Radio Operator (UNHAS) G4 at United Nations World Food Programme
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Radio Operator (UNHAS) G4
Requisition ID: 174082
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job Type: Fixed Term
- These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), Area (AOs) and Field (FOs) Offices.
- Job holders are based in Radio Rooms and typically report to an Information Technology Officer, Security Officer, or the designate.
- At this level, job holders work in a team under minimal supervision and are expected to produce organised and accurate reports and technical work.
- As required, they may work with UNDSS Radio Room, especially in case of security incidents. These jobs may require to work different shifts and report for duty on short notice.
- To support telecommunications services in order to facilitate efficient implementation of security processes and procedures.
Key Accountabilities (Not All Inclusive)
- Coordinate with WFP Security staff and/or UNDSS Radio Room, to facilitate accurate and efficient security-related information flow following established standard operating procedures.
- Responsible for monitoring and channelling all radio communications including tracking of WFP vehicle and staff movement, to ensure efficient 24-hour coverage of telecommunications services.
- Produce regular and ad hoc reports including daily radio checks, and assist in preparation and dispatch of the summary of security incidents and other information to staff, to facilitate accurate, efficient and concise communication and information flow.
- Maintain inventory and provide recommendations for potential improvements, to support efficient planning and keep WFP telecommunications equipment operational.
- Create and maintain databases (e.g. lists of call signs, addresses, telephone numbers, wardens, etc.), to ensure accurate information is available at all times.
- Follow established emergency response processes and procedures, to ensure prompt assistance in case of emergencies.
- Provide efficient support and training to users on telecommunications equipment and procedures including Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS) requirements, to ensure effective use of telecommunications equipment.
Standard Minimum Qualifications
- Completion of Secondary School Education. Technical training in communication equipment or other work related areas.
- Four or more years of progressively responsible work experience in telecommunications/radio operations, information technology, or other relevant field of work.
Knowledge & Skills:
- Good knowledge in the telecommunication operations and procedures and high standard computer literacy.
- Ability to operate and maintain telecommunications equipment including installation works.
- Good communication skills; ability to provide short briefings and communications clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Good coordination and control skills to act swiftly and adequately in case of emergencies and resolve operational issues promptly.
- High sense of discretion and integrity.
- Client orientation and ability to establish effective working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment.
- Ability to work in a team.
- Ability to multi-task, and respond simultaneously and in a timely fashion to demanding job requirements.
- Ability to prioritize a heavy workload, demonstrate judgement, initiative, alertness and emotional stability, especially in emergency situations.
- Fluency (level C) in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.
Other Specific Job Requirements:
- UNHAS requires flight following of all aircraft, and to be able to track and communicate with all aircraft during flight ops.
- This staff to support telecommunications services in order to facilitate efficient implementation of radio communication and flight following processes and procedures, including for the aviation emergency response plan.
Desired Experiences For Entry into The Role:
- Experience working with aviation flight following, and used to communicating with aircraft and crew members.
WFP offers an attractive compensation package.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline 11:59PM (Nigerian Time): 12th October, 2022.
Terms and Conditions
- Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
- Only Nigerian nationals or holders of valid residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position.
- Applications are to be submitted and received online and in English language only.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
- Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.
- The selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year.
- WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
- All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties.
- Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise.
- Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment
- WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage.
- Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action