United Nations UNOPS Careers – ICT Technical & Signals Training Administrator



Organisation: United Nations Office for Project Services
(UNOPS)
Vacancy Code: VA/2015/B5004/7899
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Grade Level: P3
Reports to: UNOPS ICT Programme Manager GSC
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
ground.
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 UNOPS ICT Programme Manager GSC, the incumbent will be
responsible for:
·        
In
the incumbent will be tasked with designing a modular training curricula  from which regional missions can select to
suit their ICT field requirements, to facilitate deployment and minimize
customization;
·        
Identifies
education and training providers, capabilities, and resources, and ensures
availability of materials.
Coordinates revisions of education and training programs to maintain the roster
of in – house and external trainers;
·        
Quickly
respond to inquiries from individuals seeking enrollment in military;
·        
Ensure
the maintenance of archiving course evaluations and rosters/sign-in sheets for
each staff;
·        
Manage
electronic (server and online) files and update database/historical record of
all trainings.
·        
Maintain
a military calendar/whereabouts, key contact list and select web based systems
send out weekly updates to staff;
·        
In
charge of preparing and implementing ICT related training programs and
materials for Signals staff as per identified requirements, including ICTD
standards, regulations, policies and guidelines, and with periodic
review/updates;
·        
Establishment
of regional military Signals training SOPs, including a communication and
coordination plan, detailing procedures, guidelines, roles and responsibilities
for all regional stakeholders;
·        
Organize,
schedule and oversee ICT trainings, workshops, briefings and refresher courses
at RSCE and other locations as required, for military Signals from the field
missions;
·        
Work
closely with military contingents to gain commitment to deploy Signals for jobs
that conform with the training undertaken;
·        
Carry
out post-training assessments to identify training program improvements and
adjust courses, methodologies as indicated;
·        
Control
and guide staff of the administrative processes, related to Military Signals
training matters, such as shipping, planning and scheduling requirements, and
procedures of the military.
·        
Perform
any other related duties as may be assigned by the UNOPS ICT Programme Manager
GSC.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal
candidates for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) ICT Technical &
Signals Training Administrator must 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. Possession of 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 five years of progressively responsible professional experience in ICT,
training, teaching, education and/or project management is required.
·        
Prior
exposure and experience in technical writing as well as field systems and
operations in a training and support capacity desirable.
·        
Language: Fluency in English is required.
Knowledge of a second UN language is highly desirable.
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 appropriately.
·        
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:
If interested in this job
opportunity, please click on link below to visit website and create profile or
express interest if you already have a profile on the UN system.
Deadline: 16th July
2015

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