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

Job Title:        Senior Field Security Officer
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Position Grade:
P4
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 Senior Field Security Officer reports to
the manager, who may be, according to context, the Representative/Chief of
Mission or Head of Office within a country operation; the Bureau Director in a
Regional Directorate; or the Chief, Security Operations Section at
Headquarters.  The incumbent acts as an
adviser to the manager on field security, providing sound, well- reasoned
advice followed by support in implementation of agreed measures or steps. The
incumbent may directly supervise security personnel at the international or
national level. The incumbent may, depending on the context, be expected to
travel on mission to multiple duty stations, where the incumbent provides
advice and support to the local manager as agreed in mission terms of
reference. The incumbent may, depending on the context, be expected to monitor,
coach, guide and support security personnel in a particular country, region or
sub-region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Provide
practical and well-reasoned security advice, coordination and support to the
designated manager(s) in managing staff safety and security of UNHCR personnel,
partners, operations, premises and refugees or other persons of concern.
·       
Monitor
situations and events in the designated region, country or duty station, and
gather and analyse information with the aim of identifying emerging trends and
providing early warning of any potential threats that may affect the safety and
security of UNHCR personnel, premises, assets and impact programme delivery.
·       
Provide
security analysis and reports to UNHCR managers and the Field Security Service
at Headquarters when required.
·       
Provide
security-related advice, in written and oral form, to the manager and other
personnel.
·       
Undertake
overall contextual analysis, identify security-related priority needs, and
develop an annual work plan for addressing them.
·       
Conduct
regular missions to countries in the region, providing security advice,
training and coaching, including, inter alia, Security Risk Assessments,
security risk management measures, operational plans and criticality
assessments, beneficiary security issues and security-related administrative
issues.
·       
Monitor
events and intervene when and where appropriate to ensure that security-related
goals are achieved.
·       
Advise
the manager on the reconciliation of humanitarian and security objectives in
the region/country/duty station of responsibility, and on integrating security
measures into operational planning (including budgetary provisions) at the
earliest stages of development.
·       
Conduct
security planning, recommend and, upon approval, implement preventive and
mitigating measures,
·       
Provide
regular reporting on security-related incidents and events to the manager, the
Bureau and the Field Security Service at Headquarters.  Provide input on security aspects of
situation reports and the potential impact on the safety and security of UNHCR
personnel and programme delivery.
·       
Maintain
effective liaison and relationships with UNDSS, Host Government law
enforcement, and other actors in the region/country/duty station, to ensure
effective and responsive partnership and support in support of UNHCR¿s security
and other needs.
·       
Provide
training and coaching to staff and, as appropriate partners, both on mission
and within the duty station of assignment, aimed at developing skills to plan
and conduct operations safely within the specific security environment.
·       
In
coordination with Field Security Service and the Global Learning and
Development Center, assist in the identification of training needs, and
planning and delivery of security training organized within the region.
·       
Assist
in maximising the capacity of national field security staff by helping with
their recruitment and selection, providing coaching, mentoring, training and
other forms of advice, identifying their further training needs, and assessing
their potential for undertaking greater responsibilities.
·       
Ensure
that information-sharing networks are established with external stakeholders
and other actors including UNDSS, host governments, Operational and
Implementing partners, and that regular feedback and analysis is provided to
Representatives and Bureau management.
·       
Maintain
linkages with Medical and Senior Staff Counsellor personnel in the
region/country/duty station, referring cases as required.
·       
Provide
post-incident support as appropriate.
·       
Perform
other related duties as required.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Senior Field Security Officer job
placement should hold For P4/NOD 9 years relevant experience with Undergraduate
degree; or 8 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 7 years
relevant experience with Doctorate degree
·       
Field(s)
of Education: Security Management; Business Administration; Political Science;
Social Science; International Relations; or other relevant field.
·       
At least
five years of experience in security risk management.
·       
Proven
competence in security risk management skills, including risk assessment,
applying preventive and mitigating measures, security plans and planning, and
critical incident management.
·       
Demonstrated
competency in security analysis
·       
Training
skills
·       
Exposure
to and experience in UN or humanitarian field operations, especially in high
risk duty stations, and emergencies in an international capacity in various
geographical locations.
·       
FS-Security
Analysis
·       
FS-Security
Risk Management
·       
Language
Requirements:
For International
Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working
language of the duty station if not English. For National Professional jobs:
Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English
and local language. For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN
working language of the duty station if not English.
Competencies
·       
Teamwork
& Collaboration Level 3
·       
Accountability
Level 3
·       
Communication
Level 3
·       
Commitment
to Continuous Learning Level 3
·       
Client
& Result Orientation Level 3
·       
Organizational
Awareness Level 3
·       
Managing
Performance Level 3
·       
Empowering
and Building Trust Level 3
·       
Judgement
and Decision Making Level 3
·       
Managing
Resources Level 3
·       
Leadership
Level 3
·       
Strategic
Planning and Vision Level 3
·       
Analytical
Thinking Level 3
·       
Political
Awareness Level 3
·       
Planning
and Organizing Level 3
·       
Negotiation
and Conflict Resolution Level 3
·       
Stakeholder
Management Level 3
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: 11th June 2020
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