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Data Management Lead Job at UNOPS - Employment Opportunity in Uganda

Jobs at: UNOPS

Vacancy title: Data Management Lead

Deadline of this Job: 16/07/2013
Job details: Vacancy code VA/2013/B5004/2595

Position title Data Management Lead

Level ICS-10

Department/office GPSO, Development Group

Duty station Entebbe, Uganda

Contract type Fixed Term

Contract level P3

Duration One Year

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Background Information - UNOPS

“UNOPS plays a critical role in providing management services for our life-saving,

peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations.”

-Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General

UNOPS mission is to expand the capacity of the UN system and its partners to

implement peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations that matter

for people in need.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to

always satisfy partners with management services that meet world-class standards

of quality, speed and cost effectiveness.

UNOPS provides services in sustainable infrastructure, sustainable procurement

and sustainable project management, with projects ranging from building schools,

roads, bridges and hospitals to procuring goods and services and training local


By assisting UN organizations, international financial institutions, governments and

other development partners, UNOPS makes significant, tangible contributions to

results on the ground.

We employ more than 6,000 personnel annually and on behalf of our partners

create thousands more work opportunities in local communities. Through our

headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark and a network of regional and country

offices, we oversee activities in more than 80 countries.

UNOPS is committed to achieving a truly diverse workforce.

Background Information - Development Group Cluster

Development Group Cluster

The UNOPS Development Group Cluster is based in the North America Office and

supports a diverse and complex portfolio including partners such as the United

Nations Development Programme (the Bureau for Development Policy, the Human

Development Report Office, and the Special Unit for South-South Cooperation),

the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations Capital Development

Fund, the United Nations Secretariat and a broadening community of primarily New

York-based UN partners in the delivery of project management, implementation

and administration services.

Background Information - Job-specific

The United Nations Department of Field Support,Information and Communications

Technology Division (UN DFS-ICTD) is responsible for the delivery of applications

that satisfy the requirements of the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and

Field Support (DPKO/DFS) missions as well as Special Political Missions (SPMs).

DFS has implemented a range of systems to address theprincipal requirements of

peacekeeping operations and to support and enhancethe processes DFS

undertakes. TheInformation Systems Section delivers applications that satisfy the

quantitativeand qualitative requirements of peacekeeping missions, missions

administered bythe Department and United Nations operations worldwide. DFS

wishes to establisha functional sub-group to provide technical coordination and


UNOPS has been requested to assist in the implementation of this activity.

Functional Responsibilities

The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

Demonstrate leadership in developing and leading a results oriented data team

to increase operational effectiveness.

Translate business needs into end user applications and develop, test &

implement program logic.

Design and lead the Data integration (ETL/ELT) solutions.

Interface with DPKO/DFS clients and technical stakeholders locally and

internationally to develop and communicate project deliverables. .

Analyze complex problems and offer solutions to the business critical endeavors

and manage competing priorities and provide a balanced approach to solving


Respond to critical issues in a timely and decisive manner and operate

independently with little to no direction.

Maintain data security and performance standards and provide awareness to

team and clients.

Provide leadership to ensure data product delivery meet load, scalability, ease

of support and maintenance needs.

Lead and mentor staff members and consultants and provide guidance and

advice as needed.

Establish,maintain, and achieve data team goals that are aligned with

organizational objectives.

Work with other data and technical teams and provide sound advice on data

integration, warehouse, MDM and management as and when required.

Assist Information Systems Coordinator in ESB as required.

Perform other data management and admin related work as required.


Professionalism– Demonstrates professional competence and master of the

subject matter.Strong data management and integration experience and extensive

experience in managing teams in the same area. Knowledge of basic systems

analysis and design techniques, testing, debugging, and documentation

standards, database design, storage and internal systems.Demonstrated skill in

designing and implementing applications within relational database systems’

environments. Strong analytical and problem solving skills and ability to handle a

range of systems-related technical and management issues.

Communication -Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the

ability to convey complex concepts both orally and in writing, in a clear concise

style.Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

Client Orientation– Ability to identify and analyze clients’ needs and propose

appropriate solution to meet business requirements

Planning and Organizing –Ability to organize, plan and implement work

assignments, manage competing demands and work under pressure of frequent

and tight deadlines. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain

effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education: Advanced University Degree (Masters Degree or equivalent) in

Information Systems, Computer Science, Social Sciences or related field. A first

level university degree with a combination of relevant academic qualifications and

extensive experience in information systems may be accepted in lieu of an

advance university degree.

Work Experience:

Minimum of 5 years of managing, designing,developing data mart, warehouse

and data management related projects and activities.

Extensive experience in ETL, T-SQL, Stored Procedure, relational and

dimensional models.

Familiarity with OLAP Cube design and operation.

Strong experience with SQL Server and other relational database and basic

understanding and data scrambling.

Experience in dealing with multiple projects and stakeholders with competing

requirements in a complex environment.

Excellent understanding of MDM concepts, MSOffice, MS Visio and XML and

moderate understanding of .Net and C#.

Strong release, change and configuration management experience.

Experience in managing diverse teams and dealing with clients in multiple


Excellent diagnostic, debugging and problem solving skills.

Good people and stakeholders management skills.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations

Secretariat.For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is

required.Knowledge of a second official UN language is an advantage.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: FTA

Contract level: P3

Contract duration: One Year

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