الأحد، 7 فبراير 2021

JOBS: Consultant – Cloud Platform Administrator, (Local)


CONSULTANCY - TERMS OF REFERENCE
UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA is the largest UN operation in the Middle East with more than 30,000 staff. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions.

Consultant – Cloud Platform Administrator, (Local)
BACKGROUND
UNRWA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Nations International Computing Center (UNICC) that aims to enhance livelihood and human development opportunities to Palestine refugees in Gaza.
United Nations International Computing Center (UNICC) is a UN agency that provides IT services to other UN agencies on a cost recovery basis.
UNRWA Information Management and Technology Department (IMTD) is seeking Cloud Platform administrator to work on UNICC as part of AWS Cloud Unit (OPDA) for delivering on-going container platform administration and support.
The consultant will report administratively to Head Information Technology Service Centre at Headquarter Gaza and technically to United Nations International Computing Center (UNICC).

Description of Duties and Responsibilities
● Administer the Container Orchestration platforms based on Kubernetes and Openshift/OKD.
● Administer the Cloud Platform.
● Operation of Application release orchestration platforms including CI/CD orchestration.
● Infrastructure as Code technologies and related processes.
● Document and improve upon processes, procedures, and best practices to align with industry standards and customer needs
● Provide proactive recommendations on improvements.
● Analyze and identify key areas for automation and optimization, including improvements in system performance, processes, and deployments.
● Maintain and update/upgrade the container platforms.
● Coordinate maintenances with infrastructure and business groups.
● Deploy, manage and maintain container orchestration technologies including Kubernetes (required) and Openshift, both on-premises and cloud.
● Build and operation of CI/CD infrastructure pipelines.

minimum Qualifications and Experience
● A university degree from an accredited educational institution in Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline.
·· A minimum of 5 years of Cloud platform environments or relevant; two years; of which two years working experience with significant exposure to Container and Orchestration technologies.
·· Relevant experience working with containers (Docker or any other container runtime)
·· Experience with Cloud-Based container solutions (IaaS & PaaS) in AWS, Azure & GCP.
● Experience in the monitoring and advanced troubleshooting of container-based infrastructure.
● Experience in Linux & Virtualization Administration skills.
● Experience in Scripting with Python, Bash, Go or similar languages and source code control like Git.
● Experience of Infrastructure as code (IaC) Terraform and configuration management tooling like Ansible/Puppet/Chef.
● Knowledge of ITIL service management methodology.
● Fluency in spoken and written English.

COMPETENCIES
● Teamwork and conflict resolution skills.
● Communication: Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others; listens actively; produces effective written communications.
● Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; demonstrates the ability to work constructively with people of all backgrounds and orientations.
● Moves forward in a changing environment, open to and proposes new approaches and ideas; adapts and responds positively to change.
● Manages ambiguity and pressure in a self-reflective way; works under pressure, with minimum supervision and a good level of proactive approach; uses criticism as a development opportunity; seeks opportunities for continuous learning and professional growth.
● Ability to grasp complex concepts, logical and analytical approach to solving problems.
● Good interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate with offshore/nearshore teams and share knowledge.
● Ability to interact with customers, ability to assess and gather customer requirements, comparing pros and cons, to propose best suited option and turn them into solution designs.
● The resource shall have strong experience in designing identity and access management solution in large operational environments:

dESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
● Certification in major cloud providers (AWS, Azure and/or GCP).

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
● The duration of the consultancy is 6 to 11 months, extendable according to performance and availability of funds.
● Remuneration for this consultancy will depend on the qualifications and relevant experience as follows:
o Cluster A: $1,600.
o Cluster B: $1,800.
● The incumbent can be in any of UNRWA fields of operations (Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, or West Bank).

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV or UN Personal History Form clearly demonstrating the knowledge and experience required to meet the consultancy requirements via m.almassri@unrwa.org indicating the title of this consultancy “Cloud Platform Administrator” and field (area)/country of the candidate in the subject line of the message.

UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from both women and men. UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women. Only those applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted. UNRWA is a non-smoking environment.
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