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Fresher UN Telecoms Operator Jobs - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:      Telecoms Operator
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026408
Vacancy Notice: 009/2019
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Administrative / Finance Officer 
Post Grade: GL4

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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Distributes incoming cables, messages, and other communication in accordance with established instructions;
  • Ensures that all communications handed to him/her for transmission are properly prepared and authorized and promptly transmitted;
  • Selects the most efficient and economic means for the transmission of messages, taking into consideration the nature and priority of communications to be transmitted;
  • Maintains a station log where all occurrences related to the operation of the telecommunication equipment are entered;
  • Ensures that no unauthorised communications are exchanged on the network;
  • Ensures that all the equipment placed under his/her responsibility is maintained in good working condition;
  • Supports new staff members in the proper operation of telecommunication equipment;
  • Performs secretarial functions, such as handling paper work on routine, matters, arranges appointment/meetings both internally and externally, screening telephone calls, types a wide variety of materials from drafts, printed text, using a word processor.
  • May assist in making Travel arrangements. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Telecoms Operator job placement should have completed secondary education with training or Certificate in radio/telecommunications.
  • At least two years previous job experience
  • Good communication skills (written and oral). 
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team but also independently, in a multi-cultural environment. 
  • Knowledge of the UN system. 
  • Ability to work in remote areas.
  • English language is essential for the work of the post.

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: 19th March 2019

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UN Programme Policy Officer (Assistance Delivery Mechanism) Jobs - United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.

Job Summary:   The Programme Policy Officer (Assistance Delivery Mechanism) will contribute to the design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the strategic direction of digital delivery mechanism and systems including BIAM, SCOPE CODA and supporting scale up of the cash transfer mechanism.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Technically support the modelling of cash transfer mechanism and deployment of SCOPE CODA under the Karamoja Nutrition Programme in the MCHN programme;
  • Coordinate with WFP internal delivery mechanism for cash progragramming and work closely with CBT and AME units to develop an integrated delivery mechanism of programmes;
  • Support the next phase of BIAM design, delivery and implementation for government and other development partners;
  • Support and participate in the Cash Technical Working Group and other relevant delivery fora to support the harmonisation of social transfers with humanitarian cash delivery systems;
  • Engage and collaborate with government safety nets programmes to technically support the delivery of social assistance programmes in an efficient and transparent assistance delivery mechanism;
  • Provide technical input for scalability of the national social protection systems and platforms such as Social Assistance Grant Empowerment (SAGE);
  • Support the technical rollout and expansion of the community registration and the deployment of Assistance Delivery Mechanism tools to the various WFP and partner programmes;
  • Support the design phase of the continuous registration in the country;
  • In consultation with Area and Field offices, support the development of a communication strategy and materials for the BIAM engagement delivery strategy;
  • Support the appraisal of various cash assistance delivery mechanisms to suit specific programmes based on context and designto support proposal development;
  • Support the development of a Risk Matrix for the selected assistance delivery mechanism and collaboratively work with Field and Area offices on mitigation measures for smooth implementation of the programmes;
  • Support the designing and implementation of appropriate continuous process monitoring tools to ensure compliancy to WFP's policies and procedures;
  • In consultation with the Regional Bureau and Headquarters teams, propose appropriate delivery mechanisms for the different stakeholders such as Government and potential implementing partners;
  • Support as a central link between WFP, government and development partners in coordinating delivery mechanism across the different stakeholders.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Assistance Delivery Mechanism) job placement should hold an  advanced degree in any of the following areas obtained from a recognised education institution: Business Management, Computer Science, Telecommunications Engineering, Social Sciences or any related area;
  • At least five (5) years of post graduate professional experience in design and implementation of humanitarian and development assistance delivery mechanism at community and national level;
  • Knowledge of business analysis philosophies and methodologies;
  • Awareness of technologies used in beneficiary transfer management in humanitarian contexts;
  • Possession of a combination of specific skills in cash transfer delivery, ratio analysis for cash and food, community registration and linkage with government priorities, integrated model programming
  • Has gained experience in implementing technical programs (i.e. nutrition, etc.).
  • Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing operations.
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.

  • Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance: Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
  • Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher): Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.
  • Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.): Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
  • Emergency Programming: Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
  • Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government: Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.

NB: Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link below.

Deadline: 14th March 2019

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UN Telecommunications Officer Jobs - United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Job Title:                Telecommunications Officer
Organization: United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Job Opening Number: 19-Telecommunications Technology-RSCE-112289-F-Entebbe (M)
Reports to: Service Line Manager
Job Grade: P-3

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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Within delegated authority, the Telecommunications Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Manages service management; ensures that substantive work programmes and programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion.
  • Develops strategies and oversees the design and implementation of major telecommunications and service delivery initiatives; manages/oversees multiple, concurrent and often disparate tasks for projects that span regional field missions, or, where applicable all field missions.
  • Leads and directs a team of service management personnel; may oversee activities for a discrete work section or equivalent; plans and allocates work assignments; coaches, mentors, and evaluates staff; participates in recruitment and selection of new staff and in the development of training programs.
  • Identifies the need for new systems and services (or modifications to existing systems and services) or responds to requests from customers; develops plans for feasibility assessment, designs, development and implementation, including project plans, schedules, time and cost estimates.
  • Develops the Section’s proposed budget and ensures proper expenditure according to UN Financial Rules.
  • Manages procurements, including conducting needs assessments and benchmarks, preparing bid documents and arranging contracts; supervises, coordinates and negotiates services required to enable the management and operation of interdependent information technology and telecommunications systems.
  • Manages information assets with respect to deployment, usage and redeployment.
  • Provides emergency communications capabilities in support of staff security, including providing a focal point for inter-agency emergency field security communications liaison; ensures effective coordination with other UN Agencies in order to maximize possibilities of interagency collaboration in the field of information technology and telecommunications.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Regional Service Centre at Entebbe (RSCE) Telecommunications Officer job placement should hold an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in telecommunications engineering, information systems or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification in ITIL Foundation is desirable.
  • At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in telecommunications, information systems or related area, of which three (3) years should have been in the public/private sector, functioning at the management level, with sound knowledge of international ICT and service management practices and regulations, is required. Four (4) years field experience in United Nations common system field operations, inclusive of Peacekeeping and Special Political Missions, UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes, is desirable.
  • Experience in carrying out administrative functions of a Unit/Section, which would include preparation of budget/cost estimates, reporting on budget/programme performance, procurement of goods and services along with contract management, and the recruitment of staff and performance monitoring, is desirable.
  • Experience in a shared service centre or operations is desirable.
  • Languages: fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.

  • Professionalism: Knowledge of the management, design, implementation and maintenance of complex information and telecommunications systems and services; ability to organize and manage diverse and cross-functional groups, across geographically dispersed locations, for large-scale regional and, where applicable, inter-mission projects in conflict and post conflict areas; ability to develop and oversee large centralized or decentralized institutional systems and services; conceptual and strategic analytical capacity to understand information and telecommunications systems, service management processes and business operational issues so as to thoroughly analyze and evaluate critical systems matters; ability to integrate knowledge with broader operational objectives; ability to improve processes and approaches; demonstrates adaptability to changing priorities; knowledge of organization’s ICT and telecommunications strategy as it relates to user area(s); strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement on difficult issues. 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.
  • Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
  • Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
  • Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; Appraises performance fairly

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:
If interested in joining the United Nations in the aforementioned capacity, please click on link below to visit website and create profile or express interest if you already have a profile on the UN system.

Deadline: 11th March 2019

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Ericsson Careers - Program Director - Head of Mobile Money East Operation

Organisation: Ericsson
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Ericsson:
Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment & services to mobile & fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use Ericsson equipment, & more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. Using innovation to empower people, business & society, we are working towards the Networked Society, in which everything that can benefit from a connection will have one. At Ericsson, we apply our innovation to market-based solutions that empower people & society to help shape a more sustainable world.

