Local Security Assistant

United Nations Development Programme(UNDP), Yola, Nigeria

Skill Required:, HR and Admin
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
12th September, 2016


Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities
Assists the CSA/FSCO 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/FSCO;
  • Communicates information on security to the heads of United Nations agencies and provides host country security advice to UNDSS in the absence of the SA, as required;
  • Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN agencies;
  • May be requested to provide technical assistance at SMT meetings, in the absence of the CSA/SCO.

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.

Assists the CSA/SCO in monitoring compliance with Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) established for the duty station.  Also assists with the compilation of data required for the MOSS 

  • Self-Assessment Programme.
  • 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.

Provides general administrative assistance to the CSA/FSCO:

  • 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.

Performs other security-related tasks assigned by the CSA/FSCO:

  • Conducts security evaluations and provides advice on security measures for the residences (Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards - MORSS) 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;
  • Administers a 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.

Education: 

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

Experience: 

  • 6 years’ experience in security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work. Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable. 

Language Requirements: 

  • Fluency in the UN and national language of the duty station.

Other Skills and Requirements: 

  • Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation; 
  • Experience in diplomatic security, protection and intelligence 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

How To Apply:

  • If you are Interested kindly use the following link to apply: https://jobs.partneragencies.net/erecruitjobs.html?JobOpeningId=5524

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