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Job ID: 49205
Job Views: 3954
Location: nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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Job Category: Telecommunications
Employment Type: Full time

Posted: 08.15.2014

Job at ICRC Radio Operator in Nairobi Kenya

Job Description

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. 

It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles.
The ICRC’s Regional Delegation in Nairobi co-ordinates the institution’s humanitarian activities in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti. It also runs Regional specialist units that provide support and expertise to the ICRC’s delegations in Africa.
Radio Operator
The ICRC Regional Delegation in Nairobi is seeking for an experienced and highly motivated person to fill the above-mentioned position.

  • Maintain HF continuous communication with ICRC mobile stations and personnel in the field for locations, status, and security reports. Assist other mobile stations in relaying of information in case of propagation problems;
  • VHF radio contacts with mobiles stations and ICRC personnel within range for regular communication pertaining to their operations. (e.g. Pick-ups, Welcome Services, Nursing care etc);
  • Monitor Mobile Stations, ICRC Aircraft movement and Information Technology Local Area Network using the recommended monitoring tools and take necessary actions or escalate incidents to the relevant offices to address any incidents that may arise;
  • Maintain station logs of messages transmitted and received for operations;
  • Assist in training of Radio Communication operations to users in the Delegation and the greater region when called upon;
  • Conduct periodic equipment inspections and routine tests in order to ensure that operations standards are met;
  • Broadcasting of information concerning Security Alert locally, using relevant means, i.e. VHF, SMS, or phones;
  • Faxing of documents as requested by departments within the Delegation;
  • Scanning of documents as requested by the Departments within the delegation;
  • Record Unit Manager – Electronic Filing;
  • Attending to telephone calls during the night times, public holidays, and other times in the absence of the switchboard operators, testing telephone lines and reporting any faults to the IT Helpdesk;
Minimum Requirements:
  • Diploma in Radio Telephony and communication;
  • Qualified Air operations communicator;
  • Computer Literate;
  • Good command of English and Swahili language both written and oral;
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar job from a reputable organisation.
Other requirements:
  • Ability to listen closely, clear verbal communication, high sense of confidentiality;
  • Ability to work independently, good team spirit, ability to work in a cosmopolitan environment;
  • Ability to work under pressure, willingness to work on shift basis.
Interested and qualified persons, with the required experience are invited to submit their application to the Head of Human Resources on the below address, before 29th August, 2014. (Indicate the position title on the subject line).

Please include; Detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, current and expected remuneration and contact details of three referees.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

International Committee of the Red Cross,
Nairobi Regional Delegation, Denis Pritt Road, 
P.O.Box 73226, Nairobi, 00200, Kenya

E-mail: nai_hr@icrc.org



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