Security Specialist , ( P-3) , Ndjamena, Chad

N'Djamena

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

 Purpose of the Position

The Security Specialist reports to the Representative and maintains a close working relationship with the Office of the Security Coordinator.  The Security Specialist is responsible for advising the Representative on their security duties and responsibilities in accordance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems.  The Security Specialist contributes to the UNICEF mandate through strong security risk analysis, advice, and relevant mitigation.  The Security Specialist manages, on behalf of the Representative, all security activities in support of the country.

 

 

The Security Specialist implements and manages security activities at the duty station in close coordination with all members of the UN Security Management System (UNSMS) including the UN Department of Safety and Security as well as NGO partners in line with the Saving Lives Together (SLT) policy.  As a member of the UN Security Cell, contributes to the development of assessments, procedures and guidelines including Security Risk Assessments (SRAs), Country Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS), and the country specific Security Plan.

Key Expected Results

 

1.  Security Risk Management and Planning

  • Advise the Representative in the execution of his/her duties with regards to the safety and security of UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises, and in accordance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems.  Attend as an observer, all SMT/ASMT meetings, assist the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) as appropriate and participate as a member of the security coordination cell established by UNDSS.
  • Provide advice on technical security requirements contained in the UN Security Plan, Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS), Residential Security Measures (RSM), and other relevant policies, guidelines, and assessments and monitor their implementation.  Provide technical oversight for contracted security providers.
  • Prepare, maintain, and update UNICEF security documentation including security contingency plans and provide the Representative, and the Office of the Security Coordinator (OSC) with mandatory reports in accordance with UNICEF security reporting guidelines.  This includes the monitoring/reporting on security compliance and the submission of all Security Incident Reports (SIRs).

 

2. Safety and Security Services

  • Monitor the security situation and provide independent and comprehensive security analysis with the goal of identifying trends and predicting the specific conditions that would impact on the safety and security of UNICEF personnel, eligible family members, premises assets and resources.
  • Implement security activities in support of UNICEF operations and participate, coordinate and/or undertake security risk management for all locations where UNICEF personnel and eligible family members are present.
  • Ensure that UNICEF personnel are kept informed of matters affecting their security and the actions to take in the event of an emergency including those identified in the UN Security Plan as it relates to UNICEF.  Ensure there is an effective and functioning communications system for security management within UNICEF that this is fully integrated into the UN Emergency Communications System.  Coordinate with UNDSS to ensure all UNICEF personnel undertake all mandatory security training/briefings and participate in all security related contingency exercises.  Conduct security surveys of international personnel residences in accordance with the Residential Security Measures (RSM).

 

3.            Programmatic Security Information Analysis

  • Collect information, provide specific analysis, advice, and support to programme planning and implementation.  Conduct analysis to fully understand the issues that have an impact on the delivery of UNICEF programmes particularly in areas deemed security compromised.  Work closely with the UNICEF programme and communication personnel in country to integrate all relevant analysis into the planning and implementation of all country programmes.

 

4.            Security Networking and Partnership Building

  • Establish contact and maintain networks with all UNSMS/NGOs security advisors and relevant local authorities as appropriate.  Ensure that security collaboration with NGOs working as UNICEF implementing partners is undertaken, in coordination with UNDSS, and using the SLT policies as a framework.

 

5.            Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Introduce technological innovations and approaches to security procedures and systems.
  • Institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Organize, plan and/or implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders on security related preparedness and operations.

 

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Education

An Advanced University Degree (Master or higher) in a discipline related to Risk Management, International Relations, Cultural Anthropology, Conflict Analysis, Intelligence Analysis, Diplomatic Studies, Conflict and Security or Counter Terrorism.  Substantial relevant qualifying experience and training may be considered in lieu of the advanced university degree.

 

Work Experience

A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in global security risk management and/or security analysis at least three years of which should be at a strategic level.  Demonstrated international security management experience and understanding of the United Nations Security Management System is desirable.

 

Language

Fluency French and English is required.  Knowledge the local language is an asset.

 

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (II)
  • Drive for results (II)

Functional Competencies

  • Coping with Pressure and Setbacks (III)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Deciding and Initiating action (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)

 

Remarks

* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.

* Please note that is a non-family duty station.

Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service

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: N'Djamena
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2017-06-16

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