United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Operator, Security Operations Centre

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is recruiting for Contract Operator, Security Operations Centre

Job Description


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.

We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Operator, Security Operations Centre (SOC/O)

Job ID: 27207
Locations: Bauchi, Enugu, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Sokoto (with possibility of building a roster)
Practice Area - Job Family: Crisis Prevention and Recovery - Radio Operations
Grade: SB1
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Posting 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.


    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience


    Other Requirements


    • Integrity
    • Professionalism
    • Respect for diversity
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Client orientation
    • Creativity
    • Technological Awareness
    • 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.

    Language Requirements:

    • Fluency in English language and any local language of the duty stations indicated in job title will be preferred

    Application Closing Date
    28th November, 2019.

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should:
    Click here to apply online


    • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
    • UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement
    • We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

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    About United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network.Headquartered in New York City, UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. It provides expert advice, training, and grant support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries.The status of UNDP is that of an executive board within the United Nations General Assembly. T...
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    Job Summary
    November 22, 2019
    Offer Type
    Minimum of 3years
    Bauchi /Enugu /Kaduna /Kano /Lagos /Rivers /Sokoto
    November 28, 2019
    Security / Intelligence
    NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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