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Field Security Radio Operator


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Job Description

  • Location: Afghanistan
  • Organization: UNAMA
  • Category: Security
  • Job Type: N/A
  • Salary: As per salary scale of the organization
  • Vacancy No: N/A
  • No of Jobs: N/A
  • Experience: 2 Years
  • Gender: Male/Female
  • Education: High School Diploma
  • Deadline: 8 December 2023
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Radio Room of the Country Security Operation Centre (CSOC) with the Security Section within the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), with duty station in Kabul. The Field Security Radio Operator (GL-4) reports to Supervisor of the CSOC on all issues related to the Radio Room operations in Kabul.
Within the delegated authority, the Field Security Radio Operator will carry out the following functions: • Conducts radio checks with all Security Guards on duty daily. • Conducts radio checks with all International Security Officers at designated hours daily (including weekends and holidays). • Conducts radio checks with all International Staff and Re-locatable National Staff including UN Agencies and Visitors at designated hours daily. • Monitors the various radio channels and report all security incidents to the SOC Duty Officer. • Assists in broadcasts all security related information to all UN personnel via the various radio channels as directed by Area Security Adviser / designated SOC Duty Officer Officers. • Provides necessary assistance to all UN staff and staff of other affiliated organizations who may need security assistance through radio channels or telephone. • Advises all radio users who stray to the security channel with matters not related to security to switch to the proper channel. • Responds to all telephone calls coming into the radio room and direct the person to the appropriate section. • Report on a timely manner distress calls from UNSMS personnel, record possible useful information related to the exact location and pass the same on to the attending Officer. • Conduct the Security Communication Check with UNSMS premises security guards • Conduct the Public Address equipment check as per the SOC SOP • Report any incident/ information that can impact the security UNSMS personnel, assets/program in the Security Area. • Maintains control of all spare keys to mission offices. Register the withdrawal and return of all keys in the key register logbook. Maintain the key control register. • Assists in recording and maintaining all activities occurring during his/her shifts. • Assists in maintaining an updated list of all emergency contact numbers. • Assists in maintaining the telephone numbers and call signs of all senior security personnel, International and National Staff including UN agencies and Visitors. • Assists in maintaining and familiarizing self with the weekly/monthly duty rosters for the various sections within the mission. • Maintains all equipment assigned to the radio room. • Reports any damages of any equipment assigned to the radio room and arrange for the repairs of such equipment. • Performs other duties as may be directed by the CSOC Supervisor.
Professionalism: 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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Job – Specific Qualification
Not available.
Work Experience
As per the approved special measure for UNAMA, a minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible relevant experience in the field of security services with a military, police, private security company, international organizations, government and/or NGOs is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to one (1) for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher. Experience of working in a Security Operations Centre or Radio Room is required. Experience and exposure at the international level or experience working in International Organization is desirable. Experience of handling VHF radio and other communication equipment is required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised fluency in English is required. Fluency in Pashto or Dari is also required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment. At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities.
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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. 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. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile of the inspira account-holder homepage. 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. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
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