Entry Level UN Jobs – Associate Telecommunications Officer at United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)

Organization: United Nations
Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Grade: NO-B
Vacancy Announcement Number: MONUSCO/51/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: Under the
overall supervision of the Chief Telecommunications Officer and the direct
supervision of the ICT Operations Officer/Technology Officer at the location,
the Associate Telecommunications Officer will be responsible for the following
Operates and maintains communications networks and
equipment which may include private branch exchanges, hubs, routers,
multi-layer and multi-service switches, gateways, servers, satellite,
microwave, rural telephone, VHF/UHF/HF other communications systems.
The incumbent installs communications equipment for
wired and wireless networks and monitors and controls the performance of
communications systems deployed to support wired and wireless communication
Prepares background material specifications and
evaluate vendor-prepared technical proposals.
The incumbent collects and analyses
telecommunications data and statistics for purposes of conducting
communications reviews and/or cost-benefit analyses.
Performs periodic traffic engineering studies.
Recommends performance standards and maintenance
guidelines for satellite communications networks, private branch exchanges and
international leased lines.
Provides emergency communications capabilities in
support of staff security, which may include serving as a focal
point/communications liaison for inter-agency emergency field security
Maintains and updates operational resilience plans.
Performs new software, firmware, and hardware
upgrades as required.
Manages the installation of wireless communications
systems in assigned offices.
Performs any other related duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the United Nations MONUSCO Associate
Telecommunications Officer should hold a first-level university degree in
electronic, technical or communications engineering, technical science,
computer technology or related field.
At least two to three years of progressively
responsible experience in electronic data transmission, network design,
communications or related area.
Language:  Fluency in one of the working languages of
the UN Secretariat, English or French, (both oral and written) is required;
knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language
is an advantage.  
Personal Competencies:
Professionalism: Knowledge of
communication equipment with adequate skills for their installation and
maintenance. Knowledge of operations of commercial telecommunications services,
voice and data communications techniques, radio and satellite communication
systems Ability to analyze telecommunication data and conduct reviews. 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. Takes
responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal
participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Communication:  Speaks and writes clearly and effectively;
listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds
appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having
two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience;
demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
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.
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. Associate Telecommunications
Officer MONUSCO/51/CITS-ESB/2015
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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