Radio Operator at Medecins Sans Frontieres Spain

Job Description

MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION

Operating the VHF and HF radios, in accordance with the MSF security protocols and rules, in order to ensure quality and confidential radio communications for the operational needs of the mission/projects.

Accountabilities
 
•       Operating the HF and VHF radios, avoiding using any sensitive or security related information and following the MSF security rules. Ensures radio frequencies’ (HF and VHF) quality and transmission capacity. Installs and programs frequencies in all type of radios when necessary

•       Ensuring that messages are well copied/passed to all people concerned and records the messages on the radio log book. Responding to radio contacts from other approved organizations and forwarding it on the information via this channel.

•       Making radio contacts with reference bases (capital and/or field) according to communication rules / schedules and forwards all information concerning the security of the teams to the Project/Capital Coordinator.

•       Monitoring and registering any movement, of people, vehicles, helicopters, airplanes and cargo, (departure, arrival, number of passengers, route taken, standard contact points) and informs line manager of any delays.

•       Supervising and monitoring the VHF radio allocation book (handsets) and registering the loan of handsets to all staff, following it up on a regular basis.

•       Installing, operating and performing preventive maintenance checks on assigned equipment, checking that the equipment is working properly and immediately informing the line manager of any damage/loss/theft. Maintaining the equipment, communications room and premises in clean and tidy conditions. Maintaining and supervising HF VHF batteries status in good maintenance conditions.

•        Providing basic radio training when necessary to MSF staff

 

MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities  
   
n  reimbursement and use according to the policy in place.

n  Maintain and Supervise HF & VHF batteries status in good maintenance conditions.

 

Other

n  Provide basic radio training when necessary to MSF staff

n  Monitor and follow-up the personal call logbook and assure

Communication and use of radios

n  Operate the HF and VHF radios, avoiding using any sensitive or security related information and following the MSF security rules.

n  Ensure that messages are well copied/passed to all people concerned.

n  Record the messages on the radio log book.

n  Respond radio contacts from other approved organisations and forward on the information via this channel.

n  Make radio contacts with reference bases (capital and/or field) according to communication rules / schedules (only professional message, English only, no sensitive information …).

n  Forward all information concerning the security of the teams to the Project/Capital Coordinator.

n  Monitor and register any movement, of people, vehicles, and cargo, (departure, arrival, number of passengers, route taken, standard contact points) and inform line manager of delays or problem occurring in the movements.

n  Ensure radio frequencies (HF and VHF) quality and transmission capacity. Install and program frequencies in all type of radios when necessary.

 

Maintenance and equipment

n  Check that the equipment is working properly and immediately inform the line manager of any damage/loss/theft.

n  Supervise, register and monitor the VHF radio allocation book (handsets).

n  Maintain in clean and tidy conditions the equipment, communications room and premises.

n  Install, operate and perform preventive maintenance checks on assigned equipment.

 

 

Coordination of the assignment of vehicles and vehicle movement planning

 

 

 

Job Requirements

Education •       Literacy. Desirable secondary education
Experience •       Desirable work experience as radio operator in related jobs
Languages •       Essential, mission working language and local language(s)
Knowledge •       Essential basic knowledge on mathematics, mechanical, electronic principles
Competencies •       Results and Quality Orientation L1

•       Teamwork and Cooperation L1

•       Behavioural Flexibility L1

•       Commitment to MSF Principles L1

•       Stress Management L2

All applicants should send a CV, cover letter, educational records, work certificates and copy of id. Card either by email to MSFE-Addis-DEV@barcelona.msf.org  (please indicate ¨On the subject box: the vacancy title) OR give in person to MSF Spain Offices in Addis Ababa/ Gambella/ Dolo Ado/ Hawassa/ Jigjiga.

Posting date:  05 December, 2019

 Closing date:  15 December, 2019.

We strongly encourage qualified women to apply.

 Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted

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