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Posting Title:INFORMATION SYSTEMS ASSISTANT, G4
Job Code Title:INFORMATION SYSTEMS ASSISTANT
Department/Office:United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
Duty Station:NAQOURA
Posting Period:23 April 2019 – 22 May 2019
Job Opening Number:19-Information Management Systems-UNIFIL-115463-R-Naqoura (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Service Management Unit, within the Field Technology Section (FTS), United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Naqoura. The incumbent will report to the Chief Service Management, or his/her designate.

Responsibilities

– Assists in providing timely and efficient IT support to all mission components and sites.
– Receives and logs problem calls or service requests in the automated tracking system; Attempts to resolve as many problems calls or service requests on initial contact.
– Diagnoses and resolves hardware, software, or network connectivity problems with minimum delay. Liaises with other areas of FTS to facilitate completion of service requests.
– Escalates problems to the appropriate parties; Detects problem patterns and recommends solutions; Performs quality assurance procedures to ensure client satisfaction.
– Performs tasks related to scheduled service requests, including equipment replacement, equipment installation/de-installation, software installation, LAN connectivity, returns to stock, site surveys, etc.
– Act upon all information security incidents and violations; participates in incidents management activities; assist with the regular security assessments of ICT resources to identify potential weaknesses and provide related data for further analysis to supervisors and ICT security focal points.
– Keeps abreast of latest ICT standards and developments in hardware and software technology; Provides basic training and advice to clients on the use of ICT standard systems and workflow processes; Prepares user and technical documentation. 
– Recommends acquisition of hardware, software, devices and tools to facilitate work; Receives, unpacks, and inspects incoming assets; Troubleshoots, cleans, and repairs/rebuilds equipment. 
– Monitors inventory levels and alerts supervisor when low thresholds are reached. 
– May be required to work on shift assignments, after regular working hours and/or during weekends and holidays, to maintain the ICT service coverage and provide technical support to mission clients.
– Performs other duties as and when required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Good technical skills and knowledge of information technology and applications, including office production and computer network systems. Ability to provide timely and efficient problem assessment, resolution and advise to mission clients on IT issues. Ability to provide technical support on various systems such as server/data, computer networks, ICT security/DRBC. 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; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects 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 the 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 shortcomings.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in computer hardware and software installation and support; network configuration and support; help desk and client support; information systems analysis, database management, systems administration and maintenance, software applications and related work areas is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Recruitment against this position is on a local basis; applicants in the General Service category shall meet the relevant employment requirements of the host country (Lebanon), including fulfilling visa or work permit stipulations. If you fulfill the visa and work permit stipulations for Lebanon, please specify in your cover letter and attach a copy of your visa and work permit under “attachments” of your application in Inspira.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.


No Fee

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.

Above texts are copied from United Nations Official Web Page (careers.un.org) 
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