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Security Operations Center (SOC) Assistant/Logistics

Kabul (Afghanistan)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Kabul (Afghanistan)
  • Grade: GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Logistics
    • Security and Safety
    • Supply Chain
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2020-12-01

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Job Purpose and Organizational Context
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Security Officer based in Office of the PSA  the will report directly to the FSA/ OPSA of UNDSS Afghanistan.  The SOC Assistant/Logistics is primarily responsible for maintenance and management of communication aspects and handling of logistics of UNDSS and LCSSB Assets Inventory in Kabul.  He/she will maintain the communications equipment in Crisis Coordination Center and all other 7 UNDSS field locations in country. In addition to communication matters, he/she will also be available to support O/PSA, ensuring that all UNDSS vehicles are maintained, kept clean and are always in good working condition, kept running and are driven when needed 
The SOC Assistant/Logistics shall also demonstrate a professional client-oriented approach, courtesy, tact and ability to work with people and clients from diverse backgrounds

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. The position of SOC Assistant/Logistics reports to the PSA through the Administrative Associate based in OPSA/ Local Security Assistant, OPSA.  
  2. The SOC Assistant to ensure  support to normal security operations through maintenance of security communications equipment and vehicles including those issued to all UNDSS funded FSCOs/Local Security Assistants, at the UN Integrated Security Crisis Coordination Center (CCC), at the Regional Security Operations Centers, and Local Cost Shared Security Budget funded personnel. 
  3. Maintains communication equipment available in CCC, ISW and OPSA including but not limited to HF/VHF radios, Fax machines, digital sender/scanner and satellite phones. 
  4. Filing and registration of all incoming/outgoing documents regarding the security communications equipment and vehicles at the OPSA and at the CCC. 
  5. Keeping in mind the importance of communication in terms of security, the SOC Assistant should regularly ensure that all the equipment in the CCC are operational and working. Report any problem affecting communication equipment to the radio technicians and the CCC Coordinator. 
  6. Maintain up to date UNDSS and LCSSB Assets Inventory in OPSA in coordination with Administrative Associate/LSA, OPSA and UNDP Asset Manager;
  7. Maintain the record and list of all UNDSS and LCSSB items to be written off and ensure safe custody. 
  8. Coordinate with UNDP for timely disposal of all such item and keep record of all disposals;
  9. Maintain and ensure availability of all required documents/supplies of UNDSS Vehicles including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, and map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicles;
  10. Ensure that all UNDSS vehicles are maintained, kept clean and are always in good working condition, kept running and are driven when needed; 
  11. Should there be need during emergencies and to replace absent security operations assistants-radio operators, work in CCC as a radio operator including following tasks: 
  12. Ensure the confidentiality of information handled by the radio room, as per UN procedures at all times.
  13. Follow available communications means including WhatsApp, email, viber, radios, mobile phone and office extension for receiving security related information and communicate accordingly.
  14. Conduct Security Mandatory Radio Check of UNDSS/UNAMA international staff in Kabul on nightly basis.
  15. Communicating Security Advisories and Alerts from UNDSS office to all UN agencies. 
  16. Contributing to CCC operations as the main Back-up Communication center
  17. Perform any other duties/tasks as and when requested by PSA or D/PSA 



  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work


  •      Ability to persuade others to follow

People Management

  •      Ability to improve performance and satisfaction


  •      Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform


  • Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Security & Safety (General)

  • Knowledge of the UN Security Management System (UNSMS) and UNDP's role in addressing security issues


  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of professionals towards common goals
Knowledge Management
  • Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge
Operational Efficiency

Required Skills and Experience


  • Minimum high school diploma and training in relevant field. University Degree is an advantage.
  • With High School minimum 10 years and with Bachelor 7 years of substantive working experience in security operations with experience in handling logistics including vehicles and communications equipment. Work experience with UN or other international organizations is an advantage.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English both written and spoken in addition to Dari and Pashto, both written and spoken is mandatory.
  • Good communicator
  • Good knowledge on communication equipment, tracking system, camera/CCTV monitoring, electronic access control, etc.
  • Solid computers skills with all MS Office applications (MS Word, Excel, Access and Power Point etc.), as well as Adobe Photoshop.
  • Good knowledge of maintenance of the armoured vehicles. 
  • Good knowledge and understanding of locations of the host government departments including security authorities in country.



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