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Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, an Advocate
If you are committed and passionate about making a lasting difference for children, UNICEF Turkey would like to hear from you.
Purpose for the job: The Security Officer reports to the Chief of Field Office Gaziantep with a technical line of supervision from the Security Adviser.
How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision of the Chief Field Office in Gaziantep and in regular consultation with the UNICEF Country Security Manager, the Security Officer provides technical, operational and administrative assistance in security management and services through the application of theoretical and technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing and presenting technical security related information/data while learning organizational/UN system rules, regulations and procedures in the area of security management and emergency/crisis preparedness.
Security Risk Management and Planning
- Collect, record and report to supervisor all information related to the safety and security of UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises, assets and resources in accordance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems.
- In close coordination with the supervisor, assist in the implementation of all technical requirements contained in the UN Security Plan, Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS), Residential Security Measures (RSM), and other relevant policies, guidelines, and assessments. Assist in providing technical support for all UNICEF contracted security providers.
- Assist the supervisor in drafting UNICEF security documentation including security contingency plans and assist in the compiling of mandatory reports in accordance with UNICEF security reporting guidelines including Security Incident Reports (SIRs).
- Assist the supervisor to fulfil all of their obligations under the United Nations Security Management System Framework of Accountability.
- Carry out other assigned tasks as directed by the Chief of Field Office and/or Country Security Manager.
Safety and Security Services
- Assist the supervisor in monitoring the security situation and emerging security threats to UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises, assets and resources. As requested by the supervisor, assist in security activities that support UNICEF operations and participate in security risk management for all locations where UNICEF personnel and eligible family members are present.
- Draft security related information and instructions to assist the supervisor in keeping personnel informed on matters affecting their safety and security and actions to take in case of an emergency including those identified in the UN Security Plan as it relates to UNICEF.
- In close coordination with technical supervisor, act in an advisory capacity to the Chief of Field Office on any security-related issues in the area of operations.
Security Networking and Partnership Building
- Assist the supervisor in identifying appropriate liaison within the UNSMS/NGO community through UNDSS.
- Identifying opportunities to build and maintain meaningful relationships with security interlocutors for the benefit of the safety and security of UNICEF staff and to enhance programme delivery.
Knowledge management and capacity building
- Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
- Implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders on security related preparedness and operations.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- A University degree in a discipline related to security management, international studies, or security analysis.
- A minimum of 1 year of relevant professional experience in security risk management at a similar or higher level.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English and Turkish is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.