ICT Senior Assistant

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Deadline: May 7, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Spain
Organization: UNOPS
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
English English
Work experience:Min 3 years
Date posted: Apr 23, 2024


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Dutystation: Valencia, Spain

Functional responsibilities

Underthe overall supervision of UNOPS Senior Programme Manager, the ICT SeniorAssistant will work under the direct guidance of the Chief TechnologyDevelopment Unit in TDDPS. The ICT Senior Assistant will administrativelyreport to the ICT Senior Officer Technical Manager of the UAS ServicesFinancial Agreement between UNOPS and UNGSC and will perform:

UASDigital Forensics service delivery activities

  • Develop content for delivery in the UAS Digital Forensics course.
  • Support missions with their digital forensics Level 1 capability.
  • Carry out Level 2 UAS Digital Forensics investigations.
  • Travel to missions as required to support UAS Digital Forensics operations.
  • Provide support to trained UAS digital forensics mission personnel.


  • Travel to missions and locations selected by AFP’s as required to support UAS training delivery.
  • Deliver and develop content to contribute towards ongoing UAS instructors and trainers’ courses.
  • Assess UAV remote pilots’ knowledge of theory and practical flying skills.


  • Support Missions and AFP’s in the development of procedures for acquiring high-quality drone footage intended for photogrammetry applications, which is subsequently utilized in generating digital twin models.
  • Employ photogrammetry to generate 3D models of real spaces.
  • Import 3D models into web applications and XR applications to showcase them in an immersive and engaging environment.


  • Keep abreast of developments in the field; perform benchmarking and propose new acquisitions.
  • Perform other duties as may be reasonable required and in line with the incumbent's scope of services above.
Impact of results

Theresults of the work of the ICT Senior Assistant impact directly on the deliveryof services that satisfy the requirements of the Department as well as theperformance of these services implemented in the DOS supported entities, fieldmissions, agencies, funds, programs and headquarters. The ICT Senior Officerinitiates and promotes technology solutions and innovations, integrating the military,police and civilian technologies and expertise, in support of making UN peaceoperations safer, more effective, and efficient; and creates synergies thatemphasize on enhanced operational performance, impact and capacities throughthe introduction of modern technology to UN peacekeeping and field missions.The incumbent is responsible for ensuring activities for all global locationsare in line with the overall business targets and UN policies, rules, andregulations.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Completion of Secondary education is required.
  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor's degree) may substitute for some of the required years of experience.


  • A1/A3 EASA UAS Certificate


  • Digital Forensic certificate
  • A2 EASA UAS Certificate
  • Master Micro UAS instructor certificate from an internationally recognized institute
Work Experience:

Required Experience:

  • A minimum 3 years of work experience in UAS training and R&D;
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in Drone Digital Forensics or related field;
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience working with Digital Twins or related fields;
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience developing content for technical courses.

Desirable Experience:

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot technical issues
  • Experience working with Extended Reality technologies
  • Experience working with large data sets and quality assurance.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English (read, write, speak) is required.
  • Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an asset.
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