UNESCO recrute 01 Digital governance officer
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DIGITAL GOVERNANCE OFFICER
Post Number : DBS 108
Grade : P-3
Parent Sector : Sector For Administration and Management (ADM)
Duty Station: Paris
Job Family: Computer Sciences / Information Technologies
Type of contract : Fixed Term
Duration of contract : 2 years
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 15-SEPT-2021
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST The position is located in the Bureau of Digital Business Solutions in the Sector of Administration and Management .
Digital technologies play a key role in the fulfilment of UNESCO’s mandate and the delivery of its programme. To support and enable the strategic transformation agenda, new digital technologies are being implemented across the Organization. The Bureau of Digital Business Solutions (DBS) plays a key role in this implementation. DBS serves as the Secretariat for the Organization’s digital transformation governance, facilitating the development and evolution of the One-UNESCO Digital Strategy.
As a key partner in the implementation of this strategy, the Bureau’s work includes the design and deployment of coherent and integrated corporate solutions to support the delivery of UNESCO’s programmatic outputs, while ensuring that all digital/IT services remain functional and operational at all times, and information management, digital/IT risk mitigation and cybersecurity measures are in place.
The objectives and outputs of the Bureau are highly service oriented, requiring business engagement, customer focus and innovative digital solutions. New ways of working are needed that provide both effectiveness and efficiency in solution delivery, built on best in class principles of user experience design and digital/IT architectures.
Located in the Office of the Director DBS/CITO and under the direct supervision of the Chief Information and Technology Officer (CITO), the Digital Governance Officer contributes to the delivery of the Bureau’s outputs and digital transformation as a whole, and is responsible for the smooth functioning of the Organization’s digital governance framework. The function will operate the secretariat function for the strategic, management and operational tiers of the governance, including all related communications and stakeholder relationships.
The key responsibilities of the role are as follows: Act as primary liaison between the 3 Tiers of digital governance and internally plan and coordinate the governance programme. Advise the CITO on progress, challenges or requirements.
Follow up on the development and maintenance of reliable and flexible digital business systems, processes and technology support services to facilitate the fulfilment of DBS’ commitments.Track the Bureau’s obligations across various digital governance Tiers.Strategically engage, communicate and follow up with key internal and external stakeholders and business users. Substantively participate in meetings, conferences and seminars.Build and maintain constructive working relationships within the Bureau and across the Organization, including with staff, Member State representatives (where needed), senior managers, external partners and advisors and other stakeholders to progress and support the functions and projects of the Bureau.Provide advice and expertise on digital governance and other related issues and frameworks.Promote and manage key/strategic business relationships.Prepare and present a range of written material, preferably in multiple languages, for a wide audience including reports, correspondence, GB papers, briefings, instructions, guidelines, speeches, compliance and enforcement submissions and other documentation. Respond to queries and present recommendations and analysis at internal and external fora.Draft digital governance and other IT related policy and procedural documents as defined by organizational standards.Maintain a detailed understanding of digital technology developments that impact the Bureau and Organization.Perform such other duties as may be assigned. COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial) Communication (C)Accountability (C)Innovation (C)Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)Planning and organizing (C)Results focus (C)Teamwork (C)Professionalism (C)-For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration and/or social sciences, or a related field.
A first-level university degree in business administration and/or social sciences, or a related field, in combination with two (2) additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Work Experience
Minimum of four (4) years years of progressively responsible and relevant professional experience in an IT governance and/or related role, of which preferably two (2) years acquired at international level.
Experience in developing and/or implementing digital technology plans, policies and procedures, as well as coordinating and executing governance projects that meet the objectives of excellence in a business environment.Extensive experience managing key internal and external stakeholders with the ability to influence decisions in delegated situations and achieve desired outcomes.Extensive experience working in a client facing role.
Skills & Competencies Excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to speak and present effectively, concisely and persuasively.
Excellent coordination, organization and planning skills.Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills.Ability to maintain effective working relationships in a multicultural environment.Ability to take initiative and to manage competing priorities, with a strong capacity for accuracy, close attention to detail and quality of work.Ability to deliver a high quality service in a timely manner; strong client orientation focus.Ability to provide quality and timely support and services. Languages
Excellent knowledge of English (oral and written).
Experience managing or mentoring a team.
Skills & Competencies
Good knowledge and understanding of managing IT for business.
Familiarity with the work and general functioning of international organizations and/or the United Nations system.
Languages Good knowledge of French (oral and written).
Knowledge of other official UNESCO languages (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish). BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.
For full information on benefits and entitlements, please consult our Guide to Staff Benefits.
SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.
The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.
UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.
UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.
UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.
UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. POSTULER