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Posting Title:TELECOMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, P3
Job Code Title:TELECOMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Department/Office:United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti
Duty Station:PORT-AU-PRINCE
Posting Period:13 September 2017 – 28 September 2017
Job Opening Number:17-Telecommunications Technology-MINUJUSTH-85120-R-Port-au-Prince (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Special Notice

This job opening is being advertised for advance planning purposes pending formal approval of the relevant funding and staffing structures. An appointment may be terminated or post level adjusted in accordance with the Staff Rules for such reasons as abolition of post or reduction of staff or committee funding approvals, for example in the event that the funding for the post is not approved or the mandate of the mission is not extended.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. While the contract is for one year termination may be earlier than the stipulated period of the contract based on the mandate and/or availability of funds. 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. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH). The United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2350 (2017) deciding the creation of MINUJUSTH which is mandated to assist the Government of Haiti to strengthen rule of law institutions in Haiti; further support and develop the Haitian National Police; and engage in human rights monitoring, reporting, and analysis among others. MINUJUSTH is a non-family mission. Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Chief Technical Services Section (HNP Capacity Building pillar).

Responsibilities

The incumbent will give his/her technical expertise as required to monitor the telecommunications systems and networks, make sure the works are being implemented as per HNP Development Plan and will be responsible for closely liaising with the local counterpart HNP in accordance with the United Nations rules, regulations, and Mission Mandate. Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for the following substantive tasks:

•Responsible for overseeing, in coordination with the HNP counterparts, the engineering, design, installation and commissioning of various telecommunications systems and networks to include Local, Metro- and Wide Area Networks.
•Drafts specifications and standards for a wide range of telecommunications equipment such as network switches and routers, telephony switching systems, VSAT and INMARSAT satellite earth station systems, digital microwave systems, trunked radio systems, and UHF/VHF/HF mobile/repeater and fixed station systems.
•Provides support for the development of technical specifications for procurement of equipment; evaluates vendor proposals, performs tests and recommends selection of telecommunications equipment; supports the establishment of equipment and service contracts, and serves as the contract administrator; identifies appropriate standards to procure communications equipment at the least cost and in the most expeditious manner.
•Establishes performance standards for telecommunications equipment and services and recommends corrective measures to improve service quality and operational performance.
•Provides planning support to HNP for rapid set-up and operation of communications infrastructure from “scratch” at local and wide area levels, including visiting regional sites for technical reconnaissance missions.
•Provides engineering services related to planning, implementation and maintenance of Telecommunications Local- and Wide Area Networks.
•Provides guidance in emergency communications capabilities in support of staff security, including providing a focal point for inter-agency emergency field security communications liaison.
•Prepares and makes presentations on telecommunications networks and equipment.

Competencies

•Professionalism
Knowledge of a wide range of telecommunication systems with adequate skills for leading a team through the installation, maintenance and operation of these systems. Knowledge of operations of commercial telecommunications services, voice and data communications networks, telephony switching, radio, satellite, microwave and trunked radio communication systems. Ability to analyze, reviews, and make recommendations to improve the delivery of telecommunications services. Be conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Be motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Show 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.

•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.

•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.

Education

Graduation from Police College or Academy or other recognized law enforcement educational/training institution is desirable. Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in electronic or telecommunications engineering, computer technology, Administration or related field. A first level university degree in combination with an additional two (2) years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification in Prince2 Foundation and ITIL Foundation are desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in electronic data transmission, network design, telecommunications or related area is required. Experience in Telecommunications used by the United Nations common system in support of Peacekeeping and Special Political Missions is desirable. Experience working in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and United Nations agencies, funds, and programmes) – or similar international organisation or non-governmental organisation – in a conflict or post-conflict setting is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written in French is required. The knowledge of the Creole and/or English is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on “The Application Process” and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

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.

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