UN Local Security Assistant Job Careers - United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)

Job Title:         Local Security Assistant
Organization: United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Security Adviser (SA) or Deputy Security Adviser (DSA)

About UNDP:
The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the security management system to enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the programmes and activities of the United Nations System

Job Summary: The Local Security Assistant will support the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) by providing support in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for UN personnel in the area or region of assignment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Assists the SA/DSA in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the duty station:
  • Works closely with 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 and other non-State actors in the area of operation;
  • Assists 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 by the SA/DSA;
  • Communicates information on security to the heads of United Nations agencies in the duty station;
  • Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN agencies within the area of responsibility;
  • Offers timely technical assistance at ASMT meetings and produces minutes for the ASC, keeping the SA well informed at all times.
Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists:
  • Renders support in the preparation and review of the UN Security Plan;
  • Supports actions during the implementation of the Security Plan, as required
  • Assists the SA/DSA in monitoring compliance with Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) and Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards (MORSS) established for the duty station, including Office Security and security preparedness.  Also assists with the compilation of data required for the MOSS/MORSS Self-Assessment Programme.
  • 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, the Security Assessments and the Quarterly Incident Report.
  • 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.
Provides general administrative assistance to the SA/DSA in support of the ASC:
  • Maintains routine and confidential correspondence files/documents;
  • Maintains a database on contact details in relation to host country security authorities;
  • Arranges appointments, receives visitors, places and screens telephone calls and answers queries with discretion, and takes minutes and/or notes at meetings.
Performs other security-related tasks assigned by the SA/DSA:
  • Carries our security evaluations and provides advice on security measures for the residences (Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards - MORSS) 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;
  • Maintains liaison with commercial companies used for UN security at offices and residences, in order to ensure the effective and efficient use of the guard force.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) Local Security Assistant job placement should have completed secondary education.  University Degree desirable, but it is not a requirement.
  • At least six years of progressive experience in security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work.
  • Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable.
  • Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation;
  • Previous experience in diplomatic security, protection and intelligence considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of host country safety codes;
  • Excellent computers skills (MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint);
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to travel
  • Physically fit 
Personal Competencies:
  • Show commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter and the Organization’s core values – Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity
  • Planning and Organizing: Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor his/her own work plan with minimum supervision. Ability to work under pressure or in crisis situations. Availability to travel within the area of responsibility.
  • Creativity: Ability to actively seek to improve services, offer new and different options to solve problems/meet client needs, and promote and persuade others to consider new ideas
  • Teamwork: Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Communication: Proven and sustained communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Workforce diversity

NB: The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (Application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.


Deadline: 5th July 2017


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