Job Vacancies Office of Information and Communication Technology
Job Title Telecommunications Engineer, P3
Department/ Office OFFICE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
Duty Station NEW YORK
Closing Date: Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Job Opening number 10-IST-OICT-17248-R-NEW YORK
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
The position is located in the Office of Information and Communications Technology, Infrastructure Management Service, (OICT/IMS). The incumbent will report to the Manager Voice and Messaging Group.
With delegated authority, the Telecommunications Engineer will report to the Manager, Voice and Messaging Section and be responsible for the following duties: Design, install, test and commission various telecommunications systems such as local area networks, metro-area network, wide area network, TDM and IP PBX systems, including unified messaging, mobility and presence management, audio and video conferencing; Draft specifications and standards for telecommunications equipment such as hubs, routers, and TDM and IP telephony switching systems, etc.; Provide support for the development of technical specifications for procurement of equipment, evaluate vendor proposals, perform tests and recommend selection of telecommunications equipment; Establish performance standards for voice communications equipment and services and recommend corrective measures to improve service quality and operational performance; Provide engineering services related to planning, implementation and maintenance of local and wide area telecommunications networks; Prepare and make presentations on telecommunications networks and equipment to staff and other UN agencies; Identify appropriate standards to provide communications equipment at the least cost and in the most expeditious manner; Ensure effective coordination with other UN agencies in order to maximise possibilities of inter-agency collaboration in the field of telecommunications; Supervise staff/contractor and measure their performance against bench mark metrics; Perform other related duties as required.
Professionalism – Strong technical background with hands-on technical problem solving skills and ability to apply technology to appropriate tasks; keeps abreast of available technology; knowledge of relevant telecommunications policies, structure and strategy as it relates to area of assignment; ability to assess telecommunications needs at Headquarters and/or in the country or region; ability to manage large telecom projects such as UN campus wide IP (Internet Protocol) telephony system including unified messaging; knowledge of telecommunication technologies; familiarity with products and services offered by local and long distance carriers for voice and data services; familiarity with operations and commercial telecommunications services.
Communication – Good communication skills, including the ability to convey technical concepts and recommendations to non-technical staff at all levels, both orally and in writing in a clear, concise style.
Planning and Organizing – Ability to develop clear goals for his or her unit in consultation with the Chief of Section and ability to identify priority activities and assignments, including adjusting priorities as required for the achievement of the Unit’s goals.
Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in electrical/electronic/telecommunications engineering or other related area. A first level university degree with a combination of relevant academic qualifications and experience in telecommunication technologies or relevant field may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.
At least 5 years of progressively hands-on experience in telecommunications engineering and voice messaging communication in a large enterprise is required. Experience in the field of TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) such as SONETand IP (Internet Protocol) telephony system, voice and data communications, over WAN technologies is required. Experience in drafting bid proposal related with telecommunication services or equipment is also required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN languages, preferably, is desirable.
United Nations Considerations
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). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Priority consideration for vacancies at the P3 level will be given to internal candidates and candidates who have passed a competitive examination.
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.
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