Thursday, February 9, 2017

IT Specialist

Background Information UNOPS:
UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peace building, 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.
Background Information – Cambodia
UNOPS established its Cambodia Office (KHOC) in early 2013 which oversees a diverse set of projects/programs that includes a multi-donor funded project to support the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, the Malaria Programs funded by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), the Regional Ardemisinin Initiative (RAI), advisory services to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Governance related projects funded by the EU as well as nutrition related initiatives.
UNOPS KHOC is also overseeing business activities and providing support and services to UNOPS operations in other countries, especially within the Mekong Region and the Philippines.
UNOPS KHOC is in the process of expanding its area of engagement in cooperation with its development partners, focusing mainly on a portfolio comprised of projects and programs in the infrastructure, governance, procurement, justice and agricultural sector and subsequently is looking for qualified and committed experts.
Under the EU Contribution for the Electoral Reform in Cambodia, UNOPS procures goods and manages grants on behalf of the EU, in order to contribute to the credibility and acceptability of the Commune election of 2017 and the General election of 2018.
The IT Systems Specialist will be responsible for following up on how the equipment procured under this action is contributing to reaching the overall and specific objectives. Identification of goods to procure will be identified jointly by the EU and NEC.
Functional Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervisor of the Project Manager, the incumbent will work in close coordination with other members of KHOC and will perform the following specific duties and responsibilities for UNOPS implemented projects.
  • Ensure that ICT equipment procured with funding from the EU will be accurately registered, utilized and well maintained as outlined in the respective rules and regulations
  • Communicate with, and provide feedback on ongoing progress, potential issues and challenges, to the PM and the EU on a regular basis and provide suggestion on mitigation measures.
  • Conduct regular spot checks to ensure that damaged or non-functioning equipment will be repaired or replaced in accordance with the project procedures and warranty clauses.
  • Liaise with other donor funded projects to minimize the risk of duplications and ensure compatibility of ICT equipment in the procurement plan.
  • Support the procurement Specialist in maintaining and regularly up-dating the procurement plan.
  • Conduct regular market research to keep abreast of technical development in the ICT sector relevant to the assignment.
UNOPS Core Values/Competencies:
· Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
· Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNOPS;
· Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
· Integrity;
· Professionalism;
· Results orientation;
· Communications skills and the ability to build effective working relationships
· Client orientation;
· Technological awareness.
Functional competencies:
· Proven organizational skills and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks while fostering quality, team spirit and positive working relationships with colleagues;
· Continually displays confidence as a leader, even under challenging circumstances;
· Ability to innovate within established procedures and models and to manage complex situations to resolve issues and deliver results.
Education:
· Master degree, preferably in Information Sciences, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Master of Electoral Policy and Administration, Electoral Operations, or a related field.
· Bachelor degree in Information Sciences, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electoral Policy and Administration, Electoral Operations, or a related field in combination with additional 2 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of Master degree.
Experience:
· A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the field of information technology and/or telecommunication and systems;
· Experience in working for electoral projects is required.
Language:
· Fluency in written and oral English is required.

HOW TO APPLY:
The applications will be received through the UNOPS GPRS online platform below. Applications submitted through other means will not be considered.

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