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 fulfil their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, peace

UNICEF provides humanitarian, peace and development assistance to children, families, and communities in Sudan, with a focus on health, nutrition, WASH, child protection, social protection, learning and skills.

The needs of children and young people at-risk of and affected by the conflict, epidemics, and climate change, are at the heart of UNICEF’s work in Sudan. This includes large scale response to emergencies and lifesaving needs; investment in preparedness and resilience; seeking durable solutions for displaced people; supporting conflict prevention, social cohesion, and peace; building and strengthening support to and partnerships with civil society, local and international NGOs, private sector, frontline workers and local institutions; and preserving and strengthening systems that deliver basic services.

How can you make a difference?

You will perform procedural and some specialized activities pertaining to UNICEF’s ICT systems, which include desktop administration and server operations. Specialized activities typically pertain to the installation and routine configuration of ICT system components and user orientation. Procedural activities include all other processes that may not require the application of specialized information technology training and knowledge, such as maintaining technical and user documentation and/or serving as focal point for receipt and processing of user requests.

As an advocate for children, you will have the following duties/tasks:

General ICT / Office Support:

ICT Associates at this level perform a full range of procedural activities in support of ICT to ensure effective communications with client departments/divisions/offices and efficient provision of support to other ICT staff.

Activities include:

Providing first-level support that includes receiving, processing, and logging service requests. Managing lifecycle of ICT incidents assigned to him/her in service management tool. Providing support in conferencing with ICT and audiovisual equipment as and when requested. Creating and assigning work orders. Maintaining and updating files (electronic and paper) and internal databases. Maintaining ICT inventory, manuals, and other documentation. This may require the incumbent to lift, move, mount, or store equipment.

Minimal ICT Administration:

ICT Associates are accountable for specialized support pertaining to routine ICT activities requiring thorough understanding and application of server, operating system, hardware and software documentation and functionality.

Activities include:

Installing/upgrading, configuring (routine, standard) and maintaining systems, tools and equipment. Assisting in routine operation and monitoring of server systems. Providing second-level user support/troubleshooting. Extracting data from databases to serve the needs and requests of users, diagnosing errors, and correcting as necessary. Performing backups of servers following standard backup procedures. Assisting in the generation of computer reports. Providing on-the-job orientation for users in the use of ICT systems.

To qualify as a Champion for every child you will have: 


Completion of Secondary education is required, supplemented with formal training in Computer Science, Information Systems, Telecommunications, Engineering. ITIL Foundation Certificate or equivalent customer support certification is an asset.


A minimum of six years of practical work experience in information technology, requiring systematic methods of troubleshooting and problem solving is required. Experience in providing assistance to users on IT products and services, and use of applications and diagnostic tools is required. Practical experience in providing technical and business Customer Support and Services is required. Practical experience and working knowledge of various computer platforms and applications is required.


Fluency in English & Arabic is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

Core Competencies

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1) Works Collaboratively with others (1) Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1) Innovates and Embraces Change (1) Thinks and Acts Strategically (1) Drive to achieve impactful results (1) Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. 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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.


The VA is open to all (internal and external candidates). However, priority will be given to staff on TA, UNVs who have current experience working in Sudan especially in active conflict areas.

Please mention the duty station(s) you prefer to work at in your cover letter. 

Eligible staff members in the National Officers (NO) or General Service (GS) categories on fixed term, continuing or permanent contracts at Sudan office, can apply for the post and keep a lien against their original positions.

The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 30 days of receiving an offer. 

This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable males are encouraged to apply.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

This vacancy is archived.

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