UNICEF Security Assistants Jobs in South Sudan

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For every child, a champion

  • The Local Security Assistant (LSA) post is to be based in Rumbek, Torit, Yambio and Yei, South Sudan and report to the Chief of Field Office (CFO) of the assigned duty station with technical oversight by the Country Field Security Advisor and the designate OiC when the incumbent is away.

    Purpose for the job:

  • The Local Security Assistant reports to the Country Field Security Advisor for supervision.
  • The Security Assistant provides technical, operational and administrative assistance to the immediate Supervisor (CFO) in support of their role as it relates to ensuring the safety and security of personnel and their eligible family members as well as the safeguarding of UNICEF premises, assets and resources at the duty station.
  • In carrying out the below duties the incumbent is expected to follow instructions precisely and in strict compliance with supervisor’s instructions and UN Security related policies, rules and procedures.

    How can you make a difference?

    Security Planning

  • Support the supervisor administratively and logistically in their planning functions related to the safety and security of UNICEF personnel and eligible family members as well as the safeguarding of premises, assets, and resources in accordance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems.
  • Assist the supervisor by collecting and providing the basic information required for the implementation of the UN Country Security Plan, Security Risk Management (SRM) Process, Residential Security Measures (RSM), and other relevant policies, guidelines, and assessments.
  • Assist the supervisor in the development of UNICEF routine security documentation including security contingency plans such as, but not limited to, fire and evacuation plans.
  • Assist the supervisor in drafting routine security reports/returns including but not limited to Security Incident Reports (SIRs) and local security cell notes.

    Safety and Security Services

  • Monitor the local security situation through local media and networks providing regular information
    and updates to the supervisor relative to on-going and emerging security issues in the country.
  • Assist the supervisor in security activities that support UNICEF staff, premises and operations for all locations where UNICEF personnel and/or eligible family members are present.
  • Provide on-going routine technical support and direction for contracted security providers with the support and on behalf of the Country Field Security Advisor.
  • Under the direct guidance of the supervisor, share information with UNICEF personnel and eligible family members that would affect their safety and security and information regarding the actions to take in the event of an emergency, including those identified in the UNICEF/UN Security Plans.
  • Support the supervisor in the establishment of effective and functioning Communications/Warden Systems for UNICEF and the periodic testing of these systems.
  • Support the supervisor in the conduct of all security related contingency exercises particularly relating to administration, communications and logistics.
  • Conduct physical security surveys of international personnel residences in accordance with the Residential Security Measures (RSM) on behalf of the Country Field Security Advisor as required.

    To qualify as a/an champion for every child you will have…

  • Completion of secondary education, supplemented by relevant technical/military/police courses and/or university courses in a relevant discipline.
  • A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible experience in a security related environment is required. Physical fitness and previous experience in field missions are highly desirable and demonstrated ability to be self-sufficient, self-reliant with survival instincts is desirable as successful candidate may be required to conduct deep field missions alone or with a team to non-SRM compliant locations with none or minimal facilities or resources and be required to work and live under ardous conditions for long periods of time (7 – 21 days).
  • Fluency in English and the local language is required

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 24th August, 2018 11:55 PM E. Africa Standard Time

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Security Assistants Jobs in South Sudan

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