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|Posting Title:||DATA ENGINEERING ASSISTANT, G7|
|Job Code Title:||DATA ENGINEERING ASSISTANT|
|Department/Office:||Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific|
|Posting Period:||06 January 2023 – 04 February 2023|
|Job Opening Number:||23-Data Analytics and Management-ESCAP-198615-R-Bangkok (O)|
Org. Setting and Reporting
The mandate of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is to promote sustainable and inclusive development and regional connectivity in the Asian and Pacific region. ESCAP’s role as a regional development arm of the United Nations Secretariat is to support its membership with policy-oriented research and analysis, normative support and technical assistance and capacity building, to respond to the development priorities and changing needs of the Asian and Pacific region.
This position is located in the Business Transformation & Change Management (BTCM), Information Systems & Telecommunications Unit in the Information Management, Communications and Technology Section (IMCTS), Division of Administration. The focus of this job is to provide data extraction, data transformation and data analysis as required due to ESCAP DA’s mandates.
Data Engineering Assistant reports to the Chief of Unit, Information Systems & Telecommunications
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Unit, Information Systems & Telecommunications and overall supervision of the Chief of IMCTS, the Data Engineering Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
• Responds to requests for data extract, transform and load and prepares design document and decision support for the creation of data pipelines and maintains data catalogue from various enterprise applications (Umoja, Inspira, iNeed, etc.) and other home-grown applications
• Assembles data sets and, supports assembly of complex data sets
• Provides input to the design and development of data infrastructure and drafts documentation and formal design documents
• Maintains Power BI Premium workspace and other data depositionary and serves as a focal point for coordination, monitoring and expedition of data analysis activity, involving extensive liaison with diverse parts of the organization to request data and to communicate data needs to other parts of the organization. Follows-up on requests made by other team members and coordinates activities.
• Maintains data governance, protection and security on deliverables from the Business Transformation & Change Management.
• Guides, trains and supervises other general service staff in the function.
• Performs other duties as assigned
• Professionalism: Thoroughly understands data analysis life cycle from ingest and wrangling to analysis and visualization to present findings. Works with unstructured datasets. Independently supports managing and communicating data warehouse plans to internal clients. Documents their work. Takes pride in the work for the organization and understands the impact that can be brought into the organization by allowing data-driven and evidence based decisions. Independently plans their work and activities based on a high-level plan. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
•Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for
team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
•Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
•Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
A minimum of 10 years of work experience, including experience in data analytics, information management, software development database systems or related area is required.
At least 3 years of experience in the official data visualization tools (MS Power BI and/or Qlik) and data visualization development is required.
At least 3 years of data transformation, data analytics and/or data management experience in the enterprise applications’ administrative transactional data (e.g. SAP, Peoplesoft, CRM, etc.) is required.
Experience in the administrative procedure, policies and practice with the usage of the Enterprise Resource Planning System, i.e. SAP, Peoplesoft is desirable.
Experience in serving as a mentor in coaching/guiding junior staff on data analytics and related tasks is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Qualified applicants may be evaluated through a competency-based interview and/or other assessment methods.
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
Applicants for GS and related positions may apply and be considered for locally recruited positions no matter where they are currently located (including the current serving staff members at other duty stations), provided they are locally available upon appointment. They must be authorized to work in the country regardless of where they live at the time of applying for the job opening .
At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
Must have passed the United Nations Global General Service Test (GGST) and the relevant substantive knowledge test for Data Engineering Assistant at Headquarters or an equivalent locally administered test at Offices Away from Headquarters.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
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