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

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: UNOPS
Vacancy Notice No.: 026/2018
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Position Grade: LICA
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 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 procedures.
  • 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
  • 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

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: 18th April 2018
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