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Internal Vacancy Announcement - Security Officer, NOA, TA, Bamenda #00113673, Only for Cameroonians

Bamenda (Cameroon)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Bamenda (Cameroon)
  • Grade: NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-14

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The Local Security Assistant (LSA) reports to the Field Security Advisor based in Buea, South-West region, while the secondary reporting line is with the Emergency Specialist based in Bamenda. The LSA provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance to the supervisor to manage a range of activities on security planning, management and risk assessments to ensure the safety and security of personnel and their eligible family members and safeguarding of UNICEF premises, assets and resources at the duty station.

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.

For every child, a chance in life!

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, nutrition, education and protection of a society most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. Therefore, the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

The Local Security Assistant (LSA) reports to the Field Security Advisor based in Buea, South-West region, while the secondary reporting line is with the Emergency Specialist based in Bamenda. The LSA provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance to the supervisor to manage a range of activities on security planning, management and risk assessments to ensure the safety and security of personnel and their eligible family members and safeguarding of UNICEF premises, assets and resources at the duty station.

1/- Security Risk Management and Planning 

  • Provide supervisor with input 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.  Participate as a member of the security coordination cell established by United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS).
  • In close coordination with the supervisor, assist in the implementation of all 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.  Provide technical support for contracted security providers.
  • Assist the supervisor in drafting UNICEF security documentation including security contingency plans and assist in drafting mandatory reports in accordance with UNICEF security reporting guidelines including Security Incident Reports (SIRs).

2/- Safety and Security Services 

  • Assist the supervisor in monitoring the security situation and provide information, through the supervisor, on emerging security threats to UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises assets and resources.  Assist in security activities that support UNICEF operations and participate, as requested, 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 ensuring that UNICEF personnel are kept informed of matters affecting their safety and security and the actions to take in the event of an emergency including those identified in the UNICEF/UN Security Plans. 

3/- Security Networking and Partnership Building

  • Assist the supervisor in identifying appropriate liaison within the UNSMS/NGO community through UNDSS and other key actors.
  • Establish a strong network of contacts from all stakeholders relevant for the management of security risks.

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.

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

EDUCATION

University degree in a discipline related to security risk management, international relations, diplomatic studies conflict analysis, or security analysis. 

WORK EXPERIENCE

A minimum of 1 year of professional experience in a security management related environment including security analysis. Demonstrated understanding of the United Nations Security Management System and/or experience at the international level with an international agency or corporation on security planning and management is desirable.

LANGUAGES

Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required. Fluency in French (verbal and reading) is desirable. Knowledge of Pidgin and/or any other local languages is an advantage. 

COMPETENCIES

Core values

  1. Commitment
  2. Diversity and inclusion
  3. Integrity

Core competencies

  1. Communication (II)
  2. Working with people (I)
  3. Drive for results (I)

Functional competencies

  1. Applying technical expertise (II)
  2. Learning and researching (II)
  3. Planning and organizing (II)
  4. Coping with pressure and setbacks (II)
  5. Relating and Networking (II)
  6. Analyzing (I)

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.

Remarks:

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

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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