UNDP - ICT Analyst, Operations
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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kazakhstan is contributing to the country’s development through the following programmatic priorities outlined in the Country Programme Document 2021-2025 (CPD): 1) addressing social vulnerabilities and inequalities, 2) effective and accountable institutions, 3) climate and disaster resilience and low-carbon growth, and 4) diversified and knowledge-based economic growth. The CPD is implemented by the UNDP Country Office (CO) in Kazakhstan, located primarily in Nur-Sultan, with a limited presence in Almaty and other project-based locations. The CO is structured into Programme, Management & Program Support, and Operations units, with the latter being responsible for strategic administrative and human resources management, efficient procurement and logistical services, and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and ensuring consistency with UNDP rules and regulations. There are two Common Premises units in the Operations which have ICT teams lead by an ICT Analyst.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Implementation of IT strategies
- Development of information and documentation management system
- Effective functioning of the CO hardware and software packages
- Implementation of Digital technologies and advancement of Digital Transformation across the CO including fostering CO capacities in using digital tools to improve efficiency within teams
- Provision of web management services
- Support to ICT Teams of the Nur-Sultan and Almaty Common Premises
- Full compliance with corporate information management and technology standards, guidelines and procedures for the CO technology environment.
- Analysis of the requirement and elaboration of internal policies and procedures on the use of ICT.
- CO ICT business processes mapping and elaboration/establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in ICT management, control of the workflows in the ICT teams.
- Participation in the office business process re-engineering activities.
- Provision of advice on and assistance in procurement of new ICT equipment for the CO and projects, provision of technical specifications and information on best options in both local and international markets.
- Development and update of the ICT annual plan and road map. Development and update of the business continuity plan, disaster recovery plan, ICT infrastructure and training plans. Follow up on their implementation.
- Provision of support to the use of Atlas (UNDP’s implementation of PeopleSoft ERP) functionality for improved business results and improved client services.
- Full accountability of the respective key indicators on the Dashboard(s).
- Participation in UNDP Oversight and Support Team meetings as applicable.
- Development and implementation of CO information and documentation management system in accordance with UNDP policy and the country office needs.
- Ensuring CO hardware and software platforms meet the UNDP standards and CO key business processes.
- Provision of advice on maintenance of equipment and acquisition of hardware supplies
- Supervision of the implementation of corporate UNDP systems.
- Implementation of digital technologies to increase work efficiency and eliminate manual work and duplication.
- Provision of analytical and advisory support to projects implemented by the country office in areas of Digital Transformation, use of innovative technologies in project implementation, process automation, etc.
- Leading the effort to embed digital solutions in the programmatic activities (Project Documents) as well as the corporate planning processes (Strategic Plan, Country Programme Documents, Integrated Work Plan) guided by UNDP’s Digital Strategy.
- Improving CO capacities in digital literacy through skills training, peer exchange and knowledge development.
- Development or deployment of new software tools for high impact results (e.g. office automation systems, work efficiency tools, data management tools, etc).
- Identification of the opportunities and ways of conveying business processes into web-based systems to address the issues of efficiency (office management system, donor profile software, knowledge management systems).
- Creation and maintenance of the CO web site and intranet ensuring that the content is updated and meets the requirements of UNDP.
- Efficient networks administration.
- User equipment management.
- Management of assets and inventory, and IT supplies and spare parts.
- Knowledge building and knowledge sharing.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree or equivalent in Information systems, Information Management or Bachelors degree with two additional years of relevant experience in Computer Science or related discipline is accepted in lieu of Master’s degree.
- Cisco Certified Network Engineer (CCNE) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). If certification is not available at the time of recruitment, it should be obtained within 6 months.
- 2 years of relevant working experience, including development and implementation of ICT strategies, management and supervision of ICT services and teams, hardware and software platforms, telecommunications facilities, knowledge of Windows-based packages/applications, experience in web design and development of web-based office applications.
- Fluency in English, Kazakh and/or Russian.
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