Fresher United Nations MONUSCO Jobs – Information Technology Officer

Organization: United Nations
Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Grade: NO-B
Vacancy Announcement Number: MONUSCO/52/CITS-ESB/2015
Reports to: ICT Operations
Officer/Technology Officer
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Following the
signing of the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement in July 1999 between the Democratic
Republic of the Congo (DRC) and five regional States (Angola, Namibia, Rwanda,
Uganda and Zimbabwe) in July 1999, the Security Council established the United
Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) by
its resolution 1279 of 30 November 1999, initially to plan for the observation
of the ceasefire and disengagement of forces and maintain liaison with all
parties to the Ceasefire Agreement. Later in a series of resolutions, the
Council expanded the mandate of MONUC to the supervision of the implementation
of the Ceasefire Agreement and assigned multiple related additional tasks.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the
overall supervision of the Chief Technology Officer and the direct supervision
of the ICT Operations Officer/Technology Officer at the location, the Associate
Information Technology Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Actively participates in preparing user requirements
and other technical specifications.
Assists in the design, development and installation
of information technology systems including computer devices and VDIs, servers
and ICT network infrastructure.
Take part in developing and maintaining Information
Technology systems project plans, schedules and budgets. Assist in identifying
appropriate human and technical resources to complete the project, assists in
developing timely status project reports, monitoring project risk factors and
escalating project issues and proving Quality Assurance for all project
Conduct analyses of well-defined modules within the
system, develop enhancements and new features to existing systems; may design
and implement systems as needed.
Undertakes rigorous testing and proving of
applications software.
Maintains assigned portions of systems, providing
operational support for system’s applications, analyzing and implementing
system changes/upgrades, etc.
The incumbent also ensures data security and integrity.
Participates in developing Operational Resilience
Prepares, updates and maintains system’s
documentation and related technical/procedural manuals.
Assists in procurements, including conducting needs
assessments and benchmarks, preparing technical specifications and evaluation
Supports in the set-up and monitoring of software
performance measures.
Work closely with the ICT Associate Training
Officer, drafts training materials and conducts training sessions and
demonstrations of systems for users.
Participates with senior staff in assessing and
testing new technology.
Mentors and supervises other IT Assistants in the
Performs ad hoc duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the United Nations MONUSCO
Information Technology Officer should hold a first-level university degree in
computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics or related
At least two to three years of progressively
responsible experience in the planning, design, development, implementation and
maintenance of computer information systems or related area.
Language:  Fluency in one of the working languages of
the United Nations, English or French, (both oral and written) is required;
knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language
is an advantage.  
Personal Competencies:
Professionalism: Knowledge of
communication equipment with adequate skills for their installation and
maintenance. Knowledge of operations of commercial telecommunications services,
voice and data communications techniques, radio and satellite communication
systems Ability to analyze telecommunication data and conduct reviews. Shows
pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and
mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting
commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by
professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with
difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes
responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal
participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Communication:  Speaks and writes clearly and effectively;
listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds
appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having
two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match
audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Teamwork:  Works collaboratively with colleagues to
achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas
and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before
personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision,
even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit
for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team
NB: The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage
of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or
training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on
applicants’ bank accounts.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandan applicants should send their applications
together with the United Nations Personal History form (P-11), download here, and/or
CV and copies of previous employment certificate(s) by ONE of the following
By Email to:
By Hand: 
Deliver to: Entebbe Support Base, Buku Road.
All applicants
MUST indicate the MONUSCO Job Opening # e.g. Information Technology Officer
For which they
are applying, on the subject line [by email] or in a sealed envelope [by
Mail/by Hand].)
NB: Do not submit original certificate(s) with the
application. In line with the UN policy on gender balance, female candidates
are strongly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 16th October, 2015

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