Telecoms Operator (UN High School Jobs) – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Job Title:        Telecoms Operator (UN
High School Jobs) 

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy notice no. 015/2020

Position Number: 10026408

Position Grade: GS-4


About US:

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 Telecoms
Operator will provide direct supervision and support are received
from the head of the relevant functional unit. The Telecoms Operator will also
refer to technical manuals and UNHCR instructions concerning telecom


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Distribute incoming cables, messages, and other communication in
    accordance with established instructions.
  • Ensure that all communications handed to him/her for transmission
    are properly prepared and authorized and promptly transmitted.
  • Select the most efficient and economic means for the transmission of
    messages, taking into consideration the nature and priority of
    communications to be transmitted.
  • Maintain a station log where all occurrences related to the
    operation of the telecommunication equipment are entered.
  • Ensure that no unauthorized communications are exchanged on the
  • Maintain all the equipment placed under his/her responsibility in
    good working condition.
  • Assist new staff members in the proper operation of
    telecommunication equipment.
  • May perform secretarial functions, such as handling paperwork on
    routine matters, arranges appointment/meetings both internally and
    externally, screen telephone calls, type a wide variety of materials from
    drafts, printed text, use word processor.
  • May assist in making travel arrangements.
  • Perform other related duties as required


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Telecoms Operator
    job placement should have completed a High school diploma. Required.
  • At least four years of previous job experience relevant to the
    function is required.
  • Additional certificate or license in radio operation is required.
  • Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station
    if not English is required.
  • Sound knowledge and practice of secretarial functions is desirable
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Technological Awareness
  • Planning and Organizing


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


Click Here


Deadline: 21st September 2020


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