IT Operations Officer

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World Food Programme


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ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

  • These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureaux (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ), and typically report to a more senior Information Technology (IT) Officer, Regional/Country Director or the designate.
  • Job holders operate with minimal supervision, and provide guidance to junior staff to ensure that objectives are achieved. They are responsible for a broad range of daily activities, analytical work and deliver technical support by modifying existing systems, and resolving straightforward issues/problems. They also develop and/or support the usage of systems and applications, data and databases.

JOB PURPOSE

  • To deliver efficient and effective IT and Telecommunications (TC) services, contributing to sound, innovative solutions that enable staff to deliver food assistance to beneficiaries, in line with WFP’s strategy.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Contribute to the development of plans and budgets, and manage the deployment of IT/TC systems aligned with business needs, in accordance with WFP corporate standards.
  • Monitor and maintain IT/TC systems and networks, ensuring appropriate data security and access controls considering both local and wide area network issues; and supporting users to get maximum benefits from them.
  • Install and configure new computer hardware for improving and upgrading system performance; contribute to technology upgrades as required.
  • Contribute to technical specifications and tender documents that support the procurement of IT/TC equipment and services at minimum cost, in line with WFP rules and regulations.
  • Collate and analyse data to contribute to the preparation of accurate reports on IT/TC activities, investments and costs, identifying ideas to increase cost-efficiencies where possible.
  • Maintain and develop technical expertise and understanding of industry developments.
  • Provide advice to managers and users, understanding and resolving issues, and ensuring IT policies, procedures, systems and tools are correctly applied to support them.
  • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  • Contribute to the capability building of staff through the review and/or design of appropriate training programs aimed at developing skills/knowledge in IT and Telecommunications.
  • Coordinate with other UN agencies in order to align activities and maximise possibilities of inter-agency collaboration in the field of IT and TC.
  • Interact effectively with internal and external colleagues and user groups to understand their needs and provide appropriate technical support.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness and contingency planning practices to ensure WFP is able to maintain basic IT services and/or quickly respond and deploy resources to affected areas at the onset of a crisis.
  • Contribute to the preparation of operational plans and deliver resource requirements at the onset of an emergency.
  • Other as required.

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: Advanced university degree in Computer Science or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience or trainings/courses.
  • Language: National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.
  • Experience: At least 3 years of progressive level of responsibility related work experience in IT

Source: https://career5.successfactors.eu//career?career_ns=job_listing&company=C0000168410P&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_GB&career_job_req_id=833049

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