Administrative Associate (Local Security) – Damascus, Syria

Administrative Associate (Local Security) – Damascus, Syria

Under general supervision of the Country Field Security Advisor (CFSA), or Field Security Advisor (FSA), the Administrative Associate, (Security) is responsible for assisting the CFSA/FSA in the execution of his/her security related duties.

Main Duties/Responsibilities

  • Provide comprehensive review of countrywide security situation on a daily basis through local media and other open media sources, advise the CFSA/FSA on trends and or incidents with early warning value that could affect UNICEF personnel, assets, and operations.
  • Provide support to the CFSA/FSA in investigations, in-depth incident reports and security risk assessments countrywide or individually as requested; share UNICEF staff significant incident reports (SSIR) with UNICEF OPSCEN and the Regional Security Advisor.
  • Conduct field trips to support sub-offices or UNICEF field missions at short notice whenever requested by CFSA/FSA.
  • Maintain UNICEF Warden System up-to-date, including updating lists for staff, and eligible dependents. Ensure that fire safety arrangements, plans for fire/building evacuation, relocation/evacuation of staff to a safe haven are updated and efficiently implemented, tested, and resolve problems related to relocation/evacuation.
  • Maintain Security Risk Management Measures (MRMM) for equipment; assist in developing and implementing SRMM and ensuring that all UNICEF offices are compliant.
  • Carry out security evaluations and provide advice on security measures for the residences of UNICEF staff to ensure full implementation of Residential Security Measures (RSM) as requested by the CFSA/FSA.
  • Act as the direct focal point for security guards in area assigned; support security guards in solving problems, report any incidents to CFSA/FSA; authorize change of shifts, and verify attendances and/or absences of security guards.
  • Keep track of all visiting UNICEF staff to the country and register UNICEF staff movements in Syria; map UNICEF offices, sub-offices, operations and staff residents using Google Earth and Google mapping.
  • Be on call 24/7 to provide security & safety support to CFSA/FSA and UNICEF personnel and dependents, when required. Assist field staff in their security clearance requests through UNDSS Syria.
  • Conduct Security training courses for UNICEF personnel, security guards, and others as appropriate; provide newly arrival security briefing for new staff members.
  • Evaluate, develop and recommend procedures. Participate in discussions on new/revised procedures by the Security Management Team (SMT); Interpret and assess the impact of changes and make recommendations on follow up actions.
  • Maintain close liaison with all Security Focal Points in the country and maintain of communication links with UNDSS staff and Inter-Agency Radio Room. Ensure that the appropriate level of confidentiality is maintained with regard to UNICEF security matters.
  • Perform any other related duties assigned by the supervisor

Requirements

Education
  • Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses in a field related to the work of the organization.
Work Experience
  • Six years of progressively responsible clerical or administrative work, of which at least one year is closely related to support of programme activities.
  • Prior security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work would be an advantage.
  • Prior experience with the UN system; specifically, the UN Security Management System or an International NGO is highly desirable.
Language Proficiency
  • Fluency in English & Arabic.
Closing date for applications 18 December 2019 before midnight.

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LSA Guard Force – UNDP – Niamey, Niger

LSA Guard Force – UNDP – Niamey, Niger

Duties and Responsibilities 

De manière spécifique l’Assistant Guard Force doit :

