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UNOPS Ethiopia Multi-Country Office (ETMCO) exciting Internship opportunity
UNOPS-ETMCO is recruiting for this position: ICT Intern, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Qualified women (female) candidates are encouraged to apply.
The internship is learning and working opportunity that targets fresh graduates. The ICT Intern will assist the ICT Officer to efficiently and effectively manage ICT and support to the Ethiopia Multi-Country Office (ETMCO). The intern will be exposed to practical learning and working experiences that foster development of his /her path. The Intern will work full time and follow the same working hours as UNOPS employees. Functional Responsibilities
The ICT Intern will have an exposure to learning opportunities on the below key ICT functions.ICT management and administration Network administration and application management Support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing
1.Opportunity to learn and work on efficient and effective ICT management and administration, focusing on achievement of the following results:.Participate in the maintenance of inventory of all computer, telecommunication equipment, I/O devices and software existent in the office ensuring compliance with registration and upgrades. Effective functioning (installation, operation and maintenance) of all UNOPS hardware equipment and acquisition of hardware supplies. Performance of specific technical functions, including changing of hardware electronic components (disks, memories, network wiring, power sources, etc.) and routine repairs. Installation of commercial and in-house developed software and related upgrades, anti-virus programs on a timely basis Performance of minor repairs on hardware equipment, as required; Involve in preventive maintenance of ICT Equipment regularly. Advice on project implementation on all activities involving ICT;
2.Opportunity to learn and work on efficient network administration and application management services focusing on achievement of the following results:Maintenance of the Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) systems to ensure that Network Operating Systems support databases, documents, resources and data files; Involve in the Installation, upgrading and maintenance of LAN/WAN systems, including applications used in the system; Management and maintenance of equipment and applications associated with electronic mail system; Monitoring of the network connection on a daily basis to ensure a stable and responsive network environment. Trouble-shooting and monitoring of network problems. On how to ensure UNOPS desktop and network resources protected from malicious virus attacks and work closely with the ICT Officer to deploy countermeasures in the event of the attacks. Response to user needs and questions regarding network access. Take a regular backup of the servers and restoration as per the established back up procedure. Support HoSS, IT Officer and Operations Team with preparation and roll out of the office business continuity management and disaster recovery plan. Involve in the maintenance of video conference applications and PABX operations. Participate in testing and installation of telecommunications hardware. Support to the maintenance of the Regional Office website, Intranet and related websites. Support the maintenance of application systems.
3. Opportunity to learn and work on providing support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing, focusing on achievement of the following results:Staff support on hardware familiarization and maintenance; software applications, file management/maintenance and LAN/WAN systems; Developing and coordinating the production of Technical Instruction Document for Training in Basic Computer Studies and training staff.
4. Perform other duties as assigned by the ICT Officer.Education/Experience/Language requirements
A. EducationBachelor's Degree is required. Area of degree should be preferably in Information Sciences, Information Technology or Computer Sciences or related fields. MCSE, ITIL, CCNA or Equivalent certifications is added advantage.
B. Work ExperienceApplicants are not required to have professional work experience. Applicants should have graduated from the above stated fields within three (3) years prior to the applications date of the internship. Knowledge of Computer Networking and HTML5 is an asset C. Language Requirements
Fluency in written, reading and oral English is required. Knowledge of another UN Official Language is an asset. Competencies Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles. Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role). Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries. Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements. Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving. Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground. Contract type, level and duration - Internship
Contract type: Internship
Contract level: N/A
Contract duration: 6 months
This internship is not designed to lead to a staff position with UNOPS. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of the internship.
Interns may be eligible for a monthly stipend from UNOPS provided that they do not receive funds from other institutions.
For more details about UNOPS internships please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Internships-and-volunteering.aspx Additional Information
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Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes.
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.
UNOPS embraces diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity. Our workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. UNOPS seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce.
Qualified women and candidates from groups which are underrepresented in the UNOPS workforce are encouraged to apply. These include in particular candidates from racialized and/or indigenous groups, members of minority gender identities and sexual orientations, and people with disabilities.
We would like to ensure all candidates perform at their best during the assessment process. If you are shortlisted and require additional assistance to complete any assessment, including reasonable accommodation, please inform our human resources team when you receive an invitation.
Terms and Conditions
For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post.
For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (they take around 4 hours to complete) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS. For more information on a retainer contract here.
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It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential personnel. Recruitment in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.