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Job Vacancy - Challenging position in: International Telecommunications and Information Systems. Operation of UNEPnet.

29 October 1998, Arendal - GRID-Arendal is one of sixteen environment information centers within the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). GRID-Arendal is located in the Longum Park Technology Centre in Arendal. We have a staff of 20, half of which is recruited internationally. Our working language is English.

UNEPnet is a dedicated global Internet for environment and sustainable development. Its role is to improve global exchange of environmental data and information and address the widening "information gap" between the industrialised and developing worlds. The backbone of the system is the Mercure satellite telecommunications network donated to UNEP by six European countries.

Post: Senior Engineer/Project Manager
Job Description:
· Design/plan, extend and operate UNEPnet. Relevant disciplines are Data-communications, Internet, Satellite communications, ISDN, Videoconference services, Voice and applications.
· Management of international telecommunications projects.
· Management of vendor contracts.
· Management of customer services.

Key Qualifications:
· Higher education relevant to telecommunication, electronics, data processing (MSc, Siv. Ing. Long experience can compensate for formal education).
· At least 5 years of experience in one of the fields above.
· Result-oriented
· Ability in / experience with international clients
· Fluency in English, written and oral

Home office will be in Arendal, Norway. The position will include considerable international travel.

Applications should be sent to GRID-Arendal, P.O. Box 1602 Myrene, N-4801 Arendal, in an envelope marked "UIC" before November 15, 1998.

Further information can be obtained from:

Mr. Harald Holt,
Director, UIC,
Phone: +47 370 35 701,


Mrs. Karen Folgen
Personnel manager
Phone: + 47 370 35 710

GRID-Arendal's website:

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