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Senior ICT Systems Operations Assistant (GS-6)

About Us

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is the implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention, which entered into force on 29 April 1997. The OPCW, with its 193 Member States, oversees the global endeavor to permanently and verifiably eliminate chemical weapons.

The ultimate aim of the OPCW is to achieve our vision of a world free of chemical weapons in which chemistry is used for peace, progress, and prosperity, and to contribute to international security and stability, general and complete disarmament, and global economic development. Under the OPCW's oversight 96% of the chemical weapons stockpiles declared by possessor States have been verifably destroyed.

The OPCW was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013 for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons.

Our mission for a world free of chemical weapons makes people's lives better. Apply to be a part of our team to make the world a better place for all. 

General Information

  • Contract Type
    Fixed-term General Service
  • Grade
  • Estimated monthly remuneration: Euro
  • Closing Date


Job Summary

Under general supervision of Head IS Operations, the Senior ICT Systems Operations Assistant will support the daily operations of the OPCW ICT Systems Security Critical Network and Security Non Critical Network, Inspector Mission Laptops, Microsoft 365 Services, Microsoft Azure Cloud Services and will be responsible for ensuring the availability and correct functioning of all mentioned above.


Main Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of IS Business Applications, the successful candidate will:

  • Maintains and support of the OPCW Security Critical Network;
  • Maintain of Inspection Mission Laptops;
  • Maintain and support Security Non-Critical Network;
  • Administer Microsoft 365 Services, Microsoft Azure Cloud Services;
  • Provide other technical support.

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Qualifications and Experience



  • High School diploma or equivalent diploma of higher secondary education.


  • Relevant Microsoft Administrator certifications, VMWare Certifications, Certifications in Prince2, Certifications in ITIL.

Knowledge and Experience


  • At least six years of related experience in the ICT field with an emphasis on ICT Infrastructure; Experience in administering Microsoft365 services.


  • Experience in administering VMWare VSphere and Horizon virtualization platforms; Experience working with highly confidential information systems.

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to quickly learn technologies in order to deliver results;
  • Ability to analyse problems and react quickly in problematic situations with minimum supervision;
  • Excellent planning skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.


Fluency in English is essential and a good working knowledge of one of the other official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is desirable.

Additional Information

Staff members in the General Services category are normally recruited and paid on a local basis.

This fixed-term appointment is for the duration of two years, with a six-month probationary period, and is subject to the OPCW Staff Regulations and Interim Staff Rules.

The mandatory age of separation at the OPCW is 65 years.

The Director-General retains the discretion to not make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description. Several vacancies may be filled.

Only fully completed applications submitted before the closing date and through OPCW CandidateSpace will be considered. Only applicants under serious consideration for a post will be contacted.

Fixed-term staff members participate in the OPCW Provident Fund. A monthly staff contribution is met with a doubled amount by the OPCW under the provisions for social security. As the OPCW is exploring membership of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF), staff participation in the Provident Fund may be replaced by participation in the UNJSPF effective 1 January 2025.

Applications from qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged.

General Terms and Conditions


Important notice for applicants who are currently insured under the Dutch Social Security system

Although headquartered in the Netherlands, the OPCW is not a regular Dutch employer but a public international organisation with its own special status. Please be advised that if you are currently insured under the Dutch Social Security system, you will be excluded from this system as a staff member of the OPCW. You will consequently be insured under the organisation’s system. The above also applies to your dependents unless they are employed by a regular Dutch employer, they are self-employed in the Netherlands, or are receiving Dutch social security payments.

Please refer to the website of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment for more information about the possible consequences for you and your dependents, such as exclusion from ‘AWBZ’ and ‘Zorgverzekeringswet’ coverage: ‘Werken bij een internationale organisatie’.