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This is a FS-6 contract. This kind of contract is known as Field Service. It usually requires 10 years of experience, depending on education. More about FS-6 contracts and their salaries.

Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Field Technology Section (FTS) of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS). The Telecommunications Officer will be based in Baidoa with dual reporting lines to the Chief ICT Operations Management for technical matters and the Regional Administrative Officer (RAO) for administrative matters in the Sector.

Responsibilities ·Designs, plans and directs all major telecommunications projects within the sector, with responsibility for monitoring, systems analysis, design, development, testing and implementation of local area and regional networks. · Develops technical specifications for the procurement of various telecommunications equipment such as hubs, routers, switching systems, firewalls, telephony, and coordinates the technical evaluation of offers and proposals received. · Supports the development of technical specification of equipment, evaluate vendor proposals, perform tests, and recommends selection of telecommunications equipment, supports establishment of equipment and service contracts and monitors performance. · 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 telecommunications infrastructure remotely from start-up, including visiting remote locations on technical assessment. · Maintains, upgrades, or enhances existing user systems; troubleshoots and provides continuing support, to include resolving difficult problems, advising on the use of new technologies, monitoring transactions to measure performance and continued effectiveness of assigned systems. · Provides emergency communications capabilities in support of staff security, including providing a focal for interagency field security communication liaison. . Provides Engineering services related to planning, implementation and maintenance of local and wide area telecommunications network · Provides professional leadership and work direction for the Unit, develops the yearly work plan, mentors and supervises ICT personnel in the sector. . Prepares and makes presentations on telecommunications networks and equipment to staff and other UN agencies. · Performs other tasks as assigned.

Competencies Professionalism: Knowledge of communications system, information systems, information technology, and Information management, particularly in systems analysis and design, communications system support. 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.

Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Education High School Diploma is required.Technical training certifications in Telecommunications are desirable.

Work Experience A minimum of ten (10) years (or 5 years with a first level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in telecommunications, electronic data transmission, network design or related areas is required.

Experience managing and delivering highly complex projects, and experience in integrating large-scale telecommunications systems is required.

Two years’ experience in the field of telecommunications, electronic data transmission, network design or related areas in a conflict or post-conflict setting is desirable.

Experience in budget, staffing and performance management and reporting is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English, (both oral and written) is required.

Assessment Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

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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