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Dec 3, 2009

UNHCR Jobs: Telecoms Operator (Two Positions) Job Vacancies

Re – Advertisement with Reduced Seniority

Office of the UNHCR Branch Office in Kenya

Internal/External Vacancy Notice

Job Description: IVN/EXT/KEN/DDB/09/0034 - Add.1

Functional Title: Telecoms Operator (Two Positions)

Post Number: 10015694 and 10015695

Duty Station: Dadaab, Kenya

Date of Entry on Duty: 01 January 2010

Duration of Assignment: Initially up to 31 December 2010

Category and Level: GL4

Closing Date: 18 December 2009

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Admin. / Finance Officer and the overall supervision of the Head of Sub Office, the incumbent will perform the following functions:
  • Distributes incoming cables, messages and other communication in accordance with established instructions;
  • Ensures that all communications handed to him/her for transmission are properly prepared and authorised and promptly transmitted;
  • Selects the most efficient and economic means for the transmission of messages, taking into consideration the nature and priority of communications to be transmitted;
  • Maintains a station log where all occurrences related to the operation of the telecommunication equipment are entered;
  • Ensures that no unauthorized communications are exchanged on the network;
  • Ensures that all the equipment placed under his/her responsibility is maintained in good working condition;
  • Assists new staff members in the proper operation of telecommunication equipment;
  • May perform secretarial functions such as handling paper work on routine matters, arranges appointment/meetings both internally and externally, screening telephone calls, types a wide variety of material from drafts, printed text, using a processor;
  • Maintains a database of all the Telecom assets in the Sub office, Dadaab;
  • May assist in making travel arrangements;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge and Skills: Completion of secondary education with ‘O’ level certificate. Good communication, writing and computer skills.
  • Desirable qualifications: Certificate in radio/telecommunication.
  • Experience: At least two years of previous job experience and 2 years in experience relevant to the functions.
  • Language: Fluency in English and Kiswahili is essential.
Internal Candidates

Staff members who wish to be considered for this vacancy should apply in writing to the Human Resources Officer, UNHCR Branch Office for Kenya, Nairobi, referring to IVN/EXT/KEN/DAD/09/034 –Add 1 on the envelope.

External Candidates

External candidates should complete a UN Personal History Form (P.11), available from the Human Resources Section, UNHCR Branch Office for Kenya, Nairobi or download from the UN Website, www.un.org and attach it to their written application for the post and address to:-

Human Resources Officer,
UNHCR Branch Office for Kenya,
P.O. Box 43801- 00100 GPO,
Quote: - IVN/EXT/KEN/DAD/09/034 –Add 1 on the envelope.

Important: Only those short-listed for interviews will be notified. Late applications will not be considered.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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