Field Security Associate, Accra, Ghana
Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
City: Accra, Ghana
Office: UNDP Ghana
Closing date: Saturday, 31 October 2020
Job ID: 33072
Practice Area - Job Family: Management
Vacancy End Date: (Midnight New York, USA) 31/10/2020
Duty Station: Accra, Ghana
Education & Work Experience: C-HS Graduate or Equivalent - 6 year(s) experience
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
This position is open to Nationals of Ghana who are very familiar with security matters
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Security Adviser (SA ), the Field Security Associ ate assists in the im plementation of security operations for the COVID - 19 field h ospital and all matters relating to th e management of safety and security for UN personnel in the region of assignment. The position which is a t emporary post is locally admi nistered by UNDP but is financed centrally by t he United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS).
Duties and Responsibilities
Functions / Key Results Expected
The functions/duties/key results of this job description are generic and not all duties are carried out by all Field Security Associates. DocuSign Envelope ID: 039595E0-7669-4E3C-9600-E67588F94285
Summary of key functions:
Assists SA in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the COVID-19 field hospital;
Assists in maintaining the Security Plan of the field hospital including updating staff lists
Supports the SA with the monitoring of the security measures implementation as recommended in the COVID-19 field hospital Security Risks Management (SRM) process).
Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assetsof theCOVID-19 field hospital;
Organizes and delivers training courses on security awareness and preparednessfor staff;
working at COVID-19field hospital and visitorsto thehospital.
Assists in monitoring theimplementation of the (Residential Security Measures) for staff working at the COVID-19 field hospitaland the COVID-19 field hospitalsafetyand security preparedness;
Assist Tthe SA with the monitoring of the security measures implementation as recommended in the COVID-19 field hospital Security Risks Management (SRM) process).
Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets of the COVID-19 field hospital and assists in the preparation of security reports, such as the Security Incident Report, the Security
Performs an in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the COVID-19 field hospital;
Liaises and coordinates, as appropriate, with the host government security organizations and/or personnel, including civil aviation, airport security, immigration, nationaland local provincial authorities,national security secretariat, military, and police officersin the area of operation;
Helps to assess the security situation at the AORand ensures adequate gathering and verification of security information that may berequired for a proper analysis of the situation by the SA;
May be requested to provide technical assistance at SMT meetings, in the absence of SA
2. Assists in maintaining the Security Plan of the field hospitalincluding updating staff lists
Helps in the preparation and review of the COVID-19 HospitalSecurity Plan
Supports actions during the implementation of theSecurity Plan, as required.
3. Assists the SA with the monitoring of thesecurity measures implementation as recommended in the COVID-19 field hospital Security
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Risks Management (SRM) process).
4. Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assetsof the COVID-19 field hospitaland assists in the preparation ofsecurity reports, such as the Security Incident Report, the Security Assessments;
5. Provides support in organizing and conducting training courses on security awareness and preparedness and providing security orientation tostaffworkingat COVID-19 field hospital and its visitors.Conducts security briefings, as required.
6.Performs other security-related tasks assigned by the SA
Provides support in conducting security evaluations and advice on as well assistin monitoring the implementation of the security measures for the residences (Residential Security Measures) for staff working at the COVID-19 field hospital and the COVID-19 field hospitalsafety and security preparedness;ï DocuSign Envelope ID: 039595E0-7669-4E3C-9600-E67588F94285
Assists and maintains warden system and keeps update of information related to theCOVID-19 field hospital and residencesof staff working at the COVID-19 field hospital
Administers a pass and ID systemfor the COVID-19 field hospital;
Maintains liaison withfield hospitalsecurity in order to ensure the effective and efficient use of the guard force.
I mpact of Results
The key results have an impact on the accurate and timely implementation of theoperation of theCOVID-19 field hospital.
Commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter and the Organization’s core values -Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity
Planning and Organizing: Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor his/her own work plan with minimum supervision. Ability to work under pressure or incrisis situations. Availability to travel within the area of responsibility.
Creativity: Ability to actively seek to improve services, offer new and different options to solve problems/meet client needs, and promote and persuade others to consider new ideas
Teamwork:Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect fordiversity
Communication:Proven and sustained communication (verbal and written) skills
Required Skills and Experience
Secondary education is required. University Degree isdesirable, but it is not a requirement.
A minimum 6 years of experience in security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work is required.Prior experience wIth the UN system or an international NGO is desirable.
Fluency in English, Fluency in Ghanaian local language is required
Other Skills and Requirements:
Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation;
Experience in diplomatic security and protection isconsidered as an asset;
Knowledge of host country safety codes
Solid computers skills (MS Word, Excel, Access and
Possession of a valid driver’s license
Ability to travel
I mportant applicant information
All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.
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