ICT Assistant- Software

Location : ZIMBABWE
Application Deadline :20-Jul-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :9 months

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.


Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Security Advisor, the intern is expected to assist the UNDSS office in a number of tasks as well as to perform a variety of internet research functions.

Duties and Responsibilities

 Assists the UNDSS office in the following tasks:

  •  Developing and maintaining UNDSS software as per requirements;
  • Web development and maintainace of the UNDSS website
  • Google mapping of staff as per required
  • Creating an advanced database of staff and dependents information on MS Excel using conditional formatting and functional formulae;
  • Synchronizing staff and dependents database to UNDSS software;
  • Assumes any other UNDSS tasks assigned by the UN Security Advisor.


 Core Competencies:

  • Commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter and the Organization’s core values – Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity.

Functional Competencies:

Planning and Organizing:

  •  Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor his/her own work plan with very good outcomes;
  •  Ability to work under pressure.


  • Ability to actively seek to improve services, offer new and different options to solve problems/meet client needs, and promote and persuade others to consider new ideas.


  • Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.


  • Proven and sustained communication (verbal and written) skills.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Enrolled in a degree programme (Bachelor or Masters)in computer sciences/engineering however consideration will be made to those with information systems or information technology degrees or any other related qualifications.
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

 Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English


Internships within the UN system are unpaid and subject to conditions the applicant must get familiar with prior to signing his/her internship agreement; The costs associated with the internship must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements for travel, accommodation etc. UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months; UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents, illness or death during the internship; Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;

Application procedure:

The application should contain:

Candidates selected for interview must submit the following documents prior to the interview:

  • Interns are responsible to arrange for their own visa and residence documents, and need to plan for these well in advance;
  • The purpose of the internship is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies; therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship;
  • More information available at: http://www.undp.org/internships.
  • Brief Cover Letter (in English) stating interest in and qualifications for the post and your availability;
  • Current and complete CV in English.
  • Official letter from the University confirming enrolment in a degree programme;
  • A written test may be conducted as part of the interview process.

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