Field Secuirty Associate, Damazine
UNHCR

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is seeking for qualified candidate to fill the following post:
 


 Type of Contrat: Temporary Appointment
 Section/Unit: Sub Office, Damazine
 Grade Level: GL-6
 No. of Post: 01
 Duty Station: Damazine
 Closing Date: 29 July 2021

 
 Background:

The political landscape and operational context in Sudan changed substantially since April 2019. The Transitional Government has been working on improving structural challenges in different sectors including economic, rule of law, governance and human rights. These developments have been positive in supporting humanitarian access across the country including to the conflict affected areas of South Kordofan and Blue Nile States.

The Juba Peace Agreement will be a critical pointer for UNHCR’s work in Blue Nile, the final agreement and relative peace will encourage return of Sudanese refugees from the various refugee camps in the region but also initiate development activities for the existing population. UNHCR plays a vital role in the existing responses, increased role with the expected refugee returnees and as protection and shelter/NFI lead as part of the Two Areas Mechanism. Comprehensive short and long-term intervention by UNHCR and other partners is under planning.

In addition, after the outbreak of violent conflict in Benishangul-Gumuz Region in the Western Ethiopia towards the end of 2020, asylum seekers and refugees crossed the border into Blue Nile State. Asylum seekers and refugees fled their home country due to generalized violence and fear of persecution. As of June 2021, about 7,500 individuals had arrived in Sudan through different border entry points such as Dem Saad, Manchaleng, Yabacher, Menza, Shamfoz and Magano. UNHCR has mounted a response to the influx with operations at the border point while a camp has been established (Camp 6) near Village 6 for relocation of refugees; about 1,900 asylum seekers have been relocated so far.

Further UNHCR has ongoing CERF funded activities that support IDP and IDP returnees as part of a nationwide peacebuilding and stabilization initiative. In support of this initiative, UNHCR provides shelter assistance and CBI. UNHCR also leads the Protection Sector at the state level which will play an enhanced role in the future.

With the identified needs and in support of UNHCR’s role in Blue Nile, a new office has been established and will be fully fledged by November 2021.



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Duties
  • Provide assistance to the supervisor in evaluating the level of risk and assessing the existing security measures for the UNHCR staff, operations, premises, partners and persons of concern.
  • Conduct regular security assessment missions to the field as required in coordination with UNDSS/other agencies; gather and analyse information about the security situation during field missions.
  • Be aware of security protocols and procedures in place in accordance with the UNSMS policies, UNHCR Policies and the, Security Risk Management process for the designated area ;
  •  Conduct checks for compliance and advise management on any deficiencies.
  • Monitor the physical security of UNHCR premises and reports on deficiencies.
  • Monitor and supervise the guard force In accordance with relevant UNSMS policies and guidance.
  • Assist UNHCR Protection Colleagues in efforts to ensure the physical protection and security of refugees and other persons of concern.
  • Provide support during implementation of security-related projects.
  • Assist in the monitoring, updating and reporting of security-related events.
  • Assist in the processing of administrative security issues.
  • Maintain relations and cooperation with UN security management system actors, local law enforcement agencies, civil authorities and other relevant agencies.
  • Provide security briefings and training to UNHCR staff, and as appropriate partner staff, on relevant security risk management  processes  and measures for the country concerned to include security situation updates, , the warden system, communication notification and reporting procedures, travel planning  procedures road air and  fire safety.
  • Respond to staff queries on security issues and provide immediate assistance as required.
  • Provide security-related advice to the manager and other staff.
  • Maintain liaison and build relationships with Host Government Security Forces and security counterparts.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  1. Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

 

Years of Experience / Degree Level

For G6 - 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education

Not applicable.

(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses

Security and Safety

(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience

Essential

Not specified.

Desirable

High level of knowledge in the security field.

Functional Skills

IT-Computer Literacy

FS-Security Apparatus Knowledge

FS-Field Security Operations

FS-Security Analysis

CO-Cross-cultural communication


Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Candidate Assessments may include a written examination followed by a Competency Based Interview.

 









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