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ICT Helpdesk Technician

Tokyo (Japan)

  • Organization: UNU - United Nations University
  • Location: Tokyo (Japan)
  • Grade: PSA - Personnel Service Agreement - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-29

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About UN University


For the past four decades, UNU has been a go-to think tank for impartial research on the pressing global problems of human survival, conflict prevention, development, and welfare. With more than 400 researchers in 13 countries, UNU’s work spans the full breadth of the 17 SDGs, generating policy-relevant knowledge to effect positive global change. UNU maintains more than 200 collaborations with UN agencies and leading universities and research institutions across the globe.


United Nations University – Campus Computing Centre (C3)

The Campus Computing Centre (C3) serves as the technology arm of the United Nations University, providing, responsive, user-focused and cost-effective information and communications technology (ICT) solutions that assist UNU and its institutes in successfully achieving their respective missions.   In fulfilling this responsibility, C3 is committed to guiding the University’s strategic technology direction and overseeing the coordination and support of ICT infrastructure, resources and services in alignment with the University’s mission and goals.

Job Description

C3 invites candidates to apply for the position of ICT Helpdesk Technician. Initial training and shadowing will be provided to successful candidates. The role will ultimately be autonomous, with the potential ICT Helpdesk Technician being expected to logically prioritize and address issues under their responsibility.


  •  Diagnose, debug and resolve end-user technical problems via helpdesk ticket system, email, phone or in person
  • Ensure problems and issues are systematically tracked, escalated accordingly and followed up on in a timely manner
  • Collaborate with colleagues while working on short-term and long-term ICT projects
  • Assist in the provisioning of IP telephone services, computer and email accounts
  • Identify and escalate incidents requiring urgent attention
  • Other ICT Support tasks designated by supervisor

Requirement and Qualifications

  •  Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2+ years of experience in helpdesk support (or equivalent face-to-face, client support)
  • Spoken and written fluency of the English language
  • Experience with Windows Operating System desktop support and multi-function printers
  • Understanding and basic experience with networking and IP phones
  • Familiarity and experience with Mac/macOS environment
  • Experience with computer hardware and software installation, configuration, and administration
  • Proven interpersonal skills, ability to work in the multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity

Familiarity and experience with some or all the following applications is not required but is desirable

  •  Windows Image Deployment & Administration
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • VMWare
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection
  • Office 365 and associated services
  • IP Networking

UNU 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 and become part of the organisation.

UNU has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNU, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.


Remuneration based on experience. This is a locally recruited position and no relocation allowance applies. The successful candidate will be employed under a local contract and will not hold international civil servant status nor be a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations. UNU does not sponsor a working visa for this position.

Duration of contract

This is a full-time employment on a one (1) year Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) contract with UNU-Centre Tokyo with the possibility for renewal subject to requirements and satisfactory work performance, with the combined duration of appointments not exceeding six (6) years. 

Starting date

As soon as possible

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should submit their application online through Impactpool and upload the following documents there:

  • A cover letter setting out how the qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position;
  • An updated curriculum vitae
  • Copies of your academic certificates (Degree/Diploma).
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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