Location: Switzerland (Geneva)
Closing date: 03 Apr 2008
Job Description

United Nations Core Values:
Integrity - Professionalism - Respect for diversity

Mailing address:
Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10
Fax: (+41 22) 917 0080
E-mail: ochavacancies@un.org

Date of issue: 27 March 2008
Post title and level: Associate Information Management Officer, P-1
Duty station: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 11 months
Vacancy Notice number: OCHA/G/57/2008
Deadline for applications: 10 April 2008
Date of entry: asap

The position is located in the Donor and External Relations Section of OCHA in Geneva.

Within the context of the implementation of the "Launching online" of the OCHA Contributions Tracking (OCT) system and the development of its second phase, the main responsibilities will include:

1-Testing the launching of OCT Phase I online, and analyzing the output data.
2- Preparing user requirements for OCT Phase II that matches the new features of the system.
3- Assisting in designing the strategy for development of OCT Phase II.
4- Assisting in the actual development of OCT Phase II, to improve the system’s capability in reporting, alerting, and tracking data.
5- Collecting problems and issues during testing and development period, closely coordinating with the programmer, and finding alternative solutions for the problems related to Phase II development.
6- Developing and adding new references to the document management and filing system structure that is merged with the OCT.
7- Providing assistance in implementing the contribution cycle (pipeline, pledge, paid) in the OCT.
8- Merging the input data of OCHA New York and Geneva through a centralized process using the new features of the system.
9- Defining and developing the logical system problem solving process, in drawing up the System Development Cycle.
10- Analyzing the "human computer interaction" (HCI). Comparing (HCI) phase one with phase two and measuring improvement and development.
11- Analyzing input and output data and comparing outputs in the two phases.
12- Testing and stabilizing the system during the development of Phase II.
13- Participating in helpdesk support for OCHA internal use of OCT Phase I and II.
14- Preparing a user-friendly manual which includes the new functions of OCT Phase II.
15- Providing training to the section’s staff on OCT Phase II.
16- Improving the user interface of the system.

Planning and Organizing - Demonstrate effective organizational skills and ability to handle work in an efficient and timely manner.
Commitment to continuous learning - Initiative and willingness to learn new skills and flexibility to changes in the assignment.
Technological Awareness - Fully proficient computer skills, particularly in using relevant information databases.
Communication - Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally. Be able to make external contacts when necessary.
Teamwork - Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi ethnic, multi-time zone environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.


Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) on International Relations, Management, Sciences or related disciplines.
Experience: Progressively responsible professional experience in the field of information management, administration of relief response, or related fields. Candidates with only the first university degree must have at least two (2) years of professional experience in information management, administration of relief response, or related area.
Languages: Fluency in oral and written English.
Other skills: Knowledge of Internet-based information services, data management. Basic PC configuration/troubleshooting skills desirable.

Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

All posts are subject to availability of funds.

Applications from qualified female candidates and from nationals of non- and under-represented countries are particularly encouraged.

Diploma of completed University degree may be requested in due course.

Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration.
OCHA retains the right to offer to suitable candidates similar positions at the same level in other duty stations, as and when required. For OCHA internal candidates, this is valid for posts at the same level only.

All applicants are requested to email the following documents to the OCHA Human Resources Section/AO at ochavacancies@un.org:

How to apply:

1. Cover letter, explaining why you consider yourself qualified and motivated for this particular position
2. Completed Summarized Personnel Information Form
3. Completed P-11 and P-11 Supplementary Forms

All Application Forms can be found by clicking on the following link:

It would be appreciated your stating your full name and the OCHA vacancy notice number (OCHA/G/57/2008) as the subject in your e-mail application.

Please send one email application for every vacancy announcement.
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