ICT Associate, Sofia, Bulgaria

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Bulgaria

City: Sofia

Office: UNICEF Sofia, Bulgaria

Closing date: Tuesday, 14 March 2023

ICT Associate (GS-6 level, Fixed-term contract, local post) open for Bulgarian nationals only/ Job #559806

Job no: 559806

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Bulgaria Division/Equivalent: CEE/CIS

School/Unit: Bulgaria

Department/Office: Sofia, Bulgaria

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, a champion.

Under the general supervision of the Operations Manager, the ICT Associate will perform a wide range of 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. Procedural activities include all other processes that may not require the application of specialized information technology training and knowledge, such as maintaining technical and user documentation and/or serving as focal point for receipt and processing of user requests.

How can you make a difference?

General ICT / Office Support

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.

ICT Administration:

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

Assisting in routine operation and monitoring of server systems.

Providing second-level user support/troubleshooting.

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

Performing backups of servers following standard backup procedures.

Assisting in the generation of computer reports.

Providing on-the-job orientation for users in the use of ICT system

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 minimum of six years of practical work experience 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.

Language Requirements

Fluency in English and Bulgarian is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. 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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.


UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: Feb 28 2023 FLE Standard Time Application close: Mar 14 2023 FLE Standard Time

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Closes Mar 14 2023

ICT Associate (GS-6 level, Fixed-term contract, local post) open for Bulgarian nationals only/ Job #559806 in Bulgaria

Bulgaria CO is looking for an ICT Associate to perform procedural and some specialized activities pertaining to UNICEF’s ICT systems, including desktop administration and server operations.

Link to the organization’s job posting: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1677597881463