UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential - to the benefit of a better world.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Senior Information Communication Technology Associate, GS-7 Job Number: 515566 | Vacancy LinkLocation: AbujaWork Type: Fixed Term StaffHow Can You Make a Difference?Under the supervision of the ICT Manager to provide technical, operational and procedural support and end user services in the implementation and support of information management (systems, procedures and activities) of Abuja Country Office:Administer the office multi-user network and other data and telecommunication facilities including messaging applications. This involves administering user access to the network, data security of the network, and troubleshooting ad-hoc hardware or software problems experienced on the network. Provide complete documentation of configurations and settings for major LAN components (severs, workstations, switches), and access rights to applications. Reviewing installed network throughput on a continuous basis and recommending enhancement proposals including hardware, cabling standards and software upgrade taking full advantage of current technology. Maintain and document regular backup for all network applications, ensuring that in the event of disaster, disruption would be minimal.Assist with the introduction and technical operation of organisational computer applications. This involves overall understanding of the functioning of the system and the interaction of data between sections within the office and with HQ divisions. Assist to install new versions of systems (ProMS, Cognos, Lotus Notes etc), and troubleshoot ad-hoc user problems in its functioning. Keep a software inventory, ensuring copyright compliance for all installed software. Harmonise software versions to eliminate unnecessary conversionsDevelop and implement local office computer applications (eg. Cognos reports and cubes, access applications). This involves analysis, design, programming, testing and documentation processes. Interface existing systems with locally developed systems where such requirements are established. Undertake conversion of application systems and data consequent on new hardware, operating system changes.Develop and implement local office computer applications (eg. Cognos reports and cubes, access applications). This involves analysis, design, programming, testing and documentation processes. Interface existing systems with locally developed systems where such requirements are established. Undertake conversion of application systems and data consequent on new hardware, operating system changes.Assist with the introduction of specific computer hardware and software. This involves assisting in interpretation of NYHQ guidelines for local office relevance and preparation of PO with vendor interaction on specifications. Installation of new hardware is scheduled with users. Advise users on appropriate use of software packages.Administer maintenance of computer equipment. This involves interaction with vendors to prepare and administer equipment maintenance agreements and to coâ€‘ordinate the arrangements within the office for reporting problems and placing service calls for repairs as necessary.