Chief of Section, Geospatial, Information Systems and Telecommunications (Recruit from Roster), Mogadiscio

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Job Description

This ‘Recruit from Roster’ job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfill the lateral move(s) or geographical requirements as set out in ST/AI/2016/1 to be eligible to apply for this job opening. Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral or geographical move(s) in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover note.

Organizational Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Geospatial, Information and Communications Technology Section (GITTS) located in the UNSOS Mogadishu International Airport base at the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) in Mogadishu, Somalia. The Section is responsible for providing GIS and ICT services in remote and insecure field environments to facilitate day-to-day operations.

Mogadishu is classified in the ‘E’ category and as a non-family duty station.

The Chief, Geospatial, Information Systems and Telecommunications reports to the Director, UNSOS. There is a functional reporting relationship to the Information and Communications Technology Division, Department of Field Support at United Nations Headquarters.

UNSOS is responsible for support to AMISOM, UNSOM, the Somali National Army (SNA) and the Somali Police Force (SPF) on joint operations with AMISOM. For more information, please visit:

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