Security Analyst

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Location : Kyiv, UKRAINE
Application Deadline :04-Jul-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :3d 11h 39m
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :NO-B
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Expected Duration of Assignment :12 months with possibility of extension

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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

UN Women has opened its presence in Ukraine in 2015. The main program areas cover women, peace and security agenda, mainstreaming gender in governance and decentralization reform, prevention to gender-based violence and women’s economic empowerment. The program activities are being implemented at a national level, as well as in the selected regions of Ukraine, focusing on the east of the country. Key partners include the Deputy Prime Minister’s for Euro-Atlantic Integration Office, the Gender Equality Commissioner’s Office, Ministry of Social Policy, Ministry of Communities and Territories Development, Ministry of Interior and other line ministries, regional administrations, local authorities, and women’s organizations. UN Women cooperates and coordinates its activities with other UN agencies and international and national partners in Ukraine. UN Women also provides support to the humanitarian actors by providing rapid gender analyses, surveys, and other evidence, that informs humanitarian actors and helps to mainstream gender into humanitarian action.

The full-fledged war in Ukraine resulting from the Russian invasion has impacted the operations of UN Women, as well as staff and partners safety and security. UN Women continues to fully operate from various locations in Ukraine. To support UN Women’s operations in Ukraine,  the position of the P3 Security Specialist was recently established. The Security Analyst (a national staff) will support and report to the Security Specialist. S/he is expected to be based in Kyiv and support UN Women’s operations from this base.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide technical support, guidance and advice to the Ukraine CO

  • Provide timely and accurate security advice and recommendations to the Ukraine CO;
  • Clarify, interpret, and implement existing UN and UN Women security policy as applicable;
  • Coordinate security evaluations and provide advice on security measures for the residences (Residential Security Measures - RSM) of UN Women personnel, as well as on latest trends and threats to personnel safety and security;
  • Gather and verify information on developing threats and related risks, reviewing the impact of security factors and risk on UN Women personnel, premises, assets, programme design and delivery;
  • Provide security surge support outside of the designated ‘Duty Station’ as required;
  • Provide remote security support to identified UN Women personnel, offices, programmes and projects as required;
  • Participate as a member of security groups, particularly IASMN Working Groups as designated by the UN Women Global Security Adviser, where applicable.

Conduct security assessments and take necessary action

  • Provide substantive assessment of the security situation at the duty station and ensure adequate gathering and verification of security information;
  • Conduct security assessments of UN Women premises and equipment and provide recommendations on risk management;
  • Initiate organisational security assessments to enable UN Women programme delivery.

Liaise with and participate in the local security community

  • Liaise and coordinate with the host government security organizations and/or personnel, including national and local provincial authorities, military, and police officers, as well as non-governmental organizations, UN entities, and other non-State actors;
  • Participate as a member of security groups, particularly IASMN Working Groups as designated by the UN Women Global Security Adviser;
  • Provide an advisory presence at UN security management meetings such as the country SMT;
  • Maintain a security network of international and national security personnel.

Collect, update and communicate security information

  • Provide updates and information to HQ in relation to the security intranet portal and documentation;
  • Disseminate security information and measures to personnel;
  • Disseminate analytical products and outputs of the Section to stakeholders; Conduct regular communications with UN Women Security Focal Points;
  • Establish a UN Women Warden System/Communication Tree, where applicable.

Maintain, manage and implement the UN Women Security Plan, including updating personnel lists

  • Manage the preparation and review of the UN Women Security Plan and provide technical support in its implementation;
  • Provide advice and recommendations in the selection and purchasing of security equipment;
  • Prepare and submit security clearance/movement of personnel requests;
  • Maintain, coordinate and implement the UN Women Warden System;
  • Track and update of information related to UN Women offices and residences including the Global Premises Directory.

Monitor, manage and implement UN Women compliance of the Security Risk Management Measures (SRMM) established for the duty station/s

  • Compile data required for the SRMM Self-Assessment of the UN Women and UN Security Compliance Survey (SCS) Programme;
  • Provide technical support to and advise the UN Women Security Focal Point in the completion and updating of the SCS;
  • Provide technical support to and advise the UN Women Security Focal