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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, Uganda
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 planning.
  • 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 specification
  • 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 activities
  • 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 systems,
  • 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
  • PRINCE2 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 role).
  • 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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