ICT Officer (Quality Assurance), NO-1, Yemen Outpost to Amman, Jordan (Re-advertised)
The purpose of this engagement is the maintenance, upgrade and full operation of the MIS. To make a difference, the ICT Officer (Quality Assurance) will perform the following key functions / accountabilities: 1. Complement and update all documentation to meet software development best practices quality standards; 2. Support, maintain and upgrade MIS to fully functional MIS solution, both Main-MIS and Mobile MIS as well as data exchange with other providers; 3. Any other related tasks.
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone and we never give up.
For every child, a Champion
UNICEF is a leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for children rights. Child rights begin with safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflict and traverse the life cycle. UNICEF strive to ensure that all children are born alive, stay safe and keep learning.
The Emergency Cash Transfer Project (ECTP) targets 1.5 million vulnerable beneficiary cases (over 9 million people) across all Yemen districts and governorates with unconditional cash transfers in response to the socio-economic crisis. The ECTP is being rolled out nationally by UNICEF as the executing agency, with funds and technical assistance from the World Bank through the International Development Association. UNICEF has established a Project Management Unit (PMU) with staff members operating in Yemen and Jordan, to oversee the implementation.
Thanks to the project success, established networks and protocols, PMU is now implementing the emergency teacher incentives (ETI) which foresees monthly payments to about 136 thousand teachers and support staff.
The ECTP and the ETI require the implementation of Management Information System (MIS) solutions that support the necessary emergency payment delivery functionality and ensure the security of beneficiary data. The solutions rely heavily on technology and use agile methodology and open source, i.e., cloud IaaS, Linux (CentOS), Postgres, JEE, Kibana and Trello. The poor ICT infrastructure in Yemen and especially the challenges in terms of connectivity, required the use of a distributed solution running mobile-MIS that replicate the deltas to cloud based IaaS main-MIS.
For more on our work in Emergency Cash Transfer in Yemen, please visit our website: https://www.unicef.org/yemen/partners_12457.html
How can you make a difference?
The purpose of this engagement is the maintenance, upgrade and full operation of the MIS. To make a difference, the ICT Officer (Quality Assurance) will perform the following key functions / accountabilities:
- Complement and update all documentation to meet software development best practices quality standards;
- Support, maintain and upgrade MIS to fully functional MIS solution, both Main-MIS and Mobile MIS as well as data exchange with other providers;
- Any other related tasks.
For more details on the Job Profile, press CTRL + double-click this document: Job Profile_ICT Officer (Quality Assurance)_NO-1.pdf
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- University degree (Bachelor or higher) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology related areas. Professional quality assurance or software development certification is an asset;
- Minimum one (I) year of relevant professional experience in Software Development as Quality Assurance Officer with experience in CentOS Linux, Postgres, Java Enterprise Edition, RESTful Web Services, and Business Intelligence tools, preferably Kibana;
- Ability to work with a team as well as independently in a multi-cultural and gender-sensitive environment;
- Experience in Cash-Based intervention is an added asset;
- Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
- Familiarity with emergency is considered an asset;
- Fluency in English and Arabic is required.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply – see our entitlements and benefits for our female staff: Female Entitlements Edited2.jpg
“UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.”
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.