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Information/Communication Management Assistant - ReliefWeb/UNOCHA (Re-advertisement - Open to Thai Nationals Only)
|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||25-Sep-14 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SC-6|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year with possibility of extension|
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.
Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships:
The Information/Communication Management Assistant will work under the direct supervision of the ReliefWeb Editor in the Asia-Pacific time zone and additional reporting responsibility to the Head, OCHA Regional Office in Bangkok.
Within limits of delegated authority, the ReliefWeb Information/Communication Management Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Assist the ReliefWeb Editor of the time zone in managing the daily updating of ReliefWeb content during Bangkok operation hours (50%):
2. Assist the UN-OCHA Asia-Pacific Regional Office and ReliefWeb on information technology support (50%):
Desktop Administration and Configuration
Server Operations and Administration
Service Installation and Support
Planning and Organizing - Ability to work with minimal amount of supervision, sound organizational skills and ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan.
Commitment to continuous learning - Initiative and willingness to learn new skills, and flexibility to changes in assignment.
Technological Awareness - Solid computer skills, particularly in using relevant information databases, internet services, website editor and “spider” search software, and library sources. Good technical knowledge of hardware and software of information technology infrastructure, servers, workstations, desktop PCs, and peripherals; ability to undertake system programming using widely used programming languages.
Communication - Good communications (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information; effectively train/advise users on information technology issues; prepare written documentation in a clear and concise style.
Teamwork - Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; ability to follow specific team workflow procedures to ensure timeliness, reliability of service to humanitarian community.
Client Orientation – Good client service skills; ability to see things from the clients’ point of view; ability to meet timeline for service delivery and keep clients informed at all times.
Required Skills and Experience
High school or equivalent diploma. University studies in Information Technology, Communication, Library Sciences, or other related studies relevant to Information Management are desirable. Supplemental courses/technical certificate in information technology or other related field; or supplemental training to keep abreast of changes in information technology also desirable.
Six (6) years for high school or four (4) years for bachelor’s holders of progressively responsible professional experience in online communication or IT support. Experience in information management, online editing or desktop publishing is an advantage.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required; knowledge of a second official UN language is desirable.
Other Designable Skills:
This position is open for Thai Nationals only.
Remuneration: Starting THB 670,278 per annum.