UN Field Security Radio Operator Jobs in Kenya

UN Field Security Radio Operator Jobs in Kenya

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  • Field Security Radio Operator, G4

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General.

    UNON supports programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services

    The post is located in the Office of Director-General, United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), Security and Safety Service.

    Under the overall command of the Chief of Security, and under the supervision of the Emergency Communications Supervisor, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:


  • Ensure all network users are complying with standard radio procedures, call signs and radio discipline is strictly maintained.
  • Advise the supervisor immediately on faults in the telecommunications network and undertake all necessary action to provide a prompt reestablishment of service.
  • Track movement of all missions (staff and vehicles) in the field through well-defined procedures and processing all external and internal security clearances timely.
  • Maintain permanent radio contact with all stations and vehicles in the UN radio network and provide efficient communications and information flow for all involved in the UN Short Messaging Services (SMS).
  • Ability to communicate with all other networks of the UN and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) in the country and the region enabling fast coordination via radio communications for operational and security purposes.
  • Keep a log for all communications and dispatch messages without delay to the receiving office.
  • Keep all messages sent/received by all communications systems in place strictly confidential.
  • Manage and monitor all emergency communications equipment (HF/VHF/Satellite communications devices/any other equipment) during security incidents for incoming security calls as the need arises.
  • Transmit and receive security related information to support the Crisis Coordination Center and participate in emergency responses such as staff emergency/medical evacuation.
  • Maintain records and report any technical problems immediately to the Emergency Communications Supervisor for prompt resolution.
  • Maintain daily lists of all staff of UN organizations at duty stations and visitors.
  • Maintain all emergency contacts in duty stations in Kenya.
  • Answer and dispatch incoming calls during office and non-working hours.
  • Act quickly in the event of an emergency and contact relevant authorities to contain and help solve critical incidents;
  • Maintain inventory and be responsible for all radio room equipment;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Supplemental training in/and recognized certificates in radio communications theory and radio telephony practical, is required.

    Work Experience
  • A minimum of three (3) years of work experience in areas of radio communications, telex, facsimile and radio operations is desirable.
  • Familiarity with the operations of telecommunications systems and services such as PABX, radio, satellite, is desirable.

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

    Special Notice
  • Appointment against this post is on a local basis.
  • This is a project post funded for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension.
  • External candidates will be considered only when no suitable candidate from the duty station is identified.
  • The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take up the appointment.
  • 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.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 24th April 2019
  • Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira.
  • The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines.
  • Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening.
  • No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Field Security Radio Operator Jobs in Kenya

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