Radio operator

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 25 March 2020
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 03 April 2020

The Radio Operator will work under the overall supervision of the UNDP Field Security Specialist and will receive daily guidance from the UNDP Field Security Associate and the Senior Guard. Technical support will be provided by the WFP Radio Unit as per its responsibility contained the inter-agency communication management MoU.  

  •  Manage and man the UNDP Radio Room daily and ensure that all communications and advisories and transmitted to all UNDP staff.
  • Prepare, update and provide accurate and timely passage of emergency information to all UNDP staff through radio broadcast as instructed by the FSS/Management.
  •  Track all staff movement on field missions and during crisis. Submit tracking reports to the FSS.
  • Regularly Update UNDP staff call signs and DMR Identification Numbers. Distribute, in a timely manner, updated lists to all staff.
  • Compile and submit to the FSS UNDP staff/vehicle ur89VHF radio requirements.
  •  Maintain an updated list of all UNDP Zone Wardens at all times.
  • Conduct weekly radio checks for all UNDP staff and on other occasions as advised by the FSS. Compile and submit all radio check reports in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate UNDP weekly radio checks with the UNDSS Radio Room. Obtain and share all radio check reports with the FSS.
  • Train all UNDP staff, with the support of the FSS, excellent radio communication protocols, procedures, discipline, radio traffic and ethics.
  • Coordinate with WFP/UNDSS Radio Rooms in the field locations for the re-broadcast of specific information to UNDP field staff.
  • Coordination with the WFP Radio Technicians, for the allocation of call signs to all new UNDP staff.
  • Co-ordinate with other UN agencies working in the field to maximize possibilities of inter-agency collaboration in the field of telecommunications.
  • Assist the FSS to teach and enforce excellent voice communication procedures, discipline, radio traffic and ethics.
  • Coordinate with UNDP IT unit on all communication issues and advise the FSS.
  • Perform all other functions with regards to radio communication as directed by the FSS.
  •   Professionalism: Excellent skills in information analysis procedures with a view to forecasting potential threats and dangers; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations.
  •  Planning and Organizing: Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Communication: Excellent oral and written skills in English and Farsi; ability to provide briefings, forecasts and advice clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; a high sense of discretion and integrity.
  • Judgment and Decision Making: High degree of responsibility, initiative, alertness, physical fitness emotional stability, the ability to prioritize a heavy workload and to delegate accordingly; demonstrates sound judgment in security information management skills.
  •  Client orientation: Professional attitude and ability to work efficiently in a stressful environment.
  • Technological Awareness: Excellent knowledge in the operation and procedures of radio communications; excellent knowledge of United Nations Security policies, procedures and practices; high standard of computer literacy.
  • Teamwork: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.


  • High school diploma or above
  •  Certificate in Radio Operators or equivalent.
  • Technical knowledge and supplemental courses on computer networks would be a bonus. 


  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the relevant field
  • Knowledge of the operation of HF and VHF radio voice systems, HF and VHF data and Email systems, Satellite phones and faxes
  • Knowledge in MS Office, Internet, Email software and Microsoft Exchange.
  • Experience in UN/NGO radio room management/operation is desirable.
  • Good coordination and control skills to act swiftly and adequately in case of emergencies, accidents or any

Language Requirements:

Proficiency in spoken and written English is required and knowledge in Arabic will be an advantage.



Application Procedure:

This vacancy announcement is for qualified South Sudanese nationals only

To start the application process, applicants are required to register at by creating a personal profile and completing UNDP Personal History Form. Please note that UNDP only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Only applications received through will be considered and applications received after closing date will not be considered. Due to the large number of applications received for UNDP South Sudan vacancies, only applicants short-listed for written test and interview will be contacted.

General Information

UNDP is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staffs and encourages applications from qualified female candidates and persons with disabilities.

UNDP is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity, and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNDP staff are expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNDP jobs.

UNDP has zero tolerance of sexual abuse, abuse of authority and exploitation.

The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, testing, interviewing, etc). The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.

  • Fluency in both spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of Arabic will be an added advantage.

Contract Duration: 3 Months

This vacancy is archived.

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