Radio Operator

United Nations Development Programme

Kabul, Afghanistan

Experience: 0 to 3 Years

Skill Required: Media and Communication

Afghanistan is one of the world’s most complex emergencies, and the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Afghan people are grappling with the impact of conflict, poverty, economic decline, and natural disasters. In this context, Afghan women and girls face unique vulnerabilities and require urgent support as gender inequality is interwoven with conflict dynamics and humanitarian needs. It is essential that Afghan women and girls can continue to shape the development of their country, and that their gains are protected. UN Women remains fully committed to supporting Afghan women and girls and to putting them at the center of the global response to the crisis in Afghanistan.
UN Women has been in Afghanistan for two decades. UN Women’s programming approach is informed by analysis of the political, economic and humanitarian situation, risks to and capacities of partner organizations, and needs of Afghan women and girls. UN Women Afghanistan currently has four key programme priorities: (1) Gender in Humanitarian Action, (2) Ending Violence Against Women, (3) Women’s Economic Empowerment, and (4) Women, Peace and Security.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of Security Specialist the Radio Operator will be responsible for below tasks:
  • Report to and responsible to Security Specialist for all security related matters;
  • Operate Radio Room and all communications systems;
  • Ensure that the Security section is informed at all times on location and movements of staff in area in accordance with established procedures;
  • Report any irregularities of Radio Room communications network to Field Security Advisor;
  • Operate location tracking, monitoring, and emergency management systems;
  • Perform security radio check with all available staff on a regular basis and during emergency situations;
  • Report results of radio checks to Security Officer;
  • Track daily movement of staff and maintain record sheet;
  • Manage Security Radio Room in event of emergency, announcing Security Advisories to inform staff of situation and immediately account for al staff as required;
  • Advise Transport drivers on any changes in local security restrictions
  • Hourly tracking of staff road missions and convoys and update UNDSS radio room of mission progress;
  • Daily check of Radio Room occurrence/incident log book;
  • Assist in updating records as required;
  • Perform administrative functions in Radio Room;
  • Issue and receive vehicle keys, and office keys as required;
  • Monitor security cameras as required;
  • Maintain Radio Room filing system;
  • Perform other security related duties as directed by the supervisor.
  • The key results have direct impact on implementing and maintaining UN security standards and procedures that allow staff to carry out duties in an environment that meets basic safety and security standards.
Required Skills and Experience:
  • High School graduate with specialized skills and training in the operation of radio communications equipment in a security environment.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant radio operation experience at the national or international level is required. UN experience is an advantage.
Other Skills:
  • Knowledge of Sat phone, HF, UHF and VHF radio operation;
  • Solid computers skills (MS Word, Excel);
  • Physically fit.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English language and national languages of duty station Dari and/or Pasht