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
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
  • 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
  • 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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