Local Security Assistant (LSA)
Duties and Responsibilities
- Assists FSCO 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 FSCO with the assessment of Security Risk Managment measures (SRM) for area of responsibility;
- Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets;
- Organizes and delivers training courses on security awareness and preparedness;
- Assists in ensuring Residential Security Measures and office safety, and security preparedness;
- Provides general administrative assistance to the FSCO.
- Liaises and coordinates, as appropriate, with the host government security organizations and/or personnel, including national and local provincial authorities, military, and police officers, as well as non-governmental organizations and other non-State actors in the area of operation;
- 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 FSCO;
- Communicates information on security to the heads of United Nations agencies and provides host country security advice to UNDSS in the absence of the SA, as required;
- Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN agencies;
- May be requested to provide technical assistance at ASMT meetings, in the absence of the FSCO.
- Helps in the preparation and review of the UN Security Plan;
- Supports actions during the implementation of the Security Plan, as required.
Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets, and assists in the preparation of security reports, such as the Security Incident Report, the Security Assessments.
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.
- Maintains routine and confidential correspondence files/documents;
- Maintains a database on contact details in relation to host country security authorities;
- Arranges appointments,receives visitors, places and screens telephone calls and answers queries with discretion, and takes minutes and/or notes at meetings.
- Conducts security evaluations and provides advice on security measures for the residences (Residential Security Standards - RSM) of UN staff, as well as on latest trends and threats to staff safety and security;
- Establishes and maintains warden system and keeps update of information related to UN offices and residences;
- Administers a pass and ID system;
- Maintains liaison with commercial companies used for UN security at offices and residences, in order to ensure the effective and efficient use of the guard force.
The key results have an impact on the accurate and timely implementation of the overall UN security programme at the country level.
Required Skills and Experience
- Secondary education. University Degree desirable, but it is not a requirement.
- 6 years experience in security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work. Prior experience with the UN system or an International NGO is desirable.
- Fluency in Ukrainian, Russian and Englsih languages.
Other Skills and Requirements:
- Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation;
- Experience in diplomatic security, protection and intelligence considered an asset;
- Knowledge of host country safety codes;
- Solid computers skills (MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint);
- Possession of a valid driver’s license;
- Ability to travel;
- Physically fit.
Important applicant information
All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.
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- Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
- Location: Kramatorsk (Ukraine)
- Grade: GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
- Security and Safety
- Operations and Administrations
- Administrative support
- Closing Date: 2018-07-19