Senior Info. Comm. Technology (ICT) Associate, GS 7, Belize City, Belize

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, Hope!

How can you make a difference?

ICT Office Customer Service Support:

  • The Senior ICT Associate is fundamentally involved in enlisting the support and cooperation of client staff from across the office in the installation and maintenance/troubleshooting of ICT applications.
  • S/He liaises and interacts with colleagues, users and user groups in establishing application requirements, proposing them to concerned development entity, and providing training in new systems and applications.
  • The Senior ICT Associate may coordinate with external service providers, such as telephony providers, and consultants, ensuring delivery of agreed services and prompt resolution of service issues.

ICT Administration:

Senior ICT Associates perform specialized IT application administration activities to ensure functionality and facilitate user interface. Accountabilities/key results include:

  • Analyzing functional issues, developing functional specifications and identifying the need for new systems or re-engineering/enhancements of the existing systems or applications.
  • Supporting the development, programming, testing, debugging and implementation of new applications and systems and customizing existing applications.
  • Identifying system vulnerabilities and relevant security patches; prioritizing, evaluating, testing and applying third party patches. · Providing second-level support to users on systems applications including assistance on technical issues, setting up user access security profiles, and other related user issues.
  • Drafting technical documentation and manuals.
  • Assessing training needs, developing and presenting structured and ad hoc training to users as required.
  • Assisting in the management of specialized ICT projects, particularly in the area of development and implementation of new systems and applications.
  • Preparing periodic and ad hoc reports.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Completion of Secondary education is required, supplemented with formal training at university level in Computer Science, Information systems, Telecommunications, Engineering.*A first University Degree in a relevant field and/or ITIL Foundation Certificate or equivalent customer support certification will be considered an asset.
  • A minimum of sevenyears 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.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

View the full Job Description GJD Senior ICT G7.pdf.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are…

  • Analyzing (II)
  • Following Instructions & Procedures (II)
  • Learning and Researching (II)
  • Planning and Organizing (II)

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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 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.

Remarks:

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

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

How to apply

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click here