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Senior IT Assistant

Addis Ababa

  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: Administrative support - Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date:

Hardship Level

C

Family Type

Non Family with Residential Location

Family Type

Non Family with Residential LocationDanger Pay

Residential location (if applicable)

Addis Ababa,Eth Fed Dem Rep

Grade

GS5

Staff Member / Affiliate Type

General Service

Reason

Regular > Regular Assignment

Remote work accepted

No

Target Start Date

2023-01-16-08:00

Job Posting End Date

December 9, 2022

Standard Job Description

Senior IT Assistant Organizational Setting and Work Relationships The Senior IT Assistant will work under the direct supervision of a Senior Officer and the technical supervision of an IT Officer at Sub/Branch/Multi-Country office level. The incumbent may play a supervisory role in overlooking the day-to-day activities of the Telecom Operators in the offices in the area of coverage. S/he has working relationships with UNHCR staff members in the office and other offices within the country of assignment as well as with staff of UN agencies and other UNHCR partners within the area of responsibility (AOR) to exchange information and to provide assistance. All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity. Duties - Assist the office in implementing set standards for applications that meets the needs of the users and supports the overall Information and Communication Technology. - Monitor and maintain the LAN, Network Servers, Routers, Printers, LAN Points, Switches, Patch panels, Access points, HF and VHF bases, HF and VHF relay stations, Satellite Modem¿to prevent faults occurring. - Carry out missions for new installations and routine maintenance tours of ICT equipment. - Ensure that ICT problem recovery is done as quickly as possible and make regular system back-ups. - Assist with the installation of the software packages, basic repair/maintenance of computer hardware, HF and VHF equipment. - Train UNHCR staff on email system, utilization of VHF handhelds, telephone system. - Add and remove users from the Networks. - Maintain the inventory of ICT equipment and keep track of movements of ICT equipment. - Draft mails and memoranda on ICT matters. - Assist in the drafting of technical documentation on radio equipment operating procedures - Certify invoices and delivery notes and pass for payment. - Evaluate needs for upgrading and eventually replacing ICT equipment in the field, to meet with UNHCR standards. - Select the most efficient and economic means for the transmission of messages, taking into consideration the nature and priority of communications to be transmitted. - Carry out administrative duties, within the area of competence as assigned. - To decide on appropriate resolution to incidents. - Escalating incidents where they cannot be resolved at the office level - Perform other related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level For G5- 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher Field(s) of Education Not applicable Certificates and/or Licenses Telecommunication Information Technology. (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential) Relevant Job Experience Essential Relevant experience in the ICT field. Desirable Hands-on experience with wireless and VoIP systems, electricity, generators, lightning protection an asset. Functional Skills IT-Computer Literacy (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential) Language Requirements For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English. For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language. For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English. All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power. As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise. This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Desired Candidate Profile

The generic job description to be applied

Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level):

English

,

Desired languages

Amharic

,

Tigrigna

Operational context

Occupational Safety and Health Considerations:

Nature of Position:

Living and Working Conditions:


 

Additional Qualifications

Skills

IT-IT Radio Communications (HF, UHF, VHF), IT-IT Wireless Communications Technology, IT-Microsoft Office Productivity Software, TR-Training - Virtual and face to face

Education

Certifications

ITIL V3 Foundation Level - AXELOS Ltd, Satellite Communications - Other

Work Experience

Annual Budget OL in Operation/Office, Number of Persons of Concern Served, Number of Workforce in Operation/Work Setting, Workforce to Supervise, Working with Persons of Concern: Internally Displaced Persons, Working with Persons of Concern: Refugees

Competencies

Accountability, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Organizational awareness, Planning & organizing, Teamwork & collaboration

UNHCR Salary Calculator

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Compendium

Functional clearance

This position doesn't require a functional clearance
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