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This is a NO-A contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 1 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be more than 2,222 USD.

Salary for a NO-A contract in Istanbul

The salary of a NO-A depends on the duty station. The minimum salary there is 2,222 USD Please note that depending on the location, a higher post adjustment might still result in a lower purchasing power.

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Org. Setting and Reporting

This national professional position is located in the Office for the Coordination of humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), based in Istanbul, Türkiye. OCHA is part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA's mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions. The Assistant Information Systems Officer (NO-A) reports to the Head of Administrative Unit.


Within limits of delegated authority, the The Assistant Information Systems Officer will be responsible for the following duties: 1) Ensure effective, reliable network administration focusing on achievement of the following results: • Update and maintain network and systems to ensure that they are secure and using the most current technology • Make sure Microsoft Office 365 suite functions properly with close cooperation with HQ ICT • Maintain security firewall system, maintain and update antivirus software, maintain back up update • Respond to ICT Support requests in a timely fashion to ensure minimum disruption • In charge for network monitoring services 2) Ensure high level professional supports with solution-oriented approach for hardware and software at all time with focusing on achievement of the following results: • Prepare hardware specifications for users align with ' One ICT Box"- standard conformity HQ and ensure adequate stock • Liaise with vendors for maintenance, delivery of nonstandard hardware, software, and other services • Make sure hardware is functional in the OCHA office • Support software selection and troubleshooting • Ensure printers are functioning, periodically maintained. • In charge for office and LAN management blueprint. Support and troubleshoot office networking. 3) Ensure high level professional support for ICT functioning with focusing on achievement of the following results: • Facilitation on remote connections for teleconferences using VTC/Webex/teams-any connection using web-based streaming • Periodic upgrade of OS to all hardware • Ensure adequate stock supplies of ICT consumables (cartridges/non-standard IT equipment) by maintaining tracking of the usage and replenishment of stock with no disruption in operation • Established tracking system for hand-over of office equipment/loan to staff member, recovery of loan equipment • Maintain inventory of equipment, propose to head of Administrative unit for any disposal of obsolete office equipment • Establish guideline on the protocol of using office smart phone during mission outside the country/personal usage • Provide supports for tips on minor trouble shooting and advice on how to apply business apps 4) Ensure supports for IT and business continuity plan, disaster recovery and security related matters: • Update and circulate regularly Business Continuity Plan (BCP), and support for test it twice/year • Serve as alternate for agency security focal point through closely liaising with UNDSS and other agencies security focal point • Facilitate for arranging security briefing by UNDSS for new staff/surge mission • Regularly update staff resident address/contact detail to be shared with UNDSS • Tracking and monitor for any mandatory training of security related matters (BSAFE/SSAFE)


• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of information technology/information management, particularly in systems analysis, database design and programming. Knowledge of several high-level programming languages and significant exposure to and demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of programming and analysis, including structured/object-oriented design, relational systems, scripting and query languages, document design and management, hardware and software requirements, systems facilities and execution protocols. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. • PLANNING and ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently. • CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


First level university degree in computer science, information technology, management information system or related field is required.

Job - Specific Qualification

Not available.

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in Networking support or related field is required. Experience in Microsoft Operating Systems, Microsoft Office Solution, system installation and configuration or related area is required. Experience supporting clients using MS365 applications is required. Experience in using cloud services is desirable. Experience in ICT inventory management process and systems is desirable. Experience in working in the UN Common System rules and procedures or other comparable organization is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This position is funded for a finite period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and the availability of the funds. The contract will be administered by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on behalf of OCHA. Appointment against this post is on a local basis. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-general and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. Candidates for the National Professional Officer category shall be of the nationality of the country where this position is located (limited to Turkish nationals).

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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