UN World Food Programme in Timor-Leste 

The World Food Programme has been present in Timor-Leste since 1999. WFP focus in Timor-Leste is on building the capacity of the Government of Timor-Leste in managing supplementary feeding through the Ministry of Health’s Mother-and-Child Health and Nutrition programme. Technical assistance and Government capacity development, with a strategy for hand-over of a sustainable food-based programme to the Government are key priorities. Through the capacity building focus, targeted boys and girls between 6-59 months and pregnant and lactating women benefit from the project. The activities of the organisation are focused on the following areas: Ainaro, Oecusse, Bobonaro, Covalima, Dili and Ermera. WFP supports KONSSANTIL and the Zero Hunger Challenge and has aligned its activities with both UNDAF and Government policies. WFP has an exciting opportunity for a qualified and motivated Timorese national to head its IT Unit. 

Vacancy Number: 2015/TLS-006 
Job Title: IT Officer (level NOA), 1 position 
Contract Type: Fixed-Term Appointment 
Duration: 1 year, renewable 
Duty Station: Dili 

Job Purpose: 
To support the delivery of efficient and effective IT and Telecommunications (TC) services, contributing to sound, innovative solutions that enable staff to deliver food assistance to beneficiaries, in line with WFP’s strategy. 

Key Accountabilities: 

Under the direct supervision of the Country Director, the Information Technology Officer (IT Officer) is responsible for the following duties: 

* Provide leadership in specific technical areas of competence, i.e. emergency telecommunications, Information Technology (IT) operations, applications development management, business relationship building and management, etc;

* Develop capacity of local ICT staff and government ICT staff to enhance the CO’s and Government (particularly the NDMO) capacity in the area; 

*  Support and train users of various ICT systems and equipment including VSAT, computers and email; 

*  Provide expert level advice to senior management on all aspects of IT (i.e. policies, procedures and guidelines), and provide proactive and innovative approaches to delivery of IT services as well as strategic and policy issues; 

*  Design and manage deployment of Information Technology and Telecommunications systems including budgeting and planning in accordance with WFP corporate standards; 

*  Integrate Information Technology and Telecommunications systems and ensure appropriate data security and access controls considering both local and wide area network issues; 

*  Maintain, upgrade or enhance existing system including troubleshooting and providing continuing user support including keeping stocks of spare parts and equipment to support the repair and maintenance of Information Technology and Telecommunications equipment; 

*  Develop and maintain appropriate Information Technology and Telecommunications contingency capacity in the country, prepare and regularly update contingency and plans while ensuring that sub offices are always adequately equipped; 

*  Prepare operational plans and identify resource requirements at the onset of an emergency operations; 

* Liaise with the Regional IT Officer to ensure that all IT services are effective, efficient, and comply with the IT strategy and directions. Collaborate with colleagues in the Information Technology Division to 

  Rua Balide Mascarenhas, P.O. Box 133, Dili, Timor-Leste Telephone: +670 3310112 Fax: +670 3310113