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ICT Specialist Job in Zimbabwe at UN Children's Fund

Under the supervision of the Chief of Operations, the incumbent will be responsible for formulation of an office plan for information management, and its implementation, utilizing the available resources, in order to maintain / provide efficient computer information systems and services, and to improve work effectiveness and productivity, consistent with goals, objectives and strategy for the office and the organization.
Key expected results
  1. To ensure IT systems effectively managed to advance the productivity and effectiveness of the office work by implementing the corporate IT policy, strategy, technology, and systems, as per CPMP requirements. Responsible for adequate management of ICT infrastructure that includes office corporate network, data center, telecommunication facilities e.g. BlackBerry, VSAT and local ISP.
  2. Draft administer or oversee IT annual workplan and related budget. Implement office computerization, applications, network, telecommunications, database and records management, ensuring the appropriateness, productivity and cost effectiveness of local computing and telecommunications facilities to meet programme, communication and operations requirements of the office in accord with the Country Programme Management Plan and the UNICEF corporate IT strategy, policies, guidelines, rules and regulations.
  3. Coordinate the introduction and technical operation of organizational computer applications, particularly ProMs. This involves overall understanding of the functioning of system and the interaction of data between sections within the office and with HQ divisions. This will require the upgrading of all equipment as necessary, the establishment of replication procedures, and the maintenance of all systems administration procedures required to run ProMS.
  4. Facilitate coordination and broad integrated planning of information technology activities within the Country Office and the UN ICT inter-agency Team, in the context of internal office management plans, the country programme process and emergency preparedness.
  5. Provide adequate IT support to UNICEF zonal office staff, consultants and visitors, including support to office events organized by UNICEF.
  6. Coordinates office records management through establishment of a records management regime and system for the office. Assists introduction of specific computer hardware and software. This involves piloting of new projects, installation of new hardware and software scheduled with users.
  7. Support the office in communication network on HF/VHF as may be required.
  8. Undertake any other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the supervisor.
Advanced degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, or materially closely related field*.
Five years of relevant work experience in IT management. Experience in an international organization desirable.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of local language of the duty station very desirable. Knowledge of another UN language is desirable.
*A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
Adjusts team or department's approach to embrace changing circumstances.
Analyzes and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources.
Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.
Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
Sets clearly defined objectives and plans activities for self, own team or department.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation. If you want a challenging career while improving the lives of children around the world UNICEF, the leading children’s rights organization, would like to hear from you.
Visit us at to register in our new e-Recruitment system and apply to this and other vacancies, quoting E-VN-2011-001852. Applications must be received by 9 November 2011.
Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.
In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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