Field Security Assistant

Location : Monrovia, LIBERIA
Application Deadline :22-Mar-11 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SC-5
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :6 Months


Under the general supervision of the Designated Official, the UNDP Country Director, Field Security Coordinator Officer (FSCO), and UNDP Field Security Adviser, the Roving National Field Security will provide all possible support and assistance to his supervisors to ensure the security of all UN International, National Staff and INGO with MOU as implementing partners, their eligible dependents and all properties of UN organizations in his post of assignment

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide roving security support to all UNDP Field Offices; Project sites and programmatic activities in the field
    Serve as back-stop to the FSA’s Office
  • Supports and assists the DO, CD, FSCO and FSA in the effective implementation of all the security phases upon the declaration of each phase by the DO and as reflected in the security plan; assists other UN Agencies if requested and required to do so;
  • Responsible for the safety and the security of UNDP staff and assets;
  • Assist in the Security Clearances Process for staff in the field
  • Responds to calls involving the security of all UN staff members, especially the National staff members and their eligible dependents at all times
  • Monitors and reports on private security firms hired by UN Agencies to protect the various Office premises and residences of the UN Agencies
  • Writes security incident reports involving UN staff, their eligible dependents and properties, and incorporates these into the quarterly incident report to the UN Security Coordinator,
  • Gathers and provides information on security in AOR and other parts of Liberia (when assigned in general to authorized UN personnel
  • Conducts investigation on robberies, thefts, detentions, etc., involving UN staff members their eligible dependents and properties
  • Assists the FSA in the quarterly update of the Security Plan
  • Assists the appointed Zone Wardens in the update of the list and addresses of staff members and their eligible dependents
  • Where possible, assist the Area Security Coordinator and relevant Security Focal Points when deployed within the Counties;
  • Attend all organized Security Meetings and Area Security Meetings when deployed within the Counties Update the FSA Office on security situation within AOR;
  • Liaises, attend or arranges meetings on security issues with local law enforcement authorities, non-governmental organizations and the UN Agencies
  • Provide security support services; security clearances, security advisory security briefing for staff members in the field, security escorts where necessary, guide for security purposes for the UN, UNDP VIP guest(s) visiting the sub offices) or when requested by supervisors
  • Adhere to the UN Field Security Handbook, UNDP Sub Office MOSS Procedures and all other UN Administrative Rule and Procedures; and
  • Performs other duties designated by the DO, CD, FSCO, FSA and the Head of Sub Office/ Coordinator


Corporate Competencies:
Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning

Shares knowledge and experience
Provides helpful feedback and advice to others in the office
Development and Operational Effectiveness

Demonstrates excellent knowledge of rules and regulations;
Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security issues
Leadership and Self-Management

Focuses on result for the client
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of views

Required Skills and Experience

Knowledge and skills: Completion of secondary education; certification of Security Training, knowledge of the use of computers and other office machines
Computer knowledge;  MS Office a must
5-7  years of relevant experience in the security field
Fluency in spoken and written English

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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