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ICT Specialist at UNICEF (Data Warehouse), P3, Fixed-term, #18679, ICTD Digital Core - Valencia, Spain

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ICT Specialist at UNICEF (Data Warehouse), P3, Fixed-term, #18679, ICTD Digital Core - Valencia, Spain


Job no: 564501
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duty Station: Valencia
Level: P-3
Location: Spain
Categories: Information Communication Technology

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. 

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. 

And we never give up. 

For every child, a connected world. 

The overarching strategic goal of UNICEF’s Information and Communication Technology Division (ICTD) is to transform and build partnerships with our stakeholders to successfully implement UNICEF programmes globally through the use of innovative technology-enabled solutions. 

The Business Intelligence team, as part of UNICEF’s Information and Communication Technology Division (ICTD) works with all divisions, regional and country offices to provide and manage UNICEF’s Performance Management and Business Intelligence (BI) systems. 

How can you make a difference? 

§  The ICT Specialist (Data Warehouse) will design, develop, document, test, implement and maintain UNICEF's Data Warehouse system. Development and customization for all UNICEF's BI applications/landscapes (SAP, BW, CRM, UNICEF Data Warehouse, data from UNICEF internal non-ERP systems). This includes building and maintenance of extraction, transformation, load (ETL), and other related scripts to meet the storage needs for reporting for UNICEF in all locations, as defined in the Business Information / Corporate Reporting Programme.   

§  Design and configure the report delivery environment to ensure high availability with response times falling within agreed limits. Security, availability, and performance must operate within the IT portal technology standards. Assure that reporting solutions and related infrastructure are available to meet end-user needs with regards to accuracy, timeliness, and consistency.   

§  Working with ICTD's Platforms and Service Delivery, Solution Engineering, and Operations teams to plan, configure and implement the Business Intelligence hardware and software environment to provide a secure, robust, and well-tuned solution.  

§  This position reports to the ICT Manager – Business Intelligence and supervises two ICT Officers at the P-2 level. 

Key responsibilities:  

§  Using Data Warehousing design tools and techniques and working with the Business Information systems analysts, report programmers, and database developers to translate business rules and metadata into design, implementation, and update of logical and physical structures (tables, indexes, stored procedures, etc.) and procedures in the Data Warehouse.   

§  Continuously monitor and tune the Data Warehousing and reporting infrastructure and related info cubes and data stores to ensure that refresh rates and report response times fall within agreed limits and that data is available to users as per the agreed service level.  

§  In coordination with systems analysts and programmers, design, document, test, implement and maintain the extract, transform, and load procedures (ETL) that will populate the Data Warehouse and related info cubes and data stores with data from different UNICEF systems and supplementary sources. Assure that ETL is done in the optimal form to minimize the time and resources required to populate and update the Data Warehouse.  

§  Work with assistant programmers and short-term staff to continuously research new IT tools and techniques to optimize UNICEF's Data Warehouse and reporting environment. Keep up to date with relevant changes in technology. Provide technological expertise in Data Warehousing and Reporting to other IT colleagues in UNICEF.  

§  Coordinate with ICT and short-term staff in work planning and other supervisory and management functions. Perform and assume other tasks, duties, and responsibilities that may be required, as defined by the Supervisor. 

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have… 

Academic Degrees: 

An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in in in Information Systems Management, Information Management, Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree. 

Required Experience: 

§  A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in Data Warehousing and ETL development is required. 

§  Required Technical Skills and Experience: 

§  Training in Data Warehouse technologies, Oracle Databases, Microsoft Database technologies, or SAP Business Warehouse Systems is required 

§  Extensive knowledge of data modeling, data structures and business intelligence tools techniques and technologies are required 

§  Practical experience integrating with SAP systems is required 

§  Working knowledge of business process and data analysis and design methodologies, tools and techniques required. 

§  Familiarity with DevOps practices, agile methodology and Scrum framework, version control systems, such as Git continuous integration system and automated testing practices is required. 

§  Working knowledge of SAP products like BTP, Datasphere is desired 

§  Working knowledge of Oracle Autonomous Databases is desired 

Required Skills: 

§  Strong analytical and interpersonal verbal and written communication skills 

§  Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills with attention to detail 

§  Ability to foster excellent work relationships and work in a team environment 

§  Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple projects/activities, and work independently 

§  Ability to stay abreast of new technologies and ability to support UNICEF development projects to improve efficiency and effectiveness of business units 

§  Results-oriented, reliable, able to work under pressure 

Language Requirements: 

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset. 


For every Child, you demonstrate... 

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: 


UNICEF competencies required for this post are… 

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others (8) Nurtures, leads and manages people.  

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here


As an advocate for every child you will receive: 

UNICEF offers a competitive salary that is tax-exempted for most nationalities.  You can access here a salary calculator for simulation. (Medical insurance and pension premiums will be deducted from net salary).  

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities.  UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. 


Additional benefits for eligible international professional staff members include: 

§  Paid holidays and leave, including 2.5 days of annual leave accrual per month and 10 official holidays per year 

§  Paid parental leave (maternity, paternity and adoption) 

§  Dependency allowance  

§  Rental subsidy  

§  Relocation support and lump sum 

§  Home leave travel (air tickets or lump sum) 

§  Education grant for children in school 

§  United Nations-sponsored medical and dental insurance plan, pension plan, and optional life insurance plan  

§  Access to professional development and learning programs, online learning, and learning path  

§  Access to staff well-being and career development support 

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. 

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable women are encouraged to apply. 

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. 

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason. 

UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at 

Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. 


Advertised: 27 Jul 2023 Romance Daylight Time
Deadline: 20 Aug 2023 Romance Daylight Time



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