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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nutrition
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Engineering
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2017-04-25

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Unified Nutrition Information System (UNISE) Support Manager-Ethiopian Nationals Only

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)


Provide on-the-ground technical support and oversight for implementation of the United Nutrition Information System for Ethiopia (UNISE).

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Assignment

 Provide on-the-ground technical support and oversight for implementation of the United Nutrition Information System for Ethiopia (UNISE).

Assignment Tasks:

Under the supervision of the Nutrition Specialist (P4), the UNISE Implementation Support Manager is expected to: 

  1. Provide indirect technical support during the UNISE piloting phase including:
  1. Support UNISE System and Database Developer in conducting training of trainers at Federal and Regional level for pilot development and cascade trainings to pilot zones and woredas.
  2. Deploy the UNISE system and tools to woredas selected for pilot test, provide technical support in the field of coding and database maintenance during the pilot phase, and provide debugging to the trainee's in case of software errors.
  3. Update and troubleshoot the system as per the needs identified from the pilot.
  4. Document lessons learned, challenges and recommendations from the pilot
  1. Provide direct technical support during the UNISE roll-out
    1. Conduct trainings of trainers at regional levels on supervision the UNISE data collection and conducting data analysis.
    2. Conduct when possible or support remotely cascade trainings to zones on supervising the UNISE data collection and conducting data analysis.
    3. Provide technical support in the field of coding and database maintenance, and conduct trouble-shooting and debugging for woreda-level deployment of the UNISE APPLICATIONS.
  2. Support redeployment of the UNISE if applications and outputs are modified
  3. Provide on the ground support for maintenance and management of the system.

 It is to be noted that each task requires intensive travel to regions, zones and woredas.

 Expected Deliverables

  1. Submission and approval of UNISE pilot deployment progress report.
  2. Submission and approval of weekly/bi-weekly UNISE roll-put progress report.
  3. Submission and approval of final report on UNISE deployment including lessons learned and recommendations.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate


A first degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Information System Management, with proven software development skills.

Years of relevant experience

5 years of documented and progressive work experience in computer and software implementation and configuration domain.

At least one previous experience in similar assignment.

Technical Competencies

  • Good knowledge of MS SQL 2014, Microsoft Visual Studio framework 2013, DevExpress development framework, C# programming language, HTML 5.
  • Skills in debugging and fixing software errors.
  • Competence in configuring, maintenance and troubleshooting Servers, Server Operating system (Microsoft windows server 2012 roles and feature)
  • Ability at preparing System and User level trainings to the user of the software
  • Capacity in troubleshooting in TCP/IP networks, for ensuring connectivity and software usage

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • At least a local Ethiopian language is essential






Competencies of Successful Candidate

 Professional Competencies


  1. Core Values
    • Commitment
    • Diversity and inclusion
    • Integrity
  2. Core Competencies
    • Communication (II)
    • Working with people (II)
    • Drive for results (II)
  3. Functional Competencies
    • Analysing (III)
    • Deciding and initiating action (II)
    • Applying Technical Expertise (III)
    • Relating and networking (II)

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Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable).  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

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