Monday, June 27, 2011

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) - Recruits ICT Associate

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the leading UN organization in Reproductive Health and Population and Development, is recruiting personnel for the following position.

Job Position: ICT Associates

Post Level: ICS-06
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Post Number: 00060516
Duty Station: Kaduna
Duration: One year, with possible renewal subject to performance

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and supervision of the Head DO, the IT Associate provides functional leadership in the Management of ICT Tools and Infrastructure for the Sub-Office. S/he ensures efficient and effective ICT Services. S/he delivers quality services in ICT Network Administration and ICT Support Services as well as deploy proactive cutting edge skills to ensure that ICT services meet the evolving needs of the Sub-Office.

S/he takes a client-oriented results-focused approach to interpreting the organizations MIS rules, procedures and guidelines in service of the country programme, providing ICT support and guidance to the Sub-Office and UNFPA supported projects.
Adapts processes and procedures, anticipates and manages operational requirements of programme/project ICT infrastructural systems and processes for the Sub-Office and UNFPA supported projects.
Implements corporate systems and applications in support of ICT management and Sub-Office operations; creates systems and mechanisms for effective management of Sub-Office ICT resources. Builds capacities of UNFPA staff and partners in relevant ICT skills; proposing technologies, tools and methods to support programme delivery.
Ensures Network and Internet Connectivity and other data facilities and messaging applications.
Provides support to the analysis of programme data; template design, instrument coding, data capture, consistency checks, Analysis, tabulation plans and customized table generation as required.
Manages the development and implementation of local computer application(s) required for effective database management.
Ensures seamless introduction of specific computer hardware and software. Maintains Software Definition Library ensuring license compliance for all installed software. Harmonizes software versions and ensure compliance with UNFPA specifications.
Reviews and prepares material for common system activities relating to common UNICT services and systems, representing UNFPA in related inter-agency meetings and working groups.
Undertake any other assignments as may be required by the Head of DO, Deputy Representative and Representative.

Qualification & Experience
The ideal candidate should:
Be a Nigerian national (male or female)
Have a Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering\Computer Science
Have five-Seven years cognate experience
Have proficiency in IT Network Management.
Have working knowledge in computing skills in all software packages, is essential.
Professional qualifications will be an added advantage and work history in the UN system is desirable.
Application Deadline
5th July, 2011

Method of Application
All applications should include functional e-mail addresses and mobile phone numbers, letter of application and detailed curriculum vitae (CV), attached as one file in MS WORD format only. Applications should be addressed to:
The UNFPA Resident Representative, Abuja and forwarded to: latest by 05 July, 2011 and clearly marked: ICT Associate- ICS 06

Please note that UNFPA will respond only to those applicants in whom it has a further interest. In addition, kindly note that ONLY applications sent by e-mail will be accepted. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

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