UN ICT Associate Job Opportunities – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

 ICT Associate
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Position No.: UNOPS 13
Vacancy Notice No.: 014/2018
Duty Station:  Uganda
Position Grade: LICA 6
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 ICT Associate is responsible for provision of reliable and timely
services on the application and infrastructure of UNHCR standard ICT services
in the Area of Responsibility (AoR). S/he receives technical guidance from ICT
Officers responsible for the Telecom/IT infrastructure in the registration
Key Duties and
  • Assist in on-site needs assessment and
    installation and maintenance of UNHCR Telecommunications and IT equipment.
  • Install and configure the most appropriate
    type of UNHCR IT and Telecommunications systems (HF, VHF, UHF, Microwave
    Links, Telephony, and satellite systems) to meet the field and emergency
    operations immediate ICT needs
  • Ensure that the equipment under his/her responsibility
    is in good working condition, by inspecting regularly the hardware and
    installations. If required, arrange promptly repairs or replacement as
    necessary according to established procedures.
  • If applicable, keep a proper inventory
    level of all sites spares and return spare parts for repair/replacement.
  • Keenly monitor and maintain the LAN,
    Network Servers, Printers, LAN points, Hubs, Patch pane, etc. to prevent
    faults occurring.
  • Provide Technical Briefing/Training on the
    equipment to local ICT resources and users, including IPs, UNHCR
    registration tools, ensuring that they are able to maintain/use the
  • Provide support in the development and
    configuration of IT and Telecom Equipment/Kits used in field operations
    and emergencies.
  • Perform other duties as required. 
Key Performance Indicators:
  • UNHCR Country offices in the AoR have
    modern and cost-effective ICT systems.
  • UNHCR ICT equipment and data are protected

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR ICT Associate job
    placement should have completed Secondary Education with
    certificate/training in Information Technology & Telecommunication.
    University degree is desired
  • At least six years of previous relevant
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software
    and database applications.
  • Knowledge of computer application packages
    such as MS Office.
  • Previous supervisory/management
  • Knowledge of any of the languages spoken
    by the refugee communities.
  • Good training skills.
  • Knowledge of UNHCR programmes and
  • Hands-on experience with wireless and VoIP
    systems, electricity, generators, lightning protection an asset.
  • Fluency in English and local language
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: 21st March 2018
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