FAO Somalia Radio Operators Jobs vacancy in Nairobi Kenya 2013

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Vacancy Announcement No: FAO/03/2013

Deadline for Application: 1st  February 2013

Position Title: Radio Operator 

2 Positions 
Grade Level: SC-3

Contract Type: Service Contract

Duty Station: Nairobi

Organizational Unit: FAO-Somalia

Duration: 6 Months with possible extension

Eligible Candidates: Somali & Kenyan Nationals
Anticipated Start Date:15 February 2013

Under the direct supervision of the Field Security Officer (FSO) or in his absence the National  Security Officer (NSO) in Nairobi, the Radio Operator will work in a 24/7 radio room in Ngecha road Campus which will serve as the UN radio room for FAO Kenya and Somalia in Nairobi.

To ensure that the radio room is staffed 24 hours, the incumbent will perform the following principal functions in rotational basis:-

  • Operate radio networks, telex/fax machines and receive and dispatch their messages;
  • Type, distribute and log all incoming/outgoing radio/telex/fax messages properly to concerned UN personnel/Registry;
  • Maintain chronological files for all incoming and outgoing telexes, facsimile and radio messages;
  • Properly maintain all radio network, communication equipment;
  • Perform maintenance and minor repairs on radio, telex/fax equipment;
  • Maintain contact with UNDSS Radio Room, WFP Radio Room and all other stations of the Emergency Communications Network in Nairobi
  • Maintain Radio contact with UNDSS Somalia radio room and all HF stations of FAO Somalia in Hargeisa and Garowe
  • As instructed by the FSO or NSO, conduct mission tracking for FAO Somalia/Kenya, either in Kenya or in Somalia.
  • Maintain regular communication and tracking of FAO Kenya and Somalia designated Wardens, performing periodical radio checks as instructed by the NSO/FSO
  • Maintain tracking of vehicles equipped with VHF/HF communication
  • Ensure communication security at all times;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum requirements:
Education: Completion of secondary school education and recognized certificates in radio communication;


At least 2 years experience in telex, facsimile and radio operations, good typing skills and knowledge of computer applications and ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, Exchange) etc.
Ability to use administrative software and/or other information systems and databases..
Languages: Working knowledge (level C) of the FAO official language used for communication within the country English and  Somali is required.
To Apply:

Send your application to:

Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. FAO/03/2013 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae and FAO Personal History (PH) form available at http://fmt.faoso.net/documents/PH_form-Blank.docx.

E-mail is the preferred means of receipt and the application should be sent to HR-Somalia@fao.org.
The subject line of the e-mail message should read CONFIDENTIAL – FAO/03/2013.
If making a hard copy submission, the envelope should be clearly marked CONFIDENTIAL – FAO/03/2013 and sent to the following address:

UN-Somalia Ngecha Road Complex
Corner Lower Kabete Road/Ngecha Road
P.O. Box 30470-00100
Nairobi, Kenya.

Applications may also be faxed, again clearly indicating CONFIDENTIAL – FAO/03/2013 in the subject line, to +254-20-4000333.

Applications must be received by the deadline.

Late applications will not be considered.

Only short listed candidates meeting all essential qualifications will be contacted.

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