Call for Interest – UNICC Youth Operations Rotation Programme

Position Summary

Job CategoryVacancy
Vacancy Notice NumberICC/22/MUL/YP2
Position TitleUNICC Youth Operations Rotation Programme
Position TypeInternship - 6 months + Temporary appointment (G3) based on performance
Number of Positions3
Date of Issue28/07/2022
Date of Closing27/10/2022
Monthly Salary Estimation - InternshipEUR 700 (Brindisi, Italy); EUR 800 (Valencia, Spain)
Annual Salary Estimation - G3 levelEUR 25,464 (Brindisi, Italy); EUR 31,249 (Valencia, Spain). Net, single rate
Hours per week37.5
Duty StationBrindisi, Italy and Valencia, Spain
Organizational Location/UnitMultiple sections in Operations Division (OP)

Position Description

The UNICC workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNICC seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity by ensuring equal opportunity and an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates from any race, ethnicity, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

About UNICC:

The International Computing Centre (UNICC) is  the leading United Nations agency that provides Information Technology and Communications (ICT) services to all the other organizations within the United Nations System. Over the last four decades, UNICC has been continually expanding the services it is providing to its Partners in various parts of the world, and in various areas of ICT, including data science, service management, cyber security. As  part of the UN family, UNICC shares its core values including integrity, respect for diversity and professionalism.

Recruitment Profile

Purpose of the position:

The purpose of this position is to learn new skills while contributing in the area of ICT infrastructure Operation with the objective of starting a career in UNICC.

The Operation team supports all of the ICT infrastructure landscape, and liaises with various teams. The incumbent will have the opportunity to learn about and assist in one or more technical areas, including:

  • Active Directory
  • Cloud Services
  • Data Center Management
  • Database Services
  • DevOps
  • Enterprise Backup
  • Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP)
  • Enterprise Web Hosting
  • IT Automation
  • IT Service Management
  • Middleware (Exchange, Sharepoint, …)
  • Monitoring as a Service
  • Network Services
  • Operating Systems
  • Storage
  • Virtualisation

There is a dual aim to this position, to prepare the incumbent for a career in ICT within the UN system by creating an environment of learning in action and to allow her/him to contribute in practical ways to the delivery of the mission of UNICC within the UN system.

This is a job-based, hands-on training, as you build your skills on live activities that really matters, and offers:

  • Targeted, 6-month rotation focused on developing expertise in one or more of the operation fields of interest
  • Bespoke support and coaching from the very best in the UNICC Operation
  • Opportunity to work on live activities that build your experience and enhance IT Operation skills
  • Access support from dedicated mentors plus self-paced learning opportunities within UNICC Learning portal always at your fingertips

By the end of this rotation programme, the candidate would have gained all the required understanding and skills needed to move into a junior staff role at UNICC.

What we offer:

Selected candidate(s) will be offered an initial paid internship agreement for a period of up to 6 months, which can be then extended to a General Service assignment at G3 level, based on good performance and available funding.

UNICC offers generous leave and absence allowances, flexible working hours, teleworking, and, depending on eligibility, other benefits such as dependency allowance and language allowance. Click here if you want to learn more about the benefits and entitlements for General Service Staff in the UN.

UNICC is committed to continuous learning and development and selected candidate(s) will be included in a training programme, as part of the internship experience where they will have have access to a wealth of training courses suited to all levels of expertise, from beginners to technical Operation experts.

How we work:

UNICC is an agile organization that supports the well-being of its employees and allows for flexibility, also in terms of working arrangements. The selected candidate(s) will work either remotely (working from home) or in a hybrid modality (split the time between home and the office, as required).Working hours will be established together with the Head, Operation Unit for either part-time or full-time employment (up to 40 hours per week depending on the duty station).

Who can apply¹:

Candidates applying for this call for interest should:

  • be pursuing or have recently graduated with an advanced degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field; or a first level university degree in Computer Science or Engineering programs
  • have excellent command of English; knowledge of French or Spanish is an asset;
  • show a great interest and motivation to work for the United Nations, particularly in an ICT environment;
  • be curious and creative, agile and adaptable
  • uphold the UN values and display the below UNICC competencies:
    • Overall attitude at work: Maintains integrity and takes a clear ethical approach and stance; demonstrates commitment to the Organization’s mandate and promotes the values of the Organization in daily work and behaviour; is accountable for work carried out in line with own role and responsibilities; is respectful towards, and trusted by, colleagues and counterparts.
    • Communication: Expresses oneself clearly in conversation and interaction with others; actively listens. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared.
    • Teamwork: Develops and promotes effective relationships with colleagues and team members. Deals constructively with conflicts
    • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences: Demonstrates ability to work constructively with people with different backgrounds and orientations. Respects differences and ensures that all can contribute.
¹ Eligibility: This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

Selection process:

The UNICC workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, and opinions. UNICC seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity by ensuring equal opportunity and an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates from any race, ethnicity, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. 

Interested candidates should apply through the UNICC official webpage until 27 October 2022 and should fill in the required form and attach a motivation letter.

Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for a written test and/or interview.

 

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