Field Security Associate
UNHCR
Monterrey, Mexico
hace 3 días

Duties and Qualifications

Field Security Associate

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Field Security Associate provides support to all security related aspects of field operations including Staff, premises and asset security.

The incumbent is supervised by a Senior Officer (FSA or Head of Office) who defines general work objectives and provides necessary advice and guidance.

The incumbent maintains regular contact on a working level on routine issues with other UNHCR staff members, UN agencies, NGOs, implementing partners and Host Government Security authorities (HGS) in the area to facilitate the operation.

The duty of the incumbent is to support and monitor the management of security issues.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks.

In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR's core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Duties

  • 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 as required in coordination with UNDSS / other agencies; gather and analyse information about the security situation during field missions.
  • Be aware of security protocols and procedures in place in accordance with the UNSMS policies, UNHCR Policies and the, Security Risk Management process for the designated area ;
  • Conduct checks for compliance and advise management on any deficiencies.
  • Monitor the physical security of UNHCR premises and reports on deficiencies.
  • Monitor and supervise the guard force In accordance with relevant UNSMS policies and guidance.
  • Assist UNHCR Protection Colleagues 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.
  • Maintain relations and cooperation with UN security management system actors, local law enforcement agencies, civil authorities and other relevant agencies.
  • Provide security briefings and training to UNHCR staff, and as appropriate partner staff, on relevant security risk management processes and measures for the country concerned to include security situation updates, , the warden system, communication notification and reporting procedures, travel planning procedures road air and fire safety.
  • Respond to staff queries on security issues and provide immediate assistance as required.
  • Provide security-related advice to the manager and other staff.
  • Maintain liaison and build relationships with Host Government Security Forces and security counterparts.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Education & Professional Work Experience

    Years of Experience / Degree Level

    For G6 - 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

    Field(s) of Education

    Not applicable

    Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Certificates and / or Licenses

    Security and Safety

    Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Relevant Job Experience

    Essential : Not specified

    Desirable :

    High level of knowledge in the security field

    IT-Computer Literacy

    FS-Security Apparatus Knowledge

    FS-Field Security Operations

    FS-Security Analysis

    CO-Cross-cultural communication

    Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Language Requirements

    For General Service jobs : Knowledge of English and / or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

    This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and / or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and / or position.

    Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

    Position Competencies Core Competencies

    Communication

    Organizational Awareness

    Teamwork & Collaboration

    Commitment to Continuous Learning

    Client & Result Orientation

    Managerial Competencies

    Empowering and Building Trust

    Judgement and Decision Making

    Cross-Functional Competencies

    Political Awareness

    Change Capability and Adaptability Language Requirements Proficiency in English and Spanish is essential. Additional Information Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    No late applications will be accepted.

    Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a technical assessment or written test and later on, invited for an oral interview.

    UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).

    Duration : initially for a period of one (1) year.

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