ICT Senior Assistant

UNOPS , Italy

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th November, 2019

Job Description

Background Information - Job-specific

The ICT Senior Assistant will carry out his/her tasks within the Platform Support Unit in the Field Technology Service (FTS) at the UN ICT Facility, Valencia (UNICTFV). Under the overall supervision of UNOPS Information Systems Officer, the incumbent works under the guidance of the Chief Infrastructure and Operations Section in the UNGSC Valencia, Spain, provides specific expertise in the implementation and operation of the UN Hybrid Cloud strategy for the back end infrastructure including: storage arrays, SAN switches, processing cloud services and tools to monitor performance, availability and capacity of the hybrid environment.

This is a position in UNOPS for supporting projects carried out for or in the United Nations Secretariat. The incumbent of this position will be a staff member of UNOPS under its full responsibility.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


Required: Completion of secondary education (High School diploma); a first level university degree would be an asset and may compensate for some of the required number of years of experience.


  • Certification in Citrix Netscaler or XenApp.
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) related certifications.
  • Microsoft Azure related certifications.
  • ITIL Foundation certification.



  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of information technology and/or telecommunications and systems, preferably in an international environment is required with an high school diploma
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with virtualization and related technologies in complex environments (e.g. VMware, VMware SRM, etc).


  • 2 years of experience with Citrix platform (Virtual Apps / Application Delivery Controller).
  • Cloud experience, preferably in Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure.
  • Experience supporting multi location enterprise grade data centre.


  • Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement;
  • Knowledge of a second UN language an advantage.


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