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Assc Field Security Officer

Amman (Jordan)

  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-24

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Candidates must meet the essential minimum requirements of the position and must be nationals of the country. Associate Field Security Officer

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Associate Field Security Officer manages and supports all activities pertaining to staff security and security for persons of concern.
The incumbent is supervised by a Senior Officer who defines the objectives and provides general guidance. The incumbent contacts are predominant with other UN agencies, implementing partners and Government departments on relevant subject matters at the working level.
The duty of the incumbent is to support, develop plans and monitor the management of security issues.


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 staff, partners, operations, premises and refugees or persons of concern.
- Undertake periodic security assessments in close co-operation with UNHCR senior staff members and interagency partners.
- 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 standards established through the Security Risk Management process.
- Assist in the development of plans for evacuation, medical evacuation and other 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 programme activities to advise on programme criticality.
- 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.
- Develop and 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 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, FSS.
- Maintain linkages with the Staff Welfare Section, and the Medical Service, referring cases as required in consultation with the staff member¿s supervisor.
- Undertake other security-related functions or responsibilities.
- 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

Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P2/NOB - 3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 1 year relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education
Military or Police academy or other relevant field.

Certificates and/or Licenses
Security Management

Relevant Job Experience
Essential:
Not specified.
Desirable:
Relevant trainings an asset (first aid, etc.) Ability to establish working networks with law enforcements and other security actors.

Functional Skills
FS-Security risk management
FS-Security Analysis
FS-National Security Forces
FS-National Law Enforcement Agency
FS-Security Planning
ER-External Relations
IT-Computer Literacy

Language Requirements

For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.


This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates. 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:
Analytical Thinking
Political Awareness
Stakeholder Management CONSENT
The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term "sexual exploitation" means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term "sexual abuse" means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term "sexual harassment" means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator's working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
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See below for this postion's Operational Context
======================================================================================================== The Associate Field Security Officer is relied upon to coordinate quality, timely and effective safety and security responses to the needs of staff, agency assets and persons of concern. To provide assistant to supervisor in evaluating level of risk and assessing the threats, to be aware of the security protocols in place, to maintain relations and cooperation with UN security management actors and local law enforcement agencies, to maintain the staff list and training data base. The closing date for the above job opening is 24 January 2021
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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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