ICT Associate

United Nations Office for Project Services

Valencia, Spain

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: IT and ICT

The Service for Geospatial, Information and Telecommunications Technologies at the UNGSC provides a critical role as the as the resilient operational hub for the support and delivery of technology services and solutions to field operations and a broad range of Secretariat and United Nations system clients. As a unified, singular service provider, SGITT provides reliable, resilient, and innovative geospatial, communications and information technology services, including centralized connectivity, hosting and monitoring support, ensuring that staff members in field missions and at Headquarters have access to critical enterprise systems.
The UN Global Service Centre (UNGSC), SGITT’s requirements are immediate, and a project approach is determined to be the most suitable mechanism to rapidly provide the requirement resources and to build the capacity envisaged.
SGITT is charged with implementing and maintaining standards, procedures, and templates related to the adopted Project Management Framework. Ensure that all the processes, operations, quality of deliverables are managed efficiently and provide reports. Manage projects aligned with SGITT goals and objectives defined in the organizational strategies, work plan and measured in the RBB and the Benefits realization framework.
UNOPS has signed a Financial Agreement with UNGSC to provide expert capacity to UNGSC SGITT to support its PMO, Project Management, and Project Management System (MS Project Online, or other Project Management Tools) activities.
The ICT Associate will carry out his/her tasks at UNGSC/SGITT/IOS in Valencia, Spain.
The incumbent of this position will be a staff member of UNOPS under its full responsibility.

Functional Responsibilities:
Under the overall supervision of the UNOPS Senior Programme Manager or a designated person, the incumbent works under the direct guidance and supervision of the Chief, Programme Management and Planning Unit, at the UN ICT Facility in Valencia, Spain and is responsible for following duties:

Summary of Key Functions:
  • Programme and Project Management
  • Research and Analysis
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
Programme and Project Management:
  • Provides general ICT programme management, project management and administrative support for a range of programmes and projects to ensure their smooth running and implementation.
  • Prioritizes tasks and organizes work based on general direction from the supervisor and carries out a broad range of activities, including planning, documentation management, reporting and logistics support.
  • Actively assists in project coordination and stakeholders’ meetings and track individual contributors and their accomplishments as required.
Analysis and Documentation: 
  • Supports the translation of business requirements into technical and functional requirements.
  • Contributes actively to developing, documenting, and executing detailed project work plans and schedules.
  • Participates in customer sessions to collect, analyze, validate, and document business requirements, processes, business rules and workflows.
  • Researches and recommends solutions to issues and assists in the preparation of change requests to resolve them.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Supports the Monitoring and measurement of  project progress and project documentation compliance as required by adopted project methodology and standard processes.
  • Identifies trendsetter ideas by researching industry and related events, publications, and announcements.
  • Assists in the evaluation and solution of potential project risks and issues.
  • Performs other duties as may be reasonably required and in line with the incumbent's scope of services above.
 Education/Experience/Language requirements:

candidates With No United Nations Or Unops Experience Are Strongly Encouraged To Apply:

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • A first level university degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) preferably in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Communications, or relevant fields may substitute for some of the required years of experience
  • Candidates with higher education (post graduate degree) may be considered with a reduced experience requirement.
Required experience:
  • A minimum of 6 years of practical experience in supporting the management of ICT projects or related areas.
  • Experience in running projects using PRINCE2 project management or similar framework.
  • Experience using Microsoft Project Management Tool
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner and/or PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certification
  • ITIL Foundation Certification
  • Fluency in English (read, write, speak) is required. 
  • Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an asset.