  • Veiller que les sociétés de gardiennage assurent convenablement leur prestation dans les locaux et les résidences des staffs internationaux du Système des Nations Unies (SNU) ;
  • Vérifier les registres des entrées et sorties tenues par les différentes guérites des Agences, Fonds et Programmes (AFP) ;
  • Veiller au bon fonctionnement et à la bonne utilisation de tous les équipements de communications et dispositifs de sécurité mis en place par les sociétés de gardiennage et/ou le Système des Nations Unies (SNU) : radio, portique, miroir, détecteur des métaux, CCTV ;
  • Effectuer des contrôles inopinés quotidiens dans tous les postes (résidences et bureaux) pour s’assurer de la bonne prestation des sociétés de gardiennage ;
  • Veiller à l’effectivité des conditions auxquelles les parties sont soumises dans le contrat, notamment en ce qui concerne l’effectif à disposer, les équipements requis, le respect des droits des vigiles par leur employeur (salaires, congé, soins horaires de travail) ;
  • Fournir un rapport journalier de la situation de prestation des sociétés de gardiennage ;
  • Tenir à jour les répertoires de numéros de téléphones utiles ;
  • Répertorier les doléances des services utilisateurs et les consigner dans un rapport, avec des propositions concrètes de solution;
  • Assister à la formation des vigiles.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Avoir 5 années d’expérience professionnelle dans le domaine militaire ou dans le travail sécuritaire ;
  • Avoir une expérience pratique avérée en matière de communication radio HF et VHF ;
  • Avoir une très bonne expression écrite et orale du français ;
  • Etre d’un niveau d’étude équivalent ou supérieur au baccalauréat,
  • Avoir une formation militaire/garde nationale, policière, de la gendarmerie ou sapeur-pompier ;
  • Etre disponible ;
  • Etre de nationalité nigérienne ;
  • Une expérience du Système de communication du SNU (w/t, HF, et VHF) serait un atout ;
  • Etre physiquement apte ;
  • Avoir un permis de conduire en cours de validité ;
  • Avoir une bonne pratique de l’Anglais parlé et écrit,
  • Avoir une bonne connaissance de l’outil informatique notamment Word, Excel et la messagerie.
Closing date for applications 19 December 2019 before midnight [New York Time].

Assistant Security Officer – Baidoa, Somalia

Assistant Security Officer – Baidoa, Somalia

Duties and Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Assistant Security Officer will be responsible for the following:

  • Prepares draft Security plan for the mission, designated country or geographic area, including all aspects related to elaboration, development, and implementation and updating of the plan.
  • Establishes and maintains close relations with host country security agencies, and acts as liaison between the senior security professionals and the host country services.
  • Serves as a member of the United Nations Security Cell, contributing to the implementation and the evaluation of the effectiveness of the security plan.
  • Assesses prevailing local security conditions, identifying security trends and advising UN staff, project personnel and dependents on potential security problems, such as mines, kidnapping, armed attacks, arrest and detention.
  • Supports the ongoing evaluation of air, land and sea evacuation routes and resources for use in emergencies, ensuring the availability of vehicles, aircrafts, vessels, fuel supply and assessable roads.
  • Ensures that fire detection devices and fire fighting equipment are available on the premises. Maintains fire evacuation plan and conducts fire drills and training as necessary.
  • Support office security by conducting physical security inspections of facilities, issuance of identity cards, if possible, background checks and entry control.
  • Provides advise and training to staff and dependents on residential security measures such as window guards, alarm systems and locks to minimize burglar intrusions.
  • Maintains dialog with authorities and international institutions such as Red Cross/ Red Crescent in the event of natural disasters.
  • Ensures availability of emergency communications systems by making periodic checks to determine if the system is functioning properly, arranges for necessary repairs or adjustments.
  • Supports the investigation of accidents involving UN Vehicles and prepares reports of findings.
  • Supports the investigation of security-related incidents involving UN staff members, project personnel or eligible dependent.
  • Other duties as determined by the FSCO.

Qualifications

Education
  • First level university degree in security management, information management or business administration.
  • Political/ social science or international relations with focus on security management.
  • Formal certification training in a recognized military or police academy or collage in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of a first level university degree.
Experience
  • A minimum of one year of progressively responsible experience in military, police or security management (preferably in the police or military context or related area)
Language
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations.
  • Fluency in English and Somali (oral and written) is required.
Closing date for applications 24 December 2019 before midnight.

