BROADCAST TECHNOLOGY TECHNICIAN
Application deadline 11 days ago: Thursday 16 Jun 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a FS-5 contract. This kind of contract is known as Field Service. It usually requires 8 years of experience, depending on education. More about FS-5 contracts and their salaries.
Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Unit of Radio at the Strategic Communication and Public Information Section within United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The Broadcast Technology Technician reports to the Chief of Radio Unit.
Responsibilities Within limits of delegated authority, the Broadcast Technology Technician at this level will be responsible for the following duties:
Provides technical input to services related to the planning, implementation and maintenance of broadcast technology projects: - Advises on media standards, regulation, law and licensing and frequency management issues. - Installs, operates and maintains a diverse range of broadcast technology equipment, including, broadcast consoles and other studio equipment, computer assisted radio automation systems, tools and software, studio transmitter links, FM, MW and SW transmitter systems (30w to 300KW), remote broadcasting equipment including satellite interconnect system and other associated ancillary systems and support equipment. Supervises the installation, operation, maintenance, repair, upgrade and management of all specialized public information broadcast technology assets and related technical systems: - Establishes procedures for the operation and maintenance of radio/TV broadcast technology assets and studio equipment. - Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies. Assists in the identification, evaluation, procurement and delivery of specialized broadcast technology equipment: - Provides support for the development of specifications for procurement of equipment, evaluates vendor proposals, performs tests and recommends selection of broadcast studio technology and related multi-media equipment. - Conducts research on new technologies as requested; keeps abreast of developments in the field; assists in testing and evaluating new products and technologies. - Recommends technical hardware and software improvements to enhance service delivery. - Prepares inputs for the annual technology and equipment budget requests. Conducts or assists in broadcast technology training and provides support for national broadcast technology technicians, and other public information staff requiring familiarization in the use of technology, as necessary. Performs other related duties as required.
Competencies Professionalism: 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Education High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Job - Specific Qualification A technical or vocational certificate in in broadcast technology, telecommunications engineering or a related field is required.
Work Experience At least 8 years of progressively responsible experience in the planning, implementation, and management of complex broadcasting projects is required.
Experience providing services to or in a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in French (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of English is desirable.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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