ICT Innovation Officer

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In support of the Government’s agenda, and to address the educational challenges in Timor-Leste, UNDP is working with the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports (MoEYS) to strengthen the development of ICTs in secondary and vocational education. In addressing educational challenges in Timor-Leste, the systemic integration of ICT has been identified as an opportunity for expanding access to learning opportunities across the country, as well as improving the quality of teaching and learning. The project aims to contribute to the improvement of ICT education providing students and teachers with the required infrastructure, curriculum, and human capacities.

UNDP is looking for an enthusiastic person for the position of ICT Innovation officer to support the project implementation.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of project manager (PM) or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the ICT Innovation officer will:

Responsibilities:  Support the development of the training manuals and learning materials for the ICTs in Education, IoT and Robotic functions (basic) and innovation based on recent market demand, ensuring clear linkages with the Ministry of Education approved curriculum for secondary and technical vocational education. The materials will be developed for teachers, students, and school personnel.  Provide training and mentoring to the teachers in the selected schools to ensure the implementation of the curricula for vocational institutions.  Provide robotics and Innovation training using IoT tools and devices to students and selected teachers.  Share the relevant research and up-to-date information on the use of technology in education e.g., Internet of Things (IoT), robotics and ICT innovation that can be used to strengthen the ICT in iSKY-TL project  Support the coordination and implementation of the project in the selected schools for renovation existing and installation of new laboratories.  Support in the cooperation with other UN agencies and partners in area of ICTs in Education as relevant.  Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Other responsibilities:  Support for the smooth operational running of the program/project by following established operational rules and procedures.  Support PM in initiating, review, processing, and following-up on actions related to the administration of the human resource activities, relocation, separation, training, etc. by ensuring consistency in the application of UNDP rules and procedures.
 Participate in data collection, analysis, and maintenance of project related databases and files, and records systems.  Assist to follow up on project budget delivering, and quarterly performance against to the approved Annual Work Plan.  Participate in project activities (meetings, conferences, other public activities); preparation, implementation and follow up, take meeting minutes etc.

  • Professionalis
  • Teamwork
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Commitment to continues learning
  • Communication
  • Flexibility

 A first level of University Degree (Bachelor) or equivalent in Computer Science and Engineering/Information and Communication Technology or any other subject with relevant training (e.g., IT project management) and/or professional experience).  At least 06 months of professional work experience in training management including the administrative tasks or team coordination.  Strong knowledge of IoT (Internet of Things) and basic robotic technology.  Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing.  Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skill including other desired/mandatory required technical knowledge.  Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at various levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.  Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel.  Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment.  Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines  Have affinity with or interest in Innovation, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System

Timor-Leste is half of a tropical island on the Australian continental shelf characterized by a rugged mountain chain running east-west that divides the country into a warmer north coast and a milder south coast. The capital city, Dili, is in the north.

Climate: The climate along the coast is warm hot year-round with an annual average temperature of 30°C. There are two distinct seasons: the north-east monsoon season, which runs from November to March, constitutes the rainy season throughout the country. The southeast monsoon season, which runs from March to October, constitutes the dry season with some rain on the southern coast but otherwise dry and windy conditions in the rest of the country. The climate inland with its high mountains can be very cold with an annual average temperature of 15°C.

Health: public hospitals and private clinics provide services to the community. In case of emergency evacuation to be taken in place through helicopter to capital Dili. Stamford clinic serves as a recommended medical facility for UN staff. There is a national hospital with some international staff and a limited number of other private clinics in Dili. For more complex medical treatment and assessment, it is necessary to evacuate to neighboring countries such as Darwin or Singapore.

Diet, Food, and Water: Most staple foods can be found in the markets such as rice, meat, vegetables, cooking oil, salt, and sugar. There are many local markets around Dili supermarkets that are stocked with imported goods, from Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, and China. Dili has a view number of restaurants, cafes, and bars. There is a variety of food ranging from Western to Southeast Asian fare. You can also find several local restaurants with less expensive meals. The price range for a meal can range from $3 to $14+.

Telecommunications: There are three telecommunication providers in the country, Timor Telecom and Telcomcel and Telemor. While Timor Telecom has been long present, Telcomcel and Telemor were newly launched in Timor-Leste and started operating in February 2013. The SIM cards cost $2-3 and prepaid/pulsa cards range from $1 to $50. Further, depending on UN Agency, you may receive a PIN code to make international phone calls that will be charged to your VLA.

Hotels: The UNV Field unit in Dili will help arrange your initial accommodation in a hotel, at your expense. Most of the hotels in Dili are aimed at internationals and offer a good level of comfort with air-conditioned rooms and suite bathrooms. You can expect to pay from $30 to $70 per night. Permanent Accommodation: Expect that your accommodation will range from basic to adequate, although many private houses in Dili have been renovated at a reasonable price. Accommodation is far more likely to be of a basic level. Costs range from $450 to $800 per month.

It provides for an interesting and enriching environment, but also requires a mature level of cultural awareness, as well as more stamina and commitment than elsewhere to make life comfortable and affordable. Therefore, flexibility and the ability and willingness to live and work in harsh and potentially hazardous conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort, are essential.

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