTech, ,Public and Private Cloud. Knowledge of risk analysis, business impact analysis, business continuity management and disaster recovery planning. Extensive knowledge of ISO standards for information security and business continuity. 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.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in information security, risk management, 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. Certifications through organizations such as the Disaster Recovery Institute International or Business Continuity Institute (DRI certificate or BCI certificate) is desirable.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems, information security, business continuity, disaster recovery, or risk management is required.
At least two years of experience working with current business continuity and disaster recovery planning techniques/technologies, including risk analysis methodologies and business impact analysis is required.
At least two years of experience developing, documenting, testing, and auditing business continuity, incident response, recovery, business restoration, and preparedness procedures is required.
At least one year of extensive experience in FinTech, cloud infrastructure, information security, data operations, and network infrastructure is desirable.
Experience working with operational risk and resilience in the FinTech space, Business Process improvement methods, as well as risk related control frameworks and practices (ISO, ITIL, COBIT) is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
• Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
• The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
• Appointment at the United Nations is subject to mandatory adherence to the United Nations Financial disclosure Programme. An appointment to the Office of Investment Management (OIM) of the UNJSPF additionally requires compliance with the rules and regulations pertaining to OIM's Code of Ethics, Personal Securities, Gift and Hospitality policies.
Each of the 193 Member States of the United Nations is a member of the General Assembly. States are admitted to membership in the UN by a decision of the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council.
The main organs of the UN are the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, the International Court of Justice, and the UN Secretariat. All were established in 1945 when the UN was founded.