Radio Operator (Afghan Nationals Only)

  • Contract
  • Kabul
  • Posted 2 months ago

IRC - International Rescue Committee

Requisition ID: req51947

Job Title: Radio Operator (Afghan Nationals Only)

Sector: Safety & Security

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

Work Arrangement: In-person

Job Description

Main Purpose of the Job:

The Radio operator serves as the focal point for IRC main office ensuring the security and communications for the personnel and facilities. He/she will be responsible to ensure the functionality of communication equipment (AHF/VHF, radio, mobile…). He/she is assigned to track on all the daily movements to/from the field and provide security clearance.


General Duties

  • Implement and maintain IRC standard security and communications systems and procedures.
  • Provide technical support and advice to security guards and other staff.
  • Monitor and report on security developments and trends
  • Conduct training and development activities in accordance with needs and concerns
  • Actively coordinate and contribute to information exchange both internally and externally
  • Ensure understanding of roles, responsibilities, lateral relationships and accountabilities.
  • Constant monitoring of all assigned IRC channels and if needed with UN and other NGOs at that site.
  • Monitoring of convoys  route from one location to another. And track staff movements according to IRC procedures.

Security & Communications Systems

  • Assess and maintain security and communications in IRC facilities in consultation with a security officer.
  • Facilitate proper use and maintenance of common communications, including HF and VHF radio networks and other communication technologies and ensure systems are fully functioning.
  • Monitoring CCTV cameras all the time and report any suspicious activity to his/her supervisor.
  • Send security alert SMS for staff in Kabul and field offices.
  • Notification to his/her supervisor on any and all irregularities or incidents in any way related to the security of IRC staff or property.
  • Report on situational developments, risks, and concerns.
  • Establish, maintain, and/or facilitate links with existing incident reporting system(s) within office.
  • Professional development, such as taking part in internal and external training.
  • Perform other job related duties as requested by supervisor.


  • Two year or more experience with INGOs. Security and communication-related experience is preferred.
  • 14th Grade, University is preferred.
  • Technical competency and training experience in field-based communications systems (such as HF/VHF, Thuraya/Mobile satellite systems)
  • Excellent diplomatic, communication, and reporting skills
  • Fluency in Dari, Pashtu and English (written, spoken, comprehension)
  • Computer skills (including MS Word, and internet)
  • Ability to work closely, professionally, and constructively with all others regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion, race, tribe, or cultural background


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