Young Professional in the field of ICT
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Close on 8 Jul 2020
Location: Malawi
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Job Description
Background
The UNDP Young Professional Programme (YPP) is designed for highly qualified and motivated young Malawian professionals recently graduated from Masters programmes or in some cases, from Bachelor’s Degree programmes. The programme provides an opportunity to start a development career through "on the job' professional development that can be based on learning from UNDP’s programmes, policies and operations. Training and learning will be part of the day to day activities under the UNDP Young Professional Programme.
Eligibility

Candidates for the UNDP YPP will be selected on a highly competitive basis. The key qualifications required for consideration will include:

  • be under 30 years of age;
  • have an academic qualification, as outlined in respective Terms of Reference completed not more than 2 years ago.

The candidates will be offered a Service Contract for a maximum 2 years, renewable each year. They will receive an "all-inclusive package " to cover living and travel costs. It is estimated that a total of 10 professionals will be recruited in 2020. Estimated start date would be 1st August 2020.

There is no guarantee for a further employment with UNDP after the assignment but the UNDP Malawi YPP program has an excellent reputation among development agencies and government institutions in the country. However, upon completion of the contract, it is expected that the incumbent would have acquired sufficient knowledge, skills and professional competences to pursue a rewarding career in any reputable international organization on a full-time contract basis.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support the implementation of ICT Management systems, the use or Atlas (UNDP's implementation of ERP) functionality for improved business results and improved client services. Ensure effective functioning of the CO hardware and software packages, performance of specific technical functions, changing of hardware electronic components (disks, memories, network wiring, power sources, etc.) and routine repairs.
  • Assistance In installation of commercial and in-house developed software and related upgrades.
  • Support networks Administration, focusing on troubleshooting procedures.
  • Provide administrative support, Maintenance of an up-to-date inventory of software and hardware, library of (CT related reference materials, ICT inventory and stock of supplies and spare parts.
  • Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO.
Competencies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, in English
  • Commitment to the values of the United Nations
  • Ability to work well in teams
  • Creativity and innovative approach to work
  • Strong multicultural skills
  • Knowledge of computer systems and word packages
Required Skills and Experience
University Degree in Information Technology or Computer Science, Certifications in Hardware (A+) and Network Management (N+) and application, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) will be an added advantage.
All candidates must fulfil one of the following criteria:
  • Received a university degree with distinction or credit
  • Held a leadership role while at University
  • Received overseas scholarship to undertake studies (such as Fulbright, Chevening, ODA etc)
Important to note:
  • UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, women and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
  • Please be informed that only the successful candidates will be contacted.

Disclaimer

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All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.

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Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Workforce diversity

UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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About UNDP
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network.  UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

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