INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANT

negotiable / YEAR Expired 3 weeks ago
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JOB DETAIL

Org. Setting and Reporting
The Position is in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the occupied Palestinian territory. The incumbent reports to the National Operations Manager in the OPT office and to the Information Systems Officer in OHCHR IMTS.
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Information Technology Assistant will be responsible for the following duties: Desktop Administration and Configuration • Monitors all staff computers running to ensure that software distributions, regular updates are being delivered and installed correctly. • Performs desktop troubleshooting in conjunction with the Help Desk. • Provides technical advice to staff when necessary. • Provides guidance and training to new/junior staff. • Prepares, maintains, and updates files (electronic and paper) and internal databases. • Drafts documentation and reports. • Performs other related duties as required. Server Operations and Administration • Installs, configures, tests and deploys server hardware and software, including Local Area Network, Operating Systems, Electronic mail, Unix, Linux, Lotus Notes, Citrix, SharePoint Database systems, Internet Web software, firewall, Domain Name Server (DNS), DHCP, mail relay, and various security software. • Performs administration, operation, technical support, and monitoring of server systems. • Undertakes troubleshooting of server systems. If the problem persists, escalates to a higher level in accordance with procedures. • Assists in identifying the need for new systems or re-engineering of the existing systems. • Responds to requests from user offices and assists in providing IT solutions • Implements backups of servers following standard backup procedures. • Provides guidance and training to new/junior staff. • Prepares, maintains, and updates files (electronic and paper) and internal databases. • Drafts documentation and reports. • Performs other related duties as required. Service Installation and Support • Attempts to resolve problem calls or service requests as needed. • Performs tasks related to scheduled service requests, including equipment replacement, equipment installation/de-installation, software installation, LAN connection, returns to stock, site surveys, etc. • Diagnoses and resolves any hardware, software, or connectivity problem with minimum delay. • Provides basic training to end-users on the use of standard systems and applications; • Drafts end-user and/or technical documentation. • Escalates problems/tasks to the appropriate parties in accordance with established procedure to or IOCT in GVA IT Focal points in coordination with Operations Manager • Detects problem patterns and recommends solutions. • Keeps abreast of developments in technology both in the UN and in the industry in general; • Performs other related duties as required. Procurement and Logistics • Receive, unpacks, and inspects all incoming assets. • Enters assets and asset transactions into the automated inventory management system in accordance with established procedure. • Obeys and enforces all security procedures. • Troubleshoots, cleans, and repairs/rebuilds equipment. • Performs more complex hardware and software configuration tasks such as creating standard images. • Sorts, compiles, and stores equipment in accordance with work orders and/or equipment condition; • Prepares and releases equipment for service requests. • Monitors inventory levels and initiates procurement when low thresholds are reached. • Keeps abreast of developments in technology in the UN and in the industry in general. • Recommends acquisition of hardware, software, devices, tools, etc. to facilitate work. • Performs other duties as required. Other • Assists with the collection and analysis of data as well as preparation of data presentations and reports for information sharing, responding to queries, knowledge management, planning and decision making. • Assists with visualizations and updating information material such as web pages or brochures.
Competencies
Professionalism: Knowledge of information technology and applications, including computer system networks. Good technical skills, ability to conduct network maintenance, provide server services and user support. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. Able to perform analysis, modeling and interpretation of data in support of decision-making. Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors’ language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Education
High school diploma or equivalent.
Job – Specific Qualification
Not available.
Work Experience
A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in information technology or related area is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to five for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher. Experience in LAN/TCP/IP network, windows systems, Microsoft Office 365, and network administration tools is desirable Experience of computer security including firewall systems and virus protection with Symantec Programs is desirable.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English and Arabic is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.
Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice
Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds. Candidate selected will be granted a fixed-term appointment limited (“FTAlimited”) in accordance with section 2.2 (b) of administrative instruction ST/AI/2013/1 on Administration of fixed-term appointments. United Nations Secretariat staff members who meet the definition of “internal candidate” in staff rule 4.10, who are selected for a position subject to FTA-limited will be reassigned to the position without a lien to their parent position. This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. Applicants for positions in the General Service and related categories must be authorized to work for the United Nations in the duty station where the position is located. Eligible applicants selected from outside the duty station are responsible for any expenses in connection with their relocation to the duty station. Staff members subject to local recruitment are not eligible for allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment. At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
Ramallah, Palestinian Territory
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