ICT Associate, (GS-6), Mekelle Ethiopia , Temporary 

Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Level: G-6
Location: Ethiopia
Categories: Information Communication Technology


UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Opportunity

How can you make a difference?

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Associates perform procedural and some specialized activities pertaining to UNICEF’s ICT systems, which include desktop administration and server operations. Specialized activities typically pertain to the installation and routine configuration of ICT system components and user orientation.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

ICT Associates at this level perform a full range of procedural activities in support of ICT to ensure effective communications with client departments/divisions/offices and efficient provision of support to other ICT staff.

Activities include:

• Providing first-level support that includes receiving, processing and logging service requests.

• Managing lifecycle of ICT incidents assigned to him/her in service management tool.

• Providing support in conferencing with ICT and audiovisual equipment as and when requested.

• Creating and assigning work orders.

• Maintaining and updating files (electronic and paper) and internal databases.

• Maintaining ICT inventory, manuals and other documentation. This may require the incumbent to  lift, move, mount, or store equipment.

ICT Associates are accountable for specialized support pertaining to routine ICT activities requiring thorough understanding and application of server, operating system, hardware and software documentation and functionality.

Activities include:

•  Installing/upgrading, configuring (routine, standard) and maintaining systems, tools and equipment.

•  Assisting in routine operation and monitoring of connectivity equipment and servers.

• Providing user support/troubleshooting.

• Extracting data from databases to serve the needs and requests of users, diagnosing errors and correcting as necessary.

• Assisting in the generation of management reports from ERP system.

• Providing on-the-job orientation for users in the use of ICT systems.

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

  • Completion of Secondary education is required, supplemented with formal training in Computer Science, Information Systems, Telecommunications, Engineering. ITIL Foundation Certificate or equivalent customer support certification is an asset.
  • A diploma or degree in computer science, IT, computer engineering would be an asset.
  • A minimum of six (6) years of relevant a in information technology, requiring systematic methods of troubleshooting and problem solving is required.
  • Experience in providing assistance to users on IT products and services and use of applications and diagnostic tools is required. Practical experience in providing technical and business Customer Support and Services is required.
  • Practical experience and working knowledge of various computer platforms and applications is required.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are..

Core Competencies

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles 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.



If you have the required qualification and experience, please submit your application to Ogechi Onuoha at UNICEF Office, Mekelle.
The deadline for the application is 11 October 2021.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

*Please check  this notice board for information on next steps in the recruitment.