|DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:||02 Jan 2011|
|DATE OF ISSUANCE:||03 Dec 2010|
|ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:||Field Missions Administered by DPKO|
|DUTY STATION:||Multiple D/S|
|VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:||10-IST-PMSS-425090-R-MULTIPLE D/S|
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
| Responsibilities |
(The following duties are generic and may differ depending on the requirements of the mission.) Within delegated authority, the Chief Communications Officer will be responsible for the following duties: Plans and directs major communications projects of significant importance to the Mission, or major components of these complex systems which typically impact critical operations and safety; Provides expert advice on the management, operation and maintenance of complex communications systems to transport voice, data and image, including assessments for efficient bandwidth usage and growth; Identifies the need for new systems (or modifications to existing systems) or responds to requests from customers; Develops plans for feasibility assessment, design, development and implementation, including project plans, schedules, time and cost estimates; Provides plans for set-up and operation of communication infrastructure at local and wide area levels; Develops Communications Budgets and ensure proper expenditure according to UN Financial Rules; Develops technical specifications/cost proposals for procurement/contractual services, oversee the technical evaluation of bids and proposals received and monitor the procurement process/manage the contract service; Manages telecommunications assets with respect to deployment, usage and redeployment; Tracks and monitor communications projects progress against plan, requirements, and quality measures, standard processes; Liaise with customers on all aspects and during all phases of development and implementation; Provides professional leadership and work direction to the communications team, and/or mentor and supervise the work of new/junior officers, contract staff, etc.; Develops, implements and monitors communication standards and guidelines; Develops and recommend strategies to address specific telecommunications, connectivity and related training needs of Headquarters or the missions; Provides emergency communications capabilities in support of staff security, including providing a focal point for inter-agency emergency field security communications liaison; Ensures proper accountability of all commercial communications expenditures and cost recovery from users, when applicable; Ensures effective coordination with other UN Agencies in order to maximise possibilities of inter-agency collaboration in the field of telecommunications; Performs other related duties as required.
Professionalism – Substantive knowledge at managerial level in developing, operating, maintaining, and overseeing large communications systems; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace operations. Leadership - Supervisory skills and ability to coach, mentor and develop staff; ability to plan, secure resources and manage communication operations; demonstrated ability to provide leadership and take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives into substantive work; commitment to the goal of achieving gender balance in staffing. Technology awareness- In-depth knowledge of and extensive experience in communications systems design and development, management and implementation of complex communications systems. Planning and Organising - Demonstrated planning and organisational skills and ability to coordinate the work of others, work to meet tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities. Teamwork - Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Advanced University degree (Master's degree or equivalent) preferably in Information Systems, Telecommunications, Electrical or Electronics Engineering or related field. A trade certification in the relevant field and a combination of relevant academic qualifications and experience, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced University degree.
At least 10, or 5 years (with a bachelor degree), of progressively responsible professional experience in communications systems design, planning, installation of complex telecommunications networks, including experience in developing and overseeing large centralised and globally distributed institutional systems and including at least 3 years experience at the international level. Experience in both public and private sector organisations preferred. Knowledge of UN Financial Rules, Budgeting process and property management regulations highly desirable.
Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second UN language is an advantage.
The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.
PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
| How to apply |
All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.
Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.
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