Valencia, SPAIN

Department/Office:United Nations Logistic Base
Duty Station:VALENCIA
Posting Period:19 October 2018 – 17 November 2018
Job Opening Number:18-Telecommunications Technology-UNLB-105019-R-Valencia (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Global Service Centre, Valencia. The incumbent will report to the Chief Network Support Unit. The position is responsible for the management of the Satellite Communications Group in UNGSC. S/he develops the unit’s work plan and directs the work of the Unit to ensure the implementation and maintenance of the radio telecommunication systems hosted in UNGSC providing the appropriate level of service to the DFS Missions around the world. S/he leads, guides and directs her/his team to deliver high quality products and services.


Within delegated authority, the Telecommunications Officer will be responsible for the following duties: (These duties are not all inclusive nor are all duties carried out by all Telecommunication Officers).

-Designs, installs tests and commissions various telecommunications systems, such as local area networks, metro-area network, or countrywide or regional networks. 
-Drafts specifications and standards for various telecommunications equipment such as hubs, routers, switching systems, Cisco Meraki and CheckPoint Firewall. 
-Provides support for the development of technical specifications and evaluations for procurement of equipment at the least cost and in the most expeditious manner; evaluates vendors’ proposals, performs tests and recommends selection of telecommunications equipment.
-Establishes performance standards for telecommunications equipment and services and recommends corrective measures to improve service quality and operational performance. 
-Provides planning support for rapid set-up and operation of communications infrastructure remotely from “scratch” at local and wide area levels, including visiting sites on technical reconnaissance missions. 
-Provides engineering services related to planning, implementation and maintenance of local and wide area telecommunications networks. 
-Provides emergency communications capabilities in support of staff security, including providing a focal point for interagency emergency field security communications liaison. 
-Collaborates with HR in the preparation of training modules and other training activities in all aspects of communications technology usage. 
-Prepares and makes presentations on telecommunications networks and equipment to staff and other UN agencies. 
-Ensures effective coordination with other UN agencies in order to maximize possibilities of inter-agency collaboration in the field of telecommunications. 
-Supervises staff/technicians as required. 
-Performs other related duties as required.


Professionalism: Knowledge of a wide range of telecommunication systems with adequate skills for leading a team through the installation, maintenance and operation of these systems. Knowledge of operations of commercial telecommunications services, voice and data communications networks, telephony switching, radio, satellite, microwave and trunked radio communication systems, rigging, Cisco Meraki technology, CheckPoint Firewall technology and CheckPoint Firewall/Multi Domain Server. Ability to analyze, review, and make recommendations to improve the delivery of telecommunications services. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. 

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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed 

Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.


High school diploma or equivalent is required. 
Certification in Project /Programme Management methodology by an accredited body (for example: PMP, PGMP, PRINCE 2 Foundation) is required.
ITIL foundation level certification, CheckPoint Certified Security Administrator (CCSA), rigging certification or equivalent are desirable.

Work Experience

At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in Telecommunications Technology or related area, including at least four (4) years of experience at the international level are required. 
Experience in Telecommunications within the United Nations system in support of peacekeeping operations is desirable. 
Experience in developing and overseeing large centralized and globally distributed telecommunications systems, Cisco Meraki equipment, CheckPoint Firewall systems and CheckPoint Firewall Multi Domain Server is desirable. 
The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to five (5) years for candidates who possess a first level University degree.


English and French are working languages of the United Nations. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.


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

Special Notice

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.

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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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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