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Radio Operator UNDSS

Kampala (Uganda)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Kampala (Uganda)
  • Grade: SB-2 (SC3/SC4), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-23

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The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the security management system to enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the programmes and activities of the United Nations System. Under the overall guidance and supervision by the Local Security Associate (LSA)/Field Security Associate (FSA), the Radio Operator shall assist in preparing daily reports, performing as a shift operator (day/evening/night), monitoring the movements of UN vehicles and communicating and receiving messages through VHF, HF, e-mail and telephones with the UN offices/personnel within the duty stations of Uganda.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Manage an efficient emergency coordination center;
  • Operate VHF & HF radios, sat phones and maintain daily radio and operations log book;
  • Conduct radio checks as requested by the UN security operations;
  • Act quickly in the event of an emergency and contact relevant authorities to contain and help solve critical incidents;
  • Coordinates and follows up with QRF for incident occurrences;
  • Obtain security clearance for trips to and from UN operational areas country wide;
  • Record and track UN vehicles and staff movements during missions;
  • Periodically check and maintain an updated list of important contacts, agency contacts, SMT, OMT, Warden list and contacts etc;
  • Prepare and maintain updated UN information boards;
  • Maintain a detailed incident logbook for the daily security reports;
  • Gather, compile and forward to the Security Officers and LSAs security information for regular reports;
  • Keep stock of radio room equipment;
  • Report all faults relating to the efficient functioning of the Radio room;
  • Receive and place incoming and outgoing telephone calls and faxes;
  • Keep a register of office phone utilization;
  • Prepare and conduct emergency telecommunications briefing for new staff;
  • Be flexible to replace colleagues while on leave within and outside duty station;
  • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.


  • Commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter and the Organizations core values of Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity;
  • Communication: Understands, explains, and shares information on assigned tasks with accuracy and clarity;
  • Teamwork: Takes ownership of responsibilities and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Planning and Organizing: Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor his/her own work plan with minimum supervision. Ability to work under pressure or in crisis situations.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Completion of Secondary School Education in both “O” and “A” level is a requirement.  

Experience:Experience: Note:  Indicate extent (years), type and level of experience.

  • Must have minimum 2 years of experience in telex, facsimile and radio operations as well as a certificate in Radio Communications.

Language Requirements: Note: Indicate proficiency required in one, two or three UN languages:

  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of local language will be an advantage.

Submission of Application:

The candidate is required to submit an electronic application directly uploaded on the UNDP jobs website.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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