Location: Taiz Yemen
Position Number : 101942
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
If you are a committed, creative Yemeni and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading child rights organization. UNICEF would like to hear from you.
The National Security Officer provides technical, operational and administrative assistance in security management and services through the application of theoretical and technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing and presenting technical security related information/data while learning organizational/UN system rules, regulations and procedures in the area of security management and emergency/crisis preparedness.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1- Security Risk Management and Planning
• Collect, record and report to supervisor all information related to the safety and security of UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises, assets and resources in accordance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems.
• In close coordination with the supervisor, assist in the implementation of all technical requirements contained in the UN Security Plan, Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS), Residential Security Measures (RSM), and other relevant policies, guidelines, and assessments. Assist in providing technical support for all UNICEF contracted security providers.
• Assist the supervisor in drafting UNICEF security documentation, including security contingency plans and mission documents, and assist in the compiling of mandatory reports in accordance with UNICEF security reporting guidelines including Security Incident Reports (SIRs).
• Facilitate and conduct regular security awareness and equipment use trainings, briefings and drills for staff.
2- Safety and Security Services
• Assist the supervisor in monitoring the security situation and emerging security threats to UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises, assets and resources. As requested by the supervisor, assist in security activities that support UNICEF operations and participate in security risk management for all locations where UNICEF personnel and eligible family members are present.
• Draft security related information and instructions to assist the supervisor in keeping personnel informed on matters affecting their safety and security and actions to take in case of an emergency including those identified in the UN Security Plan as it relates to UNICEF.
• Supervise the Security Guards to ensure operational effective and efficiencies. Ensure daily guard logs are maintained, incidents are followed up and significant events brought to the immediate attention of supervisor. Maintain links with guard force company representatives/management.
• Take lead on preparing, submitting and coordinating field mission paperwork for UNDSS, local and de facto authorities.
3- Security Networking and Partnership Building
• Assist the supervisor in identifying appropriate liaison within the UNSMS/NGO community through UNDSS.
• Assist the supervisor in identifying appropriate liaison within the Local and de facto authorities, tribal and security entities.
4- Knowledge management and capacity building
• Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
• Implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders on security related preparedness and operations.
• Ensure that all staff member have access to security and personal protection equipment in the office
A University degree in a discipline related to security management, international studies, or security analysis.
At least year of experience in security risk management required.
Fluency in English and another UN language. Fluency in the national language of the duty station an asset.