Job Title: Senior IT Assistant
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for
Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice Number 004/2021
Duty Station: Uganda
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 incumbent will work under the direct supervision
of a Senior Officer and the technical supervision of an ICT Officer at
Sub/Branch/Regional office level. The incumbent may play a supervisory role in
overlooking the day-to-day activities of the Telecom operators in the offices
in the area of coverage. H/She has working relationships with UNHCR staff
members in the office and other offices within the country of assignment as
well as with staff of UN agencies and other UNHCR partners within the zone of
operation to exchange information and to provide assistance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
the office in implementing set standards for applications that meets the needs
of the users and supports the overall Information and Communication Technology.
and maintain the LAN, Network Servers, Routers, Printers, LAN Points, Switches,
Patch panels, Access points, HF and VHF bases, HF and VHF relay stations,
Satellite Modem…to prevent faults occurring.
out missions for new installations and routine maintenance tours of ICT
that ICT problem recovery is done as quickly as possible and make regular
with the installation of the software packages, basic repair/maintenance of
computer hardware, HF and VHF equipment.
UNHCR staff on email system, utilization of VHF handhelds, telephone system.
remove users from the Networks.
the inventory of ICT equipment and keep track of movements of ICT equipment.
mails and memoranda on ICT matters.
in the drafting of technical documentation on radio equipment operating
invoices and delivery notes and pass for payment.
needs for upgrading and eventually replacing ICT equipment in the field, to
meet with UNHCR standards.
the most efficient and economic means for the transmission of messages, taking
into consideration the nature and priority of communications to be transmitted.
out administrative duties, within the area of competence as assigned.
other duties as required
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate for the United Nations Senior IT Assistant job opportunity
should hold a High school diploma. Required.
of technical school with training/certificate in Telecommunication and
Information Technology is required.
three years of previous job experience relevant to the ICT field is required.
of English is required.
Desirable Qualifications & Competencies
additional UN language is desirable.
How to Apply:
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
Deadline: 4th March 2021