Information Communication Technology (Systems) Intern, Harare, Zimbabwe (open only to nationals of Zimbabwe)
Job Number: 527960 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Zimbabwe
Work Type : Internship
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1. Rationale and context of the assignment
The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) section is responsible for enabling effective programme delivery by providing reliable and secure ICT infrastructure and by implementing innovative technology-based solutions. The section provides ICT support for around 160 users (Staff, Consultants, Volunteers and Interns).
The section is currently implementing and planned to initiate many hardware, software and system upgrade projects. Therefore this is a very good opportunity for a qualified student intern to provide ICT section with assistance in the area of hardware configuration and installation, software installations and upgrades, user support, troubleshooting and develop their skills and gain good experience in turn.
Therefore, UNICEF Zimbabwe ICT section is looking to engage an intern for a period of 6 months to assist and support the section
2. Scope of work and objectives
UNICEF Zimbabwe requires an enthusiastic and committed ICT Intern to support providing efficient and effective ICT services maintaining high standards.
Under the guidance of ICT Specialist, the Intern will assist in the following tasks:
Support configuration of computer and telecommunication equipment and services
Help troubleshooting hardware software and networking issues
Support routine maintenance of printers and scanners.
Provide support to ICT hardware upgrade projects
Help staff members configuring BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) smart devices
Prepare obsolete equipment for disposal
Support reconciliation of invoices for payments, maintain payments records
Attending to payment queries and proof of payment.
Support setting up conference room audio video equipment
Setting up of workstations
Other duties as assigned by ICT specialist.
This will be a full-time internship; the duration will be for 6 months from date of assumption of duty.
4. Conditions of Intern
Health/Medical insurance: Intern is required to hold valid health/accident insurance. UNICEF accepts no responsibilities for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship whether on or off UNICEF premises.
Employment: There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship.
Visa: UNICEF is not responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.
UNICEF will provide all necessary administrative and logistical support according to guidelines for supporting Interns.
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6. Requirements for Intern: Key Competencies, Skills and Experience
Current eligible undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students in an Information and Communication Technology discipline. The candidate may also be a recent graduate in the last 2 years.
Effective communication and organization skills
Computer literate with e-mail, word processing and spreadsheet skills
Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact with multidisciplinary teams.
Good organizational skills
Experience working with youth organization in youth programming or youth engagement is an added advantage.
Fluency in English and local language is required.
Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office
Have no other relatives in the line of authority which the intern will report to
UNICEF may pay the intern a monthly stipend to be based on applicable rates up to a maximum of six months, subject to the availability of funds.
Other Internship Costs and Payment Modalities
Daily subsistence Allowance (DSA) for field missions outside Harare will be paid in terms of UN guidelines. Costs for accommodation, meals and incidentals shall not exceed applicable UN daily subsistence allowance (DSA) rates, promulgated by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC).
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Please note that UNICEF does not charge a fee or require personal banking details at any stage of the recruitment process.
Closing Date Tue Nov 26 2019 22:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)