ICT Specialist (Data Specialist and Architect), Valencia, Spain, Valencia, Spain

Valencia, Valencian Community, es
Company: Uncareer.net
Category: Management Occupations
Published on 2021-06-13 22:04:15

UNOPS supports partners to build a better future by providing services that increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of peace building, humanitarian and development projects. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.

New York Service Cluster (NYSC) supports the United Nations Secretariat, as well as other New York-based United Nations organizations, bilateral and multilateral partners in the delivery of UNOPS mandate in project management, infrastructure management, and procurement management

Sustainable Development Cluster (SDC) supports diverse partners with their peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations. It was formed by combining the following portfolios: Grants Management Services (GMS), UN Technology Support Services (UNTSS), Development and Special Initiatives Portfolio (DSIP) It provides Services to partners' programmes that are designed, structured, and managed with a global perspective and primarily serving partners that are headquartered in New York. The SDC has a footprint of approximately 125 countries.

The UN Office in Geneva (UNOG), Department: of Administration (DOA), Information and Communication Technology Service (ICTS) provides data and reporting services to UNOG and its clients, in particular developing and maintaining data analytics tools to support decision making and process streamlining for both substantive and administrative programmes. UNOPS is requested to facilitate expert resources to work with ICTS for Reporting and Data Management services. They will aim to focus on providing business analysis and development services for decision support tools. Whilst the resources will be based with the UNOPS Reporting and Data Management Team in Valencia Spain, these services will be rendered to UNOG/DOA/ICTS.

The incumbent of this position will be a UNOPS personnel and is under its full responsibility.

The Data and Reporting Unit at ICTS is responsible for delivering innovative, best-in-class analytics, BI and data solutions to the United Nations.

Under the overall supervision of UNOPS Senior Programme Manager, the main role of the ICT Specialist (Data Specialist and Architect) is to work with the client in UNOG to analyze, design and develop best in class reporting, BI, business analysis and decision support tools, as well as support those tools to increase efficiency of manual administrative process steps and facilitate timely and cost-effective process execution.

The ICT Specialist (Data Specialist and Architect) will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Manages projects involving feasibility studies, data and systems analysis, design, development and implementation of reporting and business intelligence solutions.
  • Designs and builds data models/databases, data warehouses and tools to integrate and store data from several sources. Designs and implements ETL processes.
  • Creates visualizations and reports for requested projects using different Business Intelligence and reporting tools.
  • Develops detailed system and other functional specifications and user documentation for major systems.
  • Provides specialized advice to clients, analyzing clients' 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.
  • Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff, consultants, etc.
  • Performs other duties as may be reasonably required and in line with the incumbent's scope of services above.
  • Impact of Results

    The result of work of the ICT Specialist (Data Specialist and Architect) impacts directly on delivery of services that satisfy the requirements of the UN Office in Geneva (UNOG). It will also ensure proper processes and methodologies are followed and implemented according to the latest of the industry standards. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring activities for all UNOG stakeholders are in line with the overall business targets and UN policies, rules and regulations.

  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in information technology, computer science, engineering, economics, statistics or in a field related to the post description.
  • A first level university degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) combined with an additional two (2) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Work Experience Required:
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems or related area is required.
  • Experience in database design, development and maintenance is required.
  • Desirable: (The following experience is optional. Candidates who do not have it are welcome to apply)

  • Experience with MS SQL Server, MySQL or ProstgreSQL is highly desirable.
  • Experience in ETL software is desirable.
  • Experience in data warehouse design is desirable.
  • Hands-on experience on one or more visualization tools (i.e PowerBI, Qlik, Tableau, etc) is desirable.
  • Experience in PHP Development is desirable.
  • Language requirements
  • Fluency in English (read, write, speak) is required for this position.
  • Knowledge of French is desirable.
  • Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA)

    Contract level: International Individual Contractor Agreement (I-ICA 2)Contract duration: Open-ended (renewable subject to funds availability and satisfactory performance)For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

    Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization. (for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)

    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.

    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.

    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).

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
  • It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.

    Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

    UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

    UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

    Working with us

    UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


    With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners' needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

    Work life harmonization

    UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

    Background Information - Sustainable Development Cluster

    Based in New York, the Sustainable Development Cluster (SDC) supports diverse partners with their peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations.

    The SDC's services include grants management, development and special initiatives support, and technology support to the UN and UN agencies.

    The SDC is part of the New York Service Cluster that supports the United Nations Secretariat, as well as a broadening community of other New York-based United Nations organizations, bilateral and multilateral partners in the delivery of UNOPS mandate in project management, infrastructure management, and procurement management.


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