UN Assistant Field Safety Officer Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026374
Vacancy Notice: 001/2017
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: NOA
About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was
established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.
UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international
protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees
and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate
concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under
Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary: The Assistant
Field Safety Officer oversees and supports all activities pertaining to staff
security and security for persons of concern. The incumbent is supervised by a
Senior Officer who defines specific work objectives. The incumbent is required
to have basic conceptual knowledge of the profession, by being dynamic and able
to take on higher responsibilities progressively. The incumbent may provide
input to the supervision of general service staff in the office. The duty of
the incumbent is to support and guide the management in security related
Key Duties and
  • Guide and support the Representative or
    Head of Office in managing staff safety and security of UNHCR staff,
    partners, operations, premises and refugees or persons of concern.
  • Undertake periodic security assessments in
    close cooperation with UNHCR senior staff members and interagency
  • Evaluate existing security measures to
    determine their appropriateness and identify areas needing improvement.
  • Follow up with actions to oversee or
    implement those improvements.
  • Advise on and assist in ensuring
    compliance with Minimum Operational Safety Standards (MOSS) and Minimum
    Operational Residential Safety Standards (MORSS).
  • Offer support in the development of plans
    for evacuation, medical evacuation and other contingencies.
  • Work in liaison with UNHCR senior staff
    members, assist in ensuring that security measures are fully integrated
    into operational planning, including budgetary provisions, at the earliest
    stages of development.
  • Actively participate programme activities
    to advice on programme criticality.
  • As a member of a multi-functional team,
    contribute to efforts to ensure the physical protection and security of
    refugees and other persons of concern.
  • Build and maintain relationships with
    security-related actors, including host government law enforcement
    authorities and partner agencies.
  • Maintain cooperation with staff of the UN
    Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS).
  • Cooperate in security assessments and
    planning and supporting interagency processes.
  • Support UNHCR staff serving as members of
    the country Security Management Team (SMT), or Area Security Management
    Team (ASMT), Area Security Coordinators (ASC) and Wardens.
  • Provide country-relevant security advice
    and training to UNHCR staff, and where appropriate, to staff of NGOs and
    implementing partners in areas including, inter alia, preparation for and
    conduct of road missions, radio telecommunications, immediate actions upon
    detection of explosive devices or other dangers, hostage survival and
    other critical incidents.
  • Carry out rehearsals and practical
    exercises to ensure that staff are familiar with contingency plans and can
    implement them confidently in an emergency.
  • Prepare periodic reports on security in
    accordance with UN and UNHCR standard operating procedures, sharing with
    managers in the country of assignment and, as appropriate, FSS.
  • Build and maintain linkages with the Staff
    Welfare Section, and the Medical Service, referring cases as required in
    consultation with staff member supervisor.
  • Undertake other security-related functions
    or responsibilities.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Country operations or duty station receive
    practical and well-reasoned security advice and support toward helping
    ensure an appropriate level of safety.
  • UNHCR benefits from effective
    relationships with host country law enforcement agencies and the UN
    Security Management System.
  • Staff are aware of risks and how to
    respond to them, and know and comply with guidelines and procedures.
  • Security management is efficient,
    well-coordinated and consistent with policies and procedures.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Assistant Field Safety Officer job placement should hold University
    degree with focus on security management and/or related discipline at
    officer’s level from a recognized military or police academy and/or
    successful completion of the command and general staff course at a
    recognized military staff college or equivalent police academy.
  • At least two years’ experience relevant to
    security risk management – in particular in progressively responsible
    functions in a national law enforcement agency and/or national security
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working
    knowledge of another UN language.
How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are
encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions
after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 25th
January, 2017
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