Field Security Radio Operator (Kunduz, Afghanistan) 94 views

Job Description

Under the guidance and general supervision of the Area Security Adviser (ASA) / Deputy Area Security Adviser (ASA)/ and direct supervision of LSA, the incumbent operates the satellite, radio communications, fax, and Internet facilities to transmit and receive communications, maintains records, and ensures high quality and accuracy of day-to-day Security Operations Centre (SOC) operations.

Within delegated authority, the Field Security Radio Operator at this level may be responsible for the following duties:

– Responsible for operating all communications equipment including VHF & HF radios, landline, sat-phones, facsimile, and computers at the Field Security Office.
– Maintains daily radio and operations logbook. – Ensures that the SOC office is a restricted area and does not allow access to nonauthorized personnel.
– Maintains accurate and up-to-date inventory records of telecommunications equipment and keeps track of their locations.
– Conducts radio checks according to the Radio checklist and maintains a record of such checks. – Conducts regular and random Radio checks (by VHF, HF, or the landline) with all UN Agencies, ASMT Agencies, and sub-offices throughout the region to inform them of the current security situation in each Province or District. Complete the logbook after each Radio check.
– Tracks all UN vehicle movements throughout the region or to/from other regions in the country on a regular basis and provides the Agencies/responsible person(s) with the relevant information. Each contact must be recorded in the logbook.
– Assists ASA’s Office in updating all emergency contact information and provides necessary emergency information to all UN personnel during emergency situations as required.
– Reports any emergencies or distress calls that occurred during his/her duty to LSA and ASA/DASA.
– Advises users of the VHF/HF Network to comply with standard procedures of communications and provides guidance when deemed necessary.
– Maintains chronological files for all incoming and outgoing fax, email, and radio messages ensures timely delivery of messages. – Monitors the movement of all equipment and accessories in and out of the SOC.
– Ensures that equipment under his/her control is always in a good working condition and immediately notifies the immediate supervisor or team leader about faulty equipment.
– Maintains the D/Station Logs. – Ensures appropriate handover before and at the end of each rotation. – Responsible for the integrity and safe custody of confidential information on UN international and national personnel.
– Undertakes any other function as may be required by the ASA/DASA/LSA or another authorized official.
– Perform other duties as directed by the FSCO/DFSCO or Immediate Supervisor


United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA)

Job Requirements


Education: High school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license free of driving violations.

Work Experience: A minimum of three (03) years of experience in security. Good knowledge of the city, local roads, and conditions where the office is located. Knowledge of security rules, regulations, and procedures of the UN including fire safety and first aid procedures, as well as standard security and safety procedures, is required.
Experience of having worked as a Radio Operator in any Security or International Organization is desirable.

Special measure: The minimum work experience for GL-4 with a high school diploma is reduced to two (2) years, instead of the standard minimum required work experience of three (3) years, and it is reduced to three (1) years with a relevant university degree (Bachelor/Master). The special measure is extended until 31 December 2022 reduces the minimum required years of relevant work experience for filling positions for UNAMA General Service and National Professional Officer positions. The special measure is applicable to all applicants.

Languages: Fluency in written and oral English is required. Fluency in Pashto/Dari is required.


Professionalism: Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. 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.
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 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 the client.

Vacancy Number


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Years of Experience

A minimum of three (03) years of experience in security. Good knowledge of the city, local roads, and conditions where the office is located. Knowledge of security rules, regulations, and procedures of the UN including fire safety and first aid procedures


One (1) year


As per organization salary scale

Submission Guideline


UNAMA will only accept properly completed and signed Personal History Form (P.11) received by email before the closing date. CVs or Resumes will not be considered nor will late submissions after the closing date. Any information provided on the P.11 form will be considered binding.

Applicants must accurately complete, sign and date the United Nations Personal History form (P.11) and submit the duly completed signed P.11 by e-mail to:

• Important Note: Applicants should copy and paste the Vacancy Announcement (VA) Number which is VA#49/06/2022 into the email subject line when submitting the duly completed and signed P.11 Form and the required documents. Please do not add any other information in the subject line of your email except VA#49/06/2022. Please do not add any additional words or space in the VA Number. Applications received without a VA Number will not be considered.

• The selected candidates will be subject to a reference checks process to verify the information provided in the
– P.11 form.
• Only applicants who are short-listed will receive an acknowledgment within four (4) to six (6) weeks from the deadline indicated on the VA.
• Required documents to be submitted along with the signed and completed UN P.11:

• Serving UN staff members: In addition to the completed and signed P.11, scanned copies of the two most recent e-Performance Evaluation Reports must be submitted with the application.

• For External applicants: In addition to the completed and signed P.11, scanned copies of two most recent performance evaluation reports or if not available, two reference letters. If the applications received do not contain the latest two performance evaluation reports candidates must provide a short explanation as to why
– they are not available.

No fee:
The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information in applicants bank account.

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