Senior IT Operations Associate (SCOPE)

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Computers/IT
Posted on 14 Sep, 2021
Closing on 28 Sep, 2021
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Job Description

WFP, SAVING LIVES... CHANGING LIVES

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Yemen is pleased to announce the below Fixed Term & Service Contract vacancy advertisement.

Contract duration:             1 year with possibility of extensions

 

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
 

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.  We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.

Aiming to feed 13 million of the most vulnerable people with food assistance, WFP’s emergency response in Yemen is the agency’s largest anywhere in the world. WFP also provides nutrition support to 1.7 million children and mothers and delivers school meals to 850,000 children each day.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureaux (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ). The Job holders report to a Head of the Unit, Chief or Information Technology Officer.
At this level job holders typically have independent responsibility for technical, specialized work including planning, organization, coordination and setting objectives. They deal with issues that are often undefined and involve areas of uncertainty and complex inter-relationships. The instructions received are broad and the job holders are expected to consistently demonstrate a high degree of personal responsibility and initiative to respond independently to queries. Job holders have a level of IT expertise and knowledge to adapt and develop standard systems and processes in order to continually improve the level of support provided. Job holders are typically expected to motivate and develop a team of support staff and/or are responsible for specialized support service(s) where the work is undertaken with the help of specially designed techniques, methods and processes.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Manage WFP-standard SCOPE hardware and software, such as offline workstations, Point of Sales, as well as applications and programs, utilities, and auxiliary software.
  • Manage operation team to ensure SCOPE technical support is delivered in cost and efficient way for beneficiary registration and transfer of entitlement.
  • Perform analysis, diagnosis, and resolution of SCOPE issues for end-users (Retailers, Financial Service Providers, CPs etc.), implementing corrective solutions as required.
  • Monitor technical complaints raised by different stakeholders and provide regular feedback after resolving. 
  • Support all technical processes during new interventions rollout through SCOPE, and capture lessons learnt.
  • Work closely with all counter parts (Internal and External) to ensure activities are carried out as planned.
  • Communicate regularly with SCOPE support team in Sana’a and maintain visibility on issues statuses.
  • Provide weekly /monthly status reports for the pending ticket and burning issue raised during implementation and SCOPE rollout.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES 2

  • Process and streamline the implementation of SCOPE technical changes.
  • Conduct assessment missions to properly benchmark the availability of the required services for the registration and distributions.
  • Participate in data review and cleansing and support the data and business analysis team to provide user-centric reporting.  
  • Assist in the preparation of materials and the delivery of trainings in close collaboration with the Head of training based in Sanaa, on automated business processes to ensure efficient and effective use of solutions.
  • Provide trainings and on job coaching to WFP focal points for different modalities, cooperating partners, Financial Service Providers, retailers, and other SCOPE affiliated stakeholders.
  • Manage alignment of service levels related to SCOPE incidents with SLAs to strive high quality support services to Internal and External stakeholders on the full range of SCOPE features and functionalities.
  • Perform other duties when required.

JOB PURPOSE

To lead Information Technology maintenance and support activities to enable the effective delivery of IT services. 

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Proven experience in a network administrator role.
  • Hands on experience in networking, routing, and switching.
  • Excellent knowledge of best practices around management, control, and monitoring of server infrastructure.
  • Experience with firewalls, Internet VPN’s remote implementation, troubleshooting, and problem resolution is desired.
  • Ability to set up and configure server hardware.
  • Familiarity with backup and recovery software and methodologies.
  • Great at organizing, prioritizing, and multitasking

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.
Experience: Six or more years of progressively responsible support work experience in related field.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. Fluency (level C) in Arabic language.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.

People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.

Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
  •  Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.

Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Capability Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Governance, Strategy and Architecture

Shares knowledge of IT governance process and system architecture development with team and analyses current designs for improvements and enhancements while ensuring compliance with legislation and specifies any required changes.

Change Implementation, Project management, Planning and Optimization

Utilises working knowledge of project and change management approaches to collect and analyse relevant data from multiple stakeholders to develop evidence-based business case for change.

Technical Expertise

Exhibits deep technical knowledge in area of expertise and actively transfers knowledge to strengthen the skill base across the function; considers the most appropriate use of technical resources to ensure skill development and optimization of resource allocation.

Service Management

Monitors and supervises maintenance and installation work against the established standards and protocols for service excellence and takes proper actions to correct inconsistencies and improve overall quality and customer satisfaction. Ensures that operational problems are identified and resolved.

Client Management

Exhibits a detailed understanding of customers’ IT requests in order to effectively address and manage internal customers ‘needs. Identifies recurrent issues to propose long-term solutions.

Procurement and Contract Management

Able to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of alternative technologies and vendor service level agreements to consolidate options and assess suitability.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • WFP is an equal opportunity employer.
  • WFP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
  • The applicant should be a Yemeni national or having work/residency permit.
  • Only candidates who are short-listed will be contacted.
  • Applications must be submitted online with:
  1. Use English language only.
  2. Indicate all your job TOR.
  3. Indicate clear years of experience with each job (month/year)
  • By submitting your application, you have read the Terms of Reference for this position and agree that any false, wrong or incomplete information might lead to your disqualification in this recruitment process.
  • (NB: Successful candidates vetted as viable candidates through the application process will be retained on internal roster for a two-year period and may be given further consideration for future similar specific position advertised in the duty station.)

How to Apply

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

28th September 2021

WFP never uses external recruitment agencies and recruitment is always is free of charge. WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. The selection of staff are made on a competitive basis and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. Only applicants whose profiles meet the advertised job requirements will be considered and only within the announced deadline.
 

لا يقوم برنامج الأغذية العالمي بالاستعانة ابداً بأشخاص او بوكالات خارجية في التوظيف، علماً بان عملية التوظيف دائماً مجانية. يبحث برنامج الأغذية العالمي عن مرشحين من أعلى درجات النزاهة والكفاءة المهنية والذين يتقاسمون مبادئنا الإنسانية.

يتم اختيار الموظفين على أساس تنافسي ونحن ملتزمون بتعزيز التنوع والتوازن بين الجنسين. سيتم النظر فقط للمتقدمين الذين تفي ملفاتهم الشخصية بمتطلبات الوظيفة المعلن عنها، وفقط خلال الموعد النهائي المعلن

Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

 

To Apply, please visit the following links accordingly:

Link for WFP Staff: Click here

Link For Non-WFP candidates: Click here

Important Notes / مقترحات هامة

Following the instructions on How to apply will always increase your chances of getting your application looked at.
إتباع تعليمات التقديم المذكورة في كل إعلان ستزيد من فرصة النظر لسيرتك الذاتية من قبل الجهة المعلنة
If you’re applying by email, make sure you mention the job title in the “Subject” field of your message
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