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The Campus Computing Centre (C3) serves as the technology arm of the United Nations University, providing, responsive, user-focused and cost-effective information and communications technology (ICT) solutions that assist UNU and its institutes in successfully achieving their respective missions. In fulfilling this responsibility, C3 is committed to guiding the University’s strategic technology direction and overseeing the coordination and support of ICT infrastructure, resources and services in alignment with the University’s mission and goals.
C3 is providing ICT support services to UNU-FLORES. The institute in Dresden invites candidates to apply for the student assistant position of ICT Helpdesk Technician for front line local support with software and hardware. Initial training and work shadowing will be provided to successful candidates. The role will ultimately be autonomous, with the potential ICT Helpdesk Technician being expected to logically prioritise and address issues under the candidate’s responsibility. Parts of this role can be performed remotely; however, it is essential that the Student Assistant be able to travel to the office as required.
Under the overall authority of the Director of UNU-FLORES and direct supervision of the Finance and Administrative Officer, the successful candidate will have a primary role in ICT helpdesk support at the UNU-FLORES in Dresden. Key responsibilities include:
Required qualifications and experience include:
UNU is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply and become part of the organisation.
UNU has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNU, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
This position is being offered as part-time (10 to max 20 hours per week) employment for an initial duration of 12 months.
The successful candidate will be employed under a CTC contract based in Dresden, Germany and will not hold international civil servant status nor be a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.
Please note that due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and the travel restrictions imposed by national authorities, the selected candidate may be required to start the appointment remotely until further notice.
The remuneration for this assignment is 10.00 euro per hour.
UNU is not liable for any taxes that may be levied on the remuneration you receive under this contract. Payment of any such taxes remains the sole responsibility of the contractor.
UNU-FLORES is not responsible for any health insurance arrangements. The contract carries no entitlement to annual leave nor sick leave.
As soon as possible
Interested applicants should submit their application and all required documents listed below online through Impactpool:
Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. As part of the recruitment, process candidates may be asked to complete written tests and demonstrate language skills.
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