Field Security Assistant – Garoowe, Somalia

Field Security Assistant – Garoowe, Somalia

Duties and Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Field Security Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provides general administrative support services in order to assist the Security Officers fulfil their duties vis-à-vis staff members and their dependents;
  • Assists with data consolidation and dissemination of relevant security information required for the analysis of the security situation by the Chief Security Officer (CSO), Deputy Chief Security Officer (DCSO) and Security Officers;
  • Assists the Security Officers in the Security Operations Branch with the preparation of any security related documents including Security Plans, MORSS, MOSS, regular reports and any other reports related to the security section activities as well as providing the Operations Branch units with administrative assistance;
  • Drafts correspondence and maintains records for the Security Training Courses delivered to security and field mission’s personnel;
  • Provides support during the implementation of the Security Plan under the directions of the Chief Security Officer; • Assists in reviewing the logistics requirements and other related actions required for the preparation of training courses, drills and other security exercises;
  • Monitors and facilitates the implementation of security policies and procedures in close coordination with the security operation unit’s supervisors and others;
  • Provides support in organizing and conducting security awareness and preparedness activities, and provides security orientation to newly assigned staff members, as well as conducting security briefings, as required;
  • Assists with the preparation of the Induction Training courses, related presentations and documents;
  • When and if required, prepares security presentations for the CSO and the Security Officers in other units;
  • Perform any other duties.

Qualifications

Education
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Specialized Security training/courses are desirable.
Experience
  • A minimum of two (02) years of relevant experience in Security or related areas such as Police and Military experience.
Languages
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • For this position, fluency in oral and written English and Somali is required.
  • Knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.
Closing date for applications 24 December 2019 before midnight.

Security Officer – FIT Pool – All Locations

Security Officer – FIT Pool – All Locations

Key Accountabilities

Under the general supervision and guidance of your manager, you will be responsible for the following key duties:

  • Lead your security team, ensuring the effective management of all security activity and resources to support country office programmes and operations.
  • Ensure the development and maintenance of an effective security management communications system to enable rapid and coordinated security activities.
  • Identify and build productive relationships with government agencies and national partners to align activities and optimise the best protection for staff, activities and facilities.
  • Keep up to date with and advise on regional and local security developments and issues and the potential impact on WFP security and operational activities.
  • Provide technical advice, guidance and support e.g. operational security requirements, security assessments and plans, to country offices to strengthen the capacity within security management and crisis readiness and preparedness, contributing to the development of country strategy, policies and planning.
  • Represent WFP at national and inter-agency meetings e.g. Security Coordination cells, to contribute to technical discussions and exchange of knowledge and experience and advocate for the WFP position.
  • Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts and external partners to align security activities with wider programmes.
  • Support the maintenance of a regional security network among WFP security personnel.
  • Identify potential security training and development opportunities and needs and facilitate training sessions as required to build the security capabilities of WFP and external partners.
  • Oversee and prepare accurate and timely reporting e.g. mandatory ODF reports, that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of WFP activities, providing technical analysis, interpretation and information as required to support the assessment of activity impact.
  • Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitor the management of risks.
  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required, to meet emergency food assistance needs.
  • Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work to ensure equal participation of women and men.
  • Other as required.

Standard Minimum Requirements

Working Experience
  • A minimum of eight (8) years working experience in Safety and Security Risk management, International Law, management of humanitarian operations in high risk security context or similar experience.
Education
  • Advanced University degree in security risk management, business administration, political/social science, psychology, criminal justice, law, international relations, humanitarian operations or a related field is required; OR first University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or relevant training/courses (SCP-SAPP or equivalent).

OR

  • Officer level diploma/certification obtained from a recognized Police/Military College/Senior Staff College with qualifying international experience in relevant field may be accepted in lieu of the first University degree.
Language
  • Fluency (level C) in both spoken and written English.
  • Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

The skills below will be considered a plus

  • Experience providing support in the provision of technical security operations advice to strengthen the security management function of WFP and contributes to the development of country strategy, policies and planning.
  • Experience managing large teams of staff.
  • Analyzed complex issues using independent judgment and anticipate the potential strategic impact to create effective organizational policy and planning recommendations.
  • Experience coordinating action/reports with external security entities.
  • Strong commercial knowledge with the ability to develop and manage budgets, with frequently limited funding.
Closing date for applications 22 December 2019 before midnight.

Associate Protection Officer – UNHCR – Jordan

Associate Protection Officer – UNHCR

Interested in the JPO programme for US Nationals? Chat to UNHCR Recruiters on 13 December.


