UN Field Security Associate Job Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:        Field Security Associate

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner
for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

Vacancy Notice Number: Internal/ External
Vacancy Notice 002/Temp/2020

Position Number: T/002/01/20

Position Grade: GS-6

About US:

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

Job Summary:   The Field Security Associate
provides support to all security related aspects of field operations including
Staff, premises and asset security.  The
incumbent is supervised by a Senior Officer (FSA or Head of Office) who defines
general work objectives and provides necessary advice and guidance. The incumbent
maintains regular contact on a working level on routine issues with other UNHCR
staff members, UN agencies, NGOs, implementing partners and Host Government
Security authorities (HGS) in the area to facilitate the operation. The duty of
the incumbent is to support and monitor the management of security issues.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Provide assistance to the supervisor in
evaluating the level of risk and assessing the existing security measures for
the UNHCR staff, operations, premises, partners and persons of concern.

Conduct regular security assessment missions to
the field as required in coordination with UNDSS/other agencies; gather and
analyse information about the security situation during field missions.

Be aware of security protocols and procedures in
place in accordance with the UNSMS policies, UNHCR Policies and the, Security
Risk Management process for the designated area;

Conduct checks for compliance and advise
management on any deficiencies.

Monitor the physical security of UNHCR premises
and reports on deficiencies.

Monitor and supervise the guard force In
accordance with relevant UNSMS policies and guidance.

Assist UNHCR Protection Colleagues in efforts to
ensure the physical protection and security of refugees and other persons of

Provide support during implementation of
security-related projects.

Assist in the monitoring, updating and reporting
of security-related events.

Assist in the processing of administrative
security issues.

Maintain relations and cooperation with UN
security management system actors, local law enforcement agencies, civil
authorities and other relevant agencies.

Provide security briefings and training to UNHCR
staff, and as appropriate partner staff, on relevant security risk management
processes and measures for the country concerned to include security situation
updates, , the warden system, communication notification and reporting
procedures, travel planning  procedures
road air and  fire safety.

Respond to staff queries on security issues and
provide immediate assistance as required.

Provide security-related advice to the manager
and other staff.

Maintain liaison and build relationships with
Host Government Security Forces and security counterparts.

Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR
Field Security Associate job placement should have completed High school

At least six years of previous relevant job
experience is required.

Analytical Thinking

Political Awareness

Change Capability and Adaptability

Knowledge of English and/or UN working language
of the duty station if not English is required


Certificates/ licences in Security and Safety is

High level of knowledge in the security field is

Excellent security apparatus knowledge is

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.

Click Here

Deadline: 27th February 2020

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