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Telecommunications Officer (Operations Support), FS-6
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   25 Nov 2012
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   11 Oct 2012
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   Field Missions Administered by DPKO
DUTY STATION:   Multiple D/S
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   12-IST-PMSS-425859-R-MULTIPLE D/S


 
Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Telecommunications Officer will be responsible for the following duties: (These duties are not all inclusive nor are all duties carried out by all Telecommunications Officers)• Supervises the operation and maintenance of telecommunications equipment which may include digital switching systems, routers, multi-layer and multi-service switches, gateways, servers, radio, trunked radio, satellite and other radio communications systems; • Oversees ICT assets management and telephone billing activities; • Coordinates the deployment of telecommunications equipment and services; • Prepares material specifications and Statement Of Works, and evaluate technical proposals in response to RFPs developed for the acquisition of telecommunication systems and services; • Collects and analyses telecommunications data and statistics for purposes of conducting communications reviews and/or cost-benefit analyses; • Performs periodic traffic engineering studies; • Recommends performance standards and maintenance guidelines for telecommunications systems, to include Satellite Communications networks, Digital Microwave Radio networks, digital switching systems, HF/VHF/UHF radio networks, Trunking Radio networks, Satellite Communication systems, and local and international leased lines services; • Provides emergency communications capabilities in support of staff security, which may include serving as a focal point/communications liaison for inter-agency emergency field security communications; • Maintains and updates disaster recovery plans; • Prepares training modules and coordinates training activities in all aspects of communications technology usage; • Provides engineering services related to planning, implementation and maintenance of local and wide area telecommunications networks; • Supervises crews of skilled technicians; • Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies
• Professionalism: Knowledge of telecommunication 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 telecommunications systems and services in order to make recommendations to improve the delivery of services. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. • 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. • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
High school diploma or equivalent. Technical training in education in the field of Telecommunications is highly desirable. Certifications in relevant areas of Telecommunications, Information systems, and Information Management are highly desirable.

Work Experience
At least 10 years (5 years with a bachelor degree) of progressively responsible professional experience in the planning, design and implementation of telecommunications systems and networks with a proven track record of managing and delivering highly complex telecommunications projects. Experience in Assets management and telephone billing management is highly desirable. Experience in Telecommunications within the United Nations system in support of peacekeeping operations is highly desirable.

Languages
French and English are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Other Skills


The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8).   English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

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