INFORMATION SYSTEMS ASSISTANT

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UNISFA - United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei

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This is a FS-4 contract. This kind of contract is known as Field Service. It usually requires 6 years of experience, depending on education. More about FS-4 contracts and their salaries.

Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Field Technology Section of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), duty station Abyei. The incumbent will report directly to the FTS Operations Officer or their designate.

Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Information Technology Assistant is responsible for the following duties:

Information Technology Support: - Assists with the planning of information systems projects within the mission, monitoring the progress of the systems analysis, design, development, testing and implementation of new, moderately complex systems, and/or, participates as a member of a team with responsibility for major components of more complex systems; - Supports the development of technical specifications for the procurement of equipment and contractual services, and coordinates the technical evaluation of offers and proposals received; - Assists the team with the development, implementation and monitoring of information systems standards, guidelines and procedures; - Assists the team with the development of detailed systems and other functional specifications and user documentation as required; - Provides advice to users, analyzing user requirements and translating these into new applications; determines application systems integration and linkage issues; - Supports the team with the development of training materials, operating and user manuals and trains staff in the use of assigned systems; - Researches, analyses and evaluates new technologies and makes recommendations for their deployment; - Participates in writing reports and papers on systems-related topics, system requirements, information strategy etc;

Project Support: - Serves as focal point for coordination, monitoring and expedition of computer systems projects, involving extensive liaison with diverse organizational units to initiate requests; prepares standard terms of reference; processes and follows-up on administrative actions and resolves issues related to project implementation, e.g. organization of and participation in training, procurement of equipment, etc.

IT and Special Equipment Support: - Drafts end-user and/or technical documentation - Acts as problem escalation point for technical staff at lower levels; escalates problems/tasks to the appropriate parties in accordance with established procedure; monitors problems to resolution; detects problem patterns and recommends solutions - Performs quality assurance procedures to ensure client satisfaction

Operations Support - Coordinates extensively with service units and liaises frequently with internal team members both at Headquarters and in the field.

Other Duties and Responsibilities - Ensures that all required spare parts and supplies are in place; - Coordinates the scheduled preventative and corrective maintenance on ICT equipment - Coordinates with the Asset Management Unit on proper inventory of records - Organizes the receiving and inspection of new equipment - Assists in formulating the training curriculum and in-house training programs for staff and others within the unit.

Competencies PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of information technology/information management, particularly in LAN/WAN networking, telecommunications, IT security systems. Extensive knowledge and in-depth understanding of routing/switching protocols and significant exposure to and demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of network management, including Local Area Networks, Wide Area Networks, Firewalls, Virtual Private Networks, Network Access Control and Web Filtering. Ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations and prepare drafts for reports on various administrative and related issues. 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.

TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

Education High school diploma or equivalent and training in IT is required.

Job - Specific Qualification Industry Networking and ICT security certifications are desirable.

Work Experience At least six years of working experience in providing ICT operational support services related to Information technology and communications and/or ICT operations support is required

Two (2) year experience in Implementing enterprise Wide Area Network, Local Area Network and information security related projects is required.

Experience in international operations in a post-conflict environment is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.

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

Special Notice - This position is temporarily available for an initial period of 364 days. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

  • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

  • Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

  • This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

  • Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

  • Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

    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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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