United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan Telecommunications Technician - Jobs in South Sudan

United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan Telecommunications Technician - Jobs in South Sudan

Org. Setting and Reporting
These positions are located within the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The Telecommunications Technician will be based in Juba and Kuajok. The incumbent will report to the Operations Management Unit of the Field Technology Section (FTS) with the overall supervision of Chief Operations Manager.

Within delegated authority, the Telecommunications Technician will perform duties in the following telecommunications specialties:

Microwave Radio Systems:
•Takes the lead in the preparation and installation of microwave radio systems and related equipment;
•Supervises the setup, configuration and testing of various digital microwave radio systems utilizing a wide range of specialized and complex test equipment;
•Coordinates the programming, testing, and commissioning of new equipment before deployment;
•Coordinates radio-link calculation and best path profile analysis; interference analysis and ensure high capacity availability
•Liaises with the Rigging unit regarding the deployment of relevant antennas and feeder lines on communications towers and masts;
.Technical aware and readiness to accept change with new innovative ideas and technology.
.Suggest ways to ensure redundancy in path options for disaster recovery and Business continuity.

•Coordinates the installation of satellite antennas, ODE/IDE, associated shelters, foundations, commissions, maintenance and operation of C-band, X-band and Ku-band satellite communications systems, comprising antennas in sizes up to nine (9) meters, satellite modems, satellite transceivers, LNA, High Power Satellite Amplifiers (HPA and SSPA); •Supervises the commissioning, maintenance and the training of end-users for portable satellite communication terminals;
•Plans construction and maintenance of communications towers and associated antenna systems; determine tower location and height in coordination with the telecommunications engineers plans and ensures site accessibility;
•Oversees the construction of tower foundations and anchor points in compliance with manufacturer's specifications and good industry practices;
•Leads the team to erect self-supporting and guyed communications towers to a height of 300ft; Installs antennas, transmission lines, and accessories;
•Coordinates the planned and preventive maintenance program for the tower systems deployed across the mission;
Infrastructure :
•Prepares blueprints and plans, constructs and maintains communications cabling infrastructure for data and telephone;
•Coordinates the activities associated with trenching, external and internal wiring and conduit installations;
•Coordinates with the telecommunications engineers to plan physical network layout; provides input to complete the procurement and inventory of all hardware and cabling requirements for installations;
•Assists other technical departments in the installation of switching equipment, main and sub-distribution frames and assist with RF transmission lines and accessories as required;
•Drafts relevant technical documentation for major telecommunications systems and physical plant;
•Leads the installation, operation, and maintenance of video-teleconferencing (VTC) equipment and systems;
•Liaises with the other units in the development of videoconferencing applications; Coordinates activities associated with VTC services provision for the mission, liaising with UN Headquarters and UNGSC;
•Coordinates the periodic and preventive maintenance of all VTC-related equipment.
VHF Radio Systems:
•Takes the lead in the installation of VHF mobile, base stations and repeaters, trunking radio systems, antennas, and related equipment; programming of radios, preventive and corrective maintenance on various types of radio equipment;
•Liaises with other UN agencies and local authorities on matters related to radio frequencies coordination;
•Coordinates the erection of antenna masts and towers;
•Coordinates the training of non-technical radio users on the operation of hand-held portable radios, mobile radios, base stations, and related equipment;
Common duties:
Other duties and responsibilities common to the specialties above include, but are not limited to:
•Takes the lead in the installation of auxiliary equipment such as power supplies, solar power systems, UPS units, Voltage Regulators, DC converters and various protection and remote-control systems;
•Supervises the
gathering of specifications for the procurement of equipment, spares, and supplies;
•Ensures that all the required spare parts and supplies are in place to minimize downtime;
•Coordinates regularly scheduled and preventative and corrective maintenance on telecommunications installations and equipment;
•Liaises with the asset management unit regarding the upkeep of proper inventory records;
•Organizes with the Asset Management Unit the receiving/inspection of new equipment;
•Takes the lead in formulating technical training curriculum and the conduct of in-house training programs for national staff and others within the unit;
•Performs other related duties as required.

Professionalism:Knowledge of telecommunication equipment, principles of operations, including local area networks, satellite communications systems, radio systems, videoconferencing systems, voice and messaging systems, and principles of analog and digital transmission; Knowledge of synchronous and asynchronous data interface standards and protocols; Ability to apply knowledge and technical skills to install and test relevant equipment, provide maintenance services and user support.; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; Shows willingness to learn new technology.

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Job - Specific Qualification
Certification/diploma in other supplemental academic qualifications, training in Electronics, Systems Engineering or Telecommunications and Information Systems is required.

Work Experience
  • At least eight (08) years of working experience in the planning and installation of complex telecommunications equipment, networks and information systems, including at least three (3) years of experience at the international level is required.

  • Experience in height safety (Rigging), with valid rigging certification from an internationally recognized body is required.

  • Supervisory experience in a specialized skill (rigging unit and/ or related business area) is desirable.

  • Relevant knowledge and experience in planning and implementation of various outdoor telecommunication infrastructure in remote location is desirable

  • Related experience working in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds, and programmes) – or similar international organization or non-governmental organization – in a conflict or post-conflict setting is desirable.

    French and English are the working languages of the United Nations. For the advertised position, fluency in English (oral and written) is required.

    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

    How to Apply
    For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan Telecommunications Technician Jobs in South Sudan

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