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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Video & Audio Conference Technician 09 May 2021 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
UNMISS
South Sudan
Juba (SSD)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2022
09 May 2021

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:

  • Perform for 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;
  • Ensure 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.
  • Perform for maintenance & operation of Audio Conference Equipment, Polycom Soundstation, Interpretation System,BGAN INMARSAT Satellite Terminal, Thuraya Satellite Phone and Mobile Phones;
  • Perform for setting up of Public Addressing system (PA) equipment, for different kinds of events and meetings;
  • Responsible for distribution and return of CITS equipment with Inventory Management functions, such as receipt, inspection, issue, return-to-stock, write-off, shipments and stock checks;
  • Perform for 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 for this position.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other information and telecommunications technology experience
  • Good technical knowledge of Audio & Video Conferencing and associated equipment;
  • Basic knowledge of satellite communications and Cisco router configurations;
  • Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word); other IT applications and office technology equipment.
Yes

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

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections

of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink.

Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at

https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to

apply.

Application deadline: 09 May 2021

Procurement Assistant 12 May 2021 Int. Specialist MINUSMA Mali
Open

Procurement Assistant

International Specialist
MINUSMA
Mali
Bamako (MLI)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2022
12 May 2021

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 Procurement Officer the UN Volunteer will undertake the

following tasks:

  • Review, record and prioritize purchasing requests and obtain additional information/ documentation as required; provide assistance to requisitioners in preparing scope of work and specifications of goods and services;
  • Propose product substitutions consistent with requirements to achieve cost savings, determine the availability of funding sources;
  • Identify and recommend sources of procurement; and interview potential suppliers. Produce tender documents (e.g. Invitations to Bids, Requests for Proposals and Request for Quotation) based on the nature of the requirements and cost of procurement involved;
  • Prepare abstracts of offers and compile data contained in quotations, proposals and bids to determine which supplier can deliver the required goods/services at the best terms and costs possible with due consideration to quality, delivery time, prompt payment and other discounts, transportation costs, etc.;
  • Enter into negotiation of terms and conditions of orders under the guidance of Procurement Officers;
  • Obtain credit and other information on proposed suppliers;
  • Finalize purchase orders and contracts for approval of the Procurement Officer;
  • If required, in cases where the procured value is above the threshold as set in the Procurement Manual, prepare case submissions to the Contracts Committee for review and subsequent approval by the authorized official;
  • Resolve issues/problems related to delivered goods, including discrepancies between purchase orders and items/quantities shipped or received;
  • Prepare and sign Return to Vendor forms for unacceptable and/or damaged goods received;
  • Maintain relevant internal databases and files;
  • Keep track of any contractual agreements, direct provisioning contracts, etc. and inform affected users of contractual rights and obligations;
  • Research, retrieve and present information from a variety of internal and external sources on sources of supply vendors by commodity, etc.;
  • Obtain specifications for new products and equipment on the market;
  • Draft a variety of correspondence;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned;
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Business Administration, Public Administration, Commerce, Engineering, Law, or other relevant discipline.

36 Months

3 years of professional experience in procurement or contracting work in private industry, government, or international organization.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Procurement and contracting

Microsoft Office, familiarization with SAP or other Enterprise Resource Management software

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 12-05-2021