Fixed Term Appointment – 1 Year
Under the guidance of the Chief, Operations, responsible for security issues regarding UNICEF staff members and their eligible family members in addition to UNICEF’s assets and property.
How can you make a difference?
– The Security Plan and Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS):
Review and update the country-specific security plan and contingency plans in accordance with the United Nations Field Security Handbook. Prepare and update comprehensive “ Security Risk Assessment” of the country to include all locations in the country where UNICEF staff and dependents are present, including maintaining updated staff lists and details of visiting missions and consultants. Prepare and circulate travel and security advisories. Conduct, produce and/or review comprehensively Office/Building/Compound under use or consideration involving UNICEF staff or assets. Establish an internal security clearance system. Establish and/or manage warden systems for both international and national staff to initially provide data to UNDSS but also a tool which will be used to periodically update or input fresh data. Participate in the security coordination cell to ensure full inter-agency security coordination. Through the Chief, Operations assist the Head of Office, DSS CSA/DA/FSCO, DO and SMT in developing and implementing MOSS.
– Reporting and liaison:
Regularly update the Head of Office and Regional Security Advisor on security developments. Establishing and maintaining contact with: National security agencies to obtain the best information and protection for UNICEF staff, and operations; Security officials of diplomatic
missions and international organizations to share information pertaining to staff safety and security. Other UN agencies security officers including the DSS SA / FSCO.
– Emergency Communications System (ECS):
Ensure well-functioning security and communications equipment in good repair. Develop, implement and manage the radio communication monitoring mechanism, including conducting routine radio checks, as appropriate. Provide radio communication training to all UNICEF staff and personnel including members of the SMT etc. Establish and maintain communication links with the Head of Office, DO, SMT, Area Security Coordinators, and other Field Security Coordination Officers in the Country, region as appropriate.
– Office Security:
Conduct office security surveys in all locations where UNICEF has presence and recommend physical security measures for newly established offices. Validate appropriate fire safety arrangements (fire extinguishers, smoke detectors etc.) are in place UNICEF premises including the preparation of fire/building evacuation plans and conducting periodical drills. Prepare contingency plans (earthquake, demonstrations etc) and conduct periodical drills.
– Residential Security- Minimum Operating Residential Security Standard (MORSS):
Conduct residential security surveys of UNICEF staff residence and recommend physical security measures (on request -provide this assistance to National staff members); Prepare justification for residential security measures, as required in MORSS. Advise staff on obtaining domestic drivers/servants/assistants.
Participate on the selection panel for a locally-recruited Security Assistant.
– Other Tasks and Training:
Provide continuous security training all staff in the country. Perform any other security related tasks.
Assignment may require performance of role, duties and responsibilities outside of regular office hours and on weekends
IMPACT AND CONSEQUENCE OF ERROR:
(a) Describe the type of decisions regularly made and the impact of those decisions.
Decisions will be taken based on the on validity, accuracy and usefulness of security and safety data.
(b) Describe the type of recommendations regularly made and why these are important.
Recommendations made on appropriateness of security data for use in various reports which contribute to the effectiveness of fund-raising and security documentation.
(c) Describe the most damaging error(s) that could be made in the work and the consequences they would have.
Lack of understanding of local conditions, incorrect security approach would lead to inappropriate decision and security management.
Ineffective relations with local security forces, UNDSS and other security partners would lead to a loss of credibility.
Guidance is provided on processes and procedures applicable in the formulation, management, monitoring and evaluation of phases. Incumbent is expected to work independently on the data collection, analysis and evaluation of security and to provide regular feedback to the Representative Etc.
UNICEF programme manuals and policy guidelines
UNICEF Board Policy Paper, PRO’s and EXD’s
UNICEF Country Programme Plans
UNICEF personnel, financial, supply and administrative
Rules, regulations and manuals
Government development plans and policies
Office Work plan
Cooperating Agencies guidelines and manuals
Local security guidelines
Post requires interpretation and application of guidelines. The post is expected to make recommendations when deviation from guidelines is necessary to ensure project efficiency and effectiveness.
To qualify as a champion you will have…
• Advanced University Degree (Masters or equivalent) preferably with a focus on security risk management, in social sciences, management, or a related security field with a minimum of seven years relevant experience, or a first level University degree (Bachelors or equivalent) and nine years of relevant experience in security matters, police or military service with extensive command or leadership experience.
• A Police/Military War College/Junior Command and Staff Certification/Qualifications and years of relevant progressive experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree”;
• Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national and international levels in security issues. A minimum of two (2) years of international exposure in a security management function in international development. United Nations experience is preferred;
• Direct experience in the United Nations Security Management System with proven crisis response capabilities is is preferred;
• Previous experience of working in a conflict/post-conflict or crisis environment is an advantage.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French and/or Arabic is an asset.
i) Core Values:
• Diversity and Inclusive
ii) Core Competencies:
• Communications [II]
• Working with People [II]
• Drive for results [II]
iii) Functional Competencies:
• Leadership and supervising [II]
• Analyzing [II]
• Persuading and Influencing [III]
• Coping with pressure and setbacks [III]
• Planning and Organizing [II]
• Deciding and initiating action [III]
• Adapting and responding to change [III]
• Applying technical expertise [III]
e) OTHER SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:
– Knowledge of latest development and technology in the field
– Analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
– Knowledge of computer management and applications.
– Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment.
Application close: Sep 13 2017 GTB Daylight Time