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Senior Information System Assistant

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Information technology, software development, data
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

The United Nations Human Settlements Program, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The post is located in the ICT support Unit (ICT), Management and Operations Division.


•Serve as team leader in projects dealing with the planning, specification, design, development, implementation and maintenance of software applications; liaise with users to define and specify requirements; build, tests and modifies prototype computer application systems; performs installation and maintenance of computer applications systems in user offices.

•Design and develop software application systems and programs, typically using more than one programming language as well as UN established standards for IT technologies and tools.
•Participate in the development, programming, testing, debugging and implementation of new computer application systems releases, modules and functionalities; conducts version management.
•Manage, design, creates, produce and maintains technical documentation for relevant computer application systems and products; manage and administer changes to technical documentation in accordance with prevailing change management and operation procedures.
•Assist in the identification of user computer application system needs, including business process and document workflow analysis, organization and maintenance of document repositories; identify classification schema, retention and archival procedures; design and develop workflow systems; conduct research on document/information/knowledge management computer applications’ tools, procedures and standards.
•Contributes to feasibility studies, systems analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation and testing of computer application systems improvements and new computer application systems.
•Provide support on computer application systems development matters, including security and data backup and recovery.
•Draft correspondence and communications; including work plan revisions and other related issues, as well as prepares unit contributions for a variety of periodic reports.
•Keep abreast of developments in the field; conducts research on new technologies; performs benchmarking and proposes new acquisitions; assists in the implementation of new technologies.
•Provide guidance and training to new/junior staff; plan day-to-day work and supervises other staff as required.
•Perform other related duties as required.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Information technology, software development, data
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required skills: Information security; Testing and debugging; Training program planning; IT support; Project implementation; Project management information systems; Data analysis
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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The United Nations Office at Nairobi, the UN headquarters in Africa, was established by the General Assembly in 1996. The office is headed by a Director-General, at the Under-Secretary-General level, serves as the representative office of the Secretary-General in Nairobi and performs representation and liaison functions with permanent missions, the host-country and other Governments, and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in Nairobi, as well as other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya; facilitates cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations; provides administrative and other support services to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); provides joint and common services to other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya, as applicable; and manages and implements the programmes of administration, conference services and public information and provides security and safety services for United Nations staff and facilities in the United Nations Office at Nairobi.

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