The overall mandate of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is to provide 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 direct supervision of the Field Security Coordination Officer for Galkayo or in his absence the Local Security Assistant (LSA) and Radio Supervisor, the Radio Operator will work in shifts to ensure that the Radio Room in Galkayo, which will serve as the Emergency Communication System (ECS) room, is manned 24/7.
As such, they will broadcast security related information originated from either the UNDSS Officers and/or LSAs which could affect operations; keep tracks of all UN vehicle movements; when required, records, individual movements; conduct radio checks with UN staff and more specifically with FSCOs. Incumbent is also required to train UN staff members in the proper use of all communications equipment as well as programming all UN radios to the various frequencies currently being used by the UN system in Somalia.
The Radio Operator works in close collaboration with the UN DSS Officer and UN DSS Assistants and other UN staff members in providing support on telecom related issues.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Summary of key functions:
Provide telecommunications services, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Provide Telecommunications support and advice, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Keeping Telecommunications Equipment Operational, focusing on the achievement o the following results:
Providing efficient support to users, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Supports knowledge building and knowledge sharing, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Ensures creation of partnerships within UN and the local communications network focusing on achievement of the following results:
Impact of Results
The duties performed by the Radio Operator have a direct impact on the security and safety of UN staff operating in the field and also the UN property. The key results have an impact on the success of country office communications and operation activities between the country office and the various field offices.
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Leadership and Self-Management
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
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