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Field Security Assistant

Monrovia (Liberia)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Monrovia (Liberia)
  • Grade: SB-3 (SC6/SC7), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Security and Safety
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-13

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Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Chief Security Adviser (CSA), Deputy Security Advisor (DSA) ,  the Field Security Associate assists in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for UN personnel in the country or in the region of assignment.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Assists the CSA/DCSA 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 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/DCSA;
  • Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN Agencies;
  • Provide technical assistance at SMT meetings, in the absence of the CSA/DCSA, as required by the CSA or DCSA


2.    Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists

  • Helps in the preparation and review of the UN Security Plan;
  • Supports actions during the implementation of the Security Plan, as required.

3. Assists the CSA/DSA in monitoring compliance with eSRM for the Area. Also assists with the compilation of data required for the eSRM.

4. 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 Country Briefing Notes.

5. 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.

6. Provides general administrative assistance to the CSA/DCSA

  • Maintains a database on contact details in relation to UN staff residences.
  • Arranges appointments, receives visitors, and takes minutes and/or notes at meetings.

7. Performs other security-related tasks assigned by the CSA/DCSA.

  • Conducts security evaluations and provides advice on residential security measures for the residences 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;
  • Maintains liaison with commercial companies used for UN security at offices and residences, in order to ensure the effective and efficient use of contracted security guards for quality control in support of UN clients.



Ability to make new and useful ideas work

  • Level 2: Analyzes complex technical materials (including data) and makes concise, relevant recommendations


Ability to persuade others to follow

  • Level 2: Proactively identifies new opportunities and challenges

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

  • Level 2: Takes ownership of responsibilities


Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

  • Level 2: Understands, explains and shares information on assigned tasks with accuracy and clarity


Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

  • Level 2: Meets goals and timelines for delivery of products o
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  •   Level 2: Execute & Learn: Execute & Learn: Perform defined tasks
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    Client Orientation

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Required Skills and Experience


  • Secondary education. University Degree desirable, but it is not a requirement


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in security, preferably in the military or police context
  • Fluency in English


Important applicant information

All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.

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