Category and Level : General Service and Related Categories, G-4
Duty Station : KABUL
Department/Office : United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
Date Posted : Nov 8, 2023
Deadline : Dec 7, 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
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.