Functional Statement

Accountability
  • The protection of populations of concern is met through the application of International and National Law, relevant UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles.
  • The protection strategy incorporates a thorough age, gender and diversity (AGD) analysis and reflects the Organization’s global, regional and country level priorities.
  • The Participation of persons of concern is assured through continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and community based approaches.
  • Protection incidents are immediately identified and addressed.
Responsibility
  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
  • Promote International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Foster their consistent and coherent interpretation and application through mainstreaming in all sectors and /or in clusters in applicable operations.
  • Assist in providing comments on existing and draft legislation related to persons of concern.
  • Provide legal advice and guidance on protection issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
  • Conduct eligibility and status determination for persons of concern in compliance with UNHCR procedural standards and international protection principles.
  • Promote and contribute to measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.
  • Contribute to a country-level child protection plan as part of the protection strategy to ensure programmes use a child protection systems approach.
  • Contribute to a country-level education plan.
  • Implement and oversee Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Oversee and manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents through working relations with governments and other partners.
  • Recommend durable solutions for the largest possible number of persons of concern through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Assess resettlement needs and apply priorities for the resettlement of individuals and groups of refugees and other persons of concern.
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Contribute to and facilitate a programme of results-based advocacy through a consultative process with sectorial and/or cluster partners.
  • Facilitate effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems.
  • Contribute to capacity-building initiatives for communities and individuals to assert their rights.
  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate national authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.
Authority
  • Intervene with authorities on protection issues.
  • Negotiate locally on behalf of UNHCR.
  • Decide priorities for reception, interviewing and counselling for groups or individuals.
  • Enforce compliance of staff and implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
  • Enforce compliance with, and integrity of all protection standard operating procedures.

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required

Education/Qualifications
  • Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) in Law, International Law, International Relations, Political Sciences or related field. Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) may also be accepted. The degree must have been obtained in an accredited institution listed under www.whed.net.
Work Experience
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s), 3 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) and 1 year with a PhD.
Skills
  • Knowledge of internationl legal framework governing refugees and returnees; excellent research and writing skills; data presentation; willingness to work throughout Jordan; capacity to adapt to changing requirements and to work both independantly and in a team; individual interviews and case management; working with multiple stakeholders (governments, international organizations, civil society).
Language Knowledge

Essential:

  • English,

Desirable:

  • Arabic and/or any other UN language.
  • Derirable Qualifications & Competencies
  • Knowledge of UN policies and procedures
Field experience
  • Commitment to help refugees, IDPs, asylum seekers and stateless persons, and willingness to cooperate with counterparts.
  • Good analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting
  • Experience of working with displaced persons

To locate this job offer on UNHCR’s website please insert this code in their search bar – 18726

Closing date for applications 23 December 2019 before midnight [Geneva Time].

Associate Protection Officer – UNHCR – Burundi

Associate Protection Officer – UNHCR

Interested in the JPO programme for US Nationals? Chat to UNHCR Recruiters on 13 December.


Functional Statement

Accountability
  • UNHCR RSD procedures are implemented in accordance with norms and practices of UNHCR, including policies relating to age, gender and diversity (AGDM). Individual cases are identified and processed within the timeframe according to SOPs.
  • Child protection activities are reinforced through the implementation of the current strategy.
  • The database is regularly updated to ensure its efficient use.
  • Periodic protection analysis reports.
  • Regular feedback on protection reports mainly from the Senior Child Protection Assistants.
Responsibility
  • Improve the quality of Refugee Status Determination through capacity-building of ONPRA staff on derivative status, case review and participation to the Joint Commissions (UNHCR-ONPRA);
  • Contribute to the identification and follow-up of protection concerns for Burundian returnees. Participate to the elaboration, implementation and follow-up of a reintegration strategy of Burundian refugees into Burundi;
  • Supervise the preparation of BIAs and BIDs, review them and participate in child protection panels;
  • Conduct fraud investigation and participate in anti-fraud panels;
  • Participate in other protection related meetings;
  • Receive and process requests for inter-camp transfers;
  • Contribute to the implementation of SOPs for continuous registration by processing requests for bio data changes and changes of status (hold, inactivation, reactivation, closure of cases);
Authority
  • Decision-making on biodata changes requests in the database to ensure continuous and accurate registration of beneficiaries
  • Identification of strategies and policies relating to the continuous registration of refugees and accountability of the process;
  • Participation in decision-making process during protection-related meetings (anti-fraud panels, etc).
  • Contribution to the definition of strategies relating to the protection section.
  • Although decision-making activities will be somewhat limited, the incumbent will be encouraged to take the initiative within the broad objectives of the terms of reference.

