Friday, April 1, 2011

Information Systems Assistant-UN-HABITAT

Organizational Location:UN-HABITAT

Duty Station:

Post Duration:
9 months

Closing Date:
4 April 2011 Background

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the UN 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 Resource Mobilization Unit (RMU), Office of the Executive Director, UN-HABITAT.
The Agency has developed a Donor Information System (DIS) and an online pipeline projects database that need to be maintained and updated regularly. Under the direct supervision of the External Relations Analyst, the guidance of the Head of Unit, and together with a dynamic team, the incumbent’s duties will be:
Within limits of delegated authority, the Information Systems Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Conduct searches and compiles information and reference materials from various sources for reports, studies, briefings, meetings/conferences, etc; assists in the preparation of presentation materials using appropriate technology/software.
  • Regularly maintains and updates the DIS ensuring high quality of information.
  • Generates a variety of standard statistical and other reports, work orders, etc., using various databases. Assists with the verification of data and data extraction required for the agency wide Portfolio Review.
  • Responds or drafts responses to routine correspondence and other communications in particular those related to the DIS and the pipeline projects database; uses standard word processing package to produce a wide variety of large, complex documents and reports; responds to moderately complex information requests and inquiries (e.g. answers requests requiring file search, etc.), and as necessary, refers inquiries to appropriate personnel for handling.
  • Assists in the maintenance of the RMU website(s) by scanning, converting and posting a variety of documents onto the site.
  • Performs data entry and extraction functions.
  • When required, performs general administrative tasks and provides secretarial, administrative and logistics support to meetings, boards, committees, conferences, etc.
  • Provides guidance to less experienced staff on general office processes and procedures, computer applications, including supporting end-user trainings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


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