Department/Office:United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
Duty Station:NAQOURA
Posting Period:26 February 2020 – 11 March 2020
Job Opening Number:20-Telecommunications Technology-UNIFIL-132539-R-Naqoura (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the Telephony Team of the Operations Management Unit, Field Technology Section, UNIFIL. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Head, Telephony Team, and the overall guidance of the Chief of Unit and Chief of Section.


Within delegated authority, the Telecommunications Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

Satellite Earth-station Operations
•Assists in operation and maintenance of Intelsat Standard satellite earth-station equipment, inclusive of the antenna system, RF equipment, IF equipment, base-band equipment, and the control, supervisory, and test facilities.
•Monitors satellite link performance.
•Performs fault diagnosis and repair.
•Maintains earth-station records and documentation.
•Undertakes spare parts tracking.
•Performs other related duties as required.

Wide Area Network Operations (WAN)
•Monitors transmission performance of all local and remote network nodes at the link and at the I/O levels.
•Coordinates with leased line carrier and/or remote site technical support staff, service restoration during facility failures at Headquarters, the Offices Away from Headquarters, and/or Missions.
•Maintains Network Control Center/Network Operations Center records and Wide Area Network documentation.
•Maintains WAN equipment inventory and tracks repair history of WAN nodal equipment and modules.
•Prepares monthly reports on node and transmission facility performance including detailed reports of leased facility outages for outage rebate purposes.
•Performs other related duties as required.

Local Area Network Operations (LAN)
•Monitors the performance of the LAN, Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) and high-speed Internet access facilities.
•Assists in the implementation of ad-hoc LAN support requirements with departmental focal points.
•Provides remote operations and maintenance service and advanced technical support for access routers on the Wide Area Network.
•Maintains LAN and MAN equipment inventory.
•Prepares and revises network diagrams and network documentation.
•Performs other related duties as required.

Voice and Messaging Operation
•Analyzes and reviews requests for telephone services; advise UN officials and or facilities staff, e.g., architects, electricians, movers) in preparing requests for services to ensure they are cost-effective and physically feasible.
•Formulates technical service orders and follows up on pending work orders, requisitions, trouble reports, etc., to ensure work is completed in a timely fashion.
•Decides on type of equipment/services needed.
•Maintains liaison with outside contractor telecommunications representatives with regard to any change, correction or discrepancy on the above and other technical information on procedures; oversees installations, monitors quality and quantity of work performed by contractors and compiles and prepares statistics on same.
•Drafts and prepares blueprints showing equipment locations for telephone technicians and facilities management staff.
•Assists in the design and development of work order databases and maintains the databases using advanced computer technology.
•Performs other related duties as required.

Other related functions, including cabling infrastructure installation and maintenance
•Designs data center cabling and installs different category of cables as required.
•Installs and maintains outdoor and indoor data cabling for UN offices and UN military camps.
•Installs underground and areal fiber optic.
•Repairs and maintains fiber optic installations using optical time-domain reflectometers.
•Participates in site surveys and feasibility analyses, ensuring all ancillary equipment and accessories are compatible.
•Recommends most suitable types of telecommunication equipment; participates in technical evaluation of telecommunication equipment.
•May be required to participate in rigging operations.
•Performs other related duties as required.


•Professionalism: Knowledge of telecommunication equipment, principles of operations, including local area networks, satellites, voice and messaging systems. Knowledge of satellite earth station technology, and principles of analog and digital transmission. Knowledge of synchronous and asynchronous data interface standards and protocols. Knowledge of satellite modem, CSU/DSU and digital line driver operation. Ability to apply knowledge and technical skills to install and test relevant equipment, provide maintenance services and user support. Ability to assist with analog and digital transmission facility testing and troubleshooting. 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.

•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.

•Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.


High school diploma or equivalent.

Additional technical or vocational training/certification in telecommunications is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible work experience in telecommunications or related area.
Experience of two (2) years in conducting network maintenance and cabling is required.
Experience of two (2) years working in telecommunications in field missions is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.


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

Special Notice

Recruitment against this position is on a local basis; applicants in the General Service category shall meet the relevant employment requirements of the host country (Lebanon), including fulfilling visa or work permit stipulations. If you fulfill the visa and work permit stipulations for Lebanon, please specify in your cover letter and attach a copy of your visa and work permit under ‘attachments” of your application in Inspira.

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.

Other Skills and Requirements

Certification in ITIL is desirable.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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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