U.N.D.P Jobs in Ghana December

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6 Dec, 2011

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NGO Jobs in Ghana

Type of Contract: Service Contract (6 Months)

Under the immediate supervision of the Security Advisor (SA), the Radio Operator shall be responsible for the following duties:

  • Maintain a 24-hour radio and telephone communication regime with all UN staff members in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions, Area Security (ASC) Coordinator and supervisor of the Inter-Agency Communication Centre (IACC); Ensure that all communication equipment (i.e. VHF and HF radios, fax mobile and land-line phones) are in perfect working conditions before the start of duty; Receive, process, record and pass all security related information to the appropriate quarters through the normal communication channels;
  • Inform the ASC and supervisor immediately of any incident/accident received via the communication network; Maintain communication link with the security agencies (police and military) and IACC with a view to providing the necessary assistance to UN staff members and receiving updated information on security matters; Register and forward all e-mail messages and messages deposited during working and off-duty hours; Accurately identify exact location/grid references of all incident/accidents and pass information to the ASC and the police;
  • Maintain both electronic and manual register; Provide relevant assistance to visiting staff members requiring assistance through radio or telephone channels;
  • Brief the incoming duty radio operator on all events, especially pending cases for which action is to be taken; Perform radio checks, as directed by the SA/ASC/Local Security Assistant (LSA) and IACC Supervisor; Keep the SA/ASC/LSA and IACC Supervisor informed of any rumour or incident
  • Maintain up-to-date records of all security section supplies; Perform any other tasks as assigned by the SA/ASC/LSA and IACC Supervisor

Remuneration: Competitive and in accordance with UN Guidelines

Required Skills or Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Technical training in communication equipment with at least of progressively responsible experience in communications/radio operations within the military, national/international police, fire brigade, or other security organization
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in spoken and written English and local languages knowledge of French is an advantage


  • Professionalism: Excellent skills in Information analysis procedures with a view to forecasting potential threats and dangers;
  • Planning and Organizing: Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Communication: Excellent oral and written skills in English language; 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 work load, demonstrates sound judgment in security information management skills
  • Client orientation: Professional attitude and ability to work efficiently under stressful conditions
  • Technological Awareness: Excellent knowledge in the operation and procedures of radio communications; high standard of computer literacy
  • Teamwork: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity


How To Apply

Qualified candidates are requested to send their application marked “Radio Operator” with supporting resume including telephone numbers and email addresses to the address below:

The Human Resource Unit
U.N.D.P Office
(Next to the Ghana National Fire Service Hqtrs)

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply
Closing: 17 Dec, 2011


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