United Nations Children's Fund – Vacancy Notice Zimbabwe Country Office

United Nations Children's Fund
Zimbabwe Country Office – Vacancy Notice
Please note that UNICEF does not charge a fee or require personal banking details at any stage of the
recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training or any other fees).
UNICEF, the world's leading children's rights organization, has an opening for a passionate and committed
professional who wants to make a lasting difference for children in Zimbabwe. We are seeking people with a
commitment for women and children, high drive for results, demonstrable embracing of diversity, integrity,
demonstrable teamwork, good analytical and organizational skills.
Vacancy Notice No.Zim/2014:12 - Information and Communication Technology Officer (NOB Level)
Zimbabwe (Fixed Term Post) (Re-advertising)
An opportunity has arisen for an ICT Officer to provide technical, operational and procedural support and enduser services within UNICEF Harare. The National Officer will be instrumental in the implementation,
maintenance and improvement of information technology systems, procedures and activities of the office in
accordance with the ICT work plan. The role requires effective planning and organisational skills along with solid
technical experience to support the office’s ICT needs.
Key result areas
 Promote the productivity and effectiveness of the office by drafting and/or administering a relevant
Information Management Plan and Budget, including computerization, telecommunications and records
management, and by ensuring the appropriateness of local computing and telecommunications facilities to
meet programme requirements
 Support the office's information technology needs through seamless integration of UNICEF organizational
computer applications with specific local office requirements.
 Ensure effective customer support in the area of information technology and telecommunications by
providing computer training as well as troubleshooting and ad-hoc technical assistance to users.
 Provide accountability for information technology resources through accurate analysis and evaluation of
office’s ICT needs, sound procurement, cost-effective installation and maintenance, maintaining
software/hardware standards, and regular accurate inventory and reporting of hardware, peripherals and
 Ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the ICT system, LAN and data security, including user
access to computer and telecommunications facilities. Monitor and support Inter-/Intra-net functionality,
security and integrity.
 Enhance knowledge management through coordination of office records management including systems for
the acquisition, storage and retrieval of data; management of the local database capacity required using
standard ICT database.
 Provide advice on correct interpretation and application of ICT policies and guidelines in support of the
office’s information communication technology needs.
Qualifications and Competencies
 Advanced university degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other relevant disciplines.
 At least five years solid hands-on of relevant working experience is required, including development and
implementation of ICT strategies, management and supervision of ICT services and teams, hardware and
software platforms, telecommunications facilities, knowledge of Windows-based packages/applications,
experience in web design and development of web-based office applications.
 LAN/WAN and Telecommunications experience essential
 Sound communication and people skills
If you have experience of working in a similar capacity, meet the above profile and want to make an active and
lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send your application letter together with resume to the
address below. All applications must have a cover letter and a C.V. and applications without cover letters will
not be considered. If sending via email quote “Vacancy Notice No. Zim/2014:12 Information and
Communication Technology Officer NOB Level (Fixed Term Post),” as subject heading. Please email or
drop in person.
United Nations Children’s Fund
6 Fairbridge Avenue
Belgravia, PO Box 1250
Harare, Zimbabwe
263-4 703941
263-4 731849
263-91 276120
HR Manager
(Vacancy Notice: No.Zim/2014:12)
UNICEF, 6 Fairbridge Avenue, Belgravia, Harare
Email: [email protected]
Applications should be received by 14 November 2014 only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff.
Well qualified candidates, particularly women are especially encouraged to apply.
United Nations Children’s Fund
6 Fairbridge Avenue
Belgravia, PO Box 1250
Harare, Zimbabwe
263-4 703941
263-4 731849
263-91 276120