Nov 9, 2015

AFL/ Security Assistant, Kunduz, Afghanistan

Employer: UNOPS
Location: Afghanistan

Functional Responsibilities

The Security Assistant, under the direct supervision of the Area Manager in Regional Offices, is responsible for the following tasks:
Collate and retrieve security information from a wide variety of sources.
Liaise with UNDSS, UN Agencies, and NGOs on security related matters
Ability to draft correspondence for the approval of the Security Officer/AMAC Manager
Responsible for the filing system
Screen information received on security matters and produce reports as needed.
Supervise AMAC Radio room operators and oversee AMAC internal Security Systems
Supervise security arrangements at the MDD Accreditation Site
Assist in providing security technical advice on planning and asset deployment to mine action organizations.
Assist in providing support services tasks on day to day basis including;
Required HR/ travel services
Managing petty cash account for ROs
3. Monitoring and Progress Control

Keeping up to date records of documents relevant to security department
Assist on effective management of security department day to day activities
All activities are conducted in accordance with UNOPS rules and regulations and are completed in a timely manner
Effective management of security department

Teamwork – Demonstrates commitment and shares resources. Operate as a team player and contributes effectively to team goals and team proceedings. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Creativity and Innovation - Able to challenge mindsets and think outside the box, as well as improvise in dynamic situations. Exhibit original and innovative thinking in the work. Is seen to come up with original & value added contributions to daily work.
Initiative – Is self confident and acts proactively to make things happen in the organization. Is ready to handle assignments beyond the scope of current tasks without compromising on the output quality of prior and current tasks.
Result Orientation – Focuses and is ambitious, display tenacity and has the capability to tolerate stress. Is efficient and successful in handling time bound projects. Identifies critical factors and focuses energy to achieve them.
Communication – Makes a positive personal impact in all forms of communication. Listens actively and is able to articulate own thoughts convincingly in both verbal and written form. Makes effective presentations. Consistently delivers accurate, clear and concise messages in written or oral form
Networking Skills - Builds internal and external partnerships and alliances for the exchange of knowledge, experiences and services for mutual benefit. Consciously extends oneself to building rapport with others. Creates common ground for understanding at a inter personal level.
Client Focus – Anticipates and understands the customer(s) need(s). Is appropriately responsive and keeps commitments. Responds appropriately to customer's needs. Consistently meets timelines for delivery with internal / external clients. Is flexible with respect to working hours and goes beyond the call of duty to service clients

Education/Experience/Language requirements
Secondary Diploma required; Bachelor degree will be an asset, with 5 years relevant experience.
Good understanding of English (oral as well as written) – Dari and Pashto
Must be able to read maps familiar with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Familiar with the UN Security System, will be an asset.
Able to work in a multi-national environment with people from a wide range of backgrounds.
Ability to work under pressure, and to work long hours.
Must be a self-motivated person, capable of learning new tasks.
Interested in Afghan politics and current events.
Must hold a current Driver permit
Computer Skills – Proficient with Word, Excel, and Outlook
Radio Communications Skill HF and VHF

Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA)
Contract level: LICA 5
Contract duration: 6 months, extendable subject to availability of funds.

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Additional Considerations

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET)
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

This Vacancy is for Afghanistan nationals only.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.