WFP Business Support Assistant - IT Operations Assistant - Jobs in Uganda

WFP Business Support Assistant - IT Operations Assistant - Jobs in Uganda

About WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

Organizational Context

These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureaux (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ). The Job holders report to a Head of the Unit, Chief, or Information Technology Officer, or the designate.

At this level, work is carried out under the direct supervision of a more senior staff. Job holders work in a team and are expected to produce organised and accurate technical work.

Job Purpose

To deliver standard software and hardware support services, as well as monitoring and maintaining a wide range of information sources, to contribute to the effective delivery of IT services.

Key Accountabilities

  • Under the direct supervision of the Programme Policy Officer/Programme Associate, the incumbent will be responsible to deliver standard software and hardware support services, as well as monitoring and maintaining a wide range of information sources, to contribute to the effective delivery of IT services.
  • Carry-out system and equipment maintenance tasks, such as back-up system data and system protection, to ensure they are running effectively and enable easy and efficient use.
  • Undertake basic, monitoring and troubleshooting of server systems to ensure a consistent delivery of IT services to staff.
  • Respond to basic queries about technology and systems to support the correct application of technology
  • Receive and inspect all incoming assets and report discrepancies in IT materials inventory to senior colleagues to ensure materials are effectively tracked.
  • Perform basic beta testing and support the roll out of new versions of centrally supported software to ensure software is operational for WFP staff.
  • Ensure information is up to date and accurate within inventories, databases, websites, and archives to support senior officers in managing these systems.
  • With direction from senior colleagues, collect information to be included in standard materials such as training documentation and web content to contribute to the availability of information about services and products.
  • Follow set emergency response processes and procedures as required to provide support in enabling emergency food assistance needs to be met.
  • Identify any issues in the programme and report them to the relevant senior staff at the field level.
  • Any further duties as assigned by the field office leadership.

    4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities
  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  • Be a force for
    positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.
  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.
  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
  • Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
  • Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.
  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications
  • University degree in IT related discipline
    At least three (3) year’s relevant work experience in IT from a reputable organization;
  • Language: Fluency in English.
  • Fluency in Swahili is an added advantage.
  • Working Knowledge in one of the local languages spoken in South West Uganda

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 21st July 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; WFP Business Support Assistant - IT Operations Assistant - Jobs in Uganda

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