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									                   Information Technology Officer
                                       (Permanent position)

Salary: Euros 40,000–50,000€ pro rata (net per year after social charges and before income tax)
Location: Paris, France
Closing date: 8 February 2012

The International Council for Science (ICSU) is seeking a part-time (50-60%) Information
Technology Officer for a permanent (CDI) position, starting in March 2012 or soon thereafter.
ICSU is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to strengthen international science for
the benefit of society. ICSU is well established in developing and coordinating international
research programmes and communicating science for policy. The head office is based in Paris and
there are three smaller regional offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Being a global
organisation with a distributed secretariat, ICSU relies heavily on the use of information and
communication technologies.
This job offers a unique opportunity to further develop and manage the in-house information
technology capacity. The Information Technology Officer will be responsible for developing,
monitoring and maintaining the computer systems and networks of the ICSU Secretariat, including
communication facilities such as video-conferencing systems and mobile technologies. He/She will
be responsible for installing and configuring computer systems, diagnosing hardware and software
faults and solving technical and applications problems, providing support and procedural
documentation and setting up new user accounts and profiles. She/he will be expected to test,
evaluate and deploy new software and technologies. The Information Technology Officer will also
be responsible for maintaining the Secretariat’s web services and applications, including its
contacts database.
The ICSU Secretariat is a small international team of ~30 people and the ability to work in close
cooperation with others is important.

          Administrate a Microsoft server environment
         Provide user support
         Maintain and develop the technical side of ICSU websites
         Liaise with external service providers (Information Technologies and web)
          Install and configure new hardware
         Related administrative work including budgeting                                                                 Strengthening international science
                                                                                       for the benefit of society
Candidates will need to show evidence of the following:
         Ability to think logically
         Ability to offer help desk support: excellent listening and questioning skills combined
          with the ability to interact confidently with users to establish what the problem is and
          explain the solution
         Ability to work well in a team
         Ability to prioritise workload and respond well in crisis situations
         Patience and attention to detail
Essential qualifications are:
         First degree in computing and/or Information Technology (or in science with relevant IT
          training and experience)
         Experience in Microsoft windows 2003/8 server administration
         Experience in administration of Microsoft Exchange 2007, Backup Exec and antivirus
         Familiarity with Web Content Management Systems, such as Plone
         Knowledge of programming languages, such as JavaScript and Python
         Ability to analyze, troubleshoot, support, and implement technical solutions for laptops
          and smart-phones
         A science background and/or a broad interest in science would also be an advantage
The working language of ICSU is English and a good knowledge of French is also essential for this
position, which will involve interaction with external providers. The final salary will be dependent
on the experience and qualifications of the candidate, as well as the arrangement for part-time
working hours.
Applicants are requested to address the above description and qualifications in a cover letter and
attach a curriculum vitae with the name and contact details of three referees. Applications
(preferably in on combined PDF file) should be sent via email with ‘IT Officer’ in the subject line to Interviews will be held on 21 February.

The closing date for applications is 8 February 2012.
For more information on ICSU, visit                                                                   Strengthening international science
                                                                                         for the benefit of society

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