IT Operations Associate Vacancy at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

IT Operations Associate Vacancy at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)



The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: IT Operations Associate – G6

Requisition #: 107336
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract type: Fixed Term (with a probationary period of one year)

Organizational Context

This job is found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureaux (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ). The Job holders report to a Head of the Unit, Chief or Information Technology Officer.

At this level job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to queries with only general guidance

There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen problems on a daily basis. Job holders are expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate a team of support staff.

Job Purpose

To coordinate and guide Information Technology maintenance and support activities to enable the effective delivery of IT services.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

Carry out system and hardware maintenance tasks, such as running specialised network monitoring and system protection, to ensure technology is running effectively.

Monitor technology reliability, identify user needs, analyse data and produce accurate reports in order to recommend IT solutions to support informative decision-making.

Resolve queries independently, escalating if required, to ensure that standard IT questions are answered and accurate information is provided to staff.

Provide standard technical training to end users of commonly used technology and systems, in order to assist WFP staff in conducting their work.

Provide guidance and training to junior colleagues in the delivery of IT support services to support the capability building of staff.

Support the co-ordination of new application implementation in order to provide WFP staff with the tools they need to perform effectively.

Draft standard material such as end-user and technical documentation to ensure staff have access to required information about IT services and products.

Implement improvements to methods and processes within the IT division in order to support the continuous improvement of IT services provided.

Coordinate installation and maintenance of telecommunications systems and equipment, to ensure optimal services in compliance with standard operations procedures.

Coordinate a team of IT staff to ensure individual and team objectives are met in compliance with all relevant regulations and policies.

Follow set emergency response processes and procedures as required to provide support in enabling emergency food assistance needs to be met.

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities
Purpose:

Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.

Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.

Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.

Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.

People:

Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.

Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.

Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.

Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.

Performance:

Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.

Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.

Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.

Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.

Partnership:

Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.

Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.

Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.

Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.

Functional Capabilities

Governance, Strategy and Architecture: Demonstrates awareness of overall IT governance structure and system architecture development to support the process and assist in design of interaction between systems.

Client Management: Exhibits a detailed understanding of customers’ IT requests in order to effectively address and manage internal customers ‘needs. Identifies recurrent issues to propose long-term solutions.

Procurement and Contract Management: Able to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of alternative technologies and vendor service level agreements to consolidate options and assess suitability.

Change Implementation, Project management, Planning and Optimization: Has basic understanding of project management principles to provide basic estimates on timing, resource utilisation and costs to facilitate the project planning process.

Technical Expertise: Continuously updates one’s own knowledge about new technologies and product modifications; Is sought out for advice/expertise and recognized internally as an important technical reference.

Service Management: Monitors and supervises maintenance and installation work against the established standards and protocols for service excellence and takes proper actions to correct inconsistencies and improve overall quality and customer satisfaction. Ensures that operational problems are identified and resolved.

Standard Minimum Qualifications
Education:

Completion of University Degree in the Field of Sciences and Engineering

Language:

Fluency (level C) in English language – both oral and written communication

Fluency in Hausa, Kanuri or any other language in use at the duty station.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role:

Has experience analysing service management results and development service enhancement recommendation

Has experience in setting up Satellite Terminals

Has participated in business process re-engineering efforts and identifying service management improvements

Has experience participating in Country office procurement/budgeting process

Has experience in CISCO networking equipment and has a CISCO certification (CCNP) minimum

Has at least 8years experience in managing WAN/LAN/MAN

Has experience managing users using MS Active Directory.

Our Offer

WFP offers an attractive compensation package.

Deadline: 14th October, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:

Terms and Conditions

Only Nigerian nationals or holders of valid residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position

Applications are to be submitted and recieved online and in English language only.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.

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