Temporary appointment: Senior ICT Associate, GS-7, Business Innovation and Support Section (BIS), Global Shared Services Centre, Budapest, Hungary

  • Added Date: Friday, 24 May 2024
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 09 June 2024
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UNICEF works in some of the worldโ€™s toughest places, to reach the worldโ€™s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

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, a calling.

We are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not a job, itโ€™s a calling.

UNICEF's Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC) in Budapest, Hungary provides services to UNICEF offices globally in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Payroll and Information Technology. For more information about GSSC please visit our webpage at Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC) ย and check this YouTube.

UNICEF GSSC has a continuous improvement process which often identify needed changes in process and integration of various system, this sometime result in automating manual processes and finding innovative ways to improve performance of teams and overall operations. The Senior ICT Associateโ€™s goal is to support the GSSC with process automation, development of solutions to implementation and maintenance.

How can you make a difference?

Senior ICT Associate will perform a variety of activities related to process optimization and automation, development and maintenance of RPA solutions while ensuring applicable compliance, quality and documentation standards are met and maintained. The work requires close partnering with HR, Payroll, Finance, IT subject matter experts and other stakeholders sharing information and ensure an optimal solution to the business.

This is a temporary appointment for an initial period of 364 days. It is a great opportunity for career development in a fast-paced, multicultural context and for taking the first step towards an international career as part of the UN family.

Key functions, accountabilities, and related tasks:

Process Optimization and Automation Support the POA team in improving and automating GSSC processes Understand and analyze business processes to identify opportunities for automation. Develop solutions in different programming languages and automation tools (e.g., AutoIt, Blue Prism, VBA, SQL, PowerShell). Participate in documenting business requirements. Mentor and coach early adopters of the developed products in business units. Conduct functional testing of provided solutions. Systems Integration between Agora and Other Platforms Provide support on systems integration between Agora and other systems/platforms such as ServiceNow, Active Directory, SAP systems, PageUp, and others. Technical Support for the AGORA Platform Provide technical system support to the Customer Care and Global Learning Center teams for the Agora Platform. Liaise with the vendor, ICTD, and the GSSC Global Learning Center to plan and implement system maintenance, technical upgrades, and deploy platform patches.

For further information please consult the detailed Terms of Reference.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will haveโ€ฆ

Completion of secondary education (high school diploma) is a minimum requirement, supplemented with university-level courses in system engineering or programming or automation or equivalent specialized training is an asset. Minimum 7 years of work experience is required out of which 3 years is in process automation, programming. A completed first level university degree (Bachelorโ€™s degree) from an accredited institution will be considered as 3 yearsโ€™ work experience (for fully completed degrees only). Programming skills in in any programming language like Python, AutoIt Script, Powershell, VB script, SQL, etcโ€ฆ is required. Programming skills on any RPA platforms is an asset. Good knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, MS Vision), including ERP systems such as SAP or similar. Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

Internal applicants (holders of fixed-term, continuing contracts) from the GSSC are required to complete their Learning Paths corresponding to their current levels before applying for other positions. Additionally, they must attach a snapshot of the completed path to their applications. Applications that do not meet this requirement will not be considered. For further details on learning paths, please visit the L&D Portal Learning and Development (sharepoint.com).

As an advocate for every child, you will receive

UNICEF offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting HUF 844,000 per month. Please check SalCalcLocal (undp.org) for simulation. Holidays and leave, including 18 days of annual leave per year Parental leave Dependency allowance United Nations sponsored medical insurance plan Pension plan Optional life insurance plan Access to professional development and learning programs, online learning and learning path Access to staff well-being support Access to career development support

Please visit Compensation and Benefit site on UNICEF Career page

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โš ๏ธ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฐ: ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐š ๐ฃ๐จ๐› ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐๐Ž๐–!

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEFโ€™s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post areโ€ฆ

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the worldโ€™s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


General Service (GS) staff are locally recruited staff and therefore, candidates are personally responsible for any travel and accommodation arrangements. UNICEF does not facilitate MFA accreditation for locally recruited staff.

Applicants must be nationals of EU countries or in possession of a valid work permit. Please attach a copy of your work permit to your application submission.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. ย Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with

UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

This vacancy is archived.

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