P-5, Senior Information Systems Officer, Office of Investment Management, UNJSPF
All eligible and suitable candidates are urged to clearly elaborate, through their cover letter, how they meet the required and desirable academic experience.
Org. Setting and Reporting:
This position is located in the Office of Investment Management of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund. The incumbent will serve as the Head of the Information Systems Section, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and the Director.
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) of the UNJSPF. 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.
Within delegated authority, the Senior Information Systems Officer will lead a team of six Information Systems Officers, several Business Analysts, as well as other IT staff to deliver on the following team objectives:
•Oversees the implementation of a multi-year program of projects to successfully achieve the Target Operating Model for the Office of Investment Management (OIM).
•Conceptualizes, develops strategy for and oversees the design and implementation of OIM's ICT systems initiatives; manages/oversees multiple, concurrent and often disparate tasks for projects that often involve innovative applications, dissimilar systems, as well as databases and highly complex system integration and linkages.
•Provides authoritative technical and policy advice to senior managers on systems selection, development and implementation in a changing business environment and is able to communicate the implications of various alternatives to senior managers on business applications and other related issues; identifies and plans for future needs; develops and disseminates best practices.
•Leads and directs a team of information systems officers; oversees activities for a discrete work section or equivalent; plans and allocates work assignments; coaches, mentors, and evaluates staff; participates in recruitment and selection of new staff and in the development of training programs.
•Manages procurements, including conducting needs assessments and benchmarks, preparing bid documents and arranging contracts; supervises, coordinates and negotiates the services required to enable the management and operation of interdependent administrative, financial, human resources and other information systems.
•Manages multiple vendor relationships with the appropriate focus on service levels and key performance metrics.
•Develops and monitors performance measures; ensures that projects meet established time and cost parameters and standards of technical quality.
•Sets up, controls and oversees Helpdesk support services.
•Ensures timely preparation and submission of the Strategic Framework and prepares and monitors the budget, work program, and spending plan.
• Develops innovative solutions to resolve intricate problems that impact a critical area of the organization's work and maintains the disaster recovery plan (DRP) and ensures that the ICT disaster recovery technical solutions are implemented and tested, ensures that the DRP supports adequately the business continuity plan (BCP) of the Organization; and facilitates the implementation of business continuity management system (BCMS).
•Ensures the development of standards, procedures and practices to ensure a stable and effective systems environment.
•Ensures that the ICT Service Desk is comprehensive, tailored to respond to the user's ICT needs and operates as per agreed key performance indicators; facilitates the establishment of the ICT Service Desk key performance indicators.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) 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.
A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation, and maintenance of computer information systems or related area is required. Experience with the management of in-house investments related IT systems is required. At least 5 years’ experience in working in a global, multi-asset class investment management organization is required. Experience in implementing IT systems related to front, middle, and back-office aspects of a global, multi-asset class investment organization with multi-year capital investments is required. At least 3 years’ experience in a senior leadership or managerial position within a global, multi-asset class investment management organization is desirable. Relevant experience in a post-employment benefit scheme with in-house investment management is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an advantage.
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Please go to https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=109389&Lang=en-US .