Radio Operator (Gs-4), Fixed Term, Kabul, Afghanistan #41801 (For Afghan Nationals Only)


UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Care!

Working for UNICEF: 

UNICEF in Afghanistan:

How can you make a difference?

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • To maintain voice/data radio network between Zonal-offices and ACO and elsewhere as required on HF/VHF ensuring prompt transmission in full respect of set priorities and network procedures.
  • Monitor and track all road missions and movements within area of responsibility. Track the location of national staff during work hours, and international staff at all times.
  • Issue security advisories and conduct head checks and daily radio checks as required. Monitors emergency calls and communicates with appropriate UNICEF and/or inter-agency communication or security focal points.  Maintains the radio room log book.
  • Maintains the radio room equipment in a functional manner. Reports all defects. Monitors, records and issues keys and other equipment from radio room as required.
  • Assists with managing a security related incident in accordance with radio room SOPs.
  • Maintain a 24-hour work schedule, work over the weekends and public holidays ensuring that traffic received during these periods are passed on to concerned officials whenever necessary.
  • Inform the supervisor and/or other senior staff of Zonal Office concerned of applicable urgent messages at all times.
  • Carry out any other relevant functions as assigned by supervisor.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Requirements for Radio Operator (GS4) level:

  • Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.
  • 4 years experience as Radio Operator preferably in a large communication network. Ability to operate HF/VHF/voice radios, radio telex system operating on various programmes such as digital data transmission.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English and local languages of the duty station (Dari and/or Pashto) is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).


  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.