Radio Operator

United Nations World Food Programme

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill a number of General Services position based in WFP Nigeria. The position is based in Maiduguri and Damaturu respectively. If you are a Nigerian national, committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for people in need, we would like to hear from you.



Key Responsibilities (not all inclusive, nor exhaustive)

  • Coordinate with WFP Security staff and/or UNDSS Radio Room, to facilitate accurate and efficient security-related information flow following established standard operating procedures.
  • Responsible for monitoring and channelling all radio communications including tracking of WFP vehicle and staff movement
  • Produce regular and ad hoc reports including daily radio checks, and assist in preparation and dispatch of the summary of security incidents and other information to staff
  • Provide efficient support and training to users on telecommunications equipment and procedures including Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS) requirements.
  • Create and maintain databases
  • Follow established emergency response processes and procedures


Qualification, Experience, and Attributes

  • Three or more years of work experience as a Driver preferably in an international organisation, embassy or UN system with a demonstrated safe driving record. Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicle. Experience in defensive driving is desirable.
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads and conditions and security issues.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction.
  • Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid basic method.
  • Ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and skills in minor vehicle repairs.
  • Completion of Secondary School education. Formal drivers training with a valid driver's license/certification to operate assigned vehicle following local rules and regulations
  • Fluency (level C) in both written and oral communication in English language.
  • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local language is desirable

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United Nations World Food Programme

Job Level

Vocational/Semi-Skilled/Unskilled Labour




Vocational Trade and Services

Job Type


Minimum Qualification

High School (S.S.C.E)

Preferred Years of Experience

3 - 5 years