Security Specialist NOC - FT

Employer:  US Fund for UNICEF
Loation: Jordan
Closing date: 09 Apr 2016

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose for the Position:
The Security Specialist reports to the Regional Security Advisor and maintains a close working relationship with the Office of the Security Coordinator. The Security Specialist is responsible for supporting the Regional Security Advisor in their security duties and responsibilities in accordance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems. The Security Specialist contributes to the UNICEF mandate through strong security risk analysis, advice, and relevant mitigation. The Security Specialist manages, on behalf of the Regional Security Advisor, all security information and training requirement in support of the region.

The Security Specialist supports the Regional Security Advisor in implementing and managing security activities at the region in close coordination with all members of the UN Security Management System (UNSMS) including the UN Department of Safety and Security as well as NGO partners in line with the Saving Lives Together (SLT) policy. Under the guidance of the Regional Security Advisor the Security Specialist will contribute to the development of assessments, procedures and guidelines including Security Risk Assessments (SRAs), Country Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS) in the region.

Key expected Results:
The advice and effective decision making and planning required in complex security environments, which often involve highly stressful situations, will directly impact on the safety and security of personnel, their eligible family members as well as organizational premises, assets and resources.

Key accountabilities and Duties and Tasks:
1. Security Risk Management and Planning:
Support the Regional Security Advisor in: the execution of his/her duties with regards to having a regional technical oversight for the safety and security of UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises, and in accordance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems. Attend as an observer, all relevant RO meetings, particularly with the regional emergency team.
Support the Regional Security Advisor to: provide advice on technical security requirements contained in country UN Security Plans, Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS), Residential Security Measures (RSM), and other relevant policies, guidelines, and assessments and monitor their implementation. Provide technical oversight for contracted security providers.
Support the Regional Security Advisor to: prepare, maintain, and update UNICEF security documentation including security contingency plans and provide the Regional Director, and the Office of the Security Coordinator (OSC) with mandatory reports in accordance with UNICEF security reporting guidelines. This includes the monitoring/collation regarding security compliance and all Security Incident Reports (SIRs).

2. Safety and Security Services:
Monitor the security situation and provide independent and comprehensive security analysis with the goal of identifying trends and predicting the specific conditions that would impact on the safety and security of UNICEF personnel, eligible family members, premises assets and resources.
Support the Regional Security Advisor to implement security activities in support of UNICEF regional operations for all locations where UNICEF personnel and eligible family members are present.
Support the Regional Security Advisor to ensure: that UNICEF personnel are kept informed of matters affecting their security and the actions to take in the event of an emergency. Under the guidance of the Regional Security Advisor: coordinate with UNDSS to ensure all UNICEF personnel undertake all mandatory security training/briefings and participate in all security related contingency exercises

3. Programmatic Security Information Analysis:
Collect information, provide specific analysis, advice, and support to emergency programme planning and implementation. Conduct analysis to fully understand the issues that have an impact on the delivery of UNICEF programmes particularly in areas deemed security compromised. Work closely with the UNICEF emergency, programme and communication personnel in the regional office to integrate all relevant analysis into the planning and implementation of country programmes.

4. Security Networking and Partnership Building:
Establish contact and maintain networks with all UNSMS/NGOs security professionals and relevant local authorities as appropriate. Ensure that security collaboration with NGOs working as UNICEF implementing partners is undertaken, in coordination with UNDSS, and using the SLT policies as a framework.

5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building:
Introduce technological innovations and approaches to security procedures and systems.
Institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
Organize, plan and/or implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders on security related preparedness and operations.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate:


An Advanced University Degree in a discipline related to Risk Management, International Relations, Cultural Anthropology, Conflict Analysis, Intelligence Analysis, Diplomatic Studies, Conflict and Security or Counter Terrorism.

Substantial relevant qualifying experience and training may be considered in lieu of the advanced university degree.

A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in global security risk management and/or security analysis at least three years of which should be at a strategic level.

Demonstrated international security management experience and understanding of the United Nations Security Management System is essential.

Language Requirements:
Oral and strong written proficiency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset

Competencies of Successful Candidate:

Core Values
Diversity and inclusion

Core competencies
Communication (II)
Working with people (II)
Drive for results (II)

Functional Competencies:
Coping with Pressure and Setbacks (III)
Analyzing (III)
Relating and networking (II)
Deciding and Initiating action (II)
Applying technical expertise (II)

To view our competency framework, please click here.

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.

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