Fresher UN National Security Officer Job Vacancies – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:        National Security Officer
Organization: United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Grade: NOB
About UNDP:
The United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s global development network.
UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and
resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP provides expert advice,
training, grant support to developing countries including Uganda with
increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. 
Job Summary:  The duties and responsibilities of the
National Security Officer (NSO) include the safety and security of all UNDP
staff, eligible dependents, eligible partners and contractors, resources,
assets, facilities, programmes and projects in addition to promoting. enabling
and supporting UNDP programme delivery throughout Uganda while ensuring
compliance with all United Nations security policies, procedures and
regulations. The primary objective of the deployment of the UNDP National
Security Officer is to advise on the protection of, and minimizing the risk to,
UNDP staff, eligible dependents, property and operations in all locations and
at the same time enabling UNDP programme delivery throughout Uganda. This will
be achieved through:
that UNDP security support feature in the programming process at the country
office level as well as in the case of each individual project, from project
identification, planning, budgeting, implementation and right through to
monitoring and evaluation;
the security arrangements of UNDP and maintaining a security network of
international and national security personnel.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
security   policy   guidance  
and security   management   support  
to the Resident Representative  
and    CO    management     team   
enabling     effective     programme     planning, implementation     and  
delivery   within   the  
framework   of all   UN security  
policies    and procedures.
Ensure    the   
mainstreaming       of    security   
into    all   levels   
of    programme     design, implementation   and delivery through the substantive   monitoring of ongoing and future projects   and programmes   providing   
innovative    and   proactive support, direction   and solutions where required.  Serves as permanent member of project
appraisal committee (PAC).
the impact of current as when as future potential security factors and trends
on UNDP planning, programme design and delivery, as well as the possible
impact  that programme  design 
might  have on the stability and
security,   ensuring  that possible support needs are identified  and improvements  are implemented.  Quarterly review of the UNDP Risk Log with
programme team leaders and providing input into it.
and coordinate activities of partner organizations and counterparts   in the planning, preparation and execution
of missions, ensuring the safety and security  
of UNDP staff as the highest priority.
To   protect  
and   minimize    the  
risk to UNDP staff, project  
personnel, property   and
operations   in   all locations and at   the same  
time enabling   UNDP programme   delivery throughout;
Participating   as a member of the security cell
established   by UNDSS in country
Threat and Risk
a threat and risk assessment   of
operations in the districts and regions where UNDP projects are implemented, identify
and implement appropriate risk mitigation measures.
Assist/provide   inputs to UNDSS Uganda in preparing a
comprehensive threat and risk assessment of the country to include all
locations where UNDP staffs. Dependents and equipment are present.
Assist/provide   inputs to the Security Management Team
through the UNDP Resident Representative and Deputy Country Director
Participate   in Security Management and Operations
Managements meeting at request of the UNDP Resident Representative.
local UNDP travel managers with risk assessments related to travel by and
waterways where applicable.
Security Plan and
Business Continuity:
closely with UNDSS to ensure that UNDP procedures conform to the UN security
inputs and assist UNDSS in establishing, maintaining and updating the country
specific security plan  and
contingency  plans in  accordance 
with the UN Field  Security
Handbook (FSH).
See that
all UNDP personnel are included in the Security Plan of the respective duty
stations, (including   UNDP sub offices)
being prepared by UNDSS.
the UNDP component within   the
country-specific    security plan and
contingency plans in accordance with  
UNDP international   and national wardens
and follow up on their specific operational needs accordingly.
security related contributions    to the
Country Office (CO) Business Continuity Plan, with guidance from the Country
Security Advisor/Deputy Country Security Advisor.
security clearances for all UNDP staff travelling in areas where required.
Minimum Operating Security
of UNDP personnel and equipment for MOSS compliance.
that Country Office management    is
briefed   sufficiently   on security requirements   in order to take decisions and provide
adequate resources so that staff members are provided with; and proficient in
the use of, safety and security equipment, including communications   equipment, vehicle emergency equipment and
personal security safeguards required for work in the field.
