United Nations World Food Programme Ethiopia IT Solutions Associate Jobs

United Nations World Food Programme Ethiopia IT Solutions Associate Jobs

Job Id: 203566

Category: Information Technology
Location: Addis Ababa
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Job Description

VA No.: 104592

About WFP

Assisting 91.4 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

On any given day, WFP has 5,000 trucks, 20 ships and 92 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those in most need. Every year, we distribute more than 15 billion rations at an estimated average cost per ration of US$ 0.31.

These numbers lie at the roots of WFP’s unparalleled reputation as an emergency responder, one that gets the job done quickly at scale in the most difficult environments. WFP’s efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations.

WFP Ethiopia is working with the government and other humanitarian partners to strengthen the resilience of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable population and to chart a more prosperous and sustainable future for the next generation.

The Country Office also supports programmes that use food assistance to empower women, transform areas affected by climate change and keep children in school. It aims to contribute to Ethiopia’s five-year development agenda, the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), through which the Government combats food insecurity.

Organizational Context

These position is located in WFP Ethiopia Country Office based in Addis Ababa. Under the direct supervision of the IT Officer (Head of IT unit), the incumbent will be responsible for the overall accountabilities and specific job requirements outlined hereunder.

Job Purpose

  • To provide technical support on the development, maintenance, testing and implementation of a portion of IT solutions in line with business requirements.


  • Write program code in order to support the development and implementation of efficient and effective IT solution components.
  • Keep up-to-date technical systems documentation for developed IT solutions in order to support systems maintenance.
  • Perform unit and integrated testing of new, enhanced or fixed code in order to ensure completeness and adherence to technical specifications.
  • Assist in the installation, configuration and customization of IT systems ensuring compliance with WFP’s IT standards, guidelines and procedures.
  • Assist in the release of IT systems and provide early life support in order to prepare for and enable proper use of the IT solution.
  • Resolve users queries independently, escalating if required, to ensure that standard
  • IT questions are answered and
    accurate information is provided.
  • Assist in the preparation of materials and the delivery of trainings on automated business processes to ensure efficient and effective use of IT systems.
  • Collect and collate data, conduct basic analysis to support the development of accurate reports.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Position Duration: One year with possibility of extension

    Job Requirements

    Standard Minimum Academic Qualifications:

  • Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in Computer Science, Information sciences, information systems, electrical/computer engineering or other related functional area is desirable.

  • Experience: At least six or more years of progressive work experience in the Database development field or related area. Training and/or experience in web- programming such as ASP.NET, JavaScript’s, JSP, HTML, XML, PHP, etc.

  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Knowledge of the local language is added advantage.

    Other Specific Job Requirements:

  • Contribute to the base lining and tracking of business requirements through to implementation for efficient management of change;
  • Test and analyze IT solutions and document the match against business requirements for quality and accuracy;
  • Prepare clear technical systems documentation for developed IT solutions in order to facilitate IT systems development and maintenance;
  • Provide technical support for the system which is being used as Information and Knowledge Management portal;
  • Undertake upgrading of the existing local systems whenever the need arises;
  • Identify and Analyze user requirements so as to enhance functionality of the existing local or corporate systems;
  • Identify new emerging IT technologies, select appropriate one for implementation in order to ensure efficiency and user satisfaction;
  • Develop reports after identifying gaps in the existing systems and assist in monitoring them;
  • Has aided IT team members in building technical skills and staying abreast of industry developments.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

    Desired Experiences for Entry Into the Role:

  • Sound judgment; ability to understand, interpret, analyses users requirements.
  • Ability to resolve operational problems.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision; to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Good knowledge of web2.0/3.0 technologies.
  • Sound knowledge of Relational Database (MS-SQL, PostgreSQL or MySQL).

    How to Apply

    WFP is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply on-line through WFP recruitment website.

    This VA is open ONLY to Ethiopian Nationals.

    Public access (for external VA): Public-104592

    WFP staff access (for internal and external VA): http://newgo.wfp.org/services/e-recruitment

    Please note that WFP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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