IT Operations Assistant SC4 Nairobi

Programa Mundial de Alimentos

Admin & Office

Unspecified KSh Confidential
2 weeks ago

Job Summary


Job Description/Requirements


WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


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.


This job will be based in the Kenya Country Office in Nairobi and will report to a Senior IT Operations Associate. 
At this level job holders are expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of processes and activities requiring interpretation of standard guidelines/practices. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other staff.


To deliver high quality technical support, system and data maintenance across a range of areas, in order to contribute to the effective delivery of IT services.To deliver high quality technical support, system and data maintenance across a range of areas, in order to contribute to the effective delivery of IT services. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Carry out system maintenance tasks, such as performing monitoring tasks, running system diagnostics, and system optimisation, to ensure they are running effectively and enable easy and efficient use. Maintain technology, including standard repairs, configuration, and storage, in accordance with data security and access controls to ensure IT equipment required for WFP staff is available. Allocate tasks to other colleagues, ensuring that tasks are delivered to agreed standards and deadlines, to support the effective delivery of services. Respond to a variety of queries about technology and systems to assist WFP staff deliver their services. With support from senior colleagues, provide standard training to end users of technology and systems to ensure staff use standard technology and systems effectively. Perform routine deployments of server hardware and software, including testing and the identification of problems, to contribute to the effective functioning of technology.

Expected Delierables 

80% Client Satisfaction 95% Connectivity Availability 100% Compliance of WFP IT Security policy

OTHER KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES ( not all - inclusive )

Install, operate, and maintain network systems and equipment, to ensure optimal services in compliance with standard operations procedures. Support the development of standard materials such as training documentation and web content on behalf of senior officers, to ensure staff have access to required information about IT services and products. Suggest improvements to methods and processes to support the continuous improvement of IT services. Follow set emergency response processes and procedures as required to provide support in enabling emergency food assistance needs to be met.


Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.
Language: Fluency in the English language (Both Oral & Written)
Experience: At least 4 years of related work experience 


Has experience resolving more complex technical issues.
⢠Has worked with head of units in defining requirements for functional area.
⢠Has experience with the application of client services standards to resolve or escalate clientsâ service problems.



Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFPâs Strategic Objectives.  Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to teamâs 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 unitâs responsibilities will serve WFPâs 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 âI willâ/âWe willâ 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 WFPâs teams and external partners in fulfilling teamâs goals and objectives.  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisorâs priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.


Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level Governance, Strategy and Architecture Demonstrates awareness of overall IT governance structure and system architecture development to support the process and assist in design of interaction between systems Change Implementation, Project management, Planning and Optimization Has basic understanding of project management principles to provide basic estimates on timing, resource utilisation and costs to facilitate the project planning process. Technical Expertise Understands technical aspects of own job and applies them in a thorough and systematic manner to analyze customerâs technical issues and offer value adding advice and/or solutions. Service Management Understands and follows the established standards and protocols for service excellence within own domain to maintain quality of delivery and high levels of customer satisfaction. Client Management Demonstrates working understanding of existing hardware, software, servers and network management to resolve usersâ routine problems using WFPâs established processes and tools. Procurement and Contract Management Assists in the technology selection process by collating information on vendors and/or products for evaluation against criteria.

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