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Local Security Associate
 Vacancy No: 07-2019
 Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
 Position number: 00144878
 Grade Level: GS-6
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: 364 Days
 Closing Date: 23 July 2019


Job Purpose:


Under the overall supervision of the UNFPA Representative, the technical reporting line with the Regional Security Advisor (RSA) and the direct supervision and guidance of the UNFPA Security Focal Point the LSA will assist in preparing Security Risk Assessments, (SRA), Security Risk Mitigation Measures (SRM/M), Residential Security Measures, (RSM), Business Continuity Plan (BCP), Security Operations Procedures (SOPs) and contingency plans, conduct premises assessments, and monitors the implementation of security policies and procedures and all matters pertaining to the safety and security of personnel, premises and assets. It is important to note that the security professionals maintain responsibility and accountability for safety and security in accordance with the Framework of Accountability.


The LSA will ensure that the UN Security Risk Management (SRM) measures are fully implemented pertaining to the safety and security of personnel, premises and assets of UNFPA in Sudan. He/she will ensure that the country and area Security Plans are well integrated and exercised by all UNFPA personnel including the contingency plans.


It is important to note that the security professionals maintain responsibility and accountability for safety and security in accordance with the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS) Framework of Accountability and UNFPA Accountability Policy.


Work Relations:


Under the direct supervision of the International Operations Manager, maintains linkages and liaison with the Regional Security Advisor, OSC in Headquarters, Country office SFP, UNFPA Head of Offices, Area Security Focal Points, UNDSS in Khartoum, UN agencies Security Officers, Field Security Coordination Officers (FSCO’s), Local Security Associates, UNFPA implementing partners and local authorities to maintain staff safety and security within Sudan.

 Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate the implementation of security plans and measures in Sudan, maintaining linkages and liaison with UNFPA offices and UNDSS in regard to security measures, information and events, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Establish and maintain relationship with UNFPA personnel in field offices and with security counterparts from the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) and Agencies Fund and Programs (AFPs).
  • Establish a system for the effective coordination of security related support matters for the various field offices
  • Liaise with all the relevant actors in regard to information, current and contemporary events, which might affect UNFPA staff safety and security, sharing of relevant information, with the Security Focal Point and Regional Security Adviser.
  • Monitor the implementation of security plans, SRMM/MOSS compliance and related procurement.
  • Manage the effective functioning of emergency communication and, warden system(s), updated staff lists, fire and evacuation procedures.
  • Maintain the Security Incident Reporting System (SIRS) and Travel Request Information Processing (TRIP) & Tracking. 
  • Coordinate Security response requests with SFP and UNDSS to ensure timely response is provided.
  1. Ensure the effective and efficient delivery of the security function in the Country Office through security administrative and logistical services
  • Ensure that equipment required for the functioning of the Security Office are fully functional. 
  • Ensure that security services/advice are provided in full compliance of administrative activities with UNFPA rules, regulations, policies and strategies.
  • Perform General User role in Atlas and prepare monthly reporting on activities, expenditure related to SRMM/MOSS/RSM implementation.
  • Provide input to preparation of the office’s results-oriented work plan/budget
  • Follow up on tasks, deadlines, commitments made, actions taken and coordinate of collection and submission of inputs to the reports as required.
  • Maintain inventory of assets, ensure proper record keeping, ensuring safekeeping of equipment and confidential materials.
  • Research and collection of data from various sources. Research and retrieval of specifications, statistical data from internal and external resources: preparation of statistical charts, tables and reports as required.
  • Maintain contacts with visitors and UNFPA personnel, arrangement of appointments and meetings as required.
  • Provide pro-active and effective logistic and administrative arrangements in support of security function.
  1. Responsible for knowledge building/enhancement and knowledge sharing in the Country Office, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Keep abreast of UN Security Policy, procedures and practices. 
  • Disseminate UN/UNFPA Security directives/guidelines and instructions as per OSC HQ/RSA direction.
  • Coordinate the conduct of security awareness training courses/sessions, drills/exercises, briefing sessions, security workshops as directed by the Representative/SFP or RSA.
  • Share (and acquire) knowledge and experience in risk management and support aspects with/from colleagues

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Education:  Secondary education is required. Bachelor’s degree or Certification in administration and security fields desirable.


Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least six years of relevant administrative and security (military or police senior NCO, preferably officer’s level) experience are required. Experience in a UN/International related environment is preferred
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.). Knowledge of web-based Corporate software (e.g. Atlas) is desirable.



Fluency in English and Arabic


Required Competencies:



  • Exemplifying integrity,
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
  • Embracing cultural diversity,
  • Embracing change


Core Competencies:

  • Achieving results,
  • Being accountable,
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
  • Thinking analytically and strategically,
  • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
  • Communicating for impact


Functional Competencies:

  • Enabling the safety and security of UNFPA personnel and operations;
  • Client orientation
  • Organizational awareness
  • Job knowledge/technical expertise.
  • Providing a technical support system
  • Strengthening the capacity of country office
  • Planning, organizing and multi-tasking

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life.  We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process.  UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status


UNFPA offers an attractive compensation package commensurate with experience

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