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Assistant Telecommunications Officer, NOA

Closing: Jun 2, 2022

11 days remaining

Published: May 16, 2022 (6 days ago)

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Education

An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Telecommunications, Electronic engineering, Computer science, Information Systems or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two (2) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Job - Specific Qualification

Certification in Prince 2 and Certification in ITIL is required.

Certification in Cisco Voice and video systems is desirable.

Relevant training in satellite systems, radio communication and Cisco IP Telephony and IP Video Conferencing is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in the planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information, networks (WAN-LAN) and telecommunication systems or related area is required.

Work experience in managing Cisco IPT, Cisco IPVC, HF/VHF/UHF radios and satellites

and telecommunications projects management is required.

Experience in the UN common system or comparable international organization is desirable.

Experience in managing Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI) systems is desirable.

Responsibilities

Education

An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Telecommunications, Electronic engineering, Computer science, Information Systems or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two (2) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Job - Specific Qualification

Certification in Prince 2 and Certification in ITIL is required.

Certification in Cisco Voice and video systems is desirable.

Relevant training in satellite systems, radio communication and Cisco IP Telephony and IP Video Conferencing is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in the planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information, networks (WAN-LAN) and telecommunication systems or related area is required.

Work experience in managing Cisco IPT, Cisco IPVC, HF/VHF/UHF radios and satellites

and telecommunications projects management is required.

Experience in the UN common system or comparable international organization is desirable.

Experience in managing Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI) systems is desirable.

1. Assist in the design, development and installation of information and telecommunications systems.

2. Maintain information systems and telecommunications equipment which may include Cisco IP Telephony, Cisco IP Video conferencing, Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI), PSTN/GSM/International gateway routers, satellites, BGANS for emergency internet, Digital Signage installations, Thuraya satellite communication and other telecommunications systems.

3. Work with the Host County Ministry of ICT for satellite segments and radio frequency allocation and maintenance, communication lines, emergency satellite phones.

4. Work with the Host Country Ministry of Internal Affairs Cyber Security branch, on information security incidents, attacks, and social engineering originated from Kenya IP Network Segment.

5. Assist in providing emergency telecommunications capabilities supporting UNON and client agency field offices, including business continuity process.

6. Maintain assigned portions of systems, providing operational support for system¿s applications, analyzing and implementing system changes/upgrades, etc.

7. Participate in developing and maintaining telecommunications project plans, schedules, and budgets. Assist in identifying appropriate human and technical resources to complete the projects, assist in assuring that deviations from project schedule are addressed and communicated, assist in developing timely project status reports, monitoring project risk factors, escalating project issues, and providing Quality Assurance for all project deliverables.

8. Participate in preparing user requirements and other technical specifications.

9. Write and develop programs to interface with existing systems.

10. Prepare, update and maintain system¿s documentation and related technical/procedural manuals.

11. Assist in procurement of ICT and telecommunications equipment and services, including conducting needs assessments, preparing technical specifications and evaluation criteria.

12. Assist in the set-up and monitoring of real time traffic (IPT/VC/RSI) performance measures.

13. Draft training material and conduct training sessions and demonstrations of systems for users.

14. Participate with senior staff in assessing and testing new technology.

15. Provide guidance to new/junior staff.

16. Perform any other duties as required.

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