United Nations UN Jobs – 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: Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice no. 015/2020

Position Number: 10033704

Position Grade: GS-4


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: 

  • Provide 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.
  • Conduct 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;
  • Conduct checks for compliance and advise management on any
  • Monitor the physical security of UNHCR premises and reports on
  • Monitor and supervise the guard force In accordance with relevant
    UNSMS policies and guidance.
  • Assist UNHCR Protection Colleagues in efforts to ensure the physical
    protection and security of refugees and other persons of concern.
  • Provide support during implementation of security-related projects.
  • Assist in the monitoring, updating and reporting of security-related
  • Assist in the processing of administrative security issues.
  • 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 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.
  • Respond to staff queries on security issues and provide immediate
    assistance as required.
  • Provide security-related advice to the manager and other staff.
  • Maintain liaison and build relationships with Host Government
    Security Forces and security counterparts.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations High Commissioner for
    Refugees (UNHCR) Field Security Associate job opportunity should have completed
    a High school diploma is required.
  • At least six years of previous relevant job experience is required.
  • Knowledge of English is required
  • Certificates/ licences in Security and Safety is desirable.
  • High level of knowledge in the security field is desirable
  • Excellent security apparatus knowledge is desirable
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Political Awareness
  • Change Capability and Adaptability


How to Apply:

If interested in
joining the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the
aforementioned capacity, please click on link below to visit website and create
profile or express interest if you already have a profile on the UN system.


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Deadline: 21st September 2020


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