Data Management Lead Job Vacancy at UNOPS in Uganda

Job Title: Data Management Lead

Vacancy code VA/2013/B5004/1736

Level ICS-10
Department/office NAO, UNDG
Duty station Entebbe, Uganda
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract level P3
Duration One year
Application period 17-Jan-2013 to 07-Feb-2013
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Background Information - UNOPS

“UNOPS plays a critical role in providing management services for our life-saving, peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations. I have seen many examples of how these activities help suffering people in troubled parts of the world.”
-Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General

UNOPS mission is to expand the capacity of the UN system and its partners to implement peacebuilding, 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.

UNOPS employs more than 6000 personnel and on behalf of its partners creates thousands more work opportunities in local communities. With its headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, a network of five regional offices and a further 20 operations and project centres, UNOPS oversees activities in more than 80 countries.

UNOPS is committed to achieving a truly diverse workforce.
Background Information - NAO

North America Regional Office
The UNOPS North America Regional Office provides services that help implement projects for a range of partners, and support operations run by the UNOPS Mine Action Cluster, Small Grants Cluster and Development Group Cluster. In addition, the office serves as a liaison between UNOPS headquarters and its Executive Board, which supports and supervises UNOPS activities globally.
Background Information - Development Group Cluster

Development Group Cluster

The UNOPS Development Group Cluster is based in the North America Office and supports a diverse and complex portfolio including partners such as the United Nations Development Programme (the Bureau for Development Policy, the Human Development Report Office, and the Special Unit for South-South Cooperation), the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations Capital Development Fund, the United Nations Secretariat and a broadening community of primarily New York-based UN partners in the delivery of project management, implementation and administration services.

Background information - DFS

The United Nations Department of Field Support, Information andCommunications Technology Division (UN DFS-ICTD) is responsible for thedelivery of applications that satisfy the requirements of the Departments ofPeacekeeping Operations and Field Support (DPKO/DFS) missions as well asSpecial Political Missions (SPMs).

DFS has implemented a range of systems to address the principalrequirements of peacekeeping operations and to support and enhance theprocesses DFS undertakes.

UNOPS has been requested to assist in the implementation of this activity.
Functional Responsibilities

 The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

    Demonstrate leadership in developing andleading a results oriented data team to increase operational effectiveness.
    Translate business needs into end userapplications and develop, test & implement program logic.
    Design and lead the Data integration(ETL/ELT) solutions.
    Interface with DPKO/DFS clients andtechnical stakeholders locally and internationally to develop and communicateproject deliverables. .
    Analyze complex problems and offer solutionsto the business critical endeavors and manage competing priorities and providea balanced approach to solving them.
    Respond to critical issues in a timely anddecisive manner and operate independently with little to no direction.
    Maintain data security and performancestandards and provide awareness to team and clients.
     Provideleadership to ensure data product delivery meet load, scalability, ease ofsupport and maintenance needs.
    Lead and mentor staff members andconsultants and provide guidance and advice as needed.
    Establish, maintain, and achieve data teamgoals that are aligned with organizational objectives.
    Work with other data and technical teams andprovide sound advice on data integration, warehouse, MDM and management as andwhen needed.
    Perform other data management and admin related work (as needed)


Professionalism – Demonstrates professionalcompetence and master of the subject matter. Strong data management andintegration experience and extensive experience in managing teams in the samearea. Knowledge of basic systems analysis and designtechniques, testing, debugging, and documentation standards, database design,storage and internal systems. Demonstrated skill in designing and implementingapplications within relational database systems’ environments. Stronganalytical and problem solving skills and ability to handle a range ofsystems-related technical and management issues.

Communication -Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability toconvey complex concepts both orally and in writing, in a clear concise style.Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

ClientOrientation – Ability to identify and analyze clients’ needs and proposeappropriate solution to meet business requirements

Planningand Organizing – Ability to organize,plan and implement work assignments, manage competing demands and work underpressure of frequent and tight deadlines. Strong interpersonal skills andability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relationsin a multi-cultural environment.
Education/Experience/Language requirements

 Advanced University Degree (Masters Degree or equivalent) in Information Systems, Computer Science, Social Sciences or related field. A first level university degree with a combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive experience in information systems may be accepted in lieu of an advance university degree.


    Minimum of 5 years of managing, designing, developing data mart, warehouse and data management related projects and activities.
    Extensive experience in ETL, T-SQL, Stored Procedure, relational and dimensional models.
    Familiarity with OLAP Cube design and operation.
     Strong experience with SQL Server and other relational database and basic understanding and data scrambling.
     Experience in dealing with multiple projects and stakeholders with competing requirements in a complex environment.
    Excellent understanding of MDM concepts, MS Office, MS Visio and XML and moderate understanding of .Net and C#.
    Strong release, change and configuration management experience.
    Experience in managing diverse teams and dealing with clients in multiple locations.
    Excellent diagnostic, debugging and problem solving skills.
    Good people and stakeholders management skills.

Language: Fluency in English required.

Additional Considerations

    Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET)
    Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
    Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
    Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    For staff positions UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
    The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS. 

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: FTA
Contract level: P3
Contract duration: One year

How to Apply:

Deadline: 7th Feb 2013


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