UN Data Management Lead Job Opportunities – United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Job Title:      Data Management Lead
Organisation: United
Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Reports to: Senior UNOPS
Programme Manager
Vacancy Code: VA/2018/B5004/14942
About UNOPS:
United Nations Office for
Project Services (UNOPS)’ mission is to expand the capacity of the UN system
and its partners to implement peace building, humanitarian and development
operations that matter for people in need. Working in some of the world’s most
challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to always satisfy partners with
management services that meet world-class standards of quality, speed and cost
effectiveness. By assisting UN organizations, international financial
institutions, governments and other development partners, UNOPS makes
significant, tangible contributions to results on the ground.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Data Management Lead will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Lead
    a team responsible for the plan, design, development, coordination,
    training and delivery of Reporting and Data Management (RDM) services from
    UN Entebbe Support Base (UNESB).
  • Assist
    RDM BSM/Coordinator in projects and activities including project
    management, architecture, technical feasibility, RDM support and
    propagation, requirement analysis and tactical resource and delivery
  • Take
    ownership of technical delivery of DPKO/DFS related BI and data services
  • Participate
    in the process of defining, designing and reviewing information management
    related projects, ETL mappings, data warehousing and business intelligence
    architecture, data quality, and best practices
  • Prepare
    authoritative advice and guidance on the application and operation of
    various data and reporting systems and new technologies
  • Coordinate
    with data management, MDM, business intelligence teams and subjects matter
    experts to establish standards/governance and resolve conflicts in data
    definitions, data sources, master data and business rules
  • Assist
    in analyzing project portfolio progress according to plans, requirements,
    standards and processes
  • Manage
    performance of all assigned resources and build partnership with business
    and other technical teams
  • Conduct
    business requirements gathering and gap analysis through discovery
    sessions, user surveys/interviews and other forms of communication.
  • Isolate
    trends and proactively identify potential operations issues and be able to
    consolidate and integrate a wide range of inputs. Must be able to
    decompose high level requirements and formulate them in detailed
  • Ensure
    that the business requirements documents are maintained and the proper
    change control processes are followed.
  • Work
    with technical support team for release, change and problem management
  • Provide
    guidance and manage the performance of technical resources
  • Keep
    abreast of information management, master data management, business
    intelligence tools, data storage technologies and data warehousing
    development concepts
  • Serve
    as UNOPS ICTD programme representative on the ground in UNESB and assit
    senior programme manager with administrative matters
  • Perform
    other related duties as required;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
    Data Management Lead job placement should hold an advanced university
    degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Electronics,
    Communications, Business Administration/Management, Finance, Engineering
    or related fields.
  • A
    first level university degree with a combination of relevant academic
    qualifications and extensive experience in information management
    /technology may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.
  • Five
    or more years of progressively responsible experience in design,
    development, and implementation and maintenance of complex information
    systems mainly focus data, reporting and analytics domains.
  • Excellent
    reporting/BI, data architecture and overall data warehousing skills
    including several years of experience in managing information management
  • Extensive
    knowledge of SAP Business Objects, MS Power BI or related enterprise scale
    BI platform(s)
  • Significant
    expertise with a variety of database software (e.g. SQL Server, Oracle),
    ETL Tools
  • Ability
    to work with multiple levels of management across technology and the
    supported organization units
  • In
    depth skills in identifying and capturing business rules and business
    requirements in the context of information management systems.
  • Proficient
    in resolving data and analytics related debugging and problem resolution.
  • Experience
    in managing the activities of development / programming personnel in
    dispersed and/or offshore environments
  • Excellent
    team building and talent management skills
  • Exceptional
    verbal and written communication/presentation skills; able to tailor
    communication style to effectively meet the needs of the audience
  • Solid
    project management skills
  • Excellent
    understanding of service management
    Practitioner or PMP certifications.
  • Experience
    in Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • Fluency
    in written and oral English is required. Knowledge of a second UN language
    is desirable.
Personal Competencies:
  • Develops
    and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and
    externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and
    perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities
    on other parts of the organization.
  • Treats
    all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and
    encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical
    norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for
    diversity and inclusion.
  • Acts
    as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and
    supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as
    positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to
    succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
  • Demonstrates
    understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts
    the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external
    relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the
  • Efficiently
    establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to
    accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through
    concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the
    initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources
    maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Open
    to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own
    approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences
    and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure.
    Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Evaluates
    data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an
    unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and
    creativity to problem-solving.
  • Expresses
    ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication
    indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively
    listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by
    overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.
How to Apply:
If interested in joining the
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in the aforementioned
capacity, please click on link below to visit website and create profile or
express interest if you already have a profile on the UN system.
Deadline: 14th February 2018
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