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
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.
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
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: 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.
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
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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