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

 ICT Associate
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Position No.: UNOPS 18
Vacancy Notice No.: 016/2018
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 operation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • 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
  • If applicable, keep a
    proper inventory level of all sites spares and return spare parts for
  • 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 equipment.
  • 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 experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of
    computer software and database applications.
  • Knowledge of computer
    application packages such as MS Office.
  • Previous
    supervisory/management experience.
  • Knowledge of any of
    the languages spoken by the refugee communities.
  • Good training skills.
  • Knowledge of UNHCR
    programmes and activities.
  • 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: 28th March 2018
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