Job Opening

Posting Title: TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT, G4
Job Code Title: TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT
Department/Office: United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq
Duty Station: BAGHDAD
Posting Period: 02 March 2021 - 16 March 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Telecommunications Technology-UNAMI-151086-R-Baghdad (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 Field Technology Section in the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Baghdad. The Telecommunications Assistant reports directly to the Telecommunications Officer.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Telecommunications Assistant, under the direct supervision of Telecommunications Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Telephone Billing:
• Assists in processing the recovery of all telephone invoices that are due for mission-related business and recovery of costs for private use.
• Reports to the Unit Supervisor on all pending and processed invoice transactions.
• Liaises with Finance Section on telephone charges to be recovered from staff and timely payment of provider's invoices.
• Liaises with officials from the Services Providers, UN agencies and funds and staff members in connection with telephone related matters ensuring they are in compliance with standing instructions and procedures to avoid abuse of telephone system.
• Assists in preparation of business-related memoranda and facsimile correspondence in respond to queries from Telephone Service Providers companies, Internet providers and staff members.
• Maintains comprehensive filing system of invoices, statements and correspondence for all telephone systems, including issue and return vouchers for mobile and satellite SIM cards.
• Performs any other related duties as required.

Assets Management:
• Assists in the receiving, inspecting and verification of all incoming ICT assets and supplies; issues ICT equipment and enter the records in the asset control system.
• Assists in preparation of the scheduling of deliveries of equipment to users and coordinates returns of ICT equipment to the warehouse.
• Maintains and controls proper records for all expendable and non-expendable ICT assets using the organisation’s enterprise asset management systems.
• Updates and administers asset databases, tracking life cycle of all assets.
• Monitors the physical inventory of stocked items on a regular basis to ensure accuracy of records, and location of property.
• Performs any other duties as required.

Safety and Security Systems Support:
• Assists in the operation and maintenance of Security related electronic systems inclusive of the CCTV, X-Ray Machine, Walk Through Metal Detector (WTMD) Access Control System and Emergency Notification System.
• Performs fault diagnosis and repair on the systems
• Maintains systems records and documentation.
• Monitors the performance of the local area network through which the systems are connected.
• Assists in the maintenance of storage system for the CCTV/IDS
• Performs schedule maintenance on all the X-Ray machine, WTMD and CCTV equipment.
• Performs other related duties as required.

Operations Support:
• Performs related administrative duties, as required.
• Assists with the coordination of teleconferencing rooms reservation planning.
• Assists with the technical arrangements for conferences and meetings.
• Prepares, processes and follows-up on administrative arrangements and forms related to the official travel of staff.
• Maintains files of rules, regulations, administrative instructions and other related documentation; maintains up-to date work unit files (both paper and electronic); coordinates extensively with service units and liaises frequently with internal team members both at Headquarters and in field missions.
• Assists in streamlines ICT Service management functions which includes the receipt and logging of service requests in the automated request management system; creates and assigns work orders in accordance with established procedure; distributes work assignments and monitor progress.
• Responds to requests from user offices and assists in deploying/configuring systems according to the UN standards.
• Performs other duties as required.

Other duties and responsibilities:
• Ensures that all the required spare parts and supplies are in place so as to minimize downtime of ICT equipment.
• Assists with the regularly scheduled and preventative and corrective maintenance on ICT equipment.
• Coordinates with the asset management unit regarding the upkeep of proper inventory records.
• Assists and organises the receiving/inspection of new equipment.
• Assists in formulating technical training curriculum and the conduct of in-house training programs for end users.

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.

Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

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.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of 3 years relevant working experience in the field of information technology/telecommunications or Campus Information Security.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Arabic is required.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

- This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

- 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.

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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Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

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