UNDP Local Security Assistant Jobs in Uganda

UNDP Local Security Assistant Jobs in Uganda

Agency: UNDP
  • Local Security Assistant (G6)
    Job ID: 21493
    Practice Area - Job Family
  • UN Coordination
    Duty Station
  • Gulu, Uganda


    UNDSS is responsible for the security of the UN personnel, their property as well as the property of the UN and affiliated agencies in Uganda.

    Its presence is spread across the country with emphasis on the areas with sizeable UN operations and therefore staff members, both national and international.

    UNDSS has its own structures in place but works hand in hand with the national security infrastructure in executing its mandate.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Summary of key functions:

  • Liaising and coordinating with the host government security organizations
  • Maintaining the security plan
    Maintaining Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) for UN assets and equipment.
  • Assessing the security situations at the duty station
  • Identifying emergency communication needs
    Conducting security evaluations and providing advice on security measures for Minimum Operational Residential Security Standard (MORSS) of UN Staff and UN Offices.
  • Security for VIP visits Serve as Security Officer for agencies that do not have professional Security Officers
  • Administration and logistics supervisor at the level of the field office
  • Security briefing for new staff joining different agencies
  • Organizing training on security issues, awareness and preparedness
  • Maintain contact and liaise with host government agencies and other UN agencies to obtain latest information regarding the security situation in the country and update the Security Advisor.
  • Information gathering and sharing, to assist in the preparation of periodical security updates, briefs and advisories
  • Timely coordination with different agencies in providing adequate security for the UN and its interests in Uganda, to ensure security for all staff and UN property in Uganda.
  • Prior to occupying any house by international staff or for office use, the premises have to be inspected for compliance to MORSS and MOSS, country security plan.
  • The Security of VIP visitors to the different UN agencies, while within the country, as a responsibility of UNDSS.
  • Covering UN agencies that do not have professional security officers such that their security needs are adequately catered for.
  • At the field level, the LSA is entrusted with monitoring, reporting and tracking office supplies and inventory. He is also the contact person for the staff in the field office.
  • The LSA represents the Security Advisor at the Area Security Coordination meetings and liaises with the Security Coordinators and wardens
  • Provides assistance in the conduct and follow up of investigations and incidents affecting UN Staff and offices in the area.
  • Participate in providing substantive security-related input in the preparation, review and implementation of the Country Security Plan.
  • The local Security Assistant supervises the UNDSS manned radio room in the field office

  • Corporate responsibility and teamwork:
    Serve and promote the mission and values of the organization
  • Plan, prioritize and deliver on time
    Participate effectively in a team-based, information-sharing environment, collaborating and cooperating with others
  • Execute responsibilities while maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Understands that those provided services are clients and seeks to see things from a client perspective

    People Skills:
  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills
    A high level of motivation, initiative, dedication, intuition and attention to details
  • Flexibility in the face of changing conditions and ability to manage the tasks simultaneously
  • Professional and courteous attitude
    and demonstrated ability to work effectively under stressful conditions
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender balance.
  • Innovation and judgment: Demonstrates sound judgment in resolving operational issues/problems
  • Contribute creativity, practical ideas and approaches to deal with challenging situations
    Strive for quality-client centered services (internal & external)
  • Keeping up to date with available security technology

  • Demonstrate effective and strong inter-personal and communication skills
  • Good relations and influence with national security organizations is highly desirable

    Job knowledge and expertise:
  • Excellent and current knowledge of physical and procedural security measures
  • Execute day to day tasks systematically and efficiently
  • Has excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues

    Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the common UN system
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism
  • Demonstrates excellent analytical and organizational skills

    Required Skills and Experience
  • Minimum of a high school certificate.
  • A university degree or equivalent in political science, military studies, security management or a relevant field is highly desirable
  • A solid and proven track record in the field of Security: Preferably National Police Force or military service.
  • Experience in an international related environment is an advantage
  • Computer literacy
  • Self motivated and reliable
  • Wide knowledge of Uganda, its people, geography, politics and social conditions
    Prepared to work in hazardous environment
    Fluency in both oral and written English is essential.
  • Knowledge of any other UN language or regional language is an asset

  • Important applicant information
  • All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.
  • Applicant information about UNDP rosters
  • Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.
  • We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

    Workforce diversity
  • UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply.
  • All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 27th March 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNDP Local Security Assistant Jobs in Uganda

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