Local Security Assistant
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Principal Security Adviser (PSA) or the Deputy Security Adviser (DSA), the Local Security Assistant assists in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for UN personnel in Nairobi.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Assists PSA / DSA in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in Kenya
- Assists in maintaining the Security Plans, including updating staff lists;
- Supports the PSA / DSA with the monitoring of the security measure implementation as recommended in the Security Risk Management (SRM) process for Kenya;
- Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets;
- Organizes and delivers training courses on security awareness and preparedness;
- Assists in monitoring the implementation of Residential Security Measures (RSM) and office safety, and security preparedness;
- Provides general administrative assistance to the PSA / DSA;
- Performs any other duties as assigned by the PSA / DSA.
- Assists the PSA/DSA in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country:
- 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 Kenya
- 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 PSA / DSA;
- Communicates information on security to the heads of United Nations agencies and provides host country security advice to UNDSS in the absence of the PSA / DSA, as required;
- Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN agencies;
- May be requested to provide technical assistance at SMT meetings.
- Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists:
- Helps in the preparation and review of the Area Security Plans;
- Supports actions during the implementation of the Security Plan, as required
- Assists the PSA / DSA in monitoring compliance with approved mitigation measures as per the Security Risk Management (SRM) process for the SRM areas
- 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 and the Quarterly Incident Report.
- 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.
- Performs other security-related tasks assigned by the PSA / DSA:
- Provides support in conducting security evaluations and provides advice on security measures for the residences (Residential Security Measures -RSM) of UN staff, as well as on latest trends and threats to staff safety and security;
- Assists in establishing and maintaining warden systems and keeps updated information related to UN offices and residences;
- Assist in maintaining the 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.
- Provides general administrative assistance to the PSA / DSA:
- 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.
Required Skills and Experience
- Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation;
- Experience in diplomatic security & protection is 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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