Communications Associate

  Afghanistan Unspecified 369
Date Posted:Jan 20, 2011
Closing Date:Feb 1, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Administrative
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About UNOPS:


The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Afghanistan is responsible for implementing a number of projects on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the aid donor community. The Afghanistan Operations Centre (AGOC) has been set up as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the Implementing Agency. The functional objective of UNOPS AGOC is to deliver its projects in an efficient and effective manner, so as to achieve the outcomes sought by the project and to assist in the development goals of the Government of Afghanistan. The stated goal is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan. The adopted mission of UNOPS is to exceed the expectations of our stakeholders.

Job Summary:

The objective of the Snow Clearance and Avalanche Prevention in the Salang Pass (SCAP) project is to provide specialized training and infrastructure assistance to Ministry of Public Works of Afghanistan to ensure a safe and reliable transport route through the Salang pass during the harsh winter months.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the project manager the incumbent of the post is required to perform the following specific duties and responsibilities:

• Manage the implementation process of projects communication networks.
• Develop and recommend strategies to address specific telecommunications, connectivity and related
training needs of the project.
• Coordinates the installation of all project radios, ancillary radio equipment and satellite
phone/equipment in project facilities and vehicles.
• Support on the service and repair all communication equipment as necessary in all project facilities
and vehicles.
• Operate and maintain all communication test equipment.
• Maintain accountability of all tools and test equipment.
• Ensures all radio equipment (office and vehicle) is in working condition.
• Maintain inventory records on spare radios and repair parts.
• Assists in procurement of radio equipment
• Interact with local repair facilities in order to turn-in and receipt of items under warranty.
• Making profile and programming HF Codan radios, Mobile/Base.
• Making Code plug and programming of VHF Base/Mobile/Handset radios.
• Maintaining Project repeaters.
• Tuning Duplexers for repeaters.
• Maintaining and regular check up of Internave CHF tracking system.
• Submit reports to immediate supervisor on the equipment status, spare part stock-age, test equipment
service ability, etc.
• Interacts with the UNOPS ICT Analyst in order to troubleshoot and repair existing radio systems in
support of UNOPS.
• Advise on hiring and placement of teams and communications hubs.
• Coordinate frequency usage and communications methods.
• Develop technical specifications/cost proposals for procurement/contractual services, oversee the
technical evaluation of bids and proposals received and monitor the procurement process/manage the
contract service.
• Manage telecommunications assets with respect to deployment, usage and redeployment;
• Track and monitor communications project progress against plan, requirements, quality measures,
standard processes; liaise with users on all aspects and during all phases of development and
• Develop, implement and monitor communication standards and guidelines.
• Provide professional leadership and work direction to communications team.
• Develop and recommend strategies to address specific telecommunications, connectivity and related
training needs of the project.
• Provide emergency communications capabilities in support of personnel’s security, including providing a focal point for inter-agency emergency field security communications liaison;
• Ensure effective coordination with other Ministries, NGOs, other Government agencies and UN
agencies in order to maximize possibilities of inter-agency collaboration in the field of
• Develop disaster recovery plans and ensure appropriate planning and training of those responsible.
• Implement and maintain UNOPS LAN/WAN cabling.
• Provide end-user Comms support
• Assists in the maintenance and management of LAN and networking systems established in each
provincial office.
• Performs other duties as required.
The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

Job Requirement:

5. Qualifications and Experience
a. Education

• Secondary Diploma required; Bachelor’s Degree in electrical/electronic/telecommunication engineering is considered an asset.
• MCP certification and advance training in programming HF and VHF radio an asset.

b. Work Experience

• Minimum 5 years experience in the field of ICT Communication preferably with UN or other international organization;
• Knowledge of UN rules and regulations will be considered an asset;

c. Key Competencies

• Creativity in ICT troubleshooting
• Good knowledge in Communication equipment installation and programming.
• Good knowledge in installation of computers (hardware and software).
• Excellent English and Pashtu/Dari language skills;
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
• Ability to cooperate and coordinate with others

Job Location:

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