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Security Assistant-BAG-20-DIR-0001-SC 5/1

Erbil (Iraq)

  • Organization: UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Location: Erbil (Iraq)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Administrative support
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development
  • Closing Date: 2021-02-03

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Parent Sector : Field Office

Duty Station: Erbil

Job Family: General Administrative Support

Type of contract : Non Staff

Level : Level 5

Duration of contract : 1 year

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 31-Jan-2021


UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism



Under the overall authority of the Director of the UNESCO Office for Iraq and the direct supervision of the Security Officer, the SC holder with vocational experience in security provides support on matters of safety and security with the ultimate goal of keeping UNESCO   personnel and offices in Iraq safe and secure. 

The main responsibilities should be summarized in :

-With significant guidance from the UNESCO FSO, actively maintain official liaison with host government counterparts, local authorities responsible for security, law and order and security counterparts in the UN.
-Assist on maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists;
-Support with the checking and following up on the implementation of the Security Risk Management measures at the duty station;
-Monitor the local security situation through local media and networks providing regular information and updates to the UNESCO FSO relative to on-going and emerging security issues in the country;

Long Description

- Assist on identifying Emergency Communications equipment needs (MISTS);

-Conducting security evaluations and providing advice on security measures for the residences of UNESCO staff and UNESCO offices;

-Assist on organising training courses on security issues/awareness and preparedness;

-Supports actions during the implementation of the Security Plan, as required

-Maintain routine and confidential correspondence files/documents.

-Following up on access control of UNESCO offices, in the area of operation (kR, Mosul).

-Supporting flied missions in Iraq (Mosul/ KR).

Long Description

-Maintains a database of all security incidents and completes REPORTS AS REQUIRED;
-Assist in conducting security & safety related investigations;
-Assist on Responding to emergencies/crises that may involve UNESCO operations, staff and assets;
-Keep records of the issuance and return of UNESCO ID cards;
-Support the UNESCO FSO in the establishment of effective and functioning Communications/Warden Systems for UNESCO and the periodic testing of these systems.

Long Description

-Conduct physical security surveys of international personnel residences in accordance with the Residential Security Measures (RSM) on behalf of the SFP as required.
-Under the direct guidance of the supervisor, share information with UNESCO personnel and eligible family members that would affect their safety and security and information regarding the actions to take in the event of an emergency, including those identified in the UNESCO/UN Security Plans.
-Other security tasks assigned by the FSO.

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial) Accountability (C) Communication (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) - For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

1.    Academic qualifications
•    Completed secondary, technical or vocational education in relevant field;


2.    Years of relevant work experience
•    Minimum 5 years of relevant experience  


3.    Competencies

General competencies:
1.    Good interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to draft correspondence and correct documents.
2.    Good organizational, coordination and filing skills.
3.    Ability to work as part of a team, to take initiative and to provide quality and timely support and services.
4.    Discretion and capacity to deal efficiently and tactfully with people of different cultural backgrounds.
5.    Flexibility to adjust work schedules and priorities.
6.    Good computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, knowledge of databases, SharePoint, etc.). 

Core competencies:
Building partnership, Teamwork, Solution orientated, Client orientation, Communication, Creativity and Innovation, Technological awareness, Result Based Management and Result Based Budgeting, Promoting organizational change and development.


4.    Language requirement
Excellent knowledge of Arabic and English.


1.    Academic qualifications
•    Bachelor’s Degree with 2 additional years of relevant experience can be considered in lieu;


2.    Years of relevant work experience
•    Military, Police or National Intelligence background and experience is an asset.


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Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.


UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.

UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

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