Job Opening

Posting Title: CHIEF OF UNIT, INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS, FS6
Job Code Title: CHIEF OF UNIT, INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
Duty Station: KAGA BANDORO
Posting Period: 25 February 2019 - 26 March 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Information Management Systems-MINUSCA-110096-R-KANGA BANDORO (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). MINUSCA is a non-family mission. The Chief of Unit, Information Systems and Telecommunications will be based in Kaga Bandoro , Central Africa Republic. The incumbent will serve as the regional GITTS Coordinator and report to the Chief GITTS.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Chief of Unit, Information Systems and Telecommunications will perform duties in one or more of the following telecommunications and information systems specialties:

•Manages and coordinates GITTS projects for the delivery of all Telecommunications and Information and Technology systems and services deployed by the mission: this will include voice, video, data, and other related systems and services;
•Establishes performance standards for telecommunications and IT equipment and services
and recommends corrective operational measures to improve quality and performance;
•Establishes and maintains effective contacts with local authorities and equipment manufacturers and suppliers as necessary, in order to resolve various technical and administrative problems;
•Coordinates GITTS procurement activity in the field office: preparation of Statements of Works, Request for Proposals, Technical Specifications, and technical evaluation of bids and proposals;
•Coordinates with Bangui HQ, GSC, on matters related to GITTS support;
•Acts as a focal point for inter-agency emergency field security communications liaison;
•Ensures effective coordination with various UN agencies in order to maximize possibilities of inter-agency collaboration in Telecommunications and Information Technology;
•Contributes to the preparation of the annual cost estimates and budget proposals for the mission’s Telecommunications and IT systems and services;
•Supervises and provides guidance to junior staff, contracted and other related personnel.
•Provides specialized advice to users, and analyzes user requirements to be used for the development of new applications and technologies in the field office
•Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of telecommunication equipment, principles of operations, including local area networks, satellite communications systems, radio systems, video-conferencing systems, voice and messaging systems, and principles of analog and digital transmission. Deep understanding of information systems, telecommunications networks, and how these technologies converge and integrate into satellite communications infrastructure, broadband terrestrial wired and wireless systems, HF/VHF/UHF radio systems, digital switching systems, and Local and Wide Area Networks; Good experience in working in regional offices. Knowledge of the Situational Awareness Program and the Mission Common Operational Picture (MCOP).
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 the audience -Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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 and Technical training in education in the field of Telecommunications and Information Systems are required. Certifications in relevant areas of Information Systems and Technology, such as networking policies and information management are desirable.

Work Experience

At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in Information Systems and Technology, Telecommunications, or related area. Experience in Information Systems and Technology within the United Nations system in support of peacekeeping operations is desirable. Experience in iNeed and Umoja is highly desirable.

Languages

French and English are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this post, 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

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.

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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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.

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No Fee

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