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POST DATE 9/3/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016


New York, NY
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Under the general guidance of the Chief, Technology and Innovation Services, and direct supervision by the Manager, Network and Data Center Services, the incumbent is responsible for design, operation and support of the UNDP's Local and Wide Area network infrastructure. The incumbent is to design, manage and oversee all aspects of network computing technology facilities including routers, switches, cabling system and software components. Major investments and recurring expenses are made on computing
and technology facilities and these facilities underpin the UNDP ICT strategy in making available to HQ and all CO's access to Internet, Intranet, corporate applications, and data.
The incumbent is required to follow overall networking and security industry developments, and to provide advice on and initiate best practices.

The key tasks and responsibilities include:
Undertake network design, security, planning and management of network technology facilities at HQ, IP Addressing plan, DNS, DHCP and Web proxy services;
Support network management software and appliances, including but not limited to Cisco Prime Infrastructure;
Network and network security troubleshooting;
Optimizing and maintaining UNDP HQ LAN infrastructure;
Design, plan and implement LAN upgrades and infrastructure modifications and repair;
Support private WAN connections to other UN agencies and UNDP partners;
Implement and maintain firewall policy to protect corporate network;
Keep abreast of networking and security technology industry trends and developments, and to implement upgrades or enhancements to meet UNDP business' needs;
Lead efforts in defining network security strategy and requirements, and issue guidelines; and
Provide advice and expertise to Country Office ICT staff on networking technology and security.
UNDP relies heavily on LAN and Internet facilities to communicate with country office, donors and program countries. The networking and security systems are needed to provide secure and reliable corporate computing services and communication tools to UNDP. Errors in this function and failure to properly implement networking facility have severe impact on Internet access, email, and corporate applications for HQ and CO's.