Entry Level UN Telecom Operator Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:     Telecom Operator
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026386
Vacancy Notice: 018/2016
Reports to: Associate
Administrative Officer
Duty Station: Adjumani,
Uganda
Post Grade: GL4
About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was
established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.
UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international
protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees
and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate
concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article
11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary: The Telecom
Operator will offer support to the associate Administrative Officer. The
incumbent will also refer to technical manuals and UNHCR instructions
concerning telecom operations.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Distributes incoming cables, messages, and
    other communication in accordance with established instructions;
  • The jobholder also ensures that all
    communications handed to him/her for transmission are properly prepared
    and authorized and promptly transmitted;
  • The incumbent selects the most efficient
    and economic means for the transmission of messages, taking into
    consideration the nature and priority of communications to be transmitted;
  • Maintains a station log where all
    occurrences related to the operation of the telecommunication equipment
    are entered;
  • The incumbent ensures that no unauthorised
    communications are exchanged on the network; – Ensures that all the
    equipment placed under his/her responsibility is maintained in good
    working condition;
  • Supports new staff members in the proper
    operation of telecommunication equipment;
  • May perform secretarial functions, such as
    handling paper work on routine, matters, arranges appointment/meetings
    both internally and externally, screening telephone calls, types a wide
    variety of materials from drafts, printed text, using a word processor.
  • May assist in making Travel arrangements.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Telecom Operator job vacancy should have completed secondary
    education with training or Certificate in radio/telecommunications.
  • At least two years of related work
    experience
  • Excellent communication skills (written
    and oral).
  • Ability to work as part of a team but also
    independently, in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Knowledge of the UN system.
  • Ability to work in remote areas.
  • English language is essential, Madi,
    Lugbara and Aringa.
  • Another UN language and good knowledge of
    the local language an asset.
How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are
encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions
after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 24th
September, 2016

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