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Vacancy Notice No: EURO/14/TASR30
Title: Technician (Audio/Video) - closing date extended
Grade: G4
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  One year (*please see under additional information)
Date: 25 June 2014
Application Deadline: 21 August 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Copenhagen, Denmark
Organization unit: EURO Europe Regional Office (EU/RGO) /
EU/DAF Division of Administration and Finance (EU/DAF)
Administrative Services and Conferences (ASC)
Description of duties:
Under the managerial supervision of the Conference Assistant, and as part of the Administrative Services and Conference (ASC) team, the incumbent performs the following duties in support of conferences and meetings within the UN City:


- Operates all AV equipment in the relevant meeting rooms. This includes interpretation system, webcasting, sound and video system to ensure a high level output from the meetings.

- Provides alternative and viable solutions to problems arising on the spot.

- Plans and performs regular preventive maintenance of all AV equipment to ensure its functionality. Responsible for calling in external support, if repair is needed and cannot be done by the WHO AV-team.

- Proposes options in connection with purchase of new conference equipment and obtains comparable quotes from reliable suppliers.

- Produces and edits recordings of meetings required by users (i.e. WHO and other UN Agencies)

- Liaises with staff at all levels from WHO and other UN Agencies in context of AV related planning and executing the various events and meetings.

- Rearranges conference halls and meeting rooms to meet technical and physical requirements of users.

- Assists with setting up AV equipment for special events taking place outside meeting rooms such as meetings on the various floors of the UN City or in the Regional Director's special meeting area.


- Assists the official WHO photographer with photographic coverage of WHO meetings and events as required and with staff photographs for passports and visas.

- Assists with video recording of statements and speeches and performs subsequent editing.


- Other duties as requested by the ASO or the Conference Assistant.
Secondary education. Several years education in media production or conference support.

Education in information technology, conference economy and planning or similar.

Training in handling and operation of AV technical equipment.
Training in audio/visual digital recording/editing and camera operation.

Specialized training in one or more of the following areas:
Web casting technology , Video/Audio conferencing,
Conference systems technology, sound production (PA systems / amplifiers).

Competencies required:

1) Communicating in a credible and effective way - Good communication skills are essential when dealing with suppliers and users.

2) Knowing and managing yourself - The incumbent may be exposed to situations where clear information or direction is not immediately available, or situations of high workload and work pressure, and yet to remain productive. positive and courteous.

3) Producing results - The incumbent will need to produce, in his/her service function, workable solutions that meet clients needs; he/she will need to to take inititive and to take corrective action without being prompted.

4) Fostering integration & teamwork - Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Good interpersonal skills.

5) Respecting & promoting individual and cultural differences - Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerhsips and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Minimum four years experience in supporting conferencing/video production preferably in varied environments. Experience in the supervision of external contractors and technicians.

Several years experience in support/maintenance of audiovisual equipment.

English - excellent knowledge.
Danish - working knowledge (intermediate level).
Additional Information:
* Extension of appointments are subject to a)satisfactory performance, b) continued need for the function and c) availability of funds.

This is a LOCAL vacancy and as such, only qualified applicants residing within commuting distance of Copenhagen will be considered.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to a competency-based interview.

WHO does not cover any expenses related to participation in tests and/or interviews.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill similar positions at the same grade.

Preference will be given to WHO internal candidates living within commuting distance of Copenhagen.
Monthly salary: (Net of tax)
Danish Kroner - 22489 per calendar month at single rate
N/a with primary dependants

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

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