Information Technology Officer P3

Dubai | Abu Dhabi

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill the position of Information Technology Officer at the P3 level, based in our Country Office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Under the general supervision and guidance of the Chief of the IT Emergency Preparedness & Response Branch in Headquarters, the Information Technology Officer will be responsible for the following key duties:

 Undertaking needs and situation assessments and analysis for emergency response;

 Planning and coordinating IT emergency response activities;

 Managing various IT emergency preparedness and response projects;

 Leading the implementation of IT emergency response projects in the field.

Qualifications & Experience Required


 Advanced university degree in Computer Science or other relevant field, or First

University degree with additional years of related work experience or



 Five years or more of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience

in the planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer

information systems or related area, with an interest in international humanitarian


 Telecommunications experience, preferably in an international environment and/or

in food aid related work;

 Experience of managing small teams of staff with related areas of expertise.

Technical Skills & Knowledge:

 Sound understanding of IT emergency preparedness and response procedures.

 Knowledge of humanitarian context, principles and the cluster approach.

 Ability to plan and execute ICT projects in emergency scenario.

 Ability to lead and motivate team under difficult operating conditions.


 Fluency in oral and written English with an intermediate knowledge of another

official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) or

Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages).

Terms and Conditions

Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of

one year. He/she will be required to travel abroad sometime to remote and difficult


WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post

adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave,

home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance.

For more details please visit

Application Procedures:

Go to:

Step 1: Register and create your online CV.

Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your


NOTE: You must complete Step 1 and 2 in order for your application to be considered for

this vacancy.

Deadline for applications: 30 September 2015

Qualified female applicants and qualified applicants from

developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

Qualified female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are encouraged to


No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee

on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC),

FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and

other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both

during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

REF: 15-0018146

Fighting Hunger Worldwide

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Dubai | Abu Dhabi
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2015-09-30

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