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IT Deployment and Assets

Rome (Italy)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Rome (Italy)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-31

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization


Organizational Setting

The Information Technology Division (CIO) is responsible for all IT activities within the Organization. CIO performs on behalf of the Organization the following critical roles\: defining FAO IT policies and providing strategic advice on IT architecture and standards, governance, policy and operational matters while monitoring organizational compliance; defining the mechanisms for managing FAO's information and data; protecting FAO's information assets and ensuring confidentiality, integrity and availability; ensuring provision of IT services that are core for the Organization's global operations and supporting the information and business processes; coordinating organization-wide IT activities in order to reduce duplication and fragmentation and to increase integration of information data, systems and platforms, mobilizing IT resources from across the Organization.

Reporting Lines

Under the direct supervision of the Information Technology Officer (IT Strategic Sourcing, Planning & Control group), the consultant will act as IT Deployment and Assets performing the following functions.

Technical Focus

The incumbent will provide IT deployment and assets services to FAO.

Tasks and responsibilities
The incumbent will\:
  • Daily Review user requests for IT deployment services through a multi-channel single point of contact (e.g. Ticketing system)
  • Fulfil IT logistics, assets and deployment requests, as per defined SLA, including and not limited to equipment hardware asset inventory, computer deployments and equipment write-offs
  • Analyze IT incidents related to deployment; monitor major incident alerts and follow-up on tickets with SLA breach;
  • Elaborate plans for IT deployment requests, equipment dismissal/ write-offs and disposal for FAO HQ
  • Maintain and update IT Inventory, ensuring timely tagging of IT equipment
  • Liaising with SSC for IT assets updates
  • Ensure users requests provide budget code details needed to back-charge the IT deployment services provided
  • Maintain updated database on IT deployment services requests and back-charge details
  • Install standard Software not included in FAO Standard kit;
  • Install of non-standard Software cleared by CIO;
  • Manage FAO Adobe console license assignment;
  • Collaborate on the definition of IT deployment service description, procedures, SLAs
  • Participate in weekly meeting with supervisor in order to check IT deployment service status;
  • Any other related duties.
Minimum Requirements
  • University degree or relevant educational certification in Computer Science, IT Engineering, Professional Software Engineer or closely related discipline.
  • Working knowledge of English.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in similar It Deployment and Assets specialist position

FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Relevant working experience in IT Deployment and Assets area
  • Knowledge of FAO rules and procedures will be an advantage


Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency


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