National Individual Contractor – ICT Help Desk Assistant at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)


National Individual Contractor – ICT Help Desk Assistant at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: National Individual Contractor – ICT Help Desk Assistant

Job No: 556790
Location: Abuja
Contract Type: Consultant
Duration: 3 months
Level: Consultancy
Categories: Information Communication Technology

How Can You Make a Difference? 

  • Under the direct supervision of the ICT Manager, the ICT Help Desk Assistant provides technical, operations and procedural support of all computer and related equipment and end-user services in the implementation, maintenance and improvement of information management, systems, procedures and activities of the office.

Scope of Work

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  • Provide first-level support remotely or in-person, including receiving requests, processing and logging and escalation when required.
  • Works with SMEs or second-level support to identify correct procedures and solutions in a timely manner.
  • Provide support for teleconference and/or video conference meetings
  • Provide support for UNICEF ICT project rollouts and its implementation.
  • Assist in the installation, configuration and/or troubleshooting of computer hardware (ie desktop/laptop computers, printers, video/tele-conferencing devices, digital scanners, photocopiers and related accessories. 
  • Assist in the installation of software (ie UNICEF Windows OS image and application software).
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the supervisor.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • Completion of Secondary Education supplemented with formal training (at university level) in Computer Science, Business Administration or computer related certification (e.g., A+ certification, ITIL Foundation Certification or equivalent customer support certification).
  • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use standard office software, tools and technologies
  • A minimum of five (5) years practical professional work experience in information technology, as well as systematic methods of troubleshooting and analytical problem solving, providing assistance to users on ICT products and services, and use of applications and diagnostic tools.
  • Practical experience with various computer platforms and applications: operating systems, email and database systems, Microsoft Office product suites, Help Desk software, advanced PC/laptop/printer installation, configuration, troubleshooting and repairs.

Application Closing Date
15th November, 2022 (W. Central Africa Standard Time).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. 
  • Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws. 
  • The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.
  • UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
  • UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
  • Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history.
  • Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.   

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