UN Local Security Assistant Job Vacancies – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:        Local Security Assistant
Organization: United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
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. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Maintain contact and liaise with host government agencies and other
    UN agencies to obtain latest information regarding the security situation
    in the country and update the Security Advisor.
  • Information gathering and sharing, to assist in the preparation of
    periodical security updates, briefs and advisories
  • Timely coordination with different agencies in providing adequate
    security for the UN and its interests in Uganda, to ensure security for
    all staff and UN property in Uganda.
  • Prior to occupying any house by international staff or for office
    use, the premises have to be inspected for compliance to MORSS and MOSS,
    country security plan.
  • The Security of VIP visitors to the different UN agencies, while
    within the country, as a responsibility of UNDSS.
  • Covering UN agencies that do not have professional security officers
    such that their security needs are adequately catered for.
  • At the field level, the LSA is entrusted with monitoring, reporting
    and tracking office supplies and inventory. He is also the contact person
    for the staff in the field office.
  • The LSA represents the Security Advisor at the Area Security
    Coordination meetings and liaises with the Security Coordinators and
  • Provides assistance in the conduct and follow up of investigations
    and incidents affecting UN Staff and offices in the area.
  • Participate in providing substantive security-related input in the
    preparation, review and implementation of the Country Security Plan.
  • The local Security Assistant supervises the UNDSS manned radio room
    in the field office

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the United Nations UNDP Local Security
    Assistant job placement should hold a high school certificate. A
    university degree or equivalent in political science, military studies,
    security management  or a relevant
    field is highly desirable
  • A solid and proven track record in the field of Security: Preferably
    National Police Force or military service.
  • Previous experience in an international related environment is an
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Self motivated and reliable
  • Wide knowledge of Uganda, its people, geography, politics and social
  • Prepared to work in hazardous environment
  • Fluency in both oral and written English is essential. Knowledge of
    any other UN language or regional language is an asset
responsibility and teamwork:
  • Serve and promote the mission and values of the organization
  • Plan, prioritize and deliver on time
  • Participate effectively in a team-based, information-sharing
    environment, collaborating and cooperating with others
  • Execute responsibilities while maintain a high level of
  • Understands that those provided services are clients and seeks to
    see things from a client perspective
People Skills:
  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills
  • A high level of motivation, initiative, dedication, intuition and
    attention to details
  • Flexibility in the face of changing conditions and ability to manage
    the tasks simultaneously
  • Professional and courteous attitude and demonstrated ability to work
    effectively under stressful conditions
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in
    a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for
    diversity, including gender balance.
Innovation and
  • Demonstrates sound judgment in resolving operational issues/problems
  • Contribute creativity, practical ideas and approaches to deal with
    challenging situations
  • Strive for quality-client centered services (internal &
  • Keeping up to date with available security technology
  • Demonstrate effective and strong inter-personal and communication
  • Good relations and influence with national security organizations is
    highly desirable
  • Excellent and current knowledge of physical and procedural security
  • Execute day to day tasks systematically and efficiently
  • Has excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the common UN
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age
    sensitivity and adaptability 
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism 
  • Demonstrates excellent analytical and organizational skills
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: 6th March 2019
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