Nov 8, 2016

Security Field Assistant

Employer:UN Children's Fund
Location : Jordan
Closing date: 20 Nov 2016

Purpose of the Position:

Under the guidance and supervision of the, The security field assistant will be responsible to support the Country Field Security Adviser (CFSA) in his/her daily duties and, during the CFSA’s absence, will be required to conduct vital functions as advised. The Field Security Assistant will ensure that all duties are completed in accordance with the tasks and responsibilities as outlined.

The Field Security Assistant will maintain the security operations room, supervise the security guard force, monitor and report on security related developments within the region and maintain security databases, records and files.

Key Expected Results:
Support to security risk management development, planning and execution.
Support to monitoring and reporting of security risk management results
Support in resource mobilization for security risk management
Support in knowledge management and capacity building

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks:

1. Support to security risk management development, planning and execution.
Researches, analyzes, verifies, synthesizes and compiles qualitative and quantitative data and information from a variety of sources on subject matters relevant to the work of the section to facilitate preparation of reports, working papers, and presentations.
Supports the development, implementation and compliance monitoring of security related documents including MOSS, SRAs and SSIRs.
Monitors and tracks the efficient distribution of supplies that are required for effective security risk management delivery.
Collecting, updating, and communicating information regarding the security situation in areas of proramme implementation, including drafting and communicating advisories via SMS, email and VHF radio systems.
Establishes, maintains and monitors staff tracking mechanisms and the Warden System and communication trees.
Represents, in the absence of the CFSA, UNICEF at the security working groups and other related security consultations and meetings.
Ensure operational efficiency of the JCO premises via access control, CCTV, alarm systems, and security and serviceability of security stores. Update, maintain and test building evacuation and emergency plans.

2. Support to monitoring and reporting of security risk management results
Prepares monitoring and reporting information for supervisor on agreed performance indicators to drive more efficient management and accountability for results.
Monitors budgets and financial expenditures of section, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision/follow up.
Updates and monitors the incident database and provides regular reporting on the trends and patterns identified.

3. Support in resource mobilization
Researches, analyzes, verifies, and synthesizes data and information in support of preparing reports pertaining security risk management activities and security incidents
Researches, analyzes, verifies, and synthesizes data and information to assist in the preparation of periodic or ad-hoc security reports relating to country office to support the office in optimizing use of security funds.
Establishes and nurtures effective networks with security and programme staff from UN AFPOs, Implementing Partners and Host Government security departments to ensure the effective planning and coordination of all UNICEF activities within the refugee camps.
Oversees all security-related procurement and contracting functions on behalf of the CFSA

4. Support in Knowledge Management and capacity building
Researches, analyzes, verifies and synthesizes information on best practices and lessons learnt to support knowledge development and capacity building
Supports capacity development activities related to performance monitoring, security risk management development, and related internal UNICEF systems/tools by preparing training materials and participating on exercises pertaining to security risk management and procedures which aim to build capacity of staff members and, on an ad hoc/as needed basis, Implementing Partners.
Supports specific security related capacity building activities including Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) training, defensive driver and armoured vehicle driver training, and security awareness training.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate:

Education: Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.

Experience: A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible security-related work experience is required.

Language Requirements: Fluency in English and in the local language of the duty station required (Arabic).

Competencies of Successful Candidate:

Core Values
Diversity and Inclusion

Core competencies
Communication (II)
Working with People (II)
Drive for Results (II)

Functional Competencies
Analyzing (II)
Applying technical expertise (II)
Planning and organizing (II)
Following Instructions and Procedures (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.