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Saturday, 20 April 2013

Video Conferencing Technician - UNOPS

Job title: Video Conferencing Technician

UNOPS mission is to expand the capacity of the UN system and its partners to implement peace building, humanitarian and development operations that matter for people in need. Working in some of the worlds most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to always satisfy partners with management services that meet world-class standards of quality, speed and cost effectiveness. By assisting UN organizations, international financial institutions, governments and other development partners, UNOPS makes significant, tangible contributions to results on the ground.

Employment type: Full time
Country: Uganda
City / Location: Entebbe
Min. years of experience: 6 years
Minimum degree: Certificate
Closing date: May 7, 2013 (All day)
Job Responsibilities
Reporting to the Video Conference manager, the Video Conferencing Technician is responsible for the following duties:
Service and test equipment for Video Conferencing facilities and Multimedia Support Services.
Provide support for all video conferencing activities originating or transiting UNESB; which will include the set up of all conferences and the operation of the equipment during conferences.
Assist in the operation and maintenance of the conference facilities at UNESB.
Operate the relevant room equipment during the conferences. The incumbent must over-see the entire conference to ensure that all equipment is functioning properly.
Operate various Video Conference Network equipment, Gatekeepers, management servers, steaming servers, Video Conference endpoints and MCU’s.
Operate various short-haul and long-haul, high-speed data carrier equipment (eg. Satellite modems, Network switches and routers (copper/fiber) equipment).
Assist with the distribution and return of CIT equipment for DFS and with Inventory Management functions, such as receipt, inspection, issue, return-to-stock, write-off, shipments and stock checks.
Perform other duties as required.
Planning and Organizing
Ability to organize, plan and implement work assignments, manage competing demands and work under pressure of frequent and tight deadlines.
Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; is willing to learn from others.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment.
Technological Awareness
Ability to keep abreast of available technologies and actively seek to apply technology to appropriate tasks
Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to prepare reports, articulate options concisely conveying maximum necessary information, and make and defend recommendations.
Education/Experience/Language requirements
Secondary school education or equivalent technical school.
Minimum of 6 years of experience in operating a wide range of AV presentation equipment, together with the relevant technical qualification, good communication skills and computer literacy is essential.
Broad technical knowledge of Video Conferencing and associated equipment.
Basic knowledge of satellite communications and Wide Area Networking equipment
2-3 years experience with operating Video Conferencing equipment is preferable.
Previous experience in installation and operation of Cisco Video Conferencing equipment is a plus.
Must be fluent in English. Work requires reading, writing and speaking English.
Contract type, level and duration
Contract type:
Fixed Term Contract level: G6
Contract duration: 1 year renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding
Contact/How to apply:
Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET)
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level below the advertised level of the post
The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
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