UNICEF travaille dans certains des endroits les plus difficiles du monde pour atteindre les enfants les plus défavorisés du monde. Pour sauver leur vie. Pour défendre leurs droits. Pour les aider à réaliser leur potentiel.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, learning :
UNICEF has been working in Cameroon since 1975 in order to allow women and children to fully realize their rights to development without restriction, as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides financials and technical support to Cameroon across seven areas in an effort to fully realize the rights of women and children. These areas include Health, HIV/AIDS, Water-sanitation-Hygiene, nutrition, education, child protection and social inclusion. UNICEF focuses mainly on children and the most vulnerable and excluded families. Cameroon 2020 population is estimated at 26,545,863 people according to UN data. The population is young and generates strong socioeconomic demand. In rural areas, limited access to basic social services and effects of climate changes lead to household impoverishment and severe child deprivations. The task is immense but not insurmountable; it requires the energy of all stakeholders in Cameroon and out of Cameroon: also, women, men, youth and children, government, technical and financial partners, donors, civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians, communities. Everyone is invited to take part in the struggle to meet the challenges that lie ahead. It is together that we will act for Cameroon, a country which summarizes the challenges and hopes of Africa.
How can you make a difference?
Purpose of Assignment & Justification : The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Associates perform procedural and some specialized activities pertaining to UNICEF’s ICT systems, which include desktop administration and server operations. Specialized activities typically pertain to the installation and routine configuration of ICT system components and user orientation. Procedural activities include all other processes that may not require the application of specialized information technology training and knowledge, such as maintaining technical and user documentation and/or serving as focal point for receipt and processing of user requests
General ICT / Office Support : ICT Associates at this level perform a full range of procedural activities in support of ICT to ensure effective communications with client departments/divisions/offices and efficient provision of support to other ICT staff.
Activities include :
- Providing first-level support that includes receiving, processing, and logging service requests ;
- Managing lifecycle of ICT incidents assigned to him/her in service management tool ;
- Providing support in conferencing with ICT and audiovisual equipment as and when requested ;
- Creating and assigning work orders ;
- Maintaining and updating files (electronic and paper) and internal databases ;
- Maintaining ICT inventory, manuals and other documentation. This may require the incumbent to lift, move, mount, or store equipment.
Minimal ICT Administration : ICT Associates are accountable for specialized support pertaining to routine ICT activities requiring thorough understanding and application of server, operating system, hardware and software documentation and functionality.
Activities include :
- Installing/upgrading, configuring (routine, standard) and maintaining systems, tools and equipment ;
- Assisting in routine operation and monitoring of server systems ;
- Providing second-level user support/troubleshooting ;
- Extracting data from databases to serve the needs and requests of users, diagnosing errors and correcting as necessary ;
- Performing backups of servers following standard backup procedures ;
- Assisting in the generation of computer reports ;
- Providing on-the-job orientation for users in the use of ICT systems.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have :
- Completion of Secondary education is required, supplemented with formal training in Computer Science, Information Systems, Telecommunications, Engineering ;
- ITIL Foundation Certificate or equivalent customer support certification is an asset.
WORK EXPERIENCE :
- A minimum of six years of practical work experience in information technology, requiring systematic methods of troubleshooting and problem solving is required ;
- Experience in helping users on IT products and services and use of applications and diagnostic tools is required ;
- Practical experience in providing technical and business Customer Support and Services is required ;
- Practical experience and working knowledge of various computer platforms and applications is required.
LANGUAGES : Fluency in French and English is required.
For every Child, you demonstrate
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA)
CORE COMPETENCIES :
- Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1) ;
- Works Collaboratively with others (1) ;
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1) ;
- Innovates and Embraces Change (1) ;
- Thinks and Acts Strategically (1) ;
- Drive to achieve impactful results (1) ;
- Manages ambiguity and complexity (1).
TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE :
- Good knowledge of UNICEF’s ICT regulations, rules and procedures as well as systems and applications ;
- Good working knowledge of computer information systems, including micro-computer operating systems software (e.g. Windows), hardware and applications software and other office technology equipment ;
- Ability to understand data and effectively use office technology systems for its input and extraction ;
- Ability to provide on-the-job orientation to clients ;
- Takes responsibility to respond to service needs promptly and proactively ;
- Demonstrates a high degree of integrity, reliability and honors matters of confidentiality ;
- Ability to handle work quickly and accurately under time constraints.
Demonstrates courtesy, tact, patience and ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process ;
- Female Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Deadline : 31 Oct 2021 W. Central Africa Standard Time.