UNRWA is looking to hire
NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY
FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST
UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions. For its local team, where, UNRWA is seeking to employ a qualified:
Applications Architecture, Standards and Quality Officer
Vacancy Announcement Number 17-AR-AM-32
Deadline for Applications 13 June 2017
Duty Station HQ Amman, Jordan
The incumbent of this post reports directly to the Solution Architect. In accordance with Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent will:
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
· Assist the Solution Architect in the process of defining and documenting UNRWA’s software architectural standards, data models, frameworks, policies and best practices including platforms, tools, structures and coding standards; and assists also in the process of bringing (ICT) to conformance with those standards;
· Carry out the quality management function on newly-introduced applications or on changes to existing applications with the purpose of ensuring that systems meet user requirements and achieve high levels of quality and reliability. This includes assisting in the preparation of quality management plans, actual quality checks, recommendation of corrective actions, and preparation of quality assessment reports;
· Maintain and update UNRWA’s data warehouse as more data becomes available to UNRWA and as reporting/analysis needs evolve;
· Analyse, in coordination with the assigned project teams, UNRWA’s reporting and analytical needs as well as existing data sources for the purpose of developing proposals for the creation and maintenance of UNRWA’s data warehouse and business intelligence solutions; coordinate the discussion and approval of these proposals and support the implementation and maintenance of these solutions;
· Develop, document and maintain software quality standards and quality management procedures, and provide the necessary training and orientation for staff on those standards and procedures;
· Create, maintain and update UNRWA’s Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and SAP development methodologies in consultation with other IMD staff;
· Monitor technological advances, analyse their impact on UNRWA’s operations and makes proposals on their adoption.
Professional Knowledge and Experience
· University degree from an accredited educational institution in computer science or a related field;
· Formal training in quality management and systems architecture;
· At least six years of experience in the development and implementation of large scale software applications, two years of which must have aspects relating to the areas of formulating standards, quality management and system architecture;
· Hands on experience in Software and ERP development projects involving multi-tier application development, object-oriented design and programming and utilizing .Net and SAP tools over major RDBMS, preferably MS SQL;
· At least 2 years of experience with projects that involve creating and maintaining organizational data warehouse and associated business intelligence platform, preferably using SAP and Microsoft technologies;
· Experience in the definition and use of a standard SDLC methodology, project management tools and techniques in addition to using standard productivity tools such as MS Office and MS Project;
· Very good command of written and spoken English.
· Positive attitude and strong analytical, interpersonal and problem solving skills;
· Ability to independently plan and prioritize own work and work well under pressure;
· Commitment to continuous learning, willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the field of information technology;
· Work well under tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;
· Ability to convey complex technical concepts and recommendations to non-technical staff at senior levels, both orally and in writing, in a clear, concise style;
· Ability to synthesize facts, trends, inferences and key issues/themes in complex situations.
· Advanced degree in Computer Science or Information Systems;
· Quality and Project Management Certification;
· Business Analysis Certification;
· Enterprise Architect Certification (e.g. TOGAF).
When the minimum requirements are not fully met, Field Director for Field Area staff and Director of Human Resources for Headquarters Area staff, in consultation with the concerned supervisor may exceptionally substitute part of the unmet requirements with a combination of relevant academic qualifications, additional professional training and progressive relevant work experience.
NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.
· The incumbent may be required to travel in the Agency’s area of operations
Conditions of Service
The fixed term appointment is for 3 years including 1 year probation period. Monthly basic salary JD 1028.90 plus special occupation allowance of 50.82% of the basic salary. Other benefits include monthly Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency), compulsory medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave, and dependency allowance (if applicable).
How to Apply
Applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org
by creating a personal profile and completing an UNRWA Personal History Form. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Only applications received through http://jobs.unrwa.org will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted. Please ensure that the e-mail address that you will indicate in your Personal History Profile is accurate, candidates shortlisted for test or interview will only be contacted by e-mail. No follow up phone calls will be made.
The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, testing, interviewing, etc). The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.
UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women.
UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. As an Area post, preference will be given to local candidates already based in the duty station of the post.
UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for human rights, for diversity, and for non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNRWA staff are expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is a non- smoking work environment.
The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
On appointment, all individuals will be asked to sign a self attestation, confirming that they have not committed, been convicted of, or prosecuted for, any criminal offence and that they have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.
Date of issue: 30 May 2017 /RJ