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  • Posted on: 23 June, 2011 Deadline: 5 July, 2011
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  • The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the leading UN organization in Reproductive Health and Population and Development, is recruiting personnel for the following position.  

    ICT Associates 
    Post Level: ICS-06
    Type of Contract: Fixed Term
    Post Number: 00060516
    Duty Station: Kaduna 
    Duration: One year, with possible renewal subject to performance 
     
    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
    Under the guidance and supervision of the Head DO, the IT Associate provides functional leadership in the Management of ICT Tools and Infrastructure for the Sub-Office. S/he ensures efficient and effective ICT Services. S/he delivers quality services in ICT Network Administration and ICT Support Services as well as deploy proactive cutting edge skills to ensure that ICT services meet the evolving needs of the Sub-Office. 
     
    S/he takes a client-oriented results-focused approach to interpreting the organizations MIS rules, procedures and guidelines in service of the country programme, providing ICT support and guidance to the Sub-Office and UNFPA supported projects. 
    * Adapts processes and procedures, anticipates and manages operational requirements of programme/project ICT infrastructural systems and processes for the Sub-Office and UNFPA supported projects. 
    * Implements corporate systems and applications in support of ICT management and Sub-Office operations; creates systems and mechanisms for effective management of Sub-Office ICT resources. Builds capacities of UNFPA staff and partners in relevant ICT skills; proposing technologies, tools and methods to support programme delivery. 
    * Ensures Network and Internet Connectivity and other data facilities and messaging applications. 
    * Provides support to the analysis of programme data; template design, instrument coding, data capture, consistency checks, Analysis, tabulation plans and customized table generation as required. 
    * Manages the development and implementation of local computer application(s) required for effective database management. 
    * Ensures seamless introduction of specific computer hardware and software. Maintains Software Definition Library ensuring license compliance for all installed software. Harmonizes software versions and ensure compliance with UNFPA specifications. 
    * Reviews and prepares material for common system activities relating to common UNICT services and systems, representing UNFPA in related inter-agency meetings and working groups. 
    * Undertake any other assignments as may be required by the Head of DO, Deputy Representative and Representative. 
     
     
    QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE 
    The ideal candidate should: 
    * Be a Nigerian national (male or female) 
    * Have a Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering\Computer Science 
    * Have five-Seven years cognate experience 
    * Have proficiency in IT Network Management. 
    * Have working knowledge in computing skills in all software packages, is essential. 
    * Professional qualifications will be an added advantage and work history in the UN system is desirable. 

    Programme Assistant
    Post Level: ICS-05
    Type of Contract: Fixed Term
    Post Number: 00060517
    Duty Station: Kaduna 
    Duration: One year, with possible renewal subject to performance  
     
    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
    Under the General supervision of the Head, Sub-office, Kaduna the Programme Assistant, supports the design, planning and management of the sub-office by providing and managing data inputs, providing logistical support, monitoring project implementation and following up on recommendations. S/he is instrumental in facilitating programme/project implementation using and developing appropriate mechanisms and systems and ensuring compliance with established procedures. 
     
    - S/he works closely with programme and project staff providing secretarial and administration support to programme implementation. 
    - Participates in the identification and formulation of country programme and projects, by compiling and analyzing information in the subject areas of UNFPA assistance to the Government, drafts project documents and work plans and prepares tables and statistical data. 
    - Supports the evaluation of project and programme activities, establishing and implementing mechanisms to systematically assess the achievement of results, conducting field visits, participating in review meetings and evaluation missions and prepare regular inputs to status and progress reports. Facilitates analysis of factors affecting the achievement of results, recommends corrective actions and follow up on recommendations. Ensure proper documentation and processing of approved Implementing Partners Annual Work Plan and quarterly FACE Forms, to relevant Officers and Output Managers for necessary action as well as undertake related ATLAS functions. 
    - In coordination with the sub-office, supports routine implementation of assigned projects, coordination the delivery of project inputs, ensuring participation of national counterparts in training activities and study tours. 
    - Provides logistics and administrative support to SUb-office, inclusive of coordinating review meetings /workshops/ events and other programmatic functions. 
    - Contributes to the creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches of Country office and drafting relevant materials for dissemination. 
    - Supports the advocacy and resource mobilization strategy of the sub-office by compiling and synthesizing relevant background material for use in discussions and public events. 
    - Undertake any other assignments as may be required by the Head of DO, Deputy Representative and Representative. 
     
    QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE 
    The ideal candidate should: 
    * Be a Nigerian national (male or female) 
    * Have Bachelor Degree or Higher National Diploma in Secretarial Administration, Public Administration or in a related field. 
    * Have five experiences in the public and private sector. 
    * Be Fluent in oral and written English 
    * Have working knowledge in computing skills in all software packages, is essential. 

    METHOD OF APPLICATION 
    All applications should include functional e-mail addresses and mobile phone numbers, letter of application and detailed curriculum vitae (CV), attached as one file in MS WORD format only. Applications should be addressed to The UNFPA Resident Representative, Abuja and forwarded to the following e-mail address latest by 05 July, 2011 and clearly marked 

    ICT Associate- ICS 06 – vacancyrhu.ng@unfpa.org
    Programme Associate - ICS 05 – vacancyrhu.ng@unfpa.org
     
    For further details on application process, please visit http://nigeria.unfpa.org/vacancy.htm and submit your application. 
    Please note that UNFPA will respond only to those applicants in whom it has a further interest. In addition, kindly note that ONLY applications sent bye-mail will be accepted. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.
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