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Information Systems Officer at United Nation in Switzerland

Information Systems Intern Officer at United Nation in Switzerland

Country: Switzerland
City: Geneva
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Information Systems Officer Internship at United Nation in Geneva, Switzerland

Information Systems Officer role is in the Digital Investigation Support Cell in Geneva, part of OHCHR. The incumbent reports to the Digital Investigation Support Cell Coordinator and assists with digital data services for UN investigative bodies, including forensics, eDiscovery, OSINT, and archiving.

Responsibilities for Information Systems Officer

Within limits of delegated authority and depending on location, the Information Systems Officer may be responsible for the following duties:

  • Manages projects involving feasibility studies, systems analysis, design, development and implementation of new, moderately complex systems, and/or, participates as a member of a development team with responsibility for major components of the more complex systems particularly relating to digital evidence collection, processing, preservation, analysis and online open-source investigations.
  • Develops detailed system and other functional specifications and user documentation for major systems.
  • Provides specialized advice to users, analyzing users’ requirements and translating these into new applications; determines application systems integration and linkage issues.
  • Organizes and performs unit and integrated testing, designing and utilizing test bases; assists users in acceptance testing.
  • Develops training materials, operating and user manuals; trains staff in assigned systems.
  • Develops disaster recovery plans and ensures appropriate planning and training of those responsible.
  • Researches, analyzes and evaluates new technologies and makes recommendations for their deployment.
  • Participates in writing reports and papers on systems-related topics, system requirements, information strategy, etc.
  • Handles all aspects of contract administration including establishment of service level agreements with vendors and chargeback policy for users.
  • Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff, consultants, etc.

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Qualification standards


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics, or related field.
  • A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems or related area is required.
  • Experience in digital evidence collection, preservation, and processing related solutions including Relativity, NUIX or similar eDiscovery platforms is desirable.
  • Experience configuring and supporting virtualization and containerization technologies such as Hypervisor, Docker is desirable.
  • Experience with programming in Python, Ruby, JS, Java or C++ is desirable.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Assessment: Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline29 November,2023
FieldOffice of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Open toAll
OrganizerUnited Nations



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