UN Jobs – Local Security Assistant at United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)

Organization: United Nations
Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)
Duty Station: Moroto, Uganda
Post Level: G6-ICS6
Reports to: Security
Adviser (SA) or Deputy Security Adviser (DSA)
About UNDSS:
The United
Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is responsible for providing
leadership, operational support and oversight of the security management
system, ensure the maximum security for staff and eligible dependants as well
as enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the programmes and
activities of the United Nations System.
Job Summary: The Local
Security Assistant assists in the implementation of security operations and all
matters relating to the management of safety and security for UN personnel in
the area or region of assignment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.  Assists the SA/DSA in collecting, updating
and communicating information regarding the security situation in the duty
Works closely and coordinates, 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 in the area of
Renders support in assessing the security situation
at the duty station and ensures adequate gathering and verification of security
information that may be required for a proper analysis of the situation by the
Communicates information on security to the heads of
United Nations agencies in the duty station;
The incumbent maintains regular contacts with
Security Focal Points of UN agencies within the area of responsibility;
Offers technical support at ASMT meetings and
produces minutes for the ASC, keeping the SA well informed at all times.
2.  Assists in maintaining the Security Plan,
including updating staff lists:
Supports the preparation and review of the UN
Security Plan;
Supports actions during the implementation of the
Security Plan, as required.
3.  Assists the SA/DSA in monitoring compliance
with Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) and Minimum Operating
Residential Security Standards (MORSS) established for the duty station,
including Office Security and security preparedness. 
Also assists with the compilation of data required
for the MOSS/MORSS Self-Assessment Programme.
4.  Assists in reporting security incidents
affecting UN staff, offices and assets, and assists in the preparation of
security reports, such as the Security Incident Report, the Security
Assessments and the Quarterly Incident Report.
Offers technical support in organizing and
conducting training courses on security awareness and preparedness, and
providing security orientation to newly assigned staff members. Conducts security
briefings, as required.
6.  Provides general administrative assistance to
the SA/DSA in support of the ASC:
Maintains routine and confidential correspondence
The incumbent maintains a database on contact
details in relation to host country security authorities;
Arranges appointments, receives visitors, places and
screens telephone calls and answers queries with discretion, and takes minutes
and/or notes at meetings.
7.  Performs other security-related tasks
assigned by the SA/DSA:
Conducts security evaluations and provides advice on
security measures for the residences (Minimum Operating Residential Security
Standards – MORSS) of UN staff, as well as on latest trends and threats to
staff safety and security;
Establishes and maintains warden system and keeps
update of information related to UN offices and residences;
Serves as a key liaison with commercial companies
used for UN security at offices and residences, in order to ensure the
effective and efficient use of the guard force.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the United Nations Department
of Safety and Security UNDSS Local Security Assistant must have completed secondary
education. Applicants who hold a University Degree will have an added advantage
but it is not a requirement.
At least six years’ 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 desirable.
Working knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation;
Previous experience in diplomatic security,
protection and intelligence considered an asset;
Working knowledge of host country safety codes;
Good computers literacy skills (MS Word, Excel,
Access and PowerPoint);
The applicant should also hold a valid driver’s
Ability and willingness to travel
Physically fit
Language and IT Skills: Fluency in the
UN and national language of the duty station.
Personal Competencies:
United Nations Core values
Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity
Planning and Organizing: Demonstrated
ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor his/her own
work plan with minimum supervision. Ability to work under pressure or in crisis
situations. Availability to travel within the area of responsibility.
Creativity: Ability to
actively seek to improve services, offer new and different options to solve
problems/meet client needs, and promote and persuade others to consider new
Teamwork: Proven
interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural,
multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
Communication: Proven and
sustained communication (verbal and written) skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations
Department of Safety and Security, UNDSS, in the aforementioned capacity should
endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review
job requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.
Deadline: Friday, 27th
November, 2015

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