Information Communication Technology Assistant, (GS-5) at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Information Communication Technology Assistant, (GS-5) at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Information Communication Technology Assistant

Location: Abuja

Job type: Temporary Appointment

Job Description

  • We are seeks to recruit an ICT assistant to support the team on a short-term basis.
  • The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Assistant is accountable for the delivery of effective and efficient Help Desk first line support services to all UNICEF Abuja Staff.
  • Responsible for diagnosing, resolving or escalating to Second Level Support and Global Shared Service Center (GSSC) Help Desk calls related to IT applications or processes in a timely manner.
  • The incumbent provides call documentation and reports using Service Gateway, supports migration related to new technologies; and provides support and guidance to users.

Key End-Results

  • Timely and effective first-level user support that includes receiving, processing and logging service requests.
  • Effective support is provided for implementation of IT initiatives.
  • Documentation on Help Desk support processes and procedures in Service Gateway.
  • Provide support in conferencing with ICT and audiovisual equipment as and when requested

Main Responsibilities

  • Timely and effective user support is provided on an on-going basis, by performing first level help desk support functions.
  • Swiftly responds to incoming calls and communication, registers all incidents/queries using Service Gateway and provides first level answers and resolution as is possible.
  • Dispatches service calls, in a timely manner, to the correct groups or Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) as appropriate.
  • Supports ICT project roll outs and its implementation. Assists to plan and implement new IT initiatives or migration projects, including rollout of new installations, upgrades of hardware, software, or operating systems.
  • Escalation is properly directed in a timely manner. Works with SMEs or second line support to identify correct procedures and solutions in a timely manner and properly documents the procedures.
  • Deployment of hardware and software as per UNICEF ICT standards and support for Conferencing.
  • Assist in the installation, configuration and/or troubleshooting of computer hardware (ie desktop/laptop computers, printers, video/tele-conferencing devices, digital scanners, photocopiers and related accessories.
  • Assist in the installation of software (ie UNICEF Windows OS image and application software).

Minimum Qualification and Competencies

  • Completion of Secondary Education supplemented with formal training on computer related courses. Computer literacy and ability to effectively use standard office software, tools and technologies.

Work Experience

  • Five (5) years of practical professional work experience in information technology, as well as systematic methods of troubleshooting and analytical problem solving, providing assistance to users on ICT products and services, and use of applications and diagnostic tools.
  • Practical experience with various computer platforms and applications: operating systems, email and database systems, Microsoft Office product suites, Help Desk software, advanced PC/laptop/printer installation, configuration, troubleshooting and repairs.
  • Work experience in providing ICT support to remote field offices in developing countries an asset.

 Deadline: 4th July, 2024

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