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ICT Specialist at UNOPS

ICT Specialist at UNOPS

Work with NGOs Starting Salary- Ksh 200k
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UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peace building, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

Job Description:

The ICT Specialist, reporting to the Project Manager, is responsible for providing detailed technical analysis of the existing systems in place, guidance on the requirements for the ongoing development of new systems, and quality assurance for their implementation. They are the key liaison between the Project Manager and the other project stakeholders when ensuring that all software development activities are performed to a high standard and that the project’s outcomes are achieved with good quality products.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare clear and concise specifications and documentation that communicates requirements to service providers using industry standard approaches;
  • Collaborating with teams to find optimal architecture approaches for each project, including software transition plans and sustainable solutions for existing tools;
  • Consolidate and report key performance indicators obtained from local service groups;
  • Advise system developers on design, tools, licensing, implementation and support of ICT software infrastructure;
  • Contribute to an initial technology assessment of the project environment, including gap analysis and recommendations for the approach to the implementation phase;
  • Establish and maintain coding standards, best practices, code reviews and adherence to laid down standard operating procedures;
  • Act as mentor for technical team members, leading by example and providing guidance in improving skills;
  • Review technical plans prepared by partners and advise on feasibility and soundness of proposed approach;
  • Assist in technical evaluation of procurement activities where requested by partners;
  • Provide quality reports during and after delivery of software solutions by project partners;
  • Monitor and measure project progress and prepare project reports as required;
  • Plan and execute change management activities to ensure efficient transition into operations and utilization of project deliverables by the projects;
  • Facilitate customer workshops/interviews to collect, analyze, validate and document business requirements, processes, business rules and workflows;
  • Plan, design and execute application testing, user testing and release management;
  • Maintain records of project files and other supporting documents;
  • Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for planning and knowledge building.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) preferably in computer science or information systems. A relevant Bachelor’s degree in related studies, combined with an additional 2 years’ experience may be accepted in lieu of a Master’s degree.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the implementation of complex software development projects is required Especially in these fields of Architecture Planning,Client/Support Services,Business Process Mapping,ICT Formulation, Enterprise System Design and Implementation.
  • Experience working with or within international organizations is an asset.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the implementation of complex software development projects is required Especially in these fields of Architecture Planning,Client/Support Services,Business Process Mapping,ICT Formulation, Enterprise System Design and Implementation.
  • Experience working with or within international organizations is an asset.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

How to Apply

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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 UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request. The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS. This position is based in a family duty station    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.

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