Information Communications Technology Specialist (Business Intelligence), P3, Yemen / Outposted to Amman, Jordan, #00106679 JOB

Organization: UN Children’s Fund

Closing date: 24 May 2018

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 fulfill 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, Advocate

In the 1970s UNICEF established presence in Yemen to respond to the urgent needs of children in the poorest country in the Middle East. In 1991, Yemen ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child and it was enacted immediately. Since then the country has been making steady progress for children until it plunged into a brutal conflict in 2015 but even before that, Yemen needed large amounts of humanitarian assistance.

UNICEF is a leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for children rights. Child rights begin with safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflict and traverse the life cycle. UNICEF strive to ensure that all children are born alive, stay safe and keep learning.

The Emergency Cash Transfer Project (ECTP) targets 1.5 million vulnerable beneficiary cases (over 9 million people) across all Yemen districts and governorates with unconditional cash transfers in response to the socio-economic crisis. The ECTP is being rolled out nationally by UNICEF as the executing agency, with funds and technical assistance from the World Bank through the International Development Association. UNICEF has established a Project Management Unit (PMU) with staff members operating in Yemen and Jordan, to oversee the implementation.

The ECTP requires the implementation of a Management Information System (MIS) solution that supports the necessary emergency payment delivery functionality and ensures the security of beneficiary data. The ECTP relies heavily on technology and uses agile methodology and open source, i.e., cloud IaaS, Linux (CentOS), Postgres, JEE, Kibana and TeamGantt. The poor ICT infrastructure in Yemen and especially the challenges in terms of connectivity, required the use of a distributed solution based on Linux CentOS severs running minimal-MIS that replicate the deltas to the cloud based IaaS main-MIS.

For more on our work in Yemen, please visit our website:

How can you make a difference?

The ICT Specialist (Business Intelligence) reports to the Deputy Team Leader for close guidance and supervision. The Business Intelligence Analyst will be responsible for the transfer of the Emergency Cash Transfer Project (ECTP) Management Information System (MIS) solutions from a third party as well as the maintenance, upgrade and full operation of the solution. The ICT Specialist (Business Intelligence) will perform the following key functions:

  • Assist with the transfer of MIS ownership from a third party: MIS fully transferred to PMU;
  • Complement and update all documentation: Meet software development best practices quality standards;
  • Handles BI requirements: Meet the project and perform data analytics;
  • Any other related tasks reasonably assigned by Supervisor.

For more details on the Job Profile, hold CTRL & double-click:JP_Business Intelligence Analyst, P-3, Amman.docx

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advance university degree in computer science, software engineering, information technology related areas. Professional BI or software development certification is an asset. A first degree and relevant experience of more than 8 years will also be considered in lieu of advanced degree.
  • Minimum five years of relevant professional experience in Software Development as BIA with experience in CentOS Linux, Postgres, Java Enterprise Edition, RESTful Web Services, and Business Intelligence tools, preferably Kibana in large national or international entities.
  • Ability to work with a team as well as independently in a multi-cultural and gender-sensitive environment.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are:

  • Analyzing (2);
  • Applying Technical Expertise (3);
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (2)
  • Leading and supervising (1)
  • Planning and Organizing (2);

View our competency framework at:

UNICEF 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 to become a part of the organization.

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


UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

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