ICT for Development Analyst, Information Technology Solutions Office
About the programme
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched a new programme to hire young talent of African descent. Young Professionals from Africa and of African Descent programme is a starting point for an exciting career with the United Nations, aiming to attract motivated young professionals with diverse academic and professional backgrounds.
Open to qualified candidates who are 32 years of age or younger in 2021, who self-identify as a person of African descent or are an African national, the programme offers an opportunity for selected candidates to gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced, international environment and the potential to grow into impactful leadership roles in international development.
In 2021, UNFPA will recruit five young professionals to join the team at the UNFPA headquarters in New York. The young professionals will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package with an initial one-year fixed-term appointment at the P-2 level, renewable at least once, subject to satisfactory performance.
The ICT for Development (ICT4Dev) Analyst position is part of the UNFPA Young Professionals from Africa and of African Descent programme. The programme is open to qualified candidates who are 32 years of age or younger in 2021, who self-identify as a person of African descent or are an African national. The programme is intended to provide on-the-job training for young professionals who wish to obtain practical experience in international development and have the potential to grow into impactful leadership roles across the organization.
You will report directly to the Chief, Technology Services and ICT Innovations.
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 9 June 2021 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: New York, USA
Job ID: 37553
How you can make a difference:
UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.
In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.
UNFPA’s Information Technology Solutions Office (ITSO) based at its headquarters location in New York is currently entrusted to provide technology related advice to UNFPA’s Country Offices as well as various governments. The Young Professional (YP) will be pivotal in enhancing the delivery of this function. As part of this responsibility, the YP will be regularly interfacing with various Field Offices to understand their ICT4Dev needs and researching related solutions.
Qualifications and Experience
Advanced university degree in social sciences, ICT or related fields.
Knowledge and Experience:
2 years of experience in the Information and Communications Technology field. Exposure to ICT4Dev at a Non-Governmental Organization or other development agency is desired. Prior experience in developing countries is an asset.
Ability to write clearly and concisely;
Ability to quickly learn new technology;
Excellent communication skills, including basic social media skills in order to enhance interactions among members of the ICT and Programme communities;
Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds.
Fluency in English is required; knowledge of other official UN languages is an asset.
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