Security Assistant , Somalia

Location: Somalia
Closing date: 20 May 2016

Within delegated authority, the Associate Political Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Assist the operations of the specific unit assigned to and maintain/ update records of the section as applicable;
Assist in liaison duties as applicable with the local police, military and local administration etc.;
Maintain updated list of all equipment in the section assigned as applicable;
Assist in the supervision and training of guards;
Ensure maintenance and operation of equipment issued to the security section/assigned unit as applicable;
Translate memos and other documents as required;
During periods of heightened security, the security assistant is to assume specific responsibilities and control of specific areas as determined and instructed by supervisors;

Respond to the scene of Accidents/incidents as and when required and prepare written reports;
Conduct security briefings for visitors, new arrivals and provide periodical security briefings to staff members;
Prepare daily sitreps and submit to the office of Chief Security Officer, Field Security Officer and other relevant offices as per existing security protocol;
For the purpose of staff accounting, conduct radio checks on daily basis and submit report and prepare/update staff list on daily basis;
Conduct inventory of Security Equipment and update it periodically;
Undertake field assignments as required and to submit after action reports;
Perform any other duties as directed by the Chief Security Officer or his/her delegate.


Professionalism: Good understating of political, social and economic developments in Somalia and, in particular, the Interim South-West Administration (Bay, Bakool and Lower Shabelle regions). Ability to identify and analyze political, clan, social and economic issues that have the potential to cause civil unrest. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the administration and community. Ability to develop sources for data collection. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; Adjusts priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


Education: High school diploma or equivalent is required. Specialized Security training/courses are desirable.
Experience: A minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience in Security or related areas such as Police and Military experience.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English and Somali (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of other UN language is an advantage.

Assessment: Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include an assessment exercise

Method: which will be followed by a competency-based interview.

Other Skills: Driving skill is preferred for the candidates of this post.

How to Apply:
Qualified candidates may submit their applications to: