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NGO-Safety Assistant / Radio Operator


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Short Details:

  • Organization: DRC
  • Location: Afghanistan/Jalalabad
  • Type: Full Time
  • Job Title: Safety Assistant/Radio Operator
  • Close on:  14 Mar 2023

About Organization:

DRC (Danish Refugee Council) is an international humanitarian organization that provides assistance and protection to refugees, displaced people, and communities affected by conflict and natural disasters. The organization was founded in Denmark in 1956, and today operates in over 30 countries around the world, with a focus on Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

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DRC’s work includes emergency response, protection of vulnerable groups, shelter and non-food items, food security and livelihoods, education, and community-based approaches to peacebuilding. The organization works closely with local partners and authorities to deliver aid and support, and also advocates for the rights of refugees and displaced people at the national and international levels.

DRC places a strong emphasis on innovation and collaboration in its work and is committed to promoting sustainable and durable solutions for refugees and displaced people. The organization has received numerous awards and recognitions for its work, including the 2011 Nansen Refugee Award from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

About NGO-Safety Assistant / Radio Operator

All DRC worker and vehicle movements, as well as radio traffic, are to be observed and recorded by the safety assistant and radio operator. He or she keeps track of the security circumstances in the pertinent operational area, notifies the safety Department of any changes in security, and consistently practices radio discipline. In accordance with the requirements established by the line and technical managers, s/he assigns assignments to the drivers.

The safety assistant and radio operator will carry out the following duties and take on the following tasks to fulfill the general and specialized job objectives:

  • Responsible for the communications of the operation area allocated.
  • Collecting daily operation location reports from relevant team leader/s
  • Convey messages in a timely manner to the relevant persons.
  • Follow up the movement of the vehicles and staff at the operations area allocated.
  • Maintain the HF and VHF radio system and safety mobile phone during operation time a week.
  • Control the radio communications traffic; maintain radio discipline. Ensure the use of correct radio communications terminology in every conversation.
  • Ensure the availability of a duty driver 24 hours/7 days a week if required.
  • Brief line manager, Area manager, and head of safety immediately in the events of.
    • Change in the security situation.
    • Fire, theft, criminal act, assault, and riot, involving DRC.
    • Vehicle- or material breaks down involving DRC.
    • Any other unforeseen urgent important matter.

NGO-Safety Assistant / Radio Operator Requirments


  • High school diploma or equivalent from a reputable educational institution


  • Minimum At least 2 years of working experience as a Radio operator or safety assistant including one year of relevant experience with INGO / international organization.
  • Report-writing ability.
  • Ability to communicant with national and international staff.


  • Verbal and written English, Pashtu, and Dari.

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