UN Jobs in Kenya - Field Security Radio Operator Vacancies

UN Jobs in Kenya - Field Security Radio Operator Vacancies

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

    Competencies
  • 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.
  • Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

    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.

    Education

  • 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.

    Languages
  • 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.

    Assessment
  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

    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.

    “Internal Applicants: When completing the form, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up to date. This information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you. “

    All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening.

    On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received.

    If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira “Need Help?” link.

    United Nations Considerations

    According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

    Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.

    The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.

    The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

    Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.

    The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 28th April 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Jobs in Kenya - Field Security Radio Operator Vacancies

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