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Security Officer (NO-A), Post No. 101560, Yangon, Myanmar (TA for 364 days) - Myanmar applicants only



Vacancy announcement for Myanmar nationals - Security Officer (NO-A), based in Yangon - Temporary appointment for 364 days

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

The Security Officer will provide technical, operational and administrative assistance in security management and services through the application of theoretical and technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing and presenting technical security related information/data while learning organizational/UN system rules, regulations and procedures in the area of security management and emergency/crisis preparedness.


Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

1. Security Risk Management and Planning

 Collect, record and report to supervisor all information related to the safety and security of UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises, assets and resources in accordance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems.

 In close coordination with the supervisor, assist in the implementation of all technical requirements contained in the UN Security Plan, United Nations Security Risk Management (SRM) Measures - Myanmar, Residential Security Measures (RSM), and other relevant policies, guidelines, and assessments. Assist in providing technical support for all UNICEF contracted security providers.

 Assist the supervisor in drafting UNICEF security documentation including security contingency plans and assist in the compiling of mandatory reports in accordance with UNICEF security reporting guidelines including Security Incident Reports (SIRs).

 Make sure timely implementation of Security Plan funded by Regional Security Funds

2. Safety and Security Services

 Assist the supervisor in monitoring the security situation and emerging security threats to UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises, assets and resources. As requested by the supervisor, assist in security activities that support UNICEF operations and participate in security risk management for all locations where UNICEF personnel and eligible family members are present.

 Draft security related information and instructions to assist the supervisor in keeping personnel informed on matters affecting their safety and security and actions to take in case of an emergency including those identified in the UN Security Plan as it relates to UNICEF.

3. Security Networking and Partnership Building

 Assist the supervisor in identifying appropriate liaison within the UNSMS/NGO community through UNDSS.

4. Knowledge management and capacity building

 Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.

 Implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders on security related preparedness and operations.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Advanced University degree in a discipline related to security management, international studies, or security analysis. First level University degree with relevant years of work experience may be accepted in exceptional circumstances.

One year experience in security risk management is required.

Language Requirements:
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset


Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results

Functional Competencies


 Learning and researching 
 Analyzing
 Applying technical expertise 
 Planning and organizing 
 Coping with pressure and setbacks


Technical Knowledge  


To view our competency framework, please click here

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Yangon
  • Grade: NO-A, National Professional Officer - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2017-04-02

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