Jan 042017

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 17 Jan 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

The incumbent of this post will manage the telecommunication functions of the DRC Country Office, develop and implement the telecommunications activities necessary for programme operations control and communication network systems in the country office in Kinshasa as well as 11 field offices, in order to improve work effectiveness and productivity.

Key Expected Results

  • Develop and implement a country office telecommunication work plan that ensures availability and functionality of systems required for operational use by the country and field offices.
  • Provide technical support for the country telecommunication network including VSATs/WAN/LAN and radio communication system (VHF/UHF, HF).
  • Provide guidance on the application of telecommunication resources in all UNICEF Offices in DRC, including equipment & staffing and maintenance of global standards & policies.
  • Advise on issues relating to telecommunication management, including hardware, software & human resources.
  • Provide assistance and guidance to counterparts and UNICEF country programme staff on technical requirements and budget for telecommunication-related.
  • Develop and co-ordinate technical support to field offices to ensure oversight on UNICEF telecommunication systems in field offices while also coordinating with other UN agencies and partners.
  • Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s) in Telecommunication, Computer Sciences, Information System Management, Business Administration, or a directly related field(s) is required. A first level university degree in combination with two (2) years additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Post graduate diploma or equivalent in satellite and radio communications systems would be an asset.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience at the national and international levels in telecommunication networks and management is required.
  • Prior experience working with a multilateral or UN organization is highly desirable.
  • Fluency in English and French (written & verbal) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is considered an asset.
  • Competencies of Successful Candidate

    Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Core competencies

  • Communication Level – IDrive for results Level – IWorking with people Level – I
  • Functional Competencies

  • Analyzing Level – II
  • Applying Technical Expertise Level – II
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts Level – I
  • Leading and Supervising Level – I
  • Planning and Organizing Level -I
  • Remarks: This is a project funded post and funds are available for one year with the possibility of extension based on availability of funds, continued requirements of services and satisfactory performance.

    To view our competency framework, please click here.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

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