Job Summary:  The Program Director - Head of Mobile Money East Operation ensures that all contractual deliveries are fulfilled towards Contract. The role is responsible for ensuring end to end operational performance towards the account and MFS Delivery and operations according to agreed targets. The role is acting on behalf of Operations, typically for one or more customer accounts. The role shall ensure that the portfolio is managed and that projects within that portfolio are progressing according to schedule. Ensuring ADM and LCM is planned and executed for Mobile Money in an optimal set up. The role, with the insight of the ongoing portfolio, is key to ensure communication to the KAMs and Delivery and Operations organizations for specific progress and escalation support as well as towards engagement practices for providing input into opportunities towards the customer The role also includes supporting pre-sales activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Secure and establish customer focused and efficient way of working for the M-Commerce in the areas: Customer Project Execution, Operations, Support and Manage services
  • Work actively with optimizing work force set up
  • Setting goals and follow up performance
  • Secure resource allocation
  • Resource forecasting
  • Active part in creating Mobile Money delivery and operation organization
  • Close cooperation with DU/R&D
  • Support customer in preparation and delivery of services quarterly roadmap
  • Own Regular governance with customer business and technology units

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Ericsson Program Director - Head of Mobile Money East Operation must hold a University degree in Technology or Economics, preferably MSC, MBA or equivalent
  • Strong leadership skills with focus on team performance 8+ years
  • Result oriented with customer first attitude
  • Can handle stressful and ambiguous situations
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Self-motivated with strong drive and initiative, collaborative, relating and networking
  • Track record as a leader and the ability to work independently preferably with a well-established contact network within Ericsson
  • Outgoing personality that finds it easy to cooperate and establish relationships across organizational boundaries and in a global environment
  • Good at handling resource planning and competence development

How to Apply:
If you believe you are one of the ideal candidates for this opportunity in working with the world’s leading provider of telecommunications equipment & services, Ericsson, then visit the web link below for full job details and Apply Online.

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Chief Executive Officer Employment Opportunity - Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU)

Job Title:      Chief Executive Officer
Organisation: Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU). RENU is a not-for-profit organisation that encourages ICT-enabled collaboration among Ugandan researchers and the higher education community by linking them to their peers and partners, nationally within Uganda, regionally within Africa and internationally to the global Research and Education (R&E) communities.

Job Summary:  The Chief Executive Officer will be reporting to the Chairman of the RENU Board of Directors in the normal execution of his/her duties, and will be responsible for driving towards the RENU vision, and leading RENU in all aspects of its institutional function and development. The Chief Executive Officer will be in charge of all aspects of RENU's management, including implementation of the strategic and operational plans of RENU.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Masters’ degree in a field linked to ICT for Development, or Electrical; Telecommunications and Computer Engineering, or Computer Science, or Statistics and Mathematics, with strong and broad understanding of |CT's ability to facilitate research, the development of science, technology and innovation. A PhD in the above fields is an added advantage.
  • At least ten years of experience in higher education institutional development at strategic management r level. Senior management or leadership will be an added advantage.
  • Possession of demonstrable experience, qualifications and competences in other important areas such as research, advanced ICT professional certifications.
  • Demonstrable ability to innovate, develop and implement new NREN business products, especially products that are ICT-enabled to support collaborative working and learning environments.
  • Excellent leadership skills including a sense of stewardship, the ability to build and lead teams, excellent communication skills to a level required in high-level fora, and good appreciation of the effective use of modern ICT-enabled communication tools.
  • Prior exposure and possessing an understanding of the workings of NRENs for supporting collaborative teaching, learning and research is crucial.
  • Experience in writing proposals for funding and capacity building is an advantage.

How to Apply:
Please send your application to; chair.bod@renu.ac.ug . The application should be accompanied by a complete up-to—date CV and copies of academic documents and contactable references. The cover letter should be addressed to;

The Chairman, Board of Directors,
Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU)

Deadline: Friday, 15th March, 2019 by 5:00 pm  

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