Number of Positions: 02
Duty Station: Peshawar
Language Requirement: Fluent in English and Urdu. Knowledge of Pashtoo is desirable.
Salary: PKR 132,100
Overall scope of Local Security Associate is to provide support to UNDP project(s) implementation. Under the immediate supervision of Local Security Associate, KP and overall supervision of National Security Officer, the Local Security Associate will provide assistance in the implementation of the security plan and all matters relating to the safety and security management of UNDP projects personnel and installations in KPK and FATA. The Local Security Asswill report to the Head of Sub office, KP and National Security Officer via the Local Security Associate, KP. It is important to note that the Local Security Associate is a local national with vocational experience in security who must always conduct his/her functions in close cooperation with UNDSS.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assist in the implementation of Sub office security Plan
Threat & Risk Assessment
Liaison with Host Government
General Assistance to the FSS, NSO and LSA
Planning and managing UNDP security for field missions
1. Assists in the implementation of the Country Office Security Plan
Provide assistance to the CO in the implementation of the Country Security Plan, Contingency Plans and the UN Security Framework, including ensuring that all UNDP personnel in KPK and FATA are covered by relevant security plans;
In conjunction with the HR Unit, ensure Staff Lists are maintained and regularly provided to UNDSS (in conjunction with the HR Unit);
Maintain and test UNDP Sub office Communications Plan;
Maintain Entrance/Exit Check Lists;
Administer and test the UNDP Sub office Warden Plan;
Facilitate security clearances for staff in all UNDP presences in country;
In coordination with UNDSS, ensure availability of updated and adequate procedures for dealing with emergencies involving UNDP staff in all KPK and FATA project locations/offices;
In coordination with UNDSS be prepared for 24hour response to all security and safety related incidents involving UNDP staff.
2. MOSS/MORSS Compliance
Ensure that UNDP personnel, offices, residences and equipment in KP and FATA are MOSS/MORSS complaint;
Ensure that all staff members posted to UNDP KP and FATA offices have completed the Basic and Advanced Security in The Field and SSAFE Training and that records of certificates are maintained with the HR Unit;
Provide advice on the selection and procurement of appropriate equipment for security (vehicles, telecommunications equipment, etc.) Monitors the procurement, deployment and functionality of the same;
Coordinate with the LSA/NSO and UNDSS to conduct periodic appropriate security assessments of UNDP KP/FATA premises and equipment and provides advice on shortfalls in security preparedness with recommended improvements and solutions;
Coordinate with LSA/NSO, UNDSS and building occupants in implementing UNDP Sub office security measures and procedures (access control of visitors and vehicles).
3. Threat & Risk Assessment
As requested, provide inputs to UNDSS to assist in the preparation of comprehensive Security Risk assessments(Inter provincial, Site, Project or Individual specific);
Under the direction of LSA, NSO and in close cooperation with UNDSS, assists in the conduction of UNDP security risk assessments, evaluations and surveys and advises the UNDP Security Unit on security measures for UNDP Sub office and projects within KPK and FATA.
In close coordination with UNDSS, ensure appropriate professional liaison with host government agencies, local authorities responsible for security, law and order, counterparts in UN and diplomatic missions and municipal/traditional leaders;
Effectively Process No Object Certificates for UNDP staff members and missions.
Provides advice on relevant security policies and regulations(e.g. the MOSS, the Accountability Framework, SOP’s and safe and secure practices) to assist decision makers in determining potential effects on UN activities;
Under the direction of the LSA/NSO and in close coordination with UNDSS and the UNDP Sub office management, review the impact of security factors on UNDP Programme design and delivery, as well as the potential impact that programmes might have on stability and security(both positive and negative), and makes preliminary recommendations regarding possible security needs and improvements;
Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
6. Sharing Information:
Provide timely and accurate security advice to all staff;
Immediately report all security and safety related incidents involving UNDP staff to the LSA, NSO,FSS, Head of Sub Office and UNDSS;
Ensures that UNDP Programme staff members are provided with situation reports and other appropriate security related information generated by UNDSS;
Encourage an exchange of security related information with UNDP project staff;
Assist in the preparation of UNDP security reports such as the Incident Reports and Weekly Reports;
Provides substantive support to the UNDP Security Unit in collecting and updating information with regards to security issues and communicating them to key interlocutors.
7. General assistance to the CO SFP
Maintain routine and confidential correspondence files/documents related to security issues;
Takes minutes and/or notes at UNDP Security meetings;
Process MCR, NOC and arrange Police escorts for mission and personnel movement where required.
Assist in the implementation of Business Continuity Management, as required.
8. Other Tasks:
Provide assistance in the conduct and follow-up of information gathering and incidents affecting UNDP staff and offices;
In close cooperation with UNDSS, provides support in organizing and conducting training briefings and courses on security issues/awareness and preparedness and giving orientation to newly assigned members
Represent UNDP at security meetings, as appropriate, in the absence of LSA;
Perform UNDP SURGE duties in the sub-region under the direction of the FSS/NSO as required;
Perform other security-related tasks assigned by the LSA, NSO or FSS.
Other Skills and Requirements:
Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation
Knowledge of host country safety codes
Solid computer skills (MS word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Valid driver’s license
Ability to travel
Able to work additional hours, when required.
Recruitment Qualifications & Experience:
Advanced University Degree in Political Science, Military Studies, Security Management, Management or a relevant field is highly desirable, but is not a requirement
6 Years (Minimum 6 years relevant 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.
Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Urdu is required. Knowledge of language of the duty station is desirable. Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.
HEC Attested degrees are a prerequisite for employment at UNDP. During the recruitment process candidates may be required to present HEC attested degrees.
Foreign Qualified Candidates: Foreign degree holders shall be required to (i) Present a verification/certification letter from the university verifying the degree & student enrollment, or (ii) Foreign degree Equivalence Letter from HEC.