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Security Manager (Regional Security Analyst), P4, Fixed Term, #129259, Amman-Jordan, MENARO

Amman

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Amman
  • Grade: Mid level - P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2024-07-24

The MENA region’s security situation is characterized by protracted humanitarian crises, political instability, and escalating security challenges, with incidents on the rise in recent years. These trends of insecurity and conflict are expected to persist for at least the next couple of years. if not more. Political instability, the effects of climate change, and the lack of economic opportunities have been some of the drivers of conflict. The number of security incidents has risen steeply in recent years, notably with the emergence of non-state armed groups, with a concomitant increase of humanitarian needs. UNICEF remains committed to continue delivering results, especially for the most vulnerable children living in deteriorating or unstable security contexts. In this context of uncertainties, there is a critical need for relevant, context specific security analysis to enable and support Programme implementation strategies and overcome access and security barriers in the MENA region’s countries. To enhance UNICEF's program delivery while ensuring the security of personnel, health workers, and other service providers, innovative methods and plans are essential. This necessitates a profound understanding of the dynamic and evolving environments through systematic information requirement analysis, data gathering, and analysis.

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

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For every child, safety

The MENA region’s security situation is characterized by protracted humanitarian crises, political instability, and escalating security challenges, with incidents on the rise in recent years. These trends of insecurity and conflict are expected to persist for at least the next couple of years. if not more. Political instability, the effects of climate change, and the lack of economic opportunities have been some of the drivers of conflict. The number of security incidents has risen steeply in recent years, notably with the emergence of non-state armed groups, with a concomitant increase of humanitarian needs.

UNICEF remains committed to continue delivering results, especially for the most vulnerable children living in deteriorating or unstable security contexts.

In this context of uncertainties, there is a critical need for relevant, context specific security analysis to enable and support Programme implementation strategies and overcome access and security barriers in the MENA region’s countries. To enhance UNICEF's program delivery while ensuring the security of personnel, health workers, and other service providers, innovative methods and plans are essential. This necessitates a profound understanding of the dynamic and evolving environments through systematic information requirement analysis, data gathering, and analysis.

How can you make a difference? 

Under the direct supervision of the Regional Security Advisor UNICEF, You will provide specific analysis, advice and support to the Regional/Country Offices relative to the UNICEF programme activities and operations in insecure areas as well as affected personnel and partners.

You will develop country and regional specific thematic analysis of specific insecure areas, analysis of the underlying cause of inaccessibility and insecurity, the local dynamics, and planning of SRM measures customized to the local context and risk analysis.

You will provide programmatic security support and analysis for all programs which will strengthen regional strategic orientations and inform existing strategies, including communication and access strategies and provide the basis for measures to assist in reducing the number of targeted populations missed in hard-to-reach areas.

You will provide technical support and guidance to other UNICEF security and security analyst posts in the region and will establish a functional network for information sharing between them.

You will carry out regular country visits to support teams on site with security analysis, capacity building and training, support to access related analysis and strategies, and other security support as required.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  1. Security Risk Management and Planning
  2. Security Services
  3. Programmatic Security Information and Analysis
  4. Security Networking and Partnerships
  5. Security Compliance Monitoring
  6. Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity Building

If you would like to know more about this position, please review the complete Job Description here: Download File 129259 - Regional Security Manager.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Minimum requirements:

Education:

  • An advanced university degree or recognized equivalent.

Work Experience: 

  • A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in analysis and security risk management.
  • Demonstrated understanding of political/security related analytical processes is required.
  • UN and/or international security management experience is highly desirable.
  • Experience in humanitarian response and emergency contexts is an asset.

Language Requirements:

•           Fluency in English is required. Fluency in Arabic and French is an asset

Desirables:

  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency. 

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships

(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness

(3) Drive to achieve results for impact

(4) Innovates and embraces change

(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity

(6) Thinks and acts strategically

(7) Works collaboratively with others 

Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of measures to include a more diverse workforce, such as paid parental leave, time off for breastfeeding purposes, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18). UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station is required for IP positions and will be facilitated by UNICEF. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be canceled.

Remarks:

As per Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government positions before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason. 

UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training). UNICEF will not ask for applicants’ bank account information.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

UNICEF shall not facilitate the issuance of a visa and working authorization for candidates under consideration for positions at the national officer and general service category.

All UNICEF positions are advertised, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. An internal candidate performing at the level of the post in the relevant functional area, or an internal/external candidate in the corresponding Talent Group, may be selected, if suitable for the post, without assessment of other candidates.

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