UN Telecommunications Officer Jobs in Uganda

UN Telecommunications Officer Jobs in Uganda

This position is located in the Regional Field Technology Service (RFTS) of the UN Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE) in Entebbe. The selected candidate will serve as Telecommunications Officer, P3 to support the Chief of Unit with responsibilities for oversight of telecommunication services and projects, and ICT security and compliance, in support of the RSCE and client missions in accord with the RFTS mandate. The Telecommunications Officer reports to the Chief of Unit.


  • Designs, installs tests and commissions various telecommunications systems such as local area networks, metro-area network, or country-wide or regional networks.
  • Drafts specifications and standards for telecommunications equipment such as hubs, routers, switching systems, etc.
  • Provides support for the development of technical specifications for procurement of equipment; evaluates vendor proposals, performs tests and recommends selection of telecommunications equipment.
  • Establishes performance standards for telecommunications equipment and services and recommends corrective measures to improve service quality and operational performance.
  • Provides planning support for rapid set-up and operation of communications infrastructure from “scratch” at local and wide area levels, including visiting regional sites for technical reconnaissance missions.
  • Provides engineering services related to planning, implementation and maintenance of local and wide area telecommunications networks.
  • Provides emergency communications capabilities in support of staff security, including providing a focal point for inter-agency emergency field security communications liaison.
  • Collaborates with HR in the preparation of training modules and other training activities in all aspects of communications technology usage.
  • Prepares and makes presentations on telecommunications networks and equipment to staff and other UN agencies.
  • Identifies appropriate standards to procure communications equipment at the least cost and in the most expeditious manner.
  • Ensures effective coordination with other UN agencies in order
    to maximize possibilities of inter-agency collaboration in the field of telecommunications.
  • Supervises staff/technicians as required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in telecommunications engineering, electronic engineering or related area.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two (2) years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ of progressively responsible professional experience in telecommunications, electronic data transmission, network design or related field is required.
  • Experience leading and managing medium to large telecommunications teams over diverse geographical and remote areas is required.
  • Experience in designing, coordinating and delivering training and capacity building activities related to new and innovative technologies in a challenging environment is desirable.
  • Experience providing services in Telecommunications Systems or related area in a field operation of the United Nations common system or comparable international organization or in a military operations environment is desirable.
  • French and English are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 28th July, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; UN Telecommunications Officer Jobs in Uganda

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