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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Caracas
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-15

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Security Specialist, P-3, Temporary Appointment, Caracas, Venezuela

Caracas (Venezuela)

The Security Specialist reports to the Representative and technical line with the Office of the Security Coordinator through the Regional Security Adviser. 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 and helps enable UNICEF activities through the proper allocation of Security Risk Management, including strong security risk assessment and advice on relevant RRM measures. The Security Specialist manages, on behalf of the Representative, all security activities in support of the country office.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

How can you make a difference?

The Security Specialist reports to the Representative and technical line with the Office of the Security Coordinator through the Regional Security Adviser. 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 and helps enable UNICEF activities through the proper allocation of Security Risk Management, including strong security risk assessment and advice on relevant RRM measures.  The Security Specialist manages, on behalf of the Representative, all security activities in support of the country office.

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. The Security Specialist also engages on security issues with NGO partners in line with the Saving Lives Together (SLT) policy.  As a member of the UNSMS Security Cell, contributes to the development of assessments, procedures and guidelines including Security Risk Management (SRM), Security Risk Management Measures and the applicable Security Plans in the country.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities

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(s), Security Risk Management Measures, 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) through the Regional Security Adviser 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. Security Services

  • Monitor the security situation and provide independent and comprehensive security analysis with the goal of identifying trends in security threats and predicting the specific conditions that would impact on the 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(s) 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, including the security induction programme for the newly assigned staff.  as well as participate in all security related contingency exercises.  Conduct security surveys of international personnel residences in accordance with the Residential Security Measures (RSM) and provide support to locally-recruited personnel in this regard as necessary. 

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 the 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 host country 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. 

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

  • Education: An Advanced University Degree 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. Previous UNSMS experience is desirable
  • Language Proficiency: Fluency in English and Spanish is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are :

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

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

* Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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

* 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.

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