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Sr. IT and Networking Consultant
CLIMATE CHANGE SECRETARIAT SEEKS IT OFFICER
Information Technology Officer P-4
POST NUMBER: FCB-01401-C-P-4-001
NET ANNUAL SALARY: US$ 65,000 +
APPOINTMENT: One and a half years, with possibility of
DUTY STATION: Bonn, Germany
EXPECTED DATE FOR ENTRY ON DUTY: 1 January 2000
Climate Change is recognized widely as a major threat to global society. The
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the focus of
the political process to address this problem and together with the recently
agreed Kyoto Protocol has the potential to modify technological and economic
choices in the decades to come.
The Climate Change secretariat is supporting the Convention and the Protocol by
a range of activities, including organisational and substantive support to
meetings, analysing information provided by Parties on their actions to
implement commitments, and supporting developing countries. It also cooperates
with a wide range of intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations.
The Information and Outreach Programme (IOP) is specifically charged with
information, media and communication support to the secretariat, to meetings of
the Convention, and to public, as well as coordinating and outreach with UN and
other partner organisations. Presently the
system consists of a network of 150 PCs, laptops, Macs, and relevant peripherals
in a network, with Internet, Intranet and SQL database applications, based on 15
Intel (WinNT) and 2 Sun (Unix) servers.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Working under the overall supervision of the Manager, Information Sub-programme,
the incumbent is responsible for the formulation and implementation of
Information technology (IT) strategies, policies and standards in the
secretariat and for overall design, implementation, testing, management,
maintenance and improvement of telecommunications systems and networks. In
particular the incumbent:
- Designs, develops and implements strategies for building the UNFCCC knowledge
infrastructure; also defines policy to respond to the evolving information and
documentation market and emerging databases and telecommunication
- Designs, develops and implements norms and procedures;
- Designs, develops and implements standards and guidelines, and performs
projects or studies and systems analysis of areas where greater use of IT
- Manages the secretariat systems, email/groupware/telecommunications networks
(hardware and software components) and applications, including acquisition,
maintenance and improvement; manages the IT Team; supervises the introduction of
new IT tools and the quality of the systems, networks and applications design,
development, maintenance and improvement and oversees their further development
- Ensures hardware and software support for the day-to-day operation of the
secretariat (LAN); performs and advises on IT training needs for the users;
ensures support for hardware and software facilities, and develops Wide Area
Netorks (WAN) to support the secretariat's meetings and conferences around the
- Establishes and maintains contacts with other IT representatives of UN and
non-UN organisations; cooperates with them to further systems integration.
Advanced university degree in computer sciences or a related discipline.
At least seven years of relevant working experience of which two to three years
should have been in an international environment.
Knowledge of Internet technologies, Microsoft NT, SQL as well as Lotus
Fluency in English. Working knowledge of French and of other United Nations
languages (and German) desirable.
Applications with CV should be sent by 26 November 1999 to:
Chief of Administration
POB 260 124
Fax: ++49 228 815 1999
Email: [log in to unmask]
More information, and UN CV forms (P11), can be found on www.unfccc.de (What's