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required

Education/Qualifications
  • Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) in Law, International Law, International Relations, Political Sciences or related field. Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) may also be accepted. The degree must have been obtained in an accredited institution listed under www.whed.net
  • Work Experience
  • With a Master’s degree, minimum 2 years of professionnal work experience relevant to the function (3 with a BA and 1 with a PhD) Eexperience preferably in the area of refugee protection, human rights or international humanitarian law.
Skills
  • Knowledge of international refugee law, international humanitarian law in general, human rights law and ability to apply relevant legal principles as well as identify potential gaps.
  • Basic knowledge in RSD, individual case management and child protection issues.
  • Knowledge of international legal framework governing refugees and returnees,  excellent research and writing skills, willingness to work throughout Burundi, capacity to adapt to changing requirements and to work both independently and in a team.
Language Knowledge
  • Please indicate languages required (Official UN Languages: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic)

Essential:

  • English, French

Desirable:

  • Any other UN language.Desirable Qualifications & Competencies
  • Knowledge of UN policies, procedures
  • Field experience.
  • Individual interviews and case management; fraud investigation.

To locate this job offer on UNHCR’s website please insert this code in their search bar – 18724

Closing date for applications 23 December 2019 before midnight [Geneva Time].

Associate Protection Officer – UNHCR – Bosnia and Herzegovina

Associate Protection Officer – UNHCR

Interested in the JPO programme for US Nationals? Chat to UNHCR Recruiters on 13 December.

Functional Statement

Accountability
  • The protection of populations of concern is met through the application of International and National Law, relevant UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles.
  • The protection strategy incorporates a thorough age, gender and diversity (AGD) analysis and reflects the Organization’s global, regional and country level priorities.
  • The participation of persons of concern with a special focus on the most vulnerable beneficiaries is assured through continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and community-based approaches.
  • Protection incidents are immediately identified and addressed.
Responsibility
  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
  • Promote International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Foster their consistent and coherent interpretation and application through mainstreaming in all sectors and /or in clusters in applicable operations.
  • Assist in providing comments on existing and draft legislation related to persons of concern.
  • Provide legal advice and guidance on protection issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
  • Conduct eligibility and status determination for persons of concern in compliance with UNHCR procedural standards and international protection principles.
  • Promote and contribute to measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.
  • Contribute to a country-level child protection plan as part of the protection strategy to ensure programmes use a child protection systems approach.
  • Contribute to a country-level education plan.
  • Implement and oversee Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Oversee and manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents through working relations with governments and other partners.
  • Recommend durable solutions for the largest possible number of persons of concern.
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Contribute to and facilitate a programme of results-based advocacy through a consultative process with sectorial and/or cluster partners.
  • Facilitate effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems.
  • Contribute to capacity-building initiatives for communities and individuals to assert their rights.
  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate national authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.
  • Undertake other tasks as required.
Authority
  • Intervene with authorities on protection issues.
  • Negotiate locally on behalf of UNHCR.
  • Decide priorities for reception, interviewing and counselling for groups or individuals.
  • Enforce compliance of staff and implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
  • Enforce compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating procedures

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required

Education/Qualifications
  • Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) in Law, International Law, International Relations, Political Sciences or related field. Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) may also be accepted. The degree must have been obtained in an accredited institution listed under www.whed.net
Work Experience
  • With a Master’s degree, minimum 2 years of professional work experience relevant to the function (3 with a BA and 1 with a PhD)
Skills
  • Strong drafting skills, both for legal analysis and general report writing. Ability to strive in a diverse environment.
Language Knowledge

Essential:

  • English,

Desirable:

  • Another UN language; local languages in BiH (B/C/S)
Desirable Qualifications & Competencies
  • Diverse field experience;
  • Good IT skills including database management skills;
  • Experience working with asylum seekers or refugees

To locate this job offer on UNHCR’s website please insert this code in their search bar – 18720

Closing date for applications 23 December 2019 before midnight [Geneva Time].