field safety associate

Job Summary

UNHCR is recruiting to fill the position of a Field Safety Associate.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

Job Description

Position Number: 2018/VA/069

Context, Duties, and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Head of Field office with technical support from the Senior Field Security Advisor, the following are the core duties and responsibilities:
  • Provide assistance to the supervisor in evaluating the level of risk and assessing the existing security measures for the UNHCR staff, operations, premises, partners and persons of concern.
  • Conduct regular security assessment missions to the field in coordination with UNDSS/other agencies; assist the supervisor during field missions to gather information and analyze the security situation.
  • Be aware of security protocols and procedures in place, especially those comprising Security Risk Management; check for compliance and advise management on any deficiencies.
  • Monitor the physical security of UNHCR premises and reports on deficiencies/ requirements for the guard force.
  • Assist in efforts to ensure the physical protection and security of refugees and other persons of concern.
  • Provide support during implementation of security-related projects.
  • Assist in the monitoring, updating, and reporting of security-related events.
  • Assist in the processing of administrative security issues.
  • Perform radio room duties by assisting in the tracking of staff on road mission, conduct periodic radio checks in the absence of radio operator at the duty station
  • Supervise and monitor security Guards at UNHCR premises
  • Attend to security incidents/accidents that involves UNHCR staff and report accordingly
  • Assist the Senior Field Security Advisor in the preparation and update of Staff tracking, Security Warden System and security plans (fire, evacuation, medical etc.) for UNHCR staff and/or at any other location where determined.
  • Conduct Security briefing for new Staff as required
  • Work in close collaboration with UNHCR security colleagues in the field outside Cross River.
  • Any other responsibilities/functions deemed necessary or as delegated by the Head of the office and/or the Senior Field Security Advisor

Essential Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of secondary education with relevant training and experience in security and safety issues. Military or Police background preferred.
  • Minimum of 8 years (6 with advanced training/certificate) of previous relevant job experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.
  • Ability to work in a team under pressure with minimum supervision; good analytic and training skills, organized and a good sense of initiative.
  • Be professional, discrete, organized, flexible and available at short notice.
  • Good communication skills (written and oral).
  • Good knowledge of areas within the field office territory.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

  • Good computer skills - (MS Word; MS Excel; MS PPT).
  • Excellent knowledge of local security apparatus.
  • Sensitive to and good knowledge of the local culture.
  • Knowledge of another relevant UN or local languages.
  • United Nations experience in the field of security an asset.
  • Graduation from Military or Police Academy.

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