Employer : UNICEF
Closing date: Tuesday, 11 August 2015
Application Close: 11-Aug-15
Contract Type: Long-term Staff (FT)
Purpose of the Position
The Security Officer reports to the Representative. The Security officer is responsible for advising the Representative on their security duties and responsibilities in accordance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems. The Security officer manages, on behalf of the Representative, security activities in support of the Country and works closely with the other members of the Security Section in order to provide coordinated and independent security advice on UNICEF operations within the Country.
Key Expected Results
Advise the Representative in the execution of the Representative's duties with regard to maintaining the safety and security of UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises and assets in the Country in accordance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems. Monitor and report to the Representative on security compliance for their area of responsibility.
Provide technical oversight and guidance for UNICEF international and national security advisors in the country and ensure technical oversight for all UNICEF contracted security providers.
Monitor the security situation within the country and provide the Representative/Country Office with independent UNICEF security analysis of emerging security threats to UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, programs, premises and assets.
Work closely with UNICEF programs to ensure real-time independent and coordinated security analysis in support of access for the delivery of programs. Develop and maintain internal and external security information networks to enhance the collection of security information relating to program activities and operations as well as affected personnel and partners under the overarching principles of programme critically and acceptable risk decisions.
Coordinate security risk management for locations where UNICEF personnel and eligible family members or programs are present and facilitate the implementation of recommended mitigating measures. Coordinate with UNDSS and ensure the conduct of relevant security risk assessments for UNICEF in the country. Coordinate with UNDSS in the preparation, maintenance and updating of relevant security and contingency plans for UNICEF in the country.
Participate as a member of the security coordination cell established by UNDSS. Establish contact with all UNSMS Organizations' and applicable NGO's security advisors. Ensure that security collaboration with NGOs working as implementing partners with UNICEF is undertaken, in coordination with UNDSS, and using the framework of Saving Lives Together (SLT). Establish contact across their area of responsibility with all relevant local authorities as appropriate.
Provide advice and guidance on technical security requirements contained in the Country Security Plan, MOSS, MORSS and other relevant security policies and documents, and monitor their implementation. Monitor and ensure the preparation, maintenance and updating of all UNICEF Country security documents and contingency plans. Ensure the conduct of security surveys of all international personnel residences in accordance with the Country MORSS. Ensure an SIR is submitted on behalf of the Country Office for all security incidents involving UNICEF personnel, premises or assets to UNDSS and OPSCEN.
Coordinate, as appropriate, with relevant technical entities to ensure an effective and functioning communications system for security management within UNICEF that this is fully integrated into the Emergency Communications System.
Ensure that UNICEF personnel in the country are kept informed of matters affecting their security and ensure they are instructed in the actions to take in the event of any emergency in accordance with the Country and UNICEF and Country Security Plans.
Coordinate with UNDSS to ensure UNICEF personnel and eligible family members receive a security briefing upon initial arrival in Country and undertake all mandatory security training and participate in all security related contingency exercises.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Advanced University Degree or equivalent in Security Risk Management, Political Science, Military Science, Law
Enforcement, Law or related area.
Substantial qualifying experience and training may be considered in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A first University Degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of Advanced University Degree.
A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience in security risk management at least 5 years of which should be at the senior officer, senior management or UN professional level.
Demonstrated international security management experience and a comprehensive understanding of the UN Security Management System.
Fluency in French (verbal and written) is essential.
Good written and spoken skills in the language of the humanitarian operation and knowledge of another UN language an asset.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
i) Core Values
Diversity and Inclusion
ii) Core Competencies
Working with People
Drive for Results
iii) Functional Competencies
Leading and Supervising
Formulating Strategies and Concepts
Relating and Networking
Persuading and Influencing
Creating and Innovating
The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.