UN Women Security Associate - Jobs in Uganda

UN Women Security Associate - Jobs in Uganda


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

UN Women Uganda in its Strategic Note 2016-2020 in line UNDAF, NDP II and Uganda vision 2040 in supporting national priorities on Gender Equality and Womens’ empowerment among other normative frameworks, as well as the follow-up and implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides coherent support to Government, Parliament, Academia, indigenous and women´s organizations, justice system and UN entities, through providing upstream policy and programme advise, promoting a human rights-based approach to achieve sustainable development, improving national systems, sharing of good practices and lessons learned, strengthening normative and operational linkages, and promoting South-South cooperation.

In this mandate, the role of UN Women Uganda is key in ensuring that the above are achieved.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide administrative support to assessing the security situation of the host country

  • Coordinate, and provide administrative support to periodic security assessments of UN Women premises and equipment;
  • Provide administrative support to the coordination of security evaluations for residences (Residential Security Measures - RSM) of UN Women personnel, as well as on latest trends and threats to personnel safety and security;
  • Collect information about possible security threats to personnel, programmes, and assets and provide inputs to reports.

    Liaise with local security community

  • Liaise and coordinate, 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 and other non-State actors;
  • Maintain regular contacts with Security Focal Points and LSAs of UN agencies, as required;
  • Participate as a member of security groups, particularly IASMN Working Groups, as delegated;
  • Attend UN security management meetings such as the country SMT, as delegated.

    Collect, update and communicate information regarding security

  • Draft security unit announcements and notices to personnel;
  • Ensure timely and accurate dissemination of security information and precautions to personnel;
  • Conduct regular communications with UN Women Security Focal Points;
  • Ensure the proper and timely dissemination of analytical products and outputs of the Section to stakeholders;
  • Provide updates and information to HQ in relation to the security intranet portal and documentation.

    Maintain and review the Security Plan, including updating personnel lists

  • Provide inputs to the preparation and review of the UN Women and UN Security Plan;
  • Provide logistical support during the implementation of the Security Plan, as required;
  • Maintain security equipment and inventory;
  • Maintain and coordinate the UN Women Warden System, as required.
  • Monitor and support Organisational security compliance with the Security Risk Management

    Measures (SRMM) established for the duty station

  • Compile data required for the SRMM Self-Assessment of UN Women and UN Security Compliance Survey (SCS) processes;
  • Provide logistical support to the UN Women Security Focal Point in the completion and updating of the SCS;
  • Provide administrative support to the UN Women Security Focal Point in the evaluation and implementation of the UN Women Security Compliance Action Plan (SCAP);
  • Maintain a database of security compliance of all UN Women offices in the duty station;
  • Monitor contributions to the implementation of SRMM.

    Report security incidents affecting UN Women personnel, programmes, offices and assets, as appropriate

  • Collate information and provide inputs to security reports, such as the Security & Safety Incident Reporting; System (SSIRS), Security Risk Management (SRM) Assessments and other ad-hoc incident reports;
  • Provide updates to ongoing incidents as required;
  • Track and log security incidents as required;
  • Review local and national security contexts and provide Management with appropriate and timely security advice.

    Coordinate and conduct training courses on security awareness and preparedness

  • Provide administrative support to the organization of trainings and briefings;
    Prepare documents and presentation materials for trainings;
  • Maintain records of training certificates;
  • Conduct security training sessions;
  • Provide security orientation to newly assigned personnel members.

    Provide administrative support to budget and finances of Security Team

  • Provide inputs to annual work plan/s and related budget; initiates security budget revisions for approval;
  • Monitor and support applications and process for UN Women SCEF funding;
  • Prepare information for budget closures and reports as per HQ processes.

    Provide general administrative support services

  • Maintain routine and confidential correspondence files/documents;
  • Maintain a database on contact details in relation to host country security authorities; maintain list of all UN Women Security Focal Points;
  • Prepare and administer documentation related to travel arrangements, both local and international, including Travel Authorizations;
  • Organize meetings, invite participants, and provide administrative assistance at meetings, such as taking notes and meeting minutes;
  • Maintain and update the UN Women global premises directory;
  • Maintain liaison with commercial companies used for UN Women security at offices and residences.

    Required Skills and Experience

    Education and certification:

  • Secondary education is required;
    Bachelor’s Degree is an asset.


  • At least 6 years of progressively responsible experience in security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work;
  • Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is an asset;
  • Experience in diplomatic security, protection and intelligence is an asset.

    Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English and local languages spoken in Uganda is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 5th April 2019
  • UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.
  • Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
  • UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination.
  • All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Women Security Associate - Jobs in Uganda

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