Mar 21, 2018
Job Vacancy at United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) ICT Intern UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner. Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations. With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it. A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale. Background Information - Job-specific The internship is learning and working opportunity that targets graduates both fresh and those already in the job market. The intern will assist the ICT Associate to efficiently and effectively manage ICT and support to the Ethiopia operational hub (ETOH). The intern will be exposed to practical learning and working experiences that foster development of his /her path. The Intern will work full time and follow the same working hours as UNOPS employees. Summary Of Key Functions Functional Responsibilities ICT management and administration Network administration and application management Support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing Ensures efficient and effective ICT management and administration, focusing on achievement of the following results:. Participate in the maintenance of inventory of all computer, telecommunication equipment, I/O devices and software existent in the office ensuring compliance with registration and upgrades. Effective functioning (installation, operation and maintenance) of all UNOPS hardware equipment and acquisition of hardware supplies. Performance of specific technical functions, including changing of hardware electronic components (disks, memories, network wiring, power sources, etc.) and routine repairs. Installation of commercial and in-house developed software and related upgrades, anti-virus programs on a timely basis Performance of minor repairs on hardware equipment, as required; Involve in preventive maintenance of ICT Equipment regularly. Advice on project implementation on all activities involving ICT; Ensures efficient network administration and application management services focusing on achievement of the following results: Maintenance of the Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) systems to ensure that Network Operating Systems support databases, documents, resources and data files; Involve in the Installation, upgrading and maintenance of LAN/WAN systems, including applications used in the system; Management and maintenance of equipment and applications associated with electronic mail system; Monitoring of the network connection on a daily basis to ensure a stable and responsive network environment. Trouble-shooting and monitoring of network problems. Ensure that the UNOPS desktop and network resources are protected from malicious virus attacks and work closely with ICT Associate to deploy countermeasures in the event of the attacks. Response to user needs and questions regarding network access. Take a regular backup of the servers and restoration as per the established back up procedure. Support HoSS, IT Associate and Operations Team with preparation and roll out of the office business continuity management and disaster recovery plan. Involve in the maintenance of video conference applications and PABX operations. Participate in testing and installation of telecommunications hardware. Support to the maintenance of the Regional Office website, Intranet and related websites. Support the maintenance of application systems. Provides support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing, focusing on achievement of the following results: Staff training and support on hardware familiarization and maintenance; software applications, file management/maintenance and LAN/WAN systems; Developing and coordinating the production of Technical Instruction Document for Training in Basic Computer Studies and training staff. Advice to management, clients and colleagues on subject matter expertise. Perform other duties as assigned by ICT Associate Education/Experience/Language Requirements Education Masters or Bachelor Degree in information sciences, computer sciences or engineering is required. MCSE, MCITP, A+, CCNA or Equivalent is added advantage. Work Experience Applicants are not required to have professional work experience but experience in ICT and/or academic/voluntary work in the related area(s) would be an advantage. Applicants should have graduated from the above stated fields within three (3) years prior to the applications date of the internship. Language Requirements: Fluency in written and oral English and local language is required. Key Competencies Personal Competencies Ability to work independently, as part of a team. Good communication and interpersonal skills. Willingness to acquire new knowledge and being flexible. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment Ability to produce quality result in time. Technical Competencies Demonstrable proficiency in technically providing user support for all typical office Information &Communication Technology Systems – LAN/WAN/WLAN technologies, printers etc. Ability to troubleshoot and provide computer solutions covering hardware and software. Ability to keep up to date with modern ICT trends Functional Competencies Knowledge Management and Learning Promotes a knowledge-sharing and learning culture in the office Ability to advocate and provide policy advice Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills Additional Considerations Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS. It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time