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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Kuwait City
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2018-04-15

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Internship - Information Communications Technology (ICT) X2

Kuwait City (Kuwait)

Background

The UNDP internship programme offers an outstanding graduate - level student the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UNDP's work with the objective of deepening his/her knowledge and understanding of UNDP’s goals, principles and activities. It is designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in various professional aspects. You will be a part of the global network where you will get specific tasks and responsibilities. You will gain first-hand experience and understanding of the decision-making processes in one of the world’s biggest multilateral organizations. It is expected that your will show initiative and apply your talent to implement new ICT solutions in a practical manner.UNDP Kuwait is looking for an Information Communications Technology (ICT) Intern supervised by the ICT Associate/ Operations Manager. Students from ICT or similar discipline are welcome to apply, and depending on qualifications, shall be selected for internships. Internships will allow the successful candidates to have the opportunity to work in a multi-cultural international organization. The main objective of this ICT internship is to improve the ICT units’ capacity in providing end user support. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in the daily on-site support on the usage of software and hardware to the end-users;
  • Assists on network infrastructure administration, updating network asset and diagram.
  • Assists with web content management and corporate website platform.
  • Assists on ICT assets management and record keeping.
  • Assists on running unified communication system and setting-up video conference meetings.
  • Assists and gain knowledge on all aspects of SharePoint site development, including requirements gathering, creation of new sites and data input.
  • Helps to ensure that information and communication technology (ICT) equipment is in good working condition and assists with maintenance and minor repairs;
  • Gain competency in the maintenance of inventory records of computer hardware and software;
  • Undertake any other task as determined by the office.

Impact of Results

Work must be conducted with a high quality and accuracy. The key results have an impact on the efficient UNDP office work and overall end user satisfaction. 

Competencies

  • Demonstrates keen interest in the work of the UN, and of UNDP in particular.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Able to communicate effectively with the ability to work independently and in a team;
  • Good in organizing and structuring various tasks and responsibilities;
  • Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Enjoys sharing knowledge and experience. 

Required Skills and Experience

Education: 

  • Student currently enrolled in a Master, or recently completed a Bachelor or Master in Computer Science or related discipline.
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

 Experience: 

  • Knowledge and a user of Microsoft Office productivity tools;
  • Experience in managing and updating website content.
  • Knowledge with network design and network monitoring systems;

Language Requirements: 

  • Fluency in English
  • Working knowledge of Arabic is an asset;

Internship Conditions:

  • Any individual hired under these conditions are not staff and therefore, are not covered by UN Staff Regulations and Rules;
  • UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
  • All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship;
  • The intern must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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