ICT Analyst

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Nairobi, KENYA
Application Deadline :15-Jul-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :NO-A
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :1 year

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Through the Regional Office (RO) for East and Southern Africa, country offices (COs) and multi-country office (MCO) across the region, UN Women builds on a long history of support to governments, civil society and other actors to deliver for women and girls. We advocate for and enhance accountability to enhance women’s political participation and prevent and respond effectively to violence against women. Our economic empowerment programmes seek greater economic security and rights particularly for marginalized groups of women.  Other programmes in the region involve partnering with women in their efforts to engage in peace and reconstruction efforts and push for gender equality (GE) provisions integral to preparing for, mitigating, and responding to disasters and emergencies.  To bolster gender-responsive budgeting and public planning, we assist efforts to monitor the different impacts of budget and policy choices on women and men and to mainstream gender considerations across sector.

Under the overall guidance of the Chief, Information Systems and Telecommunications (IST), in Headquarters and the daily supervision of the Regional Operations Manager of ESARO, the ICT Analyst is required to ensure compliance with UN Women corporate ICT policies and procedures and to act as the focal point for all ICT related matters. The individual provides leadership in execution of ICT services in the Regional Office, develops and implements ICT management systems and strategies, supervises provision of daily technical support to users of information management tools and technology infrastructure.

The incumbent is responsible for review and advice on the use of new technologies that will enhance the Regional Office productivity and support functions to Country Offices, Multi-Country/Programme Presences offices within the region.  The ICT Analyst promotes a client-oriented approach and ensures reliable connectivity of UN Women’s corporate systems and applications, by maintaining up to date infrastructure.

The ICT Analyst supervises the ICT team, providing assistance and support on information management tools, technology infrastructure and ensures availability of the Local Area Network (LAN) and the Wide Area Network (WAN) environments in coordination with multiple services providers, including UNON. The ICT Analyst will work closely with Country Office management, Programme and Operations teams in the Country Office staff for resolving complex ICT-related issues while liaising with HQ IST team. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure implementation of ICT strategies and introduce new technologies in accordance with corporate information management and technology standards, guidelines and procedures

  • Develop and review internal ICT policies and procedures in compliance with corporate ICT standards, guidelines and procedures
  • Elaborate on the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in ICT in consultation with office management;
  • Develop and update the ICT annual work plan for the office;
  • Provide IT support in the use of ERP platform and other corporate systems in place by UN Women for improved business results and improved client services including Atlas ERP, OneApp systems for results management, partner agreements and donor agreements, etc. 

Manage UN Women hardware and software packages at the Regional Office level

  • Install, operate, and maintain all RO hardware equipment;
  • Provide advice on the acquisition of hardware supplies;
  • Make routine repairs and change of hardware electronic components;
  • Plan, install and maintain all communication systems including mobile and satellite phones;
  • Supervise and implement corporate UN Women software systems in the office;
  • Develop new software packages for high impact results (e.g. office management system, electronic registry, etc) following the corporate ICT standards, as required;
  • Ensure UN Women desktop and network resources are protected from malicious virus attacks and deploy countermeasures in the event of the attacks;
  • Maintain an up-to-date inventory of the software and hardware.

Ensure efficient networks administration

  • Ensure a stable and responsive network environment based on daily monitoring of the network connections.
  • Ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability of RO ICT systems and information assets.
  • Operate network utility procedures, defining network users and security attributes;
  • Establish directories, menus and drive-mappings; configure network printers and provide user access;
  • Trouble-shoot and monitor network problems; respond to user needs and questions regarding network access;
  • Maintain up-to-date parameters of information for the network clients and electronic mail;
  • Implement backup and restoration procedures for local drives; maintain backup logs; organize off-site storage of backups;
  • Maintain measures for business continuity and disaster recover processes and procedures including backup and restoration of both server and local storage facilities;
  • Manage Local Area Network (LAN) Infrastructure and Internet connectivity meet UN Women requirements.

Provide web management services

  • Identify opportunities and ways of converting business processes into web-based systems to address the issues of efficiency (office management system, donor profile software, knowledge management systems);
  • Maintain the RO website and SharePoint Intranet and extranet sites.
  • Provide advice to country offices on content management needs

Provide administrative support regarding ICT issues

  • Provide advice to the procurement of new ICT equipment for the CO/MCO/RO and Country Offices, provide technical specifications and information on best options in both local and international markets, review quotations and bids;
  • Maintain inventory and stock of supplies and spare parts in cooperation with the Procurement Unit;
  • Provide ICT support to key office and Programme events -  including support for virtual meetings,  as required.

Provide technical support and advice to RO and Country Office and Programme Presence staff

  • Diagnose, evaluate, and prioritize requests for assistance from staff in RO/MCO/CO and programme presence countries experiencing problems with hardware, application software, operating systems, networking and other computer related issues;
  • Provide strategic advice and direction to COs and programme presence countries;
  • Set up and ensure RO/MCO/CO staff have new email accounts;
  • Ensure all ICT on-boarding requirements are met for new staff;
  • Visit field offices; provide technical support and oversight in implementing ICT systems.

Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO/MCO/RO

  • Identify and promote different systems and applications for optimal content management, knowledge management and sharing, information provision;
  • Organize and lead trainings for the CO/MCO/RO staff on ICT issues;
  • Ensure staff training profiles and library of reference materials are maintained;
  • Synthesize lessons learned and best practices in ICT.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Creation of quality ICT strategies and procedures for RO needs
  • Well maintained and serviced hardware and software
  • Timely and quality support and advice to clients
  • Timely and quality maintenance of internet and intranet web sites
  • Timely and quality training sessions and reference materials


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent knowledge of PC/LAN operating systems, Microsoft Windows, corporate ICT security and virus protection systems;
  • Excellent PC hardware troubleshooting skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning Software, Office365, SharePoint and Azure services
  • Excellent knowledge of database packages;
  • Excellent knowledge of video conferencing and telecommunication;
  • Ability to review a variety of data, identify and adjust discrepancies;
  • Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, elaboration and implementation of new systems;
  • Ability to provide advice and guidance

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification:

  • A master’s degree in Information systems, Computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering or other related field is highly desirable;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • Relevant certification in network administration is required e.g. Cisco Certified Network Engineer (CCNE) and Microsoft Certified Systems;
  • Engineer (MCSE) or Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). If certification is not available at the time of recruitment, it should be obtained within 6 months;
  • Relevant certification in IT Security is highly desirable 


  • A minimum of 1 year of progressively responsible experience in the implementation and administration of large-scale network, hardware/ software, ICT infrastructure and Telecommunications is required; 
  • Experience in IT security is required:
  • Experience in Microsoft Office365, Azure and SharePoint is highly desirable:
  • Experience in business intelligence tools is highly desirable such as PowerBI, or any other tools.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset;

Please attach a completed P11 to your application. Kindly note that applications without a completed and signed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

UN Women Personal History form (P-11) can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment .

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need. 

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application. 

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.) 


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