Denmark: Senior ICT Advisor

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Denmark
Closing date: 13 Jan 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Senior ICT Advisor acts as the principal advisor to the CIO on ICT strategy, plans, stakeholder management, and other key matters. Central to this role is understanding of UNOPS as an organisation, both at the strategic as well as operational levels as well as helping to build positive relationships between ICT and stakeholders in order to maximize the impact of IT collaborations across the organization.

Functional competencies

  1. ICT Strategy and roadmap
  2. Operational management
  3. Stakeholder Management
  4. Knowledge Management and Innovation
  5. Provides input to the CIO for formulating the ICT strategy and road map

● Contributes to strategic planning and provides guidance and expertise on technical matters

● Contributes to strategic planning and provides guidance and expertise on system options, risk, cost vs.
benefits, and impacts on ICT processes and goals

● Advises on unified communications strategies and their deployment

● Reviews / develops business case justifications and cost / benefit analysis for IT spending and

● Advises on development of strategy and plans, policies and processes for the accounting, budgetary
and cost recovery of ICT resources and services including cost modeling, financial forecasting and cost
recovery mechanisms

  1. Assists and advises on operational management of ICT● Oversees compliance within the ICT function in UNOPS

  2. Ensures the compliance of corporate ICT standards, policies and technologies with organizational policies and standards

  3. Interfaces with UNOPS Internal Audit and Investigations Group (IAIG) and the Chief Information

  4. Security Officer (CISO) to discuss and review recommendations with a view towards defining cler accountability and towards addressing the recommendations

  5. Advises on the security and compliance of all information assets at UNOPS

● Monitors established metrics for ICT performance in UNOPS, advises on improvement plans where
needed, and reports on progress on a regular basis

● Assists the ICT Project Management and Support function with facilitation / coordination between
teams within ICT as well as between ICT and business functions

  1. Assists the CIO with stakeholder management and communication

● Develops the ICT Communications Plan and assists with its implementation

● Assists with the management of internal stakeholders and advises the CIO on key issues to resolve
or address with different stakeholders / stakeholder groups

● Authors communication material to inform different stakeholder groups on ICT strategy, plans,
initiatives, and news

● Contributes to the awareness of cyber security-related issues in coordination with the Chief Information
Security Officer (CISO)

  1. Embeds relevant knowledge management and innovation within ICT as well as across the organisation

● Contributes to the development of internal capacity across the organization in the area of ICT

● Constantly monitors and evaluates UNOPS policies, procedures, methods, tools and associated
systems to ensure its utility, applicability and efficacy

● Recommends new policies and procedures and introduce innovation and best practices in business
operations to enhance services

● Leads / organises training and awareness / showcasing events and design / set training agendas to
build capacity of stakeholders across the business

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Master’s Degree, preferably in Business Administration, Computer Science or other relevant discipline is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in combination with additional two years of experience may be accepted in lieu of master’s degree.
  • Secondary education in combination with additional six years of experience may be accepted in lieu of a master’s degree**Experience**

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in IT is required, including at least 3 years in senior level roles

  • Proven track record in the field of information technology and the implementation and management of large-scale Business Applications in large, international organizations or multi-national corporations with country-based operations is required

  • Significant experience with managing and maintaining enterprise-level Business Applications in large, complex environments is required

  • Proven track record in delivering complex business applications and managing stakeholders in that context within an international organisation is required

  • Proven track record in managing IT governance processes is required

  • Experience managing / working in an IT environment with Unit4 Business World (UBW) ERP is highly desired**Languages**

  • Full working knowledge of English is essential.

  • Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset

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