Information Comm. Technology Associate, (GS-6), Harare, Zimbabwe # 64165
Job Number: 527568 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Zimbabwe
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment
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, an opportunity
UNICEF has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1982. We are a team of passionate professionals committed to the protection and fulfillment of children’s rights.
The current UNICEF-Government of Zimbabwe Country Programme of Cooperation (2016-2020) aims to support Zimbabwe to sustain and build upon the gains achieved for children during the 2012-2015 Country Programme of Cooperation. The programme focuses on improving the quality of social services, increasing access to services, and helping to build national and sub-national capacities to provide low-cost, high-impact interventions for all children, especially the most vulnerable.
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How can you make a difference?
Under the guidance and supervision of the Information and Communications (ICT) Specialist, the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Associate performs procedural and some specialized activities pertaining to UNICEF’s ICT systems, which include desktop administration and server operations. Specialized activities typically pertain to the installation and routine configuration of ICT system components and user orientation. Procedural activities include all other processes that may not require the application of specialized information technology training and knowledge, such as maintaining technical and user documentation and/or serving as focal point for receipt and processing of user requests.
Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks:
General ICT / Office Support:
The ICT Associates at this level performs a full range of procedural activities in support of ICT to ensure effective communications with client departments/divisions/offices and efficient provision of support to other ICT staff.
Providing first-level support that includes receiving, processing and logging service requests.
Managing lifecycle of ICT incidents assigned to him/her in service management tool.
Providing support in conferencing with ICT and audiovisual equipment as and when requested.
Creating and assigning work orders.
Maintaining and updating files (electronic and paper) and internal databases.
Maintaining ICT inventory, manuals and other documentation. This may require the incumbent to lift, move, mount, or store equipment.
Minimal ICT Administration
The ICT Associate is accountable for specialized support pertaining to routine ICT activities requiring thorough understanding and application of server, operating system, hardware and software documentation and functionality.
Installing/upgrading, configuring (routine, standard) and maintaining systems, tools and equipment.
Assisting in routine operation and monitoring of server systems.
Providing second-level user support/troubleshooting.
Extracting data from databases to serve the needs and requests of users, diagnosing errors and correcting as necessary.
Performing backups of servers following standard backup procedures.
Assisting in the generation of computer reports.
Providing on-the-job orientation for users in the use of ICT systems.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Completion of Secondary education is required, supplemented with formal training in Computer Science, Information Systems, Telecommunications, Engineering.
ITIL Foundation Certificate or equivalent customer support certification is an asset.
A minimum of six years of practical work experience in information technology, requiring systematic methods of troubleshooting and problem solving is required.
Experience in providing assistance to users on IT products and services, and use of applications and diagnostic tools is required.
Practical experience in providing technical and business Customer Support and Services is required.
Practical experience and working knowledge of various computer platforms and applications is required.
Fluency in English and local language is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is considered as an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are….
Learning and Researching
Planning and organizing
Following Instructions and Procedures
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Please note that UNICEF does not charge a fee or require personal banking details at any stage of the recruitment process.
Closing Date Mon Nov 18 2019 22:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)