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VMAM Code SSDR001342-6210

Video/Audio Conference Technician

International Specialist
South Sudan
Juba (SSD)
until 30 June 2020
01 March 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the responsible Video Conference Unit Supervisor, the UN volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Testing equipment and setting-up the necessary Wide Area Network (WAN) links before conferences. Operating the relevant room equipment during the conferences. The incumbent must over-see the entire conference to ensure that all equipment is functioning properly;
  • Ensuring that the equipment necessary for each video and audio conference is tested and working properly. This will require working knowledge and experience on:
    • Tandberg, Cisco, Polycom, and Accord videoconferencing endpoints, gateways, and multipoint control unit products;
    • Various short-haul and long haul, high-speed data carrier equipment (eg. High Speed Line Driver (copper/fiber) equipment);
    • Cisco Switches and Routers;
    • LAN/ WAN protocols and technologies; and
    • Have an overall understanding of satellite communication technologies.
  • Assist with the Maintenance & Operation of Audio Conference Equipment, Polycom Soundstation, Interpretation System,BGAN INMARSAT Satellite Terminal, Thuraya Satellite Phone and Mobile Phones;
  • Assist with setting up of Public Addressing system (PA) equipment, for different kinds of events and meetings;
  • Assist with the distribution and return of CITS equipment with Inventory Management functions, such as receipt, inspection, issue, return-to-stock, write-off, shipments and stock checks;
  • Assist with the maintenance and operation of the WAN in terms of monitoring, tracking, and logging events to provide input for the network engineers;
  • Perform other duties as required.
Technical/Vocational diploma

Electronic/Telecommunications Engineering.

36 Months
  • 3-4 years experience operating Audio & Video Conferencing equipment.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply in the position
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other information and telecommunications technology experience

Computer skills: Good technical knowledge of Audio & Video Conferencing and associated equipment. Basic knowledge of satellite communications and Cisco router configurations.


Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 01-03-2020