UN Careers – Telecommunication Technician at United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Organization: United
Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Grade: GL-5
Vacancy Announcement Number: RSCE-2014-CITS-GS-001
About RSCE:
The Regional Service Centre Steering
Committee is the decision-making body for RSCE, in compliance with General
Assembly resolutions, United Nations Secretariat rules and regulations,
strategic guidance from United Nations Headquarters and oversight bodies. The
Steering Committee consults with the Global Field Support Strategy
Implementation Coordination Team, as required.
The Regional Service Centre, as
approved by the Member States, is owned, managed and staffed by the regional
missions it serves. This framework reinforces the existing missions’ chain of
command structures and lines of authority in a manner that does not create an
additional layer between Headquarters and the regional missions. It also
ensures that staffing for RSCE will be achieved through the redeployment of resources
from the regional missions it serves.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Within delegated authority,
the Telecommunications Technicians will be responsible for, but not limited to,
the following duties:
  • In
    charge of installing, commissioning and maintaining HF base and mobile
    transceivers; HF email systems; VHF and UHF base stations, repeaters,
    mobile, and handheld units; trunking systems; Digital Microwave Links
    including VSAT system.
  • Erect
    antenna masts and install wide range of VHF/UHF and HF antennas.
  • Provide
    connectivity to PABX for telephone services.
  • Responsible
    for installing and maintaining auxiliary power system.
  • Support
    in the pre-planning VHF/UHF/HF network configuration; coordinate rigging
    requirements.
  • Program
    transceivers installing appropriate frequencies and other pre-set
    technical parameters.
  • Ensure
    UHF/VHF repeater interconnectivity for maximum coverage.
  • Perform
    HF field strength measurements and propagation tests; ascertain the best
    night/day frequencies; monitor frequency efficiency; advises the
    supervisor accordingly.
  • Identify
    the source of any man-made radio interference; implement remedial action;
    recommend any changes of frequencies required; and advise the supervisor
    accordingly.
  • Perform
    any other duties as directed by the Supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should preferably hold a High School Diploma or Higher National
    Diploma in Telecommunications or Electronic Engineering plus a combination
    of supplemental courses/technical certification in related fields
    including extensive practical expertise in a wide range of
    telecommunications equipment.
  • At
    least five years of progressively responsible technical experience in
    telecommunications installations and equipment, demonstrating hands-on
    expertise with HFA/HF/UHF radio, PABX, VSAT, wireless, satellite, WAN and
    LAN technologies in a globally distributed telecommunications operation.
  • Possess
    a valid driving license is essential.
Language; Good working knowledge of English and the
language of the duty station. Working knowledge of a second official UN
language is desirable.
Personal Competencies:
Professionalism: Knowledge of information technology and
applications, including computer system networks. Good technical skills,
ability to conduct network maintenance, provide server services and user
support. 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.
Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal
participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
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.
Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are
provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their
trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate
solutions; monitors on-going developments inside and outside the clients’
environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of
progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or
services to client.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates who wish to join the United Nations in the aforementioned capacity
should submit their applications which should include the following documents:
  • Updated
    Curriculum Vitae
  • The
    United Nations Personal History form (P-11), download
    here
  • Copies
    of educational certificate(s) and a copy of National Driving License Class
    B, C, D, and E.
All applicants are strongly
encouraged to apply by e-mail and must include the Vacancy Announcement Number
and the Job Title and send to: rsce-hrs-recruitmentservices@un.org
Or send to: RSCE, Entebbe
Support Base, Buku Road, P.O Box 710. Entebbe. Uganda.
All applicants are strongly
encouraged to apply by e-mail and must include the Vacancy Announcement Number
and the Job Title.
Application received after the
established deadline will not be considered.
NB: All
applicants MUST indicate the Job Opening # for which they are applying, on the
subject line in the email or on the sealed envelope, e.g.
RSCE-2014-CITS-GS-001, GL-5.
Deadline:  20th November, 2014

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