United Nations UNOPS Careers – ICT Technical & Signals Training Operations Associate

Organisation: United Nations Office for Project Services
Vacancy Code: VA/2015/B5004/7747
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Grade Level: ICS-9
Reports to: ICT Technical and Signals Training
Signals Operations Manager
About UNOPS:
UNOPS mission is to expand
the capacity of the UN system and its partners to implement peace building,
humanitarian and development operations that matter for people in need. Working
in some of the world’s most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to always
satisfy partners with management services that meet world-class standards of
quality, speed and cost effectiveness. By assisting UN organizations,
international financial institutions, governments and other development
partners, UNOPS makes significant, tangible contributions to results on the
About DFS – UNSOA:
The United Nations Department
of Field Support, Information and Communications Technology Division (UN
DFS-ICTD) is responsible for the delivery of applications that satisfy the
requirements of the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support
(DPKO/DFS) missions as well as Special Political Missions (SPMs). The United
Nations Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA) is a field support operation led by
the United Nations Department of Field Support (DFS) under UN security Council
Resolution 1863 (2009) mandated to deliver a logistics capacity support package
to AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia), as well as to provide operational
support to other East African missions. The logistics package consists of
equipment and mission support services, including ICT infrastructure, systems
and software applications in support of United Nations peacekeeping operations,
DFS and DPI in the region. UNSOA is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with
logistics operations facilitated through Mombasa, Kenya and Mogadishu, Somalia.
In addition, as a member of the East African Missions and Region 2, UNSOA is a
beneficiary of centralized ICT services provided by the Regional ICT Services
(RICTS) office of the Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE). These services
include ICT Technical & Signals Training, Applications Implementation, Autonomous
ICT Communications, ICT Security & Compliance, and Physical ICT Security
and Surveillance. As per GA A/67/723, there is no separate funding assessment
made for the RSCE. Each mission contributes a portion of its budget and
personnel to enable the services of the RSCE. UNOPS has been requested to
assist in the implementation of this activity
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the ICT Technical and Signals Training
Operations Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for:
  • Offer
    technical support to the implementation of a clear and structured Signals
    nomination process in cooperation with civilian and military stakeholders
    – including Signals selection criteria, prerequisite qualifications,
    pre-deployment trainings and pre-screening exercises – to ensure technical
    expertise and language proficiency is in line with field requirements;
  • Actively
    participate  in the execution of the
    military Signals’ training program workflow, procedures and documentation,
    including resource requirements (e.g., equipment, trainers, etc.), risk
    assessments and mitigation measures;
  • Implement
    the regional military Signals training SOPs, including a communication and
    coordination plan, detailing procedures, guidelines, roles and
    responsibilities for all regional stakeholders;
  • Significantly
    contribute to the coordination of the ICT trainings, workshops, briefings
    and refresher courses at RSCE and other locations as required, for
    military Signals from the field missions;
  • With
    the ICT Technical and Signals Training Operations Manager, engage in working with
    military contingents to gain commitment to deploy Signals for jobs that
    conform with the training undertaken;
  • Offer
    timely technical support to the ICT Technical and Signals Training
    Operations Manager with the coordination, logistics, preparation and
    maintenance of training schedules, plans and materials for training
    requirements in support of Quality and Supply Chain groups at minimum.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
    ICT Technical & Signals Training Operations Associate should hold an
    advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in information
    technology, computer science, teaching and education or in a field related
    to the post description. A first level university degree with a
    combination of relevant academic qualifications and experience in
    information and communications technology, education and training may be
    accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.
  • At
    least three years of progressively responsible professional experience in
    ICT, training, teaching and education and project management is required.
  • Past
    exposure and experience in technical writing as well as field systems and
    operations in a training and support capacity desirable.
Language Requirements:
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a second UN language is highly
Personal 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. proficient knowledge of
    MS Office. Practical experience in various projects documentation.
  • Communication: Proven ability to write in a clear
    and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally. Listens to
    others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds
  • Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are
    consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and
    assignments; adjusts priorities as required; foresees risks and allows for
    contingencies when planning; manages competing demands and works under the
    pressure of frequent and tight deadlines.
  • 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. Good interpersonal skills and ability
    to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in
    a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect
    for diversity
How to Apply:
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opportunity, please click on the link below to visit website and create
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Deadline: 23rd June
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