Title:  ERP Applications Administrator

​Requisition ID: 4178 
Grade: G6 
Country: Austria 
Duty Station: Vienna 
Category: General Service/Admin. Support 
Type of Job Posting: Internal and External
Employment Type: Staff-Full-time
Appointment Type: Fixed Term - 100 series
Indicative Minimum Net Annual Salary: 64,965 EUR 
Application Deadline: 24-Jul-2024, 11:59 PM (CEST)  


Vacancy Announcement
This post is for local recruitment only.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


Organizational Context


The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013 as well as the Abu Dhabi Declaration adopted at the eighteenth session of UNIDO General Conference in 2019, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development. UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.


Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programmes, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts through UNIDO’s four enabling functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation. Such core functions are carried out in Divisions/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices.


The Directorate of Corporate Services and Operations (COR), headed by a Managing Director, is responsible and accountable for the management of UNIDO’s human, financial and material resources, ensuring the capacity of the Organization to fulfil its mandate.


The Directorate oversees a full range of corporate services to meet the support needs of the Organization, acts as a custodian for corporate management policies, and promotes a culture of cooperation, service orientation and corporate excellence throughout the Organization to deliver efficient and effective high-quality work and enable tangible impact on the ground to achieve ISID worldwide.


The Digitalization, Innovation, and TC Optimization Services (COR/DIT) focuses on enabling the organization through innovative digital solutions and ensuring secure and efficient IT services. It will implement and oversee digital, IT and InnoLab related initiatives aimed at optimizing TC delivery. It provides experimentation and innovation through a laboratory-based service. COR/DIT collaborates closely with all Directorates to enable digitalization, innovation and optimization of processes, thereby supporting greater synergy and integration.


The position is located under the Information Technology and Digitalization Unit (COR/DIT/DIG).  


COR/DIT/DIG is responsible for the operationalization and implementation of IT and digitalization strategies and solutions, for setting and enforcing common IT standards and best practices at UNIDO and managing corporate IT services. The Unit, in close cooperation with relevant entities, shall ensure that applications and systems are implemented in an integrated, sustainable and secure manner.


The Unit shall also provide added-value for the Organization based on cost-benefit considerations and deliver continuous improvement of the Organization’s IT operations.


At the G6 level the incumbent is expected to perform highly independent and specialized processes focusing on specialized service delivery and support services within the organizational environment and team.  His/her interventions result in processes integrity.


The UNIDO Staff Performance Appraisal and Management System reinforces the collaboration within formal units as well as among cross-functional teams. In this context, the incumbent collaborates with his/her supervisor and colleagues, within as well as outside the unit. Within the formal teams, the incumbent may be expected to backstop other team members as required.




Under the supervision of the First Reporting Officer and in the context of the ERP solution implemented at UNIDO, the ERP Applications Administrator will be responsible for ongoing support and development of various SAP production modules, specifically Payroll and HCM modules, PPM, including integration between PPM and other modules such as Financial Accounting, Controlling, Funds management, Grants Management, Portal and SAP BI/BW.


Specifically, the ERP Applications Administrator will:


  • Liaise with key users, application consultants and the ERP Lead to analyse, develop and implement ERP changes and improvements as well as ensure quality management and risk mitigation;
  • Provide a high level support to end-users both at Headquarters and the field, this includes knowledge transfer on ERP processes and procedures;
  • Produce, maintain and update ERP system standards, guidelines and documentations including technical and functional specifications;
  • Drive ERP application and module innovations, best practices and state-of-the art tools; 
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned.




Education: Completed higher secondary education, high school diploma or equivalent is required. Formal training or certification in IT, ERP System Administration or any relevant field is desirable.


Credit towards total working experience may be considered on a year by-year- basis, up to maximum of four years, for a higher degree education (including first university degree or equivalent diploma and/or master’s degree), in a relevant field to the post.


Technical and Functional Experience:


  • A minimum of ten (10) years of work experience in implementing solutions with ABAP in latest SAP releases is required.
  • Experience in developing SAP Workflow, Webdynpro applications is required.
  • Experience with Upgrades and SPAU list processing is required.
  • Experience in implementation, upgrades and roll outs in open text Vendor invoice management solution for SAP is required.
  • Knowledge of Enhancement framework; BTE, BAPI, BAdi, user exits, enhancement points, etc is required.
  • Knowledge of RFC, IDoc, Web services, PI platform, Interfaces, Smart Forms and Batch processing is required.
  • Preferably functional experience with SAP ERP FI, SRM, BI, PPM is desirable.
  • Experienced with development based on UI5, Fiori, Hana is desirable.
  • Knowledge on Microsoft technologies – Microsoft Forms, Power BI, Power Automate is an asset.


Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English is required.  Fluency and/or working knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.




Core Values

WE LIVE AND ACT WITH INTEGRITY: work honestly, openly and impartially.

WE SHOW PROFESSIONALISM: work hard and competently in a committed and responsible manner.

WE RESPECT DIVERSITY: work together effectively, respectfully and inclusively, regardless of our differences in culture and perspective.


Key Competencies

WE FOCUS ON PEOPLE: cooperate to fully reach our potential –and this is true for our colleagues as well as our clients. Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity.

WE FOCUS ON RESULTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: focus on planning, organizing and managing our work effectively and efficiently. We are responsible and accountable for achieving our results and meeting our performance standards. This accountability does not end with our colleagues and supervisors, but we also owe it to those we serve and who have trusted us to contribute to a better, safer and healthier world.

WE COMMUNICATE AND EARN TRUST: communicate effectively with one another and build an environment of trust where we can all excel in our work.

WE THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND INNOVATE: To stay relevant, we continuously improve, support innovation, share our knowledge and skills, and learn from one another.


NOTE: Eligible internal UNIDO applicants are required to have served at least one year in their current post if applying for a higher-level position. However, the seniority-in-grade requirements for applying for higher-level positions, as per paragraphs 18 and 78 of the HRMF, have been waived.

For further information on salaries, refer to the International Civil Service Commission website: https://icsc.un.org/ 

Employees of UNIDO are expected at all times to uphold the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for jobs at UNIDO.

All applications must be submitted online through the Online Recruitment System. Correspondence will be undertaken only with candidates who are being considered at an advanced phase of the selection process. Selected candidate(s) may be required to disclose to the Director General the nature and scope of financial and other personal interests and assets in respect of themselves, their spouses and dependents, under the procedures established by the Director General.

Visit the UNIDO careers site for details on how to apply: https://careers.unido.org/ 

NOTE: The Director General retains the discretion to make an appointment to this post at a lower level.

Notice to applicants:
UNIDO does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. If you have received a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Vacant positions within UNIDO are advertised on the official UNIDO website. Should you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of UNIDO and requesting payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment@unido.org