Security Associate, Pemba, Mozambique
Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
Field location: Pemba, Mozambique
Office: UNICEF in Pemba
Closing date: Monday, 19 October 2020
Temporary Appointment : Security Associate, GS-6, For 364 Days, Pemba, Mozambique
Job no: 534919
Position type: Temporary Appointment
Location: Mozambique Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)
School/Unit: Republic of Mozambique
Department/Office: Pemba Zone Office, Mozambique
Categories: Support: Operations, G-6
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
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, [insert tagline]
The Local Security Associate (LSA) GJP is to be used in a Country Office (CO) and reports to the appointed Security Focal Point (SPF), normally the Chief of Operations/Operations Manager. When the scale, complexity and/or level of insecurity in the country results in the appointment of an International Security Specialist, the LSA reports to the International Security Specialist.
How can you make a difference?
The Local Security Associate reports to the SPF (Security Specialist) for supervision. The Security Associate provides technical, operational and administrative assistance to the Supervisor in support of their role as it relates to ensuring the safety and security of personnel and their eligible family members as well as the safeguarding of UNICEF premises, assets and resources at the duty station. In carrying out the below duties the incumbent is expected to follow instructions precisely and in strict compliance with supervisor’s instructions and UN Security related policies, rules and procedures.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
Safety and Security Services
Support in Knowledge Management and Capacity Building
Support the supervisor administratively and logistically in their planning functions related to the safety and security of UNICEF personnel and eligible family members as well as the safeguarding of premises, assets, and resources in accordance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems.
Assist the supervisor by collecting and providing the basic information required for the implementation of the UN Country Security Plan, Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS), Residential Security Measures (RSM), and other relevant policies, guidelines, and assessments.
Assist the supervisor in the development of UNICEF routine security documentation including security contingency plans such as, but not limited to, fire and evacuation plans.
Assist the supervisor in drafting routine security reports/returns including but not limited to Security Incident Reports (SIRs).
2. Safety and Security Services
Monitor the local security situation through local media and networks providing regular information and updates to the supervisor relative to on-going and emerging security issues in the country.
Assist the supervisor in security activities that support UNICEF staff, premises and operations for all locations where UNICEF personnel and/or eligible family members are present.
Provide on-going routine technical support and direction for contracted security providers on behalf of the SFP.
Under the direct guidance of the supervisor, share information with UNICEF personnel and eligible family members that would affect their safety and security and information regarding the actions to take in the event of an emergency, including those identified in the UNICEF/UN Security Plans.
Support the supervisor in the establishment of effective and functioning Communications/Warden Systems for UNICEF and the periodic testing of these systems.
Support the supervisor in the conduct of all security related contingency exercises particularly relating to administration, communications and logistics.
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Conduct physical security surveys of international personnel residences in accordance with the Residential Security Measures (RSM) on behalf of the SFP as required.
3. Security Networking
With significant guidance from the supervisor, actively maintain official liaison with host government counterparts, local authorities responsible for security, law and order and security counterparts in the UN.
4. Support in Knowledge Management and Capacity Building
Coordinate, as required, with UNDSS, on behalf of the SFP, to ensure all UNICEF personnel undertake mandatory security training/briefings.
With strong support and guidance from the supervisor, develop and conduct country level familiarization sessions for contracted security guards specifically regarding their UN/UNICEF related duties and responsibilities.
With strong support and guidance from the supervisor, develop and conduct country level training sessions for drivers to familiarize them with the specific actions to take when encountering a security related situation while driving.
Assist in the provision of any security related training for UNICEF personnel or eligible family members, particularly to ensure comprehension by those more comfortable in the local language.
The efficient and effective support provided by the Security Associate contributes to the timely and appropriate planning and implementation of security plans and measures that directly impact on the safety and security of personnel and their eligible family members as well as organizational premises, assets and resources.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...
Education: Completion of secondary education supplemented by relevant technical/military/police courses and/or university courses in a relevant discipline.
Work Experience: A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible experience in a security related environment is required.
Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Portuguese is required.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are...
Applying technical expertise (I)
Adapting and Responding to Change (II)
Coping with pressure and setbacks (II)
Relating and Networking (II)
Following Instructions and Procedures (II)
Planning and Organizing (I)
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
There will be no relocation package offered for this post. The successful candidate will be responsible for his/her own relocation and settlement in the city where the post is based.
There is a salary calculator tool for local staff through this link. Please run simulations for an estimate of monthly and annual salary based on the post’s level and location. When running the simulation, please select Mozambique (NEW) as the Duty Station.
Advertised: Oct 02 2020 South Africa Standard Time Application close: Oct 19 2020 South Africa Standard Time