Radio Room Supervisor job at UNDP

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UNDSS is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDSS does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

The overall mandate of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is to provide leadership, operational support, and oversight of the security management system to enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the programmes and activities of the United Nations System.

UNDSS facilitates the operations of United Nations agencies, funds, programmes, organizations, and its implementing partners in Sudan through the delivery of security and safety services. UNDSS Headquarters is located in New York.  The Department has operations in more than one hundred countries.

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Chief Security Adviser (CSA) or the Deputy Security Adviser (DSA), the RSOC Supervisor will collate all Security related incidents reports impacting on the safety and security of UNSMS personnel including dependents, premises or operations. These reports could be a result of either Political unrest, terrorism, natural disasters, and pandemics leading to crisis situations. Though such events cannot be completely prevented, with effective contingency planning may substantially lessen the loss of life, serious injuries, and damage to UN property RSOC will be a mitigating measure.

The Remote Security Operational Center/Radio Room (RSOC) is part of UN security system, and therefore is to provide the services required under SRM recommendations and Area Security Plans among others..

The global UN Telecommunications Security Standards service (TESS+) on behalf of the Emergency Telecoms Cluster (ETC) and the Technical Advisory Group of the Interagency Security Management Network (IASMN-TAG); as per mandate of UNDSS agreed and proposal was made in collaboration with the local ICT team, UNDSS, and interagency partners to create RSOC for Sudan.

The primary responsibility of the UNDSS RSOC Supervisor is to minimize the risk of the UNSMS operating in hazardous areas and conditions and to implemented area Security Risk Management Measures (SRMM) in all Security Areas. Under the supervision of the Khartoum FSCO, the Supervisor will as well perform daily duty including  providing a quick response at the radio room in case of an emergency.

The incumbent will be based in Khartoum, with regular travel to all RSOC location throughout Sudan.


Impact of Results:

The key results have an impact on the accurate and timely implementation of the overall UN security programme at the country level in a difficult, hazardous, and extreme conditions where staff are frequently subjected to security related incidents.

In general commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter and the Organization’s core values – Professionalism, Planning and Organizing, Judgment/Decision Making, Teamwork, Communications, Integrity and Technology Awareness.

Professionalism: knowledge, understanding, management and supervision of security operations; demonstrated in-depth understanding of the role of international security in context of  peacekeeping operations; substantial and diverse experience in all facets of security operations with an emphasis on tactical interventions and disorder control, security accountability, command and control; strong  analytical skills combined with good judgment, proven ability to review, assess and edit the work of others; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of substantive work and in peace operations in general.

Planning and Organization: Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, organize, coordinate, and monitor the work of a large section and staff under his/her supervision in a complex, dynamic work environment; strong coordination skills with the ability to coordinate the work of UN Security operations at the Sector.

Judgment/Decision Making: Demonstrated sound judgment in resolving issues/problems, ability to proactively seek and recommend policy initiatives.

Teamwork:  Ability to identify clients’ needs and develop appropriate solutions; establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients; excellent inter-personal skills to work and foster teamwork, encourage initiative, and inspire and supervise staff in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, and integrity.

Communications:  Excellent and effective communication (verbal and written) skills, including the ability to make and defend recommendations; explain difficult situations and processes, ability to prepare written reports and orally convey information in a clear, concise, accurate and meaningful manner.

Technology Awareness: Proficient in the use of computer and relevant software and other applications, including word processing; with a strong familiarity with power point, graphics software, spread sheets, statistical applications, and Internet


  • High school certificate
  • Certificate in radio Telecommunication added value Certification or country-specific licensure.
  • Skilled in MS Word and Excel and Lotus Email software
  • An excellent command of English, with a proven ability to train individuals and groups.


  • A minimum of  6 years’ experience working in the field of radio room operations,
  • A knowledge of land, mobile and aeronautical international radio procedures,
  • Courtesy, tact, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different cultural backgrounds. User oriented and conversant, yet persistent.
  • Excellent knowledge of Codon HF, and Motorola VHF systems, knowledge of Selective calling and SELV, and programming of the same.
  • Previous UN experience would be an advantage.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in the English and Arabic is required.


Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension