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Information Communication Technology Manager, UNICEF


Closing date: Monday, 6 June 2016

Job no: 496080
Work type: Fixed Term Staff
Location: Kenya
Categories: Information Communication Technology, P-4
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Purpose of the Position
Based on the established policies, guidelines and service level agreements (SLAs), the role of the incumbent is to exercise a large scope of ICT functional accountability and internally manage complex ICT systems and operations and externally enhance collaboration and capacity building; improve the delivery of results and knowledge management; build business relationships and foster innovation.
Key Expected Results
1. Manage ICT function and provide technical and operational support
  • Manage ICT and supervise Staff to enable the implementation of corporate ICT priorities, solutions and services;
  • Prepare ICT related plans, budget, set priorities and performance indicators as well as yearend assessment, reviews and reporting;
  • Safeguard the physical and logical security and safety of ICT environment and infrastructure;
  • Provide quality assurance projects and activities in accordance with ICT functional accountabilities.
  • Monitor risks and threats to ICT environment or infrastructure and take appropriate action;
  • Manage compliance and escalate exceptions (proactive) and deviations (reactive);
  • Manage ICT-related communication materials internally, from NYHQ, GSSC or regional office;
  • Support the office business continuity plans development and ensure the inclusion of ICT inputs and perspective;
  • Act as UNICEF focal point for inter-agency activities;
  • Liaise with regional office, GSSC and ITSS to keep abreast of new initiatives and opportunities to innovate and modernize office operations and to contribute to the collective ICT evolution;
  • Validate the compliance with the host government regulatory requirements vis-a-vis the Basic Cooperation Agreement (BCA), i.e., data collection of sensitive information or personally identifiable information (PII), telecommunications licenses, use of specialized equipment, such as HF/VHF radios, high-gain antennae, satellite phones, VSATs, VOIP, drones, etc.
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