World Health Organization (WHO)

Radio Operator

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Job Description

World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Radio Operator
Ref No: 1701860
Location: Bauchi
Grade: G4
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: 12 Months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

Position Purpose

  • To enhance the effective delivery of WHO technical and managerial programmes through electronic communication for locating and contacting all personnel and also to conduct preventive and corrective maintenance of all electronic communication equipment.

Objectives of the Programme and the Immediate Strategic Objectives
The objective of the EPI programme is to support national authorities to provide high quality immunization services that will contribute to:

  • The reduction of mortality, morbidity and disability from vaccine preventable diseases through the optimum use of available and new vaccines and
  • The strengthening of national health systems as well as efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

Under the; general supervision of the WHO country representative and direct supervision of the Operations Officer, the incumbent of the position will primarily deal with following tasks:

  • Operate High Frequency and Very High Frequency radio communication equipment.
  • Monitoring vehicles and personnel in all parts of the country using radio and phones.
  • Ensuring daily reporting for the entire vehicle fleet.
  • Maintaining good working condition of fixed and mobile radios through troubleshooting, installations and repair.
  • Supporting the agency security officer in collation of security information from various sources within and outside the organization.
  • Dissemination of security advisory through the bulk SMS system.
  • Booking security briefing for all personnel in Abuja and supporting completion UNDSS online courses.
  • Ensure efficient transport coordination for airport reception/departure
  • Arrange for mobile police escort for airport runs during the night for arriving/departing staff and consultants.
  • Reserve accommodation for arriving staff and consultants
  • Generate fault reports of all electronic communication equipment
  • Train newly arriving/visiting staff in the proper use of radio communication equipment and protocol.
  • Ensure efficient and optimal utilization of available communication equipment.
  • Enforcing MOSS compliance in travel and communication through monitoring and information sharing.
  • Completing online security clearance requests for all travelers using in-country road and all air travel.
  • Close monitoring of CCTV devices in the wake of heightened insecurity in the country and real-time reporting to management for action.
  • Dispatching outgoing official mail to all recipients in the city of operation and other State WHO offices.
  • Perform any other functions as may be directed by the supervisor.
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements

Educational Qualifications

  • Completion of Secondary education – Essential
  • National Diploma in Radio/Mass Communication; Higher National Diploma/ University Degree – Desirable


  • Minimum 5 years radio equipment operation – Essential
  • Capacity to handle multiple tasks with minimum supervision – Desirable
  • Troubleshooting faults in communication equipment – Desirable
  • Experience in multicultural environments – Desirable


  • Communicating in a Credible and Effective Way;
  • Fostering integration and teamwork;
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources.

Functional Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to operate radio and Satellite communication equipment
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Word and Excel software
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

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About World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organization, was an agency of the League of Nations.The constitution of the World Health Organization had been signed by all 69 countries of the United Nations by 22 July 1946, with the first m...
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Job Summary
June 27, 2017
Offer Type
Minimum of 5years
Salary Range
N0.00 - N0.00K
July 7, 2017
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