Local Security Associate, Lusaka Zambia


Closing date: Friday, 9 October 2015
Application Deadline : 09-Oct-15

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Chief Security Adviser (CSA), Security Advisor (SA) or the Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO), the Local Security Associate assists in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for UN personnel in the country or in the region of assignment.

Duties and Responsibilities
Assist the CSA/SA/FSCO in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country
Liaises 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;
Helps 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 CSA/SA/FSCO;
Communicates information on security to the heads of United Nations agencies and provides host country security advice to UNDSS in the absence of the SA, as required;
Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN agencies;
May be requested to provide technical assistance at Senior Management Team (SMT) meetings, in the absence of the CSA/SA/FSCO.

Assist in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists
Helps in the preparation and periodic review of the UN Security Plan;
Supports actions during the implementation of the Security Plan as required.
Assisst the CSA/SA/FSCO in monitoring compliance with Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) established for the duty station. Also assists with the compilation of data required for the MOSS 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 Serious 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.

Provide general administrative assistance to the CSA/SA/FSCO
Maintains routine and confidential correspondence files/documents;
Maintains a database on contact details in relation to host country security authorities;
Administers a pass and ID system;
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 CSA/SA/FSCO
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;
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.

Core Competencies
Commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter and the organization's core values - professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Functional Competencies
Proven and sustained communication (verbal and written) skills.

Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity 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.

Ability to actively seek to improve services, offer new and different options to solve problems and meet client needs;
Promote and persuade others to consider new ideas.

Required Skills and Experience

Minimum Full Secondary School or Grade 12 Certificate;
A University Degree in Political Science, Military Studies, and Security Management in a relevant field is highly desirable, but it is not a requirement.

Minimum 6 years' work 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;
Experience in diplomatic security and protection considered an asset;
Knowledge of host country safety codes;
Excellent communication skills in writing and speaking;
Possession of a valid driving license;
Ability to travel;
Physically fit.

Fluency in the UN and national language of the duty station;
Knowledge of the local language of the duty station is desirable.

Computer Skills
Strong Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint ).

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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.