UN Field Security Radio Operators Jobs in Kenya

UN Field Security Radio Operators Jobs in Kenya

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 (www.unon.org).

  • 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 Security Operations Center (SOC) 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 Organizations (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 security 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.

  • Provide operational support in collecting security information, receiving/transmitting and recording the same.

  • 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 and in neighboring Countries/mission areas.

  • 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.


  • PROFESSIONALISM Demonstrated knowledge of safety and security rules, procedures and methods used by the United Nations; Demonstrated working knowledge of computer applications (such as MS Office, internet) and knowledge in hardware installation and maintenance. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

  • COMMUNICATION Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

  • TEAMWORK Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; Is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


  • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Supplemental training in/and recognized certificates in radio communications theory and radio telephony practical is required.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

  • For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Field Security Radio Operators Jobs in Kenya

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