Read about Faith Bett
Enterprise Solutions Service, Office of Information and Communications Technology
What brought you to a career in technology at the United Nations?
It was a natural progression for me. After working in business process re-engineering and compliance in the private sector, I always used technology to solve business solutions and provide tangible results which eased the process of ISO certification. When the opportunity came to join the UN, I was privileged to be part of a great team that supports field missions by providing solutions that are customized and fits their business needs.
What has been your favorite IT project at the United Nations and what was your technical contribution?
There are many, but one recent favorite has to be the implementation of Security Council Resolution 2589 to prevent, investigate and prosecute serious crimes against United Nations personnel in peacekeeping operations and special political missions. One key initiative is the development of a system, SCR2589DB, to provide a centralized, reliable, and secure database serving as a key tool in the implementation of this resolution. My role was to collaborate with key stakeholders in order to understand the mandate in the business context and produce business and technical documentation that was required to develop this system. The project was a success and we delivered at record speed – one month ahead of schedule!
What advice would you give women interested in pursuing a field in technology?
Go for it! It is fulfilling when you use technology to solve real problems.