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
UNICEF's Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC) in Budapest, Hungary supports UNICEF operations globally in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Payroll and Information Technology.

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF Global Shared Services Centre is seeking candidates for IT Assistant positions in our Customer Care Section. These roles will provide first tier support to restore normal service to users as quickly as possible, fix technical faults, and fulfil service requests, answer queries and provide other support as needed to allow users to continue working. Serve as point of contact between Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and users/customers in all UNICEF locations for all matters related to ICT service provisioning.

IT Assistant (Customer Care), GS-5, Global Shared Services Centre, Budapest, Hungary

This will involve:

    Incident Management duties
  • Log incidents. Answer phone calls, assist walk-ins, or address event triggered incidents.
  • Categorize and prioritize incidents.
  • Perform initial diagnosis. Discover full symptoms, determine source of problem and how to correct it. Use diagnosis scripts and known errors.
  • Escalate incident to Tier 2 when needed. Continue to facilitate communication with users, Local Site Administrators (LSAs) and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) as needed; review/monitor escalations of aged incidents and service calls waiting for users, LSAs, SMEs and Regional IT staff.
  • Investigation and Diagnosis (understand chronological order, identify events that might have triggered incidents, knowledge searches for previous occurrences, and incidents/problems records within the first-point resolution time limit (OLA for Tier 1)
  • Resolution and Recovery. Ensure user understands provided solutions, provide remote assistance to diagnose and implement solution within the first-point resolution time limit (OLA for Tier 1) without the support of other teams.
  • Generate daily Service Desk reports (Open Tasks and Incidents for SMEs, etc.)
  • Generate Service Desk End of Shift Reports (Activities performed by the Shift, etc.)
  • Generate Weekly Reports (Open incidents and Tasks for escalation purposes, etc.)

  • Access Management duties
  • Create Task in Service Manager for service requests and assign them appropriately.
  • Reset/Unlock passwords and accounts for global systems (AD, SAP, WebHRIS).
  • Create access request on behalf of users when requested (i.e. APPROVA Requests).

  • Perform Project related activities and other assigned tasks.
  • Create Tasks in Service Manager for release process for new services and systems.
  • Support the compilation of Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

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

  • Completion of secondary education (i.e. high school diploma) is a minimum requirement
  • University level courses in computer science, information systems, engineering, telecommunications, or equivalent qualifications is desirable.
  • Advanced knowledge in the Microsoft Suite of Products (including MS Word, MS Excel & MS PowerPoint) is required
  • Previous hands-on experience in planning, organizing and delivering administrative support services is highly desirable
  • Minimum of five (5) years relevant experience in information technology (IT) is required.
  • Work experience with a development organization with multi-cultural and diverse environment is an asset.
  • Work experience in dealing with Customer Support and Services is an asset.
  • Knowledge of UN/UNICEF'S rules, regulations and procedures is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required.
  • Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is considered an asset
  • Knowledge of the local language of the duty station is an asset
  • Non - Hungarian citizens must be in possession of a work permit or be nationals of EU countries.

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.

    General Service (GS) staff are locally recruited staff and therefore, candidates are personally responsible for any travel and accommodation arrangements. UNICEF does not facilitate MFA accreditation for locally recruited staff.
    All applications to UNICEF are required to be submitted through UNICEF's online recruiting system. All applications should be in English.
    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

    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.


    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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


  • Business Supporting Centres
  • IT Support
  • IT Operation, Telecommunication
  • IT Support, Helpdesk
  • Full time

Experience required:

  • 5-10 years professional experience

Required language level:

  • English - higher advanced/fit for negotiation

Job location:


How to apply:

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