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  • Posted: Jun 5, 2020
    Deadline: Jun 19, 2020
  • 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 P...
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    Security Operations Centre Operator

    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
    Grade: SB1
    Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
    Position Type: Common System
    Bereau: Africa
    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.


    • 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

    Method of Application


    • 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.
    • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    Interested and qualified? Go to UNDP on to apply
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