Information Comm. Technology Specialist

United Nations Children's Fund

Cairo, Egypt

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: IT and ICT

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education, and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries.

Under the general guidance of the supervisor, the ICT Specialist will manage, lead, and support the ICT functional accountability and internally manage ICT function and externally enhance collaboration and capacity building; improve the delivery of results and knowledge management; build business relationships and foster innovation.  

Key Functions and accountabilities:

Below is a summary of the key accountabilities and tasks:

  • Manage the ICT function and provide technical and operational support,
  • Enhance collaboration, build internal and external relationships and capacity.
  • Improve results delivery.
  • Foster innovation.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…


  • An advanced university degree is required in computer science, software engineering, information technology management, business administration or another relevant technical field.
  • Or A first-level university degree in a relevant field combined with seven years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in information technology management and business operations in a large international organization and/or corporation is required. Experience in a UN organization is an asset.
  • Certification and/or proven experience in one of these several ICT technical competencies: ICT Project Management, Business Analytics, Information Security, ICT Audit and Risk Management, Telecommunications, Networks Information Security and Software Engineering and Programming
  • Fluency in English & Arabic is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.