UN Security Operations Associate Job Opportunities – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Position No.: TMP001
Vacancy Notice: 017/2018
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country Field
Safety Adviser (FSA)
Grade: GL6
About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was
established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.
UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international
protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees
and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate
concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under
Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary: The Security Operations Associate will assist in the implementation of
security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and
security for UNHCR personnel in the country. The incumbent will be expected to
acquire safety and security information and produce IT generated reports
suitable for distribution to UNHCR Senior Management and personnel at different
tiers of the accountability chain. To this end, operational police, commercial
security, professional security risk management, intelligence or military
experience is desirable. The ability to input and manipulate data on different
IT systems using common word processing, database and GIS software is likewise
highly desirable. Familiarity with radio communication systems and experience
in critical incident management shall also be considered an advantage.
Key Duties and
Acting under the direction of the FSA, the incumbent will serve the
primary focal point for security information management of the Field Security
Unit (FSU) by assisting the FSA in collecting, updating and communicating
information regarding the security situation in the country:
  • Acting under FSA direction and guidance,
    liaises and coordinates, as directed, 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 to
    support UNHCR mandate;
  • Helps to assess the security situation at
    the country, region and area-specific levels that may be required for a
    proper analysis of the situation by the FSA;
  • Under FSA guidance and instruction,
    communicates information on security to the Representative and UNHCR
    managers at different tiers;
  • Maintains regular contacts with Security
    Focal Points of UN agencies to enable UNHCR mandate;
  • May be requested to provide technical
    assistance at SMT, Security Cell and other relevant meetings;
  • Maintains liaison with commercial
    companies used for UNHCR at offices and residences, in order to ensure the
    effective and efficient use of the guard force and other technical
  • Assists with data acquisition and
    manipulation for graphic report presentations:
  • Maintain security related electronic
    databases and produce hard copy files on a regular basis when requested.
  • Demonstrate technical capacity to collate
    and translate data into presentations to influence decision-making to
    include extensive use of excel, power point and other similar platforms.
  • Able to provide a systematic way of
    archiving reports into easily-retrieval internal filing systems.
  • Coordinates with the different Field
    Safety Associates (FS Associates) for information requirements.
Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, helps in formulating standard
operating procedures and ensuring updates in required UN documentations
including updating staff lists:
  • Helps in the preparation and review of the
    UN Security Plan and risk assessments;
  • Supports actions during the implementation
    of the Security Plan, as required.
  • Establishes, develops and maintains warden
    system and keeps update of information related to UNHCR offices and
  • Acts as the FSAs liaison with the UN
    security focal points in coordination with the different FS Associates to
    support UN-wide and UNHCR-specific security requirements and needs.
  • Assists the FSA in monitoring compliance
    with Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) established for the
    duty station.
  • Assists with the compilation of data
    required for the MOSS assessment tools;
  • Conducts 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.
  • Assists in reporting security incidents
    affecting UNHCR 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 as directed as FSA.
  • 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 FSA:
  • Maintains routine and confidential
    correspondence files/documents;
  • Maintains a database on contact details in
    relation to host country security authorities;
  • Links and coordinates with the Field
    Safety Associate for Kampala/Midwest on compound security management
    including but not limited to access control, ID pass, guard force
    management, among others for UNHCR offices in Kampala; Performs any other
    security related tasks assigned by FSA.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • The key results have an impact on the accurate
    and timely implementation of the overall UNHCR security initiatives at the
    country level to translate UNHCR corporate duty of care to its personnel.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Security Operations Associate job vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Political Science, Law, Military Science, Security Management,
    Intelligence Studies or Social Science, preferably with post-graduate
    degree or qualification
  • At least three to five years in military,
    police, intelligence, national security, and security management in UN,
    diplomatic and non-governmental organizations.
  • Language: English (required); other UN
    languages (Arabic, French, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) desirable; other
    local Ugandan languages advantageous.
How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are
encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions
after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 21st March 2018
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