Telecommunications Engineer

Kismayo

Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Support Office for Somalia within the Vehicles and Plant Equipment Maintenance Services located in Mogadishu. The incumbent will report to the Mechanical engineer P-4 in sector coordination unit with a second reporting line to Chief Vehicles and Plant Equipment Maintenance Services. The incumbent will be required to travel to the nearby duty stations as required.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Telecommunications Engineer will be responsible for the following duties: (These duties are not all inclusive nor are all duties carried out by all Telecommunications Engineers.)

• 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: 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.

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.

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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in electronic, technical or communications engineering, technical science, computer technology or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in electronic data transmission, network design, communications or related area is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second United Nations official language is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an informal discussion.

United Nations Considerations

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). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

No Fee

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.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UN-DFS - United Nations Department of Field Support
  • Location: Kismayo
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2017-02-23

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