Individual Contractor on IT Systems Support

Posting Title: Individual Contractor on IT Systems Support
Department/Office: Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 10 November 2020 - 26 November 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Department of Economic and Social Affairs-144549-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise N/A

Result of Service

The individual contractor will be assigned to work on the the ICSO database and the NGO Branch website to provide technical support to users and to ensure that the database is secure, userf-riendly and effective and that the website is updated and functional.

Work Location


Expected duration

Initial period of forty (40) working days with possibility of extension subject to the availability of funds

Duties and Responsibilities

The position is located in the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Branch, Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development (OISC), DESA. The Office provides substantive support and promotes consensus in the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the General Assembly. The NGO Branch serves as the Secretariat of the Committee and reviews all the documentation submitted to it. The Branch also provides secretariat support to ECOSOC when it considers the report of the NGO Committee. In addition, the Branch assists NGOs in their interaction with ECOSOC and other intergovernmental bodies and guides them on the use of their consultative status in order to make significant contributions to the work of the United Nations. Within limits of delegated authority and under the supervision of the Information Systems Specialist and under overall supervision of the Chief of the NGO Branch, the Individual Contractor will perform the following tasks: a) Support the maintenance of ICSO database and support the implementation of security updates to comply with OICT requirements; b) Monitor and measure performance and continued effectiveness of the ICSO database and website c) Update data and information on the website; d) Provide technical support and implement user requests in relation to the ICSO database ; e) Assist in data clean-up, preparation, and migration processes related to the ICSO database; f) Perform other tasks as required.

Qualifications/special skills

Competencies PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of information technology/information management, particularly in systems analysis, database design and programming. Analytical and problem-solving skills, to include proficiency in the development and implementation of systems of moderate size/complexity. Ability to analyze user requirements, in consultation with internal and external users, in order to recommend application systems integration and linkages. 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. 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. PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently. Academic Qualifications: First-level university degree in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics or related field. Experience: - A minimum of 2 years working experience in web development using Java / PHP / HTML / JavaScript; - Experience with Oracle DBMS; - Expertise with development tools such as Eclipse, NetBeans; - Knowledge with git or similar version control systems; - Knowledge with cross-browser development for IE, Firefox, Safari and Chrome. Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.

No Fee


Deadline: 26/11/2020 Location: New York, USA Application link: Candidates have to confirm having received the recruitment information through the recruiting channel NGO Recruitment in the application letter for this position

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