Infrastructure/Network Analyst, Information Technology Solutions Office (ITSO), New York, P-2

  • Level: P-2
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 03 Nov 2021 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: New York, USA

The Position:

The Infrastructure/Network Analyst’s role is to support the operations of UNFPA’s global network infrastructure, to facilitate the use of applications in a secured environment and to assist the Technology Services Section in the planning and development of an efficient and cost-effective global network infrastructure deployment model.

You will report directly to the ITSO Telecommunications Specialist

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 (2022-2025), 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.

Job Purpose:

UNFPA maintains a strong network infrastructure at its Headquarters and Field offices to ensure that the uninterrupted and reliable ICT services are delivered to all the users. Therefore, it is important that this infrastructure is properly designed, installed, configured, monitored and upgraded to avoid any disruptions. The purpose of the job is to provide essential network and infrastructure administration services and related management services. 

The job is considered an essential part of the ICT service portfolio as errors in this function could interrupt and cause to shut down the whole UNFPA network infrastructure, resulting in financial losses, organization credibility and staff productivity.

Qualifications and Experience  


Advanced university degree in Computer Science or Engineering or another related field. A first level university degree combined with infrastructure security training and certification programs may be acceptable in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Knowledge and Experience: 

• 2 years’ experience in networking and/or network security at the national or international level in the public/private sector

• Supplemental courses and training in switch, router, security areas plus technical certifications preferably in Cisco switch systems, ITIL v3, and firewall management and configuration are assets

• Experience in supporting network operations in an enterprise environment with hands-on experience in the following areas: Switch configuration; Firewall configuration; TCP/IP protocols; and network infrastructure design

• Working knowledge in the development and maintenance of network equipment/systems as well as cloud technology are required

• Strong analytical skills


Fluency in English is required; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.  

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