UN Telecommunications Officer Job Careers – United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)


Organization: United
Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Duty Station: Entebbe,

Job Opening Number: 19-Telecommunications Technology-RSCE-120104-F-Entebbe (M)

Grade: P3

About RSCE:

The Regional Service
Centre Steering Committee is the decision-making body for RSCE, in compliance
with General Assembly resolutions, United Nations Secretariat rules and
regulations, strategic guidance from United Nations Headquarters and oversight
bodies. The Steering Committee consults with the Global Field Support Strategy Implementation
Coordination Team, as required.

The Regional Service
Centre, as approved by the Member States, is owned, managed and staffed by the
regional missions it serves. This framework reinforces the existing missions’
chain of command structures and lines of authority in a manner that does not
create an additional layer between Headquarters and the regional missions. It
also ensures that staffing for RSC.

Job Summary:  The selected
candidate will serve as Telecommunications Officer, P3 to support the Chief of
Unit with responsibilities for oversight of telecommunication services and
projects, and ICT security and compliance, in support of the RSCE and client
missions in accord with the RFTS mandate. The Telecommunications Officer
reports to the Chief of Unit.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the
Telecommunications Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Designs, installs tests and commissions various telecommunications
    systems such as local area networks, metro-area network, or country-wide
    or regional networks.
  • Drafts specifications and standards for telecommunications equipment
    such as hubs, routers, switching systems, etc.
  • Provides support for the development of technical specifications for
    procurement of equipment; evaluates vendor proposals, performs tests and
    recommends selection of telecommunications equipment.
  • Establishes performance standards for telecommunications equipment
    and services and recommends corrective measures to improve service quality
    and operational performance.
  • Provides planning support for rapid set-up and operation of
    communications infrastructure from “scratch” at local and wide area
    levels, including visiting regional sites for technical reconnaissance
  • Provides engineering services related to planning, implementation
    and maintenance of local and wide area telecommunications networks.
  • Provides emergency communications capabilities in support of staff
    security, including providing a focal point for inter-agency emergency
    field security communications liaison.
  • Collaborates with HR in the preparation of training modules and
    other training activities in all aspects of communications technology
  • Prepares and makes presentations on telecommunications networks and
    equipment to staff and other UN agencies.
  • Identifies appropriate standards to procure communications equipment
    at the least cost and in the most expeditious manner.
  • Ensures effective coordination with other UN agencies in order to
    maximize possibilities of inter-agency collaboration in the field of
  • Supervises staff/technicians as required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Regional Service Centre
    Entebbe (RSCE) Telecommunications Officer job opportunity should hold an
    advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in
    telecommunications engineering, electronic engineering or related area. A
    first-level university degree in combination with an additional two (2)
    years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced
    university degree.
  • At least five years’ of progressively responsible professional
    experience in telecommunications, electronic data transmission, network
    design or related field is required.
  • Experience leading and managing medium to large telecommunications
    teams over diverse geographical and remote areas is required.
  • Experience in designing, coordinating and delivering training and
    capacity building activities related to new and innovative technologies in
    a challenging environment is desirable.
  • Experience providing services in Telecommunications Systems or
    related area in a field operation of the United Nations common system or
    comparable international organization or in a military operations
    environment is desirable.
  • Languages: fluency
    in English (both oral and written) is required; Knowledge of another UN
    official language is desirable.


  • 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.
  • Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability
    and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to
    apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United Nations should
apply online at the link below.


Deadline: 28th July 2019

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