Security Assistant, Karachi, Pakistan

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Country: Pakistan

Field location: Karachi, Pakistan

Office: FAO in Karachi

Closing date: Thursday, 15 October 2020


Security Assistant

Job Posting: 01/Oct/2020

Closure Date: 15/Oct/2020, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FAPAK

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Pakistan-Karachi

Duration : 12 Months

Post Number : N/A

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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply. People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Organizational Setting

This position is located in Karachi with limited travel within Sindh Province. The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural , fisheries and forestry sectors and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Pakistan, the direct supervision of the security unit in Islamabad, the security assistant will be responsible for performing the following duties: Tasks and responsibilities

Assist in implementation of Provincial Office Security Plan:

Provide assistance in the implementation of the Security Plan, Contingency Plans and the UN Security Framework, including ensuring that all FAO personnel are covered in his/her Area of Responsibility (AOR) by relevant Security Plans;
In conjunction with the HR, ensure Staff Lists are maintained and regularly provided to UNDSS including details of visiting missions and consultants.

Administer and test the FAO Warden Plan in his/her AOR;
Ensure the implementation of adequate emergency plans and procedures for responding to emergencies involving FAO staff in all project locations/offices in his/her AOR;
Be prepared for 24-hour response to all security and safety related incidents involving FAO staff, ensuring coordination with DSS where required.

Ensure that FAO personnel, offices, residences and equipment are SRM compliant;
Ensure that all staff members posted to FAO in Sindh have completed the mandatory Training/s, and / or and that records of certificates are maintained with Security Unit;
Conduct periodic appropriate security assessments of FAO premises and equipment and provide advice on shortfalls in security preparedness with recommended improvements and solutions as and when required;
Implement office security measures and procedures (access control of visitors and vehicles) for all FAO offices and facilities (including project offices) in his/her AOR.

Ensure appropriate professional liaison with host government agencies and local authorities, counterparts in UN and diplomatic missions, and municipal/traditional leaders, in coordination with DSS as required.

Immediately report all security and safety related incidents involving FAO staff to the Senior Field Security Specialist, UNDSS, and FAO Security Office;
Assist in the preparation of FAO security reports such as the Incident Reports and Weekly Reports;
Maintain routine and confidential correspondence files/documents related to security issues;
Assist in implementation of the Business Continuity Plan, as required.


Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree is required in Political Science, Military Studies, Security Management, Management.

Bachelors with at least 5 years relevant experience in security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work.

Fluency in English, Urdu, Sindhi and other local languages used in Sindh is required.

National of Pakistan

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus


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Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical / Functional Skills

Strong analytical and report writing skills;
Ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams is essential. Multi-disciplinary team development and management experiences‘.

Knowledge of United Nations and International Organizations‘ administrative policies and procedures.

Good knowledge of common administrative and financial rules and regulations

Good knowledge of communication and documentation standards

Knowledge and understanding of sourcing within the procurement function.

Display initiative and take responsibility for achieving agreed outputs within set deadlines and closely follow-up until successful outputs are achieved.

Continue to seek new, innovative and improved methods and systems for accomplishing the work assigned.

Identify and recommend remedial measures to address problems in systems design or implementation

Selection Criteria

Solid computer skills

Knowledge of the UNSRM system

Knowledge of UN Communications equipment

Ability to travel

Physically fit

Candidates will be assessed against the requirements listed above.


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Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted

Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications

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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.


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