UN Field Safety Associate Job Opportunities – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:           Field Safety Associate
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Position No.: Temp 002
Vacancy Notice No.: 022/2018
Duty Station: Uganda
Position Grade: GL6
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 Field Safety Associate will manage and
support activities pertaining to staff security. The incumbent will be is
supervised by the Head of Office who will define the general work objectives
and provide necessary advice and guidance. The incumbent will maintain regular
contact on a working level on routine issues with other UNHCR staff members, UN
agencies, NGOs, implementing partners in the area to facilitate the operation.
The duty of the incumbent is to support and monitor the management of security
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Provide technical
    support to the supervisor in evaluating the level of risk and assessing
    the existing security measures for the UNHCR staff, operations, premises,
    partners and persons of concern.
  • Conduct regular
    security assessment missions to the field in coordination with UNDSS/other
    agencies; assist the supervisor during field missions to gather
    information and analyse the security situation.
  • Be aware of security
    protocols and procedures in place, especially those comprising Minimum
    Operational Safety Standards (MOSS) and Minimum Operational Residential
    Safety Standards; check for compliance and advise management on any deficiencies.
  • Keenly monitor the
    physical security of UNHCR premises and reports on deficiencies/
    requirements for the guard force.
  • Render support in
    efforts to ensure the physical protection and security of refugees and
    other persons of concern.
  • Offer timely support
    during implementation of security-related projects.
  • Assist in the
    monitoring, updating and reporting of security-related events.
  • Assist in the
    processing of administrative security issues.
  • Build and maintain
    relations and cooperation with UN security management system actors, local
    law enforcement agencies, civil authorities and other relevant agencies.
  • Provide security
    briefings and training to UNHCR staff, and as appropriate partner staff,
    on relevant country information and on other issues pertaining to the UN
    security management system including, inter alia, the warden system, radio
    communication procedures, travel procedures and fire safety.
  • Quickly respond to
    staff queries on security issues and provide immediate assistance as
  • Perform any other
    duties as delegated by the supervisor 
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Country operations
    receive practical advice and support toward helping ensure an appropriate
    level of safety.
  • UNHCR maintains
    beneficial relationships with host country law enforcement agencies and
    the UN Security Management System.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate
    for the United Nations UNHCR Field Safety Associate career
    opportunity should have completed secondary education with relevant
    training and experience in security and safety issues.
  • At least eight years
    (six with advanced training/certificate) of previous relevant job
  • Excellent oral and
    written communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of
    English and local language is an added advantage
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: 9th April 2018
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