Safety and Radio Operator Assistant

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Security
  • Deadline:
    December 2, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

WHO ARE WE?

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunities for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home. The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, honesty, and transparency.

 

ABOUT THE JOB

The overall purpose of the role:

The safety assistant and radio operator are to monitor and record all movement of DRC vehicles and staff, and radio traffic. S/He follows the security situation within the relevant area of operation, forwards information on any changes in the security to the safety Department and always maintains a radio discipline. S/He forwards tasks to the drivers according to the needs set by the line and technical managers.

 

Responsibilities:

To achieve the overall and specific position’s objectives the safety assistant and Radio Operator will perform the following tasks and undertake the following responsibilities:

  • 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 on 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 event 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.
  • Priorities the action on messages and calls received according to the nature of urgency.
  • Brief Kabul country office radio room about any vehicle convoys, staff movement, urgent messages, and issues related to the radio room equipment at the end of daily business.
  • Maintain levels of confidentiality and secrecy about the information received on staff movements and operations.
  • Keep irrelevant people out of the radio room, as sensitive information is held within.
  • Ensure all office keys are placed in the communal key press, in case of an emergency such as fire.
  • Ensure all vehicles return to their duty station or are parked in safe places.
  • In concert with support services, provide plans for transportation along with driver schedules, ensuring the vehicle equipment are in right place and in good condition as well as facilitating safe transportation for all staff.
  • Track system will be monitored whenever DRC Units are deployed.
  • Ensure DRC vehicle tracking devices are active before any movement is authorized.
  • After receiving requests for movement by staff, assign a vehicle and log on the movement board for later reference.
  • Radio logs will be enveloped and stored every calendar month.
  • Make sure that all the messages that are received are being relayed immediately to addressees, by preference in hardcopy or email.
  • Check the radio room email at least once per hour.
  • The radio operator will take responsibility of updating the Skype log.
  • Update the contact list database for all DRC staff in the area.
  • Update the call sign lists based on information received from the line manager (STL)/
  • Perform any other tasks as instructed by the line manager, area manager, and Head of Safety.
  • Prepare driver’s duty timetable (schedule) as required on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Other activities assigned by Safety Team Leader

 

ABOUT YOU

To be successful in this role you must have:

Experience and technical competencies:

Minimum At least 2 years 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.

Education/qualifications:

  • High school or equivalent diploma from a recognized learning institution

Languages:

  • Verbal and written English, Pashtu, and Dari.

We Offer:

  • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the DRC salary scale

 

Application process:

Interested? When applying for this position, all applicants must send a letter of motivation and a DRC Job Application form, you can access our job application form from the below link.

DRC Job Application form link: https://www.acbar.org/Document/8060869251.docx

Note: Please attach the completed application form instead of your CV along with your letter of motivation to the official DRC Job portal address mentioned in the job vacancy, Only the DRC Job application form will be considered, please do not attach your CVs.

Females are highly encouraged to apply.

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/about-us/job-and-career/support-for-job-seekers.

Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply!