Read about Sadete Zaiti
Budget and Project Manager
Field Technology Section, United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo
What brought you to a career in technology at the United Nations?
My studies in Computer Science were stopped due to the war in my country. I began working in the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) in 1999 as an Administrative Assistant, finding fulfillment in supporting colleagues with IT related problems. In 2001, I moved to the Information Technology Section which later merged with Communications and eventually became part of the Field Technology Section.
What has been your favorite IT project at the United Nations and what was your technical contribution?
Throughout my career of more than 23 years at the United Nations, I have enjoyed every moment that I contributed to the field of information and communications technology working in all different units from customer support to network and application support; growing my career and at the same time being engaged in the different projects. The ones that I would emphasize are the successful completion of Unite Workspace, Cosmos to SharePoint and UNMIK Lean ICT Projects. Being part of the ISO27001 certification process is another success worth mentioning.
What advice would you give women interested in pursuing a field in technology?
Follow your passion and enjoy doing it, learn something new every day, believe in your abilities. Be sure to reach out and be a resource to others who might be struggling or need some encouragement. Sometimes the best way to learn is by doing it with someone else. Find a team and an environment that allows/helps you to do your best. I was fortunate to be part of the UNMIK FTS family.