Monday, April 12, 2010

UNFPA, Information Technology (IT) Officer (Re-advertised), Deadline April 23, 2010.


Position: Information Technology (IT) Officer
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Project: NSD/UNFPA Census Project
Duty Station: National Statistics Directorate, Ministry of Finance
Duration: 1 year initially with possibility of renewal, (three months probation period apply)
Commencing: 3rd May 2010


The Government of Timor-Leste through the National Statistics Directorate (NSD) plans to conduct next Population and Housing Census in 2010. Already preparatory activities for the 2010 census have commenced with support from UNFPA. In abide to strengthen the census office and provide IT support to other UNFPA projects, UNFPA would like to recruit a qualified person to the above position. The person will be part of the Census Project Office based at the National Statistics Directorate. He or she will be responsible to the Chief Technical Adviser of Census Project.

Tasks and Activities – Specific tasks and activities include:
  1. Provide IT support to Census Project, NSD office, UNFPA office, RH project and Gender Project.
  2. Design and manage deployment of Information Technology systems including budgeting and planning for NSD; and all UNFPA supported projects and the office.
  3. Integrate Information Technology systems and ensure appropriate data security and access control, considering both local and wide area network as well the wireless connections.
  4. Develop technical specification needed to facilitate procurement of Information Technology systems equipment and services at the least cost possible and in keeping with rules and regulations of National Statistics Directorate and as well to UNFPA standard.
  5. Identify and test new software and hardware for improving and upgrading system performance, install any technology upgrades as required.
  6. Maintain inventory material and/or database of information, such as computer related equipment, communication equipment, website content, training materials, etc.
  7. Maintain systems and equipment by carrying out routine tasks as backing up data, monitoring network and systems, server and peripherals, running systems diagnostics, patch management and system organization, removing viruses and bad data, etc.
  8. Liaise with ICT staff from parent Ministry of Finance in maintaining standard network of all directorates of the ministry.
  9. Maintain National Statistics Directorate website, and regularly update its content as required.
  10. Provide routine training to the staff working with and under you
  11. Other related ICT assignment that may arise from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience

He/she should have the following skills, abilities and experience:
  1. Degree in Computer Science, or its equivalent
  2. Extensive training in ICT, network, website design and software upgrades
  3. At least 3 years’ professional experience working with ICT
  4. Good communications skills, including the ability to speak, read and write well in English.

Duty Station – Based at the National Statistics Directorate, Dili, with support to other UNFPA project census offices.

Payment and Benefits – UN salary scale for National staff based on education qualification and experience.  

Candidates should submit a Cover Letter, Recent Curriculum Vitae and P11 form in a sealed envelope marking “Confidential” and mentioned the post being applied at the top of the envelope, by 23th April 2010, at the latest, to the following address:

Mr. Jaime Soares
UN House,
Caicoli Street,
Timor-Leste or email to:

P11 form you can take the hard copy from the security at the back gate of Obrigado barracks compound opposite to the Previous Palacio da Cinzas or you can get the soft copy by sending email to the above email address.