Mar 12, 2016

Field Safety Assistant

Employer: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Location: Philippines
Closing date: 21 Mar 2016

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide the Head of Office with advice on all security related matters pertinent to the UNHCR

Operation inclusive of staff safety, safety of persons of concern to UNHCR, and safety of

UNHCR premises and facilities.
Liaise and maintain relations and cooperation with local law enforcement agencies, civil
authorities and other relevant stakeholders as required.
Undertake assessment missions under the direction of the supervisor and also as operationally  required in conjunction with UNHCR team activities and priorities.
Prepare timely reports inclusive of analysis and recommendations, assessments, advisories, and feedback to Head of Office and staff on all situational security matters.
Provide staff and implementing partners with security advice, briefings, and training as
appropriate to the operation.
Any other responsibilities/ functions deemed necessary or as delegated by the immediate
supervisor/ Head of UNHCR Office.

Qualification Requirements:

Education and Skills: Completion of secondary school. Undergraduate degree in a related field or post-secondary training in a recognised police or military academy and exposure to the provision of security/policing services in civil society are desirable. An ability for analytical, reflective, and critical thinking is essential, as is the ability to produce high quality output in line with strategic operational imperatives. Excellent drafting and reporting skills are required. Impeccable communication skills, strong interpersonal and negotiation skills and the ability to work cohesively within a team structure are necessary. Excellent computer skills are additionally required.

Minimum of 8-10 years of unblemished experience in progressively responsible functions in a National Law Enforcement Agency and/or National Security Force. Alternatively similarly styled experience in a related field (e.g. legal, research analyst....) may be considered. Up to date knowledge of the operational area inclusive of religious-cultural values and traditions of the persons of concern to UNHCR is an asset. A proven ability to deal with multiple tasks in a courteous and service oriented manner in demanding working conditions that often have short deadlines is also required. Experience in the organising, development and conducting of trainings and briefings is further required..

Excellent knowledge in English and Tagalog. Knowledge of Maguindanoan or other Mindanaoan dialect is desirable.

· Knowledge of UNHCR and it's mandate.
· Exposure to UN through work experience either with NGO's or in the course of current employment.
· First Aid and Trauma Training.

How To Apply:

Application invited from Filipino nationals only.
Please submit your Motivation Letter, Curriculum Vitae and P.11 in a confidential cover marked “Application for the post of Field Safety Assistant”, to:

Application will not be acknowledged. Only the successful candidate will be notified of the outcome of the competition.