United Nations MONUSCO UN Jobs – Telecommunications Technician

Organization: United Nations
Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)
Grade: GL-5
Vacancy Announcement Number: MONUSCO/50/CITS-ESB/2015
Reports to: ICT Operations
Officer/Technology Officer
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Following the
signing of the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement in July 1999 between the Democratic
Republic of the Congo (DRC) and five regional States (Angola, Namibia, Rwanda,
Uganda and Zimbabwe) in July 1999, the Security Council established the United
Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) by
its resolution 1279 of 30 November 1999, initially to plan for the observation
of the ceasefire and disengagement of forces and maintain liaison with all
parties to the Ceasefire Agreement. Later in a series of resolutions, the
Council expanded the mandate of MONUC to the supervision of the implementation
of the Ceasefire Agreement and assigned multiple related additional tasks.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within
delegated authority, the Telecommunications Technicians will be responsible
for, but not limited to, the following duties:
Install, commission, and  maintain HF base and mobile transceivers; HF
email systems; VHF and UHF base stations, repeaters, mobile, and handheld
units; tetra systems; Digital Microwave Links including VSAT system.
The incumbent will erect antenna masts and install
wide range of VHF/UHF and HF antennas.
Provide connectivity to telephony services.
Install and maintain auxiliary power system.
Render support in 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.
Conduct 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 other duties as directed by the ICT
Operations Officer/Technology Officer.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the United Nations MONUSCO Telecommunications
Technicians should 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. A valid driving
license is essential.
At least five years of progressively responsible
technical experience in telecommunications installations and equipment,
demonstrating hands-on expertise with HF/VHF/UHF radio, PABX, CISCO IP Phones,
VSAT, wireless, satellite, WAN and LAN technologies in a globally distributed
telecommunications operation.  Some
exposure to Windows 2000/2003 server operating system, Microsoft Office XP
(Word, Excel & PowerPoint), Lotus Notes, LAN, WAN, WLAN technologies. 
Language:  English is the working language of the United
Nations in Entebbe. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written
English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an added
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.
NB: The United Nations does not charge a fee at any
stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing,
or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on
applicants’ bank accounts.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandan applicants should send their applications
together with the United Nations Personal History form (P-11), download here, and/or
CV and copies of previous employment certificate(s) by ONE of the following
By Email to: MONUSCO-CITS-HR-EBB@un.org
By Hand: 
Deliver to: Entebbe Support Base, Buku Road.
All applicants
MUST indicate the MONUSCO Job Opening # e.g. Telecommunications Technician GL-5
For which they
are applying, on the subject line [by email] or in a sealed envelope [by
Mail/by Hand].)
NB: Do not submit original certificate(s) with the
application. In line with the UN policy on gender balance, female candidates
are strongly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 16th October, 2015

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