Field Security Associate

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United Nations Department of Safety and Security


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The Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the United Nations security management system (UNSMS) globally.

As a global leader in security risk management principles, UNDSS enables the safe and effective delivery of United Nations programmes and activities in the most complex and challenging environments, while maximizing precious resources. To this end, the work of the Department is aligned under a clear mission, to enable United Nations system programme activities through trusted security leadership and solutions.

This is a unique opportunity to join a diverse, dynamic and exciting organization gaining unique and valuable experience where security provides great value. Besides the opportunity to gain new skills and further advance security expertise, this position offers a fulfilling environment that gives you satisfaction by contributing directly or indirectly to peace and security, human rights, and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Simply, all humanity will be benefiting from your work.

Together, we can make the world a better place. For more information on the Department, and how we make an impact on the world in enabling the achievement of SDGs, . This position is located in the Department of Safety and Security, Tehran, Iran. Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Security Adviser (SA), the Field Security Associate assists in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for UN personnel in the Area of Responsibility (AoR).

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Field Security Associate is responsible for the following duties: Assists the Security Adviser in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the Area of Responsibility (AoR):

  • 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 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;
  • Communicates information on security issues to the heads of United Nations agencies and provides host country security advice to UNDSS, as required;
  • Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN agencies;
  • May be requested to provide technical assistance at Area/Security Management Team meetings. 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 with the monitoring of the security measures implementation as recommended in the Security Risks Management (SRM) process for the AoR. 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 and other Security Assessments. 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.

Performs other security-related tasks:

  • Provides support in conducting security evaluations and provides advice on Residential Security Measures 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 facilitate the effective and efficient use of the guard force.

Provides general administrative assistance:

  • Maintains routine and confidential correspondence files/documents;
  • Maintains a database on contact details of host country security authorities;
  • Arranges appointments, receives visitors, places and screens telephone calls with discretion, and takes minutes and/or notes at meeting. Performs other duties as assigned.

Education

  • High school Diploma or equivalent is required.

Work Experience

  • Seven (7) years of work experience in security, risk or disaster or emergency areas with security responsibilities, in the public or private service areas is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to five (5) years for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher. Experience in the use of Microsoft applications i.e. Word, Excel Access and Powerpoint is required. Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency (oral and written) in English is required. Fluency in oral and written Farsi is required. Knowledge of another UN Official language is an advantage. Fluency equals a rating of “fluent” in all four areas (speak, read, write and understand). Knowledge of equals a rating of “confident” or “fluent” in at least two of the four areas.

Source: https://careers.un.org/jobSearchDescription/233864?language=en

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