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FIELD SECURITY ASSOCIATE (3 positions) - G6

Published on 07.06.2021

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Position : FIELD SECURITY ASSOCIATE (3 positions) - G6

The Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the United Nations security management system (UNSMS) globally. As a global leader in security risk management principles, UNDSS enables the safe and effective delivery of United Nations programmes and activities in the most complex and challenging environments, while maximizing precious resources. To this end, the work of the Department is aligned under a clear mission, to enable United Nations system programme activities through trusted security leadership and solutions.

This is a unique opportunity to join a diverse, dynamic and exciting organization gaining unique and valuable experience where security provides great value. Besides the opportunity to gain new skills and further advance security expertise, this position offers a fulfilling environment that gives you satisfaction by contributing directly or indirectly to peace and security, human rights, and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Simply, all humanity will be benefiting from your work. Together, we can make the world a better place.

These positions are located in Department of Safety and Security in the field office of Juba, South Sudan. Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Security Adviser, the Field Security Associates assist in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for UN personnel in the Area of Responsibility.

These positions are subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Field Security Associates are responsible for the following duties:

-Assists the Chief Security Adviser, Security Adviser, Deputy Security Adviser or Field Security Coordination Officer in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in Juba, South Sudan:

• Liaises and coordinates, as appropriate, with the host government security organizations and/or personnel, including national and local provincial authorities, military, and police officers, as well as non-governmental organizations in the area of operation;
• Helps to assess the security situation at the duty station and ensures adequate gathering and verification of security information that may be required for a proper analysis of the situation;
• Communicates information on security issues to the heads of United Nations agencies and provides host country security advice to UNDSS, as required;
• Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN agencies;
• May be requested to provide technical assistance at Area/Security Management Team meetings.

-Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists:

• Helps in the preparation and review of the UN Security Plan;

• Supports actions during the implementation of the Security Plan, as required.

-Assists with the monitoring of the security measures implementation as recommended in the Security Risks Management (SRM) process for the AoR.

-Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets, and assists in the preparation of security reports, such as the Security Incident Report and other Security Assessments.

-Provides support in organizing and conducting training courses on security awareness and preparedness and providing security orientation to newly assigned staff members. Conducts security briefings, as required.

-Performs other security-related tasks:

• Provides support in conducting security evaluations and provides advice on Residential Security Measures of UN staff, as well as on latest trends and threats to staff safety and security;
• Establishes and maintains warden system and keeps update of information related to UN offices and residences;
• Administers a pass and ID system;
• Maintains liaison with commercial companies used for UN security at offices and residences in order to facilitate the effective and efficient use of the guard force.
-Provides general administrative assistance:
• Maintains routine and confidential correspondence files/documents;
• Maintains a database on contact details of host country security authorities;
• Arranges appointments, receives visitors, places and screens telephone calls with discretion, and takes minutes and/or notes at meeting.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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Competencies

  • Professionalism: Knowledge in the field of security risk management, especially of the UNSMS. Ability to make quick decisions in emergencies or when rapid response is required. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

Education

  • High school Diploma or equivalent is required.

Work Experience

  • Seven (7) years of work experience in security, risk or disaster or emergency areas with security responsibilities, in the public or private service areas, such as national security, military or police, or in a corporate environment is required.
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft applications i.e. Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint is required.
  • Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency (oral and written) in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment

  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Other requirements :

  • Appropriate testing, as determined by the Secretariat may be required.
  • Travel within and outside of the country may be required.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license is required.
  • Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
  • An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.
Job criteria for job ad : FIELD SECURITY ASSOCIATE (3 positions) - G6
Job category :
Services
Industries :
Associative activities
Employment type :
Fixed-term contract
Region :
Aweil - Bentiu - Bor - Juba - Kuajok - Malakal - Rumbek - Torit - Wau - Yambio
Experience level :
5 to 10 years
Educational level :
High school
Spoken language :
englishfluent
frenchfluent
Number of Position(s) : 3

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