UNDP has been in Nigeria since the country became independent in 1960 providing capacity building and policy development support to the Federal Government of Nigeria in areas of Governance & Peace Building, Inclusive growth and Sustainable Development.
UNDP continues to support, the government in the preparation of the second National Implementation Plan of the National Vision 20:2020.
UNDP works in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria, development partners, UN agencies, civil society and local communities to help identify local solutions to meet national development challenges through a range of interventions that combine UNDP’s expertise and comparative advantage in the areas of Governance & Peace Building, Inclusive growth and Sustainable Development.Job ID: 30902
Locations: Damasak, Banki, Monguno, Rann, Gwoza, Dikwa (Borno), Port-Harcourt – Rivers, Bauchi, Sokoto
Practice Area – Job Family: Crisis Prevention and Recovery – Radio Operations
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Position Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension
Under the direct guidance and supervision of the SOC/Supervisor (SOC/S) and overall supervision of the respective FSCO, the SOC/O is assuring continuous and effective functioning of Security Communications System (SCS) and other operational communications related tasks to the implementation of safety and security for UN personnel within respective Area of Responsibility (AOR).
The SOC/O is required to provide timely and accurate technical advice to SOC/S keeping the designated Security Area Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO) informed.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
To ensure the undisrupted functioning of SCS within AOR.
To ensure that the Area SOC keeps a 24/7 watch to collect all available info in their AOR and send it to the FSCO and the Senior SOC/S through the Country SOC.
To monitors the security situation within AOR;
To monitor/track/report UN movement and activities within given AOR.
To maintain and update the Daily Staff List for respective AOR.
To serve in the shift duty and operates SCS equipment installed in SOC.
To maintain the availability of HF, UHF and/or VHF radio communication means for extreme emergencies.
To provide technical communications support to SOC/S; to provide technical support to the maintenance, and repair of communications equipment.
To advise SOC/S of practical means to enhance communication capability.
To draft and disseminate the Security Information Threat (STIs) notices, alerts, warnings, advisories, and updates.
To draft and disseminate Daily Media Monitoring Reports;
Any other task directed by designated FSCO and SOC/S.
Impact of Results:
The key results have an impact on the accurate and timely implementation of the overall UN security program within given AOR through the functioning, effective, and efficient communications of information and instructions, particularly during emergency conditions.
The functions and associated key results ensure UN policy compliance and practical capabilities throughout the AOR.
Respect for diversity
Commitment to continuous learning
Required Skills and Experience
High school and technical qualification in communications.
The bachelor's degree is preferred but not a requirement.
Recognized certificates in radio communication is desirable.
Minimum 3 years' experience in practical communications implementation, preferably in the military or police context, or related field of work.
Prior experience with the UN system or international NGOs is an advantage.
Fluency in English language and any local language of the duty stations indicated in job title will be preferred