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Security Operations Centre (SOC) Operator - 10 positions (Abuja, Lagos, Yola, Damaturu, and a talent pool)

Abuja (Nigeria)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Abuja (Nigeria)
  • Grade: SB-2 (SC3/SC4), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-21

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Background

Under the direct guidance and supervision of the SOC/Supervisor (SOC/S) and overall supervision of the respective FSCO, the SOC/O is assuring continuous and effective functioning  of Security Communications System (SCS) and other operational communications related tasks to the implementation of safety and security for UN personnel within respective Area of Responsibility (AOR).
 
The SOC/O is required to provide timely and accurate technical advice to SOC/S keeping the designated Security Area Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO) informed. 
 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To ensure the undisrupted functioning of SCS within AOR.
  • To ensure that the Area SOC keeps a 24/7 watch to collect all available info in their AOR and send it to the FSCO and the Senior SOC/S through the Country SOC. 
  • To monitors the security situation within AOR;
  • To monitor/track/report UN movement and activities within given AOR.
  • To maintain and update the Daily Staff List for respective AOR. 
  • To serve in the shift duty and operates SCS equipment installed in SOC.
  • To maintain the availability of HF, UHF and/or VHF radio communication means for extreme emergencies.
  • To provide technical communications support to SOC/S; to provide technical support to the maintenance, and repair of communications equipment.
  • To advise SOC/S of practical means to enhance communication capability.
  • To draft and disseminate the Security Information Threat (STIs) notices, alerts, warnings, advisories, and updates. 
  • To draft and disseminate Daily Media Monitoring Reports;
  • Any other task directed by designated FSCO and SOC/S.
Impact of Results 
 
  • The key results have an impact on the accurate and timely implementation of the overall UN security program within given AOR through the functioning, effective, and efficient communications of information and instructions, particularly during emergency conditions. 
  • The functions and associated key results ensure UN policy compliance and practical capabilities throughout the AOR. 
 

Competencies

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Respect for diversity
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Client orientation
  • Creativity
  • Technological Awareness
  • Commitment to continuous learning
 

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
  • High school and technical qualification in communications.
  • The bachelor's degree is preferred but not a requirement.
  • Recognized certificates in radio communication is desirable. 
Experience:
  • Minimum 03 year experience in practical communications implementation, preferably in the military or police context, or related field of work.  
  • Prior experience with the UN system or international NGOs is an advantage.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English language.
*QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCORAGED TO APPLY*

Disclaimer

Important applicant information

All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.

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