UN Careers – Field Security Associate – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:        Field
Security Associate
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Vacancy Notice: Internal Vacancy Notice no. 009/2020
Position Number: 10033680
Position Grade: GS-6
About US:
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 Security Associate provides support
to all security related aspects of field operations including Staff, premises
and asset security. The incumbent is supervised by a Senior Officer (FSA or
Head of Office) who defines general work objectives and provides necessary
advice and guidance. The incumbent maintains regular contact on a working level
on routine issues with other UNHCR staff members, UN agencies, NGOs,
implementing partners and Host Government Security authorities (HGS) in the
area to facilitate the operation. The duty of the incumbent is to support and
monitor the management of security issues.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
assistance 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.
regular security assessment missions to the field as required in coordination
with UNDSS/other agencies; gather and analyse information about the security
situation during field missions.
Be aware
of security protocols and procedures in place in accordance with the UNSMS
policies, UNHCR Policies and the, Security Risk Management process for the
designated area;
checks for compliance and advise management on any deficiencies.
the physical security of UNHCR premises and reports on deficiencies.
and supervise the guard force In accordance with relevant UNSMS policies and
UNHCR Protection Colleagues in efforts to ensure the physical protection and
security of refugees and other persons of concern.
support during implementation of security-related projects.
in the monitoring, updating and reporting of security-related events.
in the processing of administrative security issues.
relations and cooperation with UN security management system actors, local law
enforcement agencies, civil authorities and other relevant agencies.
security briefings and training to UNHCR staff, and as appropriate partner
staff, on relevant security risk management processes and measures for the
country concerned to include security situation updates, the warden system,
communication notification and reporting procedures, travel planning procedures
road air and  fire safety.
to staff queries on security issues and provide immediate assistance as
security-related advice to the manager and other staff.
liaison and build relationships with Host Government Security Forces and
security counterparts.
other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Field Security Associate job
placement should have completed High school diploma. Required
At least
three years of previous relevant job experience is required.
Capability and Adaptability
of English is required
Qualifications & Competencies
licences in Security and Safety is desirable.
level of knowledge in the security field is desirable
security apparatus knowledge is desirable
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
Deadline: 21st June 2020
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