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Information Comm. Technology Manager, P-4, Abuja, Nigeria #20084 (for non Nigerian nationals only)


  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Abuja
  • Grade: Mid level - P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

The ICT Manager is accountable for the timely delivery and ongoing support of reliable, secure and cost effective information and communications technology systems, administration and technical support to enable the efficient flow of information and the reliable performance of all corporate systems applications in support of UNICEF programme, communication and operations, to contribute to the achievement of the established goals, objectives, budgets, and work plans consistent with priority needs and requirements of the Office. The ICT Manager is accountable for effective technical leadership for ICT systems management and administrations in accordance with the UNCIEF ICT policy, strategy, security guidelines ensuring the compliance to corporate standard architecture and ICT security.

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

The ICT function supports UNICEF’s mission and strategic plan by enabling programme and operational effectiveness and efficiency through innovation, partnerships and providing ICT solutions and services in a timely, secure and safe manner.

How can you make a difference?

Summary of the key functions, accountabilities and related duties or tasks include:

1. Management of ICT Systems

Ensure that ICT systems effectively managed to advance the productivity and effectiveness of the office work by implementing the corporate ICT policy, strategy, technology, and systems, as per CPMP requirements.

2.  Information/Knowledge Management

Support and implement tools for information/knowledge management and knowledge-sharing to provide the vital and strategic information for managing and supporting  the Country Programme the goals and targets of the CPMP and the Country Programme.

3.  Infrastructure and Security

Ensure that the Country Office is provided with effective infrastructure and security.

4.  Applications Administrations

Ensure that the Country Office is provided with professional technical support for effective administrations of corporate applications.

5. Network Administration/Data Communication/ Telecommunications

Ensure that the Country Office is provided with professional technical support for effective network administration, Tele and data communication.

6. User support & assistance

Ensure that the Country Office is provided with professional technical support for the user in the areas of information technology.

7. ICT Evaluation and Audit

Evaluation of ICT systems effectively utilized to ensure the strategic use of information technology and resources, improved performance and wider learning at Country Office level.  Audit recommendations on ICT properly advised and implemented.

8. ICT Capacity Building

Ensure that the ICT capacities of Country Office staff are strengthened enabling them to increasingly engage in information technology management processes.

9. Communication, Networking and Partnerships 

Ensure that all of the above tasks are carried out and accomplished through effective communication, networking and partnerships.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  1. Educational Qualification

Advanced university degree or equivalent background, in computer science, information systems, or other relevant disciplines, with specialized training or appropriate experience in the fields broadly applicable to the job.

  1. Work Experience

•  Professional work experience

   Eight years of relevant professional work experience in ICT area. Developing country work experience (for IP) or field work experience (for NO).

•  Background/familiarity with Emergency.

  1. Language

Fluency in English and another UN language (IP).

Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station (NO).

Additional language(s) an asset


For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others and (8) Nurtures, leads and manages people

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female are encouraged to apply.

[If Applicable] Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

This vacancy is now closed.
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