United Nations Telecommunications Officer Jobs in Uganda

United Nations Telecommunications Officer Jobs in Uganda


Org. Setting and Reporting

  • The Department of Operational Support (DOS) was established to provide end-to-end operational support, advisory services and other solutions to operating entities across the Secretariat, including departments, offices away from headquarters, peace operations, and regional commissions.

  • The Regional Service Centre in Entebbe, Uganda (RSCE), was established in July 2010, following the adoption of General Assembly resolution 64/269. The Centre provides efficient, client-oriented and scalable services with the goal of moving transactional, non-location dependent administrative functions to the Centre from its client entities. This includes transactional elements of human resources, finance, multimodal movement and control, personnel and cargo transport and information and communications technology (ICT) support.

  • In addition to these services, the Office of the Director RSCE and support offices through the Deputy Director RSCE provides overall guidance on the operations of the RSCE including strategic planning, communication, budgeting, human resources management, property management, quality assurance and business intelligence, conference services, record keeping and archive management, and audit response and risk management.

  • 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.

    Responsibilities

    Within delegated authority, the Telecommunications Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

    • 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.

    Competencies

    • Professionalism: Knowledge of communication equipment with adequate skills for their installation and maintenance. Knowledge of operations of commercial telecommunications services, voice and data communications techniques, radio and satellite communication systems Ability to analyze telecommunication data and conduct reviews. Shows pride in work and in achievements; 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.

    • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to
    match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

    • Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

    Education

  • 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.

    Work Experience

  • 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 small to medium teams 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.

    Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in English is required; Knowledge of French is desirable.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Telecommunications Officer Jobs in Uganda


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