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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Khartoum is seeking qualified candidates for the following post:

Job Title: Local Security Associate (LSA)
Section/Unit: UNDSS
Grade Level: SB3/1
No. of Post: One
Duty Station: El-Geniena
Closing Date: 07 Dec 2017

  Background:

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Project Team Leader/Project FSCO and as part of the UN security management system to enable humanitarian operations with necessary security arrangements, the Local Security Associate assists in the implementation of security arrangements through enhanced coordination, information sharing, operational support and training for UN and INGO personnel in Darfur.



  Duties and responsibilities:

 Summary of key functions:

  • Assist in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country; 
  • Assist in conducting security risk management process  and preparation of security plan; 
  • Support  in conducting  and monitoring compliance of security risk management measures  and Residential Security Measure (RSM); 
  • Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN and INGOs personnel, asset and premises; 
  • Support in organizing and delivering security training courses and emergency preparedness
  • Provides general administrative assistance 

Assist in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country:

  • Liaises and coordinates, as appropriate, with the host government security organizations and/or personnel, including national and local provincial authorities, military, and police officers, as well as non-governmental organizations and other non-State actors in the area of operation; 
  • Assess the security situation at the duty station and ensures adequate gathering and verification of security information required for a proper analysis of the situation by the Team Leader or FSCO or CSA;
  • Maintain regular contacts with Security Focal Points of INGOs and UN agencies. Communicate security related information with them. 

Provide input with relevant information for security risk management process and preparation of security plan;

  • Undertake field trip/visit when required; 
  • Helps in the preparation and review of the UN Security Plan; 
  • Supports actions during the implementation of the Security Plan, as required; 
  • Update staff list. 

Assists the CSA/SA/FSCO in monitoring compliance with security risk management measures established for the duty station.  Also assists with the compilation of data required for the risk management measures Self-Assessment Programme for relevant UNSMS organizations;

  • Conduct visits to INGO and UN premises including Guest Houses as required. 

Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN and INGO personnel, assets and premises;

  • Assist in the preparation of security reports, such as the Security Incident Report, the Security Assessments and the Quarterly Incident Report.

Support in organizing and delivering security training courses and emergency preparedness;

  • Provide support in organizing and conducting security training for INGO and UN personnel; 
  • Provide security briefing to INGO and UN personnel including visitors; 
  • Support in conducting contingency plan exercises.

Provide general administrative assistance support;

  •   Assist the Team Leader or CSA in keeping the project inventory updated; 
  • Arranges appointments, receives visitors, and takes minutes and/or notes at meetings as required by the Team Leader or the CSA/DSA; 
  • Maintains routine and confidential correspondence files/documents; 
  • Maintains updated contact details in relation to host country security authorities.  

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Impact of Results:-

The key results have an impact on the coordination and operational support of the humanitarian programmes and personnel, overall UN and INGO implementing partners.

Competencies:

 Commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter and the Organization’s core values – Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity

Planning and Organizing: Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor his/her own work plan with minimum supervision. Ability to work under pressure or in crisis situations. Availability to travel within the area of responsibility.

Teamwork: Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity

Communication: Proven and sustained communication (verbal and written) skills.

 

 
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Education:

Secondary education.  University Degree desirable, but it is not a requirement.

Work Experience:

6 years’ experience in security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work Prior experience with the UN system or international organizations considered an asset.

Language:

Fluency in English and Arabic required.

Other Requirements:

  • Experience in diplomatic security and protection is considered as an asset
  • Knowledge of HF and VHF/UHF radio operation;
  • Solid computers skills (MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint);
  • Possession of a valid driver's license;
  • Physically fit;
  • Ability to travel in the field;
  • Knowledge of host country laws, regulations and statutes.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Women Candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Notice
UNDP, as a matter of practice, does not charge any application, processing fee at any stage of the recruitment.


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