Local Security Assistant (Dire Dawa)
Dire Dawa (Ethiopia)
Duties and Responsibilities
- Assists CSA/DSA/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 CSA/DSA/FSCO with the assessment of Security Risk Managements Measures (SRMMs) for the duty station;
- 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 (RSMs) and office safety, and security preparedness;
- Provides general administrative support to the CSA/DSA/FSCO;
- Performs any other duties as assigned.
- 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 CSA/DSA/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 CSA/DSA/FSCO, as required;
- Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN agencies;
- May be requested to provide technical assistance at SMT meetings, in the absence of the CSA/DSA/FSCO.
- Helps in the preparation and review of the UN Security Plans;
- Supports actions during the implementation of the Security Plans, 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.
- Provides support in conducting security evaluations and provides advice on security measures for the residences (–Security Risk Manage Measures (SRMM) Residence Security Measure (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.
Required Skills and Experience
- University Degree is required.
- A minimum of 2 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, are desirable.
- Fluency in English, Somali, Amharic and Afaan Oromo languages both oral and written.
- 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
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