Radio Operator Job Opening at Medecins Sans Frontieres – Kano, Kano State

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Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)

Position: Radio Operator

Industry: Company Medical and Humanitarian Relief

Employment Type: Full-Time

Placement: Kano, Kano State

Job Description

Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) is seeking candidates for a position in Radio Operator based in Kano, Kano State. If you are interested in this opportunity, please review the details below.

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders, is the world's leading independent international medical relief organization, operating in nearly 72 countries worldwide. Our mission is to provide emergency medical and humanitarian aid to those in need, regardless of race, religion, gender, or political affiliation. Guided by principles of independence, neutrality, and impartiality, we strive to deliver high-quality medical care in areas affected by armed conflict, natural disasters, disease outbreaks, malnutrition crises, and other emergencies.

For 50 years, MSF has been at the forefront of global humanitarian efforts, addressing the health needs of vulnerable populations where health systems are nonexistent or overwhelmed. We are supported primarily by private donations, ensuring our independence and ability to respond swiftly to crises.

We are currently seeking a dedicated Radio Operator to join our team in Kano, Nigeria. The Radio Operator will play a crucial role in ensuring effective communication and coordination within our field teams, supporting our mission to deliver lifesaving medical assistance.

Job Detail


  • Operate HF and VHF radios, ensuring compliance with MSF security rules and avoiding the use of sensitive or security-related information.
  • Maintain the quality and transmission capacity of radio frequencies (HF and VHF).
  • Install and program frequencies in various radio types as needed.
  • Ensure messages are accurately copied and passed to relevant parties, recording them in the radio logbook.
  • Respond to radio contacts from other approved organizations and forward information appropriately.
  • Make scheduled radio contacts with reference bases, capital, and/or field teams, forwarding all security-related information to the Project/Capital Coordinator.
  • Monitor and log the movement of people, vehicles, and cargo, including departure, arrival, number of passengers, and route taken. Report any delays to the line manager.
  • Supervise and monitor the VHF radio allocation book and register the loan of handsets to staff, conducting regular follow-ups.
  • Install, operate, and perform preventive maintenance checks on assigned equipment. Report any damage, loss, or theft to the line manager immediately.
  • Maintain the communications room and equipment in clean and tidy conditions. Ensure HF and VHF batteries are in good working condition.
  • Provide basic radio training to MSF staff as necessary.
  • Perform any other duties as required by the line manager.

Job Requirements

Before applying, please take the time to thoroughly review and comprehend the job requirements outlined below. Ensuring that you meet all the specified criteria will significantly enhance your candidacy for the Radio Operator position at Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders):


  • OND qualification.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a similar role.

Education Requirements

  • OND (Ordinary National Diploma)

Experience Requirements

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience.


  • Proficiency in operating HF and VHF radios.
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills.
  • Ability to install and maintain radio frequencies and equipment.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in recording messages and logs.
  • Basic training skills for instructing staff on radio operations.
  • Ability to work under pressure and in emergency situations.

Salary, Benefits and incentive

Provided below are the offerings in terms of salary, benefits, and incentives awaiting you in the role of Radio Operator at Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders):


NGN 600,000 - 900,000 per-Year.

Job Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance
  • Accommodation provided
  • Transportation allowances
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Supportive and mission-driven work environment

Incentive Compensation

  • Performance-based bonuses
  • End-of-year bonuses

Date posted: June 27, 2024

Posted on: Kano


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This role is critical in supporting MSF's humanitarian operations in Kano, Nigeria. The ideal candidate will be a skilled communicator with experience in radio operations, ready to contribute to our mission of providing urgent medical care to those in need. If you meet the qualifications and are passionate about humanitarian work, we encourage you to apply.