Radio Operator-UNDSS (Only Bangladeshi Nationals are Eligible to Apply)

Location : Dhaka and Field-based duty stations, BANGLADESH
Application Deadline :15-Feb-14 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-1
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :1 Year


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 in Bangladesh.

UNDSS Bangladesh is supporting the UN Agencies through security advice and guidance so to enable the UN agencies to conduct their operations in the safest way possible. UNDSS has it’s headquarter in New York and have operations in more than one hundred countries.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:
Under the overall guidance of the UNDSS Security Advisor (SA) and the direct supervision of the Radio Room Supervisor, the key functions of the incumbent are:

•    Operate radio telecommunication equipment (HF/VHF), Fax, SAT Phone, and internet facilities.
•    Maintain records pertaining to said communication and reroute to the relevant staff and agency where applicable.
•    Transmits/receives clear and confidential messages through various communication (radio, fax, SAT phone and email) equipments.
•    Processes and maintains up to date records and logs of all incoming/outgoing traffic, facilitating distribution through hard/soft copies.
•    Monitor and determine locations of a frequency of contact with UN staff in and outside the UN area of operations and initiate appropriate follow-up in case of exceeded contact times.
•    Process Security Clearance through the TRIP system for staff members.
•    Update statistics of local security clearance requests and communicate with the security focal points and UN staff members as and when required.
•    Assist in updating database for UN staff members.
•    Record and edit messages on electronic formats.
•    Implement e-mail and “dial up” system and ensure established administrative procedures are followed in maintaining proper filing system for all messages received and transmitted.
•    Maintain appropriate logs for incoming and outgoing communications/messages and ensure that the appropriate forms are completed together.
•    Assist in the provision of 24/7 communications coverage by working on shift system including night shift.
•    Willing to work at any field-based duty station across the county.
•    Perform all other related duties assigned by the Security Advisor and or administrative supervisor.


Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards (human rights, peace, understanding between peoples and nations, tolerance, integrity, respect, results orientation (UNDP core ethics) impartiality
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Functional Competencies:

Management and Leadership
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Development and Operational Effectiveness
  • Ability to engage with high ranking UN / International Officials and Law Enforcement Agencies as and when required.
  • Ability to identify opportunities, conceptualize and develop training curriculum for the S/M on telecommunication/voice procedures.
  • Ability to implement new systems (as directed) and affect the behavioural / attitudinal change of the communication system.
  • Excellent interacting and management skills
  • Pro-activeness and creativeness.
Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Promotes knowledge management and a learning environment among the colleagues through leadership and personal example.
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development and applies newly acquired skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral): Sensitivity to and responsiveness to all partners, Respectful and helpful relations with all UN staff and affiliated agencies.
  • Experience in collecting information, analysis, verify and dissemination of information.
Planning and Organizing  
  • Planning: Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan.
  • Creativity: Ability to actively seek to improve services, offer new and different options to solve problems/meet client needs, and promote and persuade others to consider new ideas.
  • Communication: Proven and sustained communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Teamwork: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi–ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender balance. Places the Organization’s agenda before personal agenda.

Required Skills and Experience


•    The applicant is expected to have bachelor degree in telecommunication/ ICT/ communication related discipline or at least three years trade course/ technical education in Telecommunications from any recognized institution; specialized training in installation, maintenance and repair of communications equipment will be given preference.


•    A minimum of 2 years prior experience in the relevant field is essential.
•    Computer literate and proficiency in use of MS Word, Excel, Power Point and internet/e-mail is a must. Familiarity on Web application software and Graphics design software like Photoshop & Illustrator would be an added advantage.
•    Background of radio amateur is preferable.  

Language Requirements:

Excellent in writing and spoken English; other relevant languages will be considered as a plus.  

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.

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