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United Nations Organization Recruitments for Telecommunications Engineer – Chief, Satellite Engineering Support Section, FS-6

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Telecommunications Engineer – Chief, Satellite Engineering Support Section, FS-6
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Field Missions Administered by DPKO

Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.


University degree or substantial related experience in Telecommunications, electronics, engineering or other closely -related field. A combination of relevant academic qualifications or certifications and solid experience in telecommunications area may be accepted in lieu of the university degree. Training could include experience in Advanced Satellite Telecommunication Engineering and Link Budget Analysis, ITU Frequency Coordination and Enterprise Capacity Management, Digital Voice, Satellite Broadcasting, Data Transmission Systems, and Wireless Communications.

Work Experience
At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the area of telecommunications is required. Ability to provide technical expertise, experience and procedural advice in the design, installation, implementation and maintenance of Multiplex Satellite Telecommunication Networks, Faraday Cage for EMI/RFI protection of Telecommunications Equipment, Satellite Link Budgets and Enterprise Capacity Management which includes complex technical analysis, map generation and revenue tracking for satellite transponders, IP Over Satellite Networks, Satellite Transponder Lease Management and Services Coordination, Electrical Power Distribution Systems, etc. At least five years experience in a peacekeeping or other field based operation is desirable.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of Spanish desired. Proficiency in another UN official language is an advantage.

Other Skills
Certification in project management (such as PMI, Prince 2) desirable. Knowledge of the ITIL framework required; certification an advantage.

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.
To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a "My UN" account. Go to Login, and Register as a User. Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.

After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.

In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.

UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.


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