Establish   internal  
communication    systems so that
UNDP communications are integrated
into the appropriate UN Security Emergency Communications System.
advice on selection and procurement of appropriate equipment for security
(vehicles, telecommunications  
equipment, etc.).
advice on the security of transportation and logistics.  
orientation and training to international  
and national staff members on security guidelines. communication   procedures (including operation of VHF radio
equipment), travel precautions, emergency procedures and existing restrictions
in movement, such as curfews, restricted and dangerous areas.
Coordinate   with DSS 24-hour response to all
security   related incidents   involving  
UNDP staff and eligible dependents. In coordination with UNDSS, and on
behalf of the Resident Representative, ensure appropriate professional liaison
with local authorities    responsible for
security, law and order, counterparts  
in diplomatic   missions   and municipal/civic/religious and
traditional leaders.
will, in consultation with the Resident Representative, respond to requests
from the DO/UNDSS, to perform UN system related security tasks.
other security related   tasks assigned by the UNDP Resident
timely and accurate security advice to the UNDP Management, programme managers,
project managers and visiting consultants.
crucial security information to UNDP staff.
report all security -related incidents  
involving UNDP staff and eligible dependents to the Resident
Representative, Deputy Country   Director
and UNDSS in country.
that UNDP programme and operations staff members are provided with situation
reports and other appropriate security-related information generated  by UNDSS 
In a timely and efficient  manner.
cooperation   with the HR unit, maintain
updated UNDP staff lists, including details of visiting   missions and consultants.
coordination with UNDSS Uganda, establish good relationships with national law
enforcement both at local and state levels, military and civil intelligence
authorities.   And counterparts in the
Diplomatic Missions    and
municipal/civic/traditional    leaders.
an exchange   of information   relative to risk management for UNDP
programme implementation.
coordination with UNDSS, conduct investigations   of death of a staff/family member under
suspicious and unclear   circumstances.
Participate   in inter-agency security coordination    efforts.
a security network of international and national personnel;
coordination with UNDP HQ and as assigned by the RR and/or DCD(O), conduct
preliminary investigations in cases of breach of UN code of conduct by UNDP
Office and
Residential Security:
periodic appropriate security assessments  
of UNDP premises and equipment and advice on shortfalls in security
preparedness with recommended  
improvements   and solutions.
UNDP in developing and implementing  
office security requirements for Regional (regional   or sub-) offices and offices of
UNDP-implemented   projects.
Establish   and implement   access control mechanisms
(visitor/vehicle    screening) as
necessary for UNOP and project offices based on the security risk assessments.
UNDP security interests   in the UN
House/common premises to be occupied by UNDP by ensuring that staff safety and
security are primary considerations.
staff on adequate security measures compliant with MORSS.
that UNDP premises and international staff residences are MOSS and MORSS
compliant respectively.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal applicant for the United Nations UNDP National Security Officer job placement
should hold a Master’s degree in Public Policy, Economics, Development Studies, Political Science, Military Studies, Security Management, Management or a in
related security field
years of relevant 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.
experience of working in a conflict/post-conflict    or crisis environment   is an asset.
knowledge of security management and risk management.
of HF and VHF radio operation;
in diplomatic security, protection and intelligence considered an asset;
of host country safety codes;
computers skills (MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint);
of a valid driver’s license
Personal Competencies:
Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work
Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and
Delivery: Ability to get things done while exercising
good judgement
Knowledge of
sustainable development concepts, principles and issues and the ability to
apply to strategic and/or practical situations, covering the economic, social
and environmental dimensions
and Reconciliation:
Ability to
support peace processes to facilitate recovery and development
Planning and Monitoring:
to develop business and planning processes at the national and local level and
the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations
Ability to engage
and foster strategic partnerships with other parties, inter-agency coordination
and forge productive working relationships
Ability to manage
programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and
demonstrable results
Ability to plan,
organize, motivate, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve
specific goals
Ability to capture,
develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations
Development Programme, UNDP, 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: 30th August 2018
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