Fresher UN Radio Operator Job Opportunities - United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)

Job Title:         Radio Operator
Organization: United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Security Adviser (SA) or Deputy Security Adviser (DSA)
Job ID: 10652

About UNDP:
The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the security management system to enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the programmes and activities of the United Nations System

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The Radio Operator will manage an efficient emergency coordination center
  • Operate VHF & HF radios, sat-phones and maintain daily radio and operations log book.
  • Conduct radio checks as requested by the UN security operations.
  • Act quickly in the event of an emergency and contact relevant authorities to contain and help solve critical incidents.
  • The jobholder also coordinates and follows-up with QRF for incident occurrences
  • Obtain security clearance for trips to and from UN operational areas country-wide
  • Record and track UN vehicles and staff movements during missions
  • Periodically check and maintain an updated list of important contacts, agency contacts, SMT, OMT, Warden list and contacts etc
  • Prepare and maintain updated UN information boards
  • Maintain a detailed incident log book for the daily security reports
  • Gather, compile and forward to the Security Officers and Data Assistant security information for regular reports
  • The jobholder will keep stock of radio room equipment
  • Report all faults relating to the efficient functioning of the Radio room
  • Receive and place incoming and outgoing telephone calls and faxes
  • Keeps a register of office phone utilization
  • Prepare and conduct emergency telecommunications briefing for new staff
  • Be flexible to replace colleagues while on leave within and outside duty station
  • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) Radio Operator job placement should have completed Secondary School Education with both “O” and “A” level certificates
  • At least two years of experience in telex, facsimile and radio operations as well as a certificate in Radio Communications.

Personal Competencies:
  • Commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter and the Organization’s core values – Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity
  • Planning and Organizing: Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor his/her own work plan with minimum supervision. Ability to work under pressure or in crisis situations. Availability to travel within the area of responsibility.
  • Creativity: Ability to actively seek to improve services, offer new and different options to solve problems/meet client needs, and promote and persuade others to consider new ideas
  • Teamwork: Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Communication: Proven and sustained communication (verbal and written) skills.

NB: The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (Application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.

Deadline: 6th July 2017

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