UNDP Careers – Radio Operator at United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)

Organisation: United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Uganda
About UNDP:
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’
global development network.  UNDP
advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and
resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP provides expert advice,
training, grant support to developing countries including Uganda with
increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries.
Job Summary: The UNDSS Radio
Operator will primarily be responsible for the security of the UN personnel,
their property as well as the property of the UN and affiliated agencies in
Uganda. Its presence is spread across the country with emphasis on the areas
with sizeable UN operations and therefore staff members, both national and
international. UNDSS has its own structures in place but works hand in hand
with the national security infrastructure in executing its mandate.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the guidance and supervision of the Local Security Assistant, the
Radio Operator shall perform the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Manage an efficient emergency coordination
    centre;
  • Operate VHF & HF radios, sat-phones
    and maintain daily radio and operations log book;
  • Obtain security clearance for trips to and
    from UN operational areas country-wide;
  • Regularly check and maintain an updated
    list of important contacts, agency contacts, SMT, OMT, Warden list and
    contacts etc.;
  • 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;
  • Prepare and conduct emergency
    telecommunications briefing for new staff;
  • Actively coordinate and follow up with QRF
    for incident occurrences.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The prospective United Nations UNDSS
    candidate must have completed Secondary School Education i.e. hold both
    “O” and “A” level qualifications.
  • At least two years’ experience in telex,
    facsimile and radio operations as well as a certificate in Radio
    Communications.
Language: Fluent in English.
Personal Competencies:
Functional Competencies:
  • Familiar with the operations and services
    such as PABX, radio, satellite;
  • Flexibility in replacing colleagues while
    on leave within and outside duty station;
  • Self-motivated and reliable;
  • Computer literate.
NB: Short listed candidates
will be required to send certified copies of academic credentials to the Human
Resource Unit UNDP.
How to Apply:
If you believe you are one of the ideal candidates for this opportunity
in working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), then visit the
web link below for full job details and How to Apply.
NB: UNDP is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. Highly qualified Women are encouraged to apply. Short
listed candidates will be required to send certified copies of academic
credentials.
Deadline:  8th August 2014

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