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Assistant Field Security Officer

Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)

  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-27

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This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants. Candidates must be Congoleese Nationals.

Interested staff members should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS, UNHCR/AI/2020/1/Rev.1). If you have questions regarding your eligibility, you may also contact the HR Unit.

In line with the RALS, the below category of candidates are eligible to apply for internally/externally advertised vacancies.

Group 1 candidates: Current NPO staff members holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment are eligible to apply to advertised positions in the NPO category at their personal grade and one grade below or above, as Group 1 candidates.

External candidates: All other candidates are eligible to apply to positions in the NPO category as external
candidates, including GS staff members holding a university degree and fulfilling eligibility requirements, regardless of grade or length of service, who may apply to any vacant NPO position in their country of assignment for which they qualify. External candidates must meet the essential minimum requirements of the position. Assistant Field Security Officer

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Assistant Field Security Officer manages and provides support to all security related aspects of field operations including Staff, premises and asset security.

The incumbent is supervised by a Senior Officer who defines specific work objectives. The incumbent is required to have basic conceptual knowledge of the profession, by being dynamic and able to take on higher responsibilities progressively.  The incumbent may provide input to the supervision of general service staff in the office.
The duty of the incumbent is to support and guide in all security related aspects of the operation.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Duties
- Advise and support the Representative or Head of Office in managing staff safety and security of UNHCR personnel , partners, operations, premises
- Undertake periodic security assessments in close cooperation with UNHCR senior staff members, UNDSS and interagency partners drafting the required security risk management assessment reports and using key tools for same.
- Evaluate existing security measures to determine their appropriateness and identify areas needing improvement.  Follow up with actions to oversee or implement those improvements.
- Advise on and assist in ensuring compliance with standard established through the Security Risk Management process.
- Assist and develop plans for evacuation/relocation medical evacuation and other security contingencies.
- In cooperation with UNHCR senior staff members, assist in ensuring that security measures are fully integrated into operational planning, including budgetary provisions, at the earliest stages of development.
- Participate in programme related discussions to advise on security risk levels in line with programme criticality.
- Respond to staff queries on security issues and provide immediate assistance as required.
- As a member of a multi-functional team, contribute to efforts to ensure the physical protection and security of refugees and other persons of concern.
- Maintain relationships with security-related actors, including host government law enforcement authorities and partner agencies.
- Maintain cooperation with staff of the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS).
- Cooperate in security assessments and planning and supporting interagency processes.
- Support UNHCR staff serving as members of the country Security Management Team (SMT), or Area Security Management Team (ASMT), Area Security Coordinators (ASC) and Wardens.
- Provide country-relevant security advice and training to UNHCR staff, and where appropriate, to staff of NGOs and implementing partners in areas including, inter alia, preparation for and conduct of road missions, radio telecommunications, immediate actions upon detection of explosive devices or other dangers, hostage survival and other critical incidents.
- Conduct rehearsals and practical exercises to ensure that staff are familiar with security contingency plans and can implement them confidently in an emergency.
- Prepare periodic reports on security in accordance with UN and UNHCR standard operating procedures, sharing with managers in the country of assignment and, as appropriate, regional security coordinators, FSS.
- Maintain linkages with the Staff Welfare Section, and the Medical Service, referring cases as required in consultation with staff member¿s supervisor.
- Provide security-related advice, in written and oral form, to the manager and other staff.
- Advise on, and upon approval, implement, needed mitigating measures.
- Participate in criticality assessments.
- Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P1/NOA - 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education
Military or Police Academy or other relevant field
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses
Security Management, Security Risk Management, Security and Safety certification
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Essential
Military or police experience.

Desirable
Relevant training (first aid)
Examples of having established networks with Host Government or other security actors from previous employment.

Functional Skills
MD-First Aid Training
MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation
IT-Computer Literacy
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential) Core Competencies:
Accountability
Communication
Organizational Awareness
Teamwork & Collaboration
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Client & Result Orientation

Managerial Competencies:
Judgement and Decision Making
Managing Resources

Cross-Functional Competencies:

Planning and Organizing
Political Awareness
Stakeholder Management Knowledge of french is mandatory and english is an advantage. This position will be supervised by the Senior Field Safety Advisor ¿ Interested internal candidates should apply through MSRP ¿ Self-Service ¿ Recruiting Activities ¿ Careers (please search by JO number or by Location). Please update your personal profiles with all required information in order to be able to apply. Please consult the attached documents for further guidance on how to update the personal profile.

¿ Interested external applicants are also invited to apply online and complete the mandatory motivation letter.  For help with logging in to the MSRP External Portal, or with online applications, please contact the HR Unit well before the deadline to allow sufficient time for any technical problem to be resolved. External vacancies are posted on the external UNHCR website and applicants who do not have internal status must apply through the external UNHCR website.  https://www.unhcr.org/careers.html ¿ Careers ¿ Career opportunities ¿ Other Opportunities ¿ Vacancies ¿ sort by Location or search by Job Opening number. 

¿ Not signed, incomplete and late applications will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to sit for a written test and oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).

¿ The evaluation of applicants will be conducted based on the information submitted during the application. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

¿ UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants to apply. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms gender, disability, marital or civil partnership status, race, color or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

¿ UNHCR has a zero-tolerance policy against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA). SEA is unacceptable behavior and prohibited conduct for UNHCR personnel. It constitutes acts of serious misconduct and is therefore grounds for disciplinary measures, including dismissal. Any concerns or suspicions about a possible case of SEA should be reported immediately to the Inspector General¿s Office (IGO) at inspector@unhcr.org or through the online complain form at https://www.unhcr.org/php/complaints.php or by confidential fax: +41 22 739 73 80.

¿ For any technical problems encountered during the online application, please send an email to the below email address titled ¿Online VA Query-your name and surname¿. Human Resources Kinshasa  codkivac@unhcr.org
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See below for this postion's Operational Context
======================================================================================================== As of 30 April 2020, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) hosts 522,924 refugees in the country, including 214,466 Rwandan, 171,373 CAR, 47,171 Burundian and 88,612 South Sudanese refugees. DRC also hosts more than 5 million IDPs located mainly in the provinces of Ituri, Kasai, North Kivu, South Kivu and Tanganyika. As Protection Cluster lead, UNHCR continues to play a key role supporting the DRC Government in implementing a durable solutions strategy in order to help end the cycles of protracted displacement in the country.   As a result of intense fighting, which led to significant internal displacement in eastern DRC, with more than 2 million newly displaced in North Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri provinces in the last 18 months, a new internal L3 emergency was declared on 27 November 2019 in the provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri of DRC to activate emergency procedures and access to additional human, material and financial resources for the UNHCR country operation to address the large-scale internal displacement and acute humanitarian needs, for a six month period until 26 May 2020
At the same time, while addressing the dictates of responding to the IDP caseload, UNHCR is called to be present to deliver multi-purpose assistance under its mandate to refugee caseloads scattered in various locations across the vast DRC territory.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity. Acknowledgements will only be sent to short-listed applicants under serious consideration. January, 27, 2021 ( midnight geneva time)
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