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Telecommunications Manager Job in Senegal at UN Children's Fund

The Regional Telecoms Manager (RTCM) will assist in implementing regional emergency operations and staff security networks and integrates them into the UNICEF Global Private Network.
The RTCM will be directly supervised by the Regional Chief of ICT but works closely in the field with the Operations, Emergency and Security staff.
Key expected results
  1. Provide leadership, technical and operational support in the telecommunications area in the region (including radio communications and wide area networks). Transfer knowledge and technology between offices to institutionalize minimum standard telecoms operation, ensure consistency of approaches and establishment of quality.
  2. Assess existing telecommunications operations in country offices and advise on corrective measures to be undertaken.
  3. Analyse country offices telecommunications requirements and develop a strategy to implement the installation of regional telecoms systems; monitor effectiveness of the strategy.
  4. Identify telecommunications weaknesses (including HF/VHF radio communications) and develop training activities at the regional and sub-regional level, which includes intensive training for ICT staff and periodic on-the-job training in field offices or in the Regional Office designated to improve operational performance and efficiency. Support the implementation and administration of regional ICT training activities that include a telecoms component.
  5. Participate in the global planning and policy formulation in the area of Telecommunications. Analyze policy, directives and changes from HQ and advise on their applicability in the Region. Provide recommendations to HQ on policy adjustments and improvements based on regional perspective and experience.
  6. Advise on telecommunications support requirements during budget preparation and Programme Budget Reviews.
  7. Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Advanced university degree in Telecommunications, Computer Science or equivalent background, with specialized training in the field of telecoms, ICT or related areas*.
Five years progressive relevant experience with voice and data communications hardware and software, particularly in the context of wireless and emergency telecommunications and networking. Knowledge and experience of field security and emergency and wireless communications is desirable.
Fluency in English and another UN language (preferably French).
*A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
Adjusts team or department's approach to embrace changing circumstances.
Analyzes and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources.
Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.
Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
Sets clearly defined objectives and plans activities for self, own team or department.
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. If you want a challenging career while improving the lives of children around the world UNICEF, the leading children’s rights organization, would like to hear from you.
Visit us at to register in our new e-Recruitment system and apply to this and other vacancies, quoting E-VN-2011-001888. Applications must be received by 18 November 2011.
Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.
In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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