Audio Visual Technician

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UNESCWA - Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

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Application deadline 5 months ago: Tuesday 26 Sep 2023 at 00:00 UTC

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This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.

The audio-visual technician is a client-facing individual who provides audio-visual technical support in ESCWA conference rooms. This role also supports different virtual meeting platforms and performs level 1 troubleshooting of audio-visual systems. The technician will work as part of a team or individually on given assignments without supervision.

Under the supervisor of the Telecommunications Technician, the UN Volunteer is responsible to perform the below functions:

  1. Scheduling and Administering Virtual Meetings: This involves setting up virtual meetings and events on various online meeting platforms, such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or WebEx. Managing the meeting settings, sending invitations to meeting organizers, and ensuring everything runs smoothly during the virtual event.
  2. Preparing Meeting Rooms: For both in-person and virtual meetings, setting up the meeting room and ensuring it is equipped with the necessary audio-visual equipment. This may include arranging chairs, tables, screens, projectors, microphones, and other relevant equipment.
  3. Testing Conference Equipment: Before each meeting, the technician will need to thoroughly test and verify the functionality of all audio-visual equipment required for the event. This includes audio systems, video projectors, cameras, microphones, and any other specialized hardware.
  4. Technical Support: Providing technical support to conference attendees and meeting organizers is crucial. The technician will be available to assist with any technical issues before, during, and after the event, such as troubleshooting audio or video problems, ensuring internet connectivity, etc.
  5. Operating Room Equipment: During conferences, the technician will be responsible for operating the audio-visual equipment in the meeting room. This involves managing audio levels, controlling video displays, switching between different input sources, and handling any technical challenges that arise.
  6. Installation and Configuration of AV Hardware/Software: The technician may be involved in setting up and configuring audio and video conference hardware and software. This can include codecs, audio mixers, microphones, simultaneous interpretation systems, audio/video recording devices, live streaming encoders, conference monitors, and computers.
  7. Maintaining AV Equipment: The technician will likely be in charge of maintaining the audio-visual equipment, ensuring that it is in good working condition and promptly addressing any malfunctions or issues.
  8. Collaboration with Other Teams: As an AV technician, you may need to work closely with event planners, IT teams, or other relevant departments to ensure seamless execution of meetings and events. 9.Documentation: Keeping detailed records of equipment maintenance, technical setups, and troubleshooting procedures is essential for future reference and improvement.
  9. Other Duties: You may be required to perform additional tasks related to audio-visual technology as necessary, depending on the specific needs of your organization or event.

• Planning and organizing • Professionalism

  • Operating Audio & Video Conferencing equipment and remote simultaneous interpretation systems.
  • Proficiently scheduling and managing events using online meeting platforms like Microsoft Teams, WebEx, and Zoom, both for regular meetings and webinars.
  • Providing technical support for both virtual and in-person meetings, ensuring seamless communication and smooth operation of AV equipment.
  • Setting up Audio Video conference equipment in meeting rooms for various types of meetings, ranging from virtual gatherings to in-person conferences.
  • Computers and telecommunications, allowing for effective troubleshooting and maintenance of AV systems.
  • Understanding of IP telephony and IP networks, including LAN/WAN protocols and technologies, contributing to a robust and reliable AV infrastructure.

As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials. This position is based in Lebanon. National UN Volunteers are part of the malicious insurance plan. National UN Volunteers are expected to be culturally sensitive and adjust to the prevailing culture and traditions.

Conditions of Service for national UN Volunteers

The contract lasts for the period indicated above with possibility of extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment. The applicable Volunteer Living Allowance is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to 3 dependents - except for UN Community Volunteers), as well as final repatriation (if applicable). You can check full entitlements at .

Furthermore, in non-family duty stations that belong to hardship categories D or E, as classified by the ICSC, a Well-Being Differential (WBD) will be provided monthly.

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