Senior Security Associate

Erbil, Iraq
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
Type of contract:

Senior Security Associate

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Senior Security Associate

Functional Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Security Officer (SO), the Senior Security Associate is responsible for the following assigned tasks:

  • Assists SO in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country;
  • Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists;
  • Supports the SO with the assessment of Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) for the duty station;
  • Assists in reporting online security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets;
  • Assists in ensuring residential (Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards – MORSS) and office safety, and security preparedness;
  • Assists in preparing country Security Risk Assessment (SRA), Premises Security Surveys, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP);
  • Provides general administrative assistance to the SO;
  • Maintains a statistical database of all security incidents in the country and analytical charts;
  • Maintains a database on contact details in relation to host country security authorities;
  • Helps to assess the security situation at the duty station and ensures adequate gathering and verification of security information that may be required for a proper analysis of the situation by the SO;
  • Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN agencies;
  • Provides support in organizing and conducting training courses on security awareness and preparedness, and providing security orientation to newly assigned staff members;
  • Conducts security briefings, as required;
  • Assists the SO in leading daily missions inside and outside Baghdad to various venues and to the UNMAS operations in Fallujah, Ramadi and any other areas as required;
  • Assists the SO in managing the drivers and operational vehicle in there daily tasks;
  • Assists the SO in managing the UNMAS Operations room and monitoring of mission in the field and UNMAS facilities;
  • Maintains routine and confidential correspondence files/documents;

Performs other security-related tasks assigned by the SO.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

This position is open to nationals or persons with a valid residence and/or work permit.

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) with one year of relevant experience; OR
  • First-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) with 3 years of relevant experience; OR
  • Secondary school diploma with 7 years of relevant experience is required.
  • Relevant experience is defined as experience in security related fields of work, preferably in military or police context or security field work;
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in driving B6 armored vehicles on mission is required;
  • Experience as a Personal Security Details (PSD) and experience in diplomatice security, protection and intelligence is desired;
  • Knowledge of HF/VHF radio operations and knowledge of host country safety codes is desired.
  • Fluency in English (Speaking, writing, reading) is required.
  • Fluency in Kurdish (Speaking, writing, reading) is required.
Closing date for applications 05 July 2020 before midnight.

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