ICT Associate
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Close on 24 Sep 2020
Location: Bangkok (Thailand)
Grade: LICA-6, Associate
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Job Description

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.

THOH

​​​​​​Thailand Operations Hub (THOH) is a UNOPS business unit under the UNOPS Asia Regional Office and it was established to better support, develop and oversee the UNOPS portfolio of projects in South East Asia and the Pacific.

The Hub comprises three main portfolios –THOH Thailand, THOH Indonesia and THOH Pacific and provides a wide range of services including Project Management, Transactional HR, Financial, and Procurement to clients that include other UN entities, INGOs and governments/government agencies donors. Most of THOH projects are implemented in South East Asia and the Pacific.

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Procurement Officer and the technical guidance of the ICT colleagues in HQ and BSSC, the ICT Associate is responsible for efficient and effective ICT management and support to the operations in THOH Thailand and Pacific Countries as well the Office of the Regional Director for UNOPS Asia Region. In the discharge of her/his duties, the ICT Associate liaises with UNOPS programme support colleagues in order to ensure best support and provides support in the administration business stream.

Functions/Key Results Expected
  • ICT client services, management and administration

  • Network administration

  • General administration support

  • Knowledge Building and Knowledge Sharing


Functional Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities include the following:

  1. ICT client services, management and administration

  • Ensures efficient and effective ICT client services, management and administration, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Implementation of ICT and operational strategies compliant with UNOPS rules, regulations, policies and framework.

  • Provision of fast, friendly, and effective user support.

  • Advice on information technology and systems planning exercises undertaken in the Business Unit, and representing the Business Unit in those undertaken throughout UNOPS.

  • Participation in the development of ICT standards and strategies for the Business Unit

  • Maintenance of inventory of all computer, audio/video communication equipment, and software in the Business Unit, ensuring compliance with asset management policies.

  • Interaction with HQ and ICT personnel from other UN agencies in the area to share and exchange information and expertise on applications and tools.

  • Effective functioning (installation, operation and maintenance) of all UNOPS hardware equipment and acquisition of hardware supplies, approved software and application of updates and patches in a timely manner.

  • Supervision of information and communication services of the Business Unit and managed projects.

  • Effective advice on all project implementation activities involving ICT; the hardware and software procurement process; and establishment and maintenance of a roster of potential suppliers.

  • Active networking with clients, addressing and improving common areas of concern.

  • Provision of consulting services, ICT audit inspections and/or facilitation of selection/deployment of software to projects, seeking technical advice and support from HQ ICT personnel, as required.

  • Liaison with UNOPS HQ, and other relevant units, to determine hardware and software requirements.

  • Acting as effective UNOPS' liaison with the local UN partner agencies on issues relating to UNOPS ICT.


2. Network administration
  • Ensures efficient network administration, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Maintenance of network and internet connectivity to ensure stable operation, availability of bandwidth, and reliable connection to the internet and HQ based systems

  • Valid hardware maintenance agreements, to ensure timely resolution of hardware failures.

  • A stable and responsive network environment based on daily monitoring of the network connection.

  • Ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability of UNOPS ICT systems and UNOPS information assets.

  • Monitor and maintain proper backups of UNOPS data. Maintenance of measures in place for business continuity and disaster recovery processes and procedures Maintenance of video conference and telephony operations


3. General administration support
  • Backstops the Administrative Assistant in their absence.

  • Provide support in the management of facilities, utilities, assets and inventory.


4. Knowledge Building and Knowledge Sharing
  • Provide sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice by synthesizing of lessons learnt and dissemination of best practices in human resources.

  • Collect feedback, ideas, and internal knowledge about processes and best practices and utilize productively.

  • Participates, organizes and delivers trainings for the operations/ projects staff in ICT services.



Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Education:

  • Secondary education or high school diploma with specialized training in IT, ICT, Information Systems/Sciences, Computer Sciences or related specialization required.

  • A relevant technical diploma, technical license, or first university degree is preferred and may substitute some of the required years of experience.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in the field of information technology and/or telecommunications and systems, preferably in an international environment.

  • Experience in IT networking and network security, hardware and software installation and maintenance, troubleshooting and implementation of ICT strategies is highly preferred.

  • Prior related experience in the UN system is an asset.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.

  • Expertise in GSuite an asset.

  • Experience in providing support in the area of general administration (such as travel, facilities and utilities management, asset management, inventory management, etc) an asset.

Language:

  • Fluency in English is required.


Contract type: ICA

Contract level: LICA-6
Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx


  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

The position is based in a family duty station.

About UNOPS

UNOPS helps the UN and its partners provide peace and security, humanitarian and development solutions. 

Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development. We are focused on implementation, with a commitment to UN values and private sector efficiency.

UNOPS is a service provider, a technical advisor and an implementer of projects. We help the UN and other partners provide peace and security, humanitarian and development solutions.

Our mission

Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development. 

Our vision 

Our vision is a world where people can live full lives supported by appropriate, sustainable and resilient infrastructure and by the efficient, transparent use of public resources in procurement and project management.

Our purpose

We help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.

We bring to this task the values and principles of the United Nations and the innovation, boldness, speed and efficiency of a self-financed institution. 

We bring the highest international standards to what we do, while respecting local contexts. We do this as our contribution to tackling the huge challenges of the 21st century.

We provide practical solutions to assist our partners to save lives, protect people and their rights, and to build a better world. 

We aspire to be a leader in the efforts to channel private sector investments for social and environmental impact while addressing the immense needs for sustainable development. 

What drives us is a passion to fight inequalities and to provide opportunities to those most vulnerable. This means we often work in the most challenging environments, building foundations for communities to function and people to live with dignity and respect. 

We are passionate about quality: In our people and in what we do. 

We earn the trust of those we work with by caring about what they value, and by delivering on our promise to always act in the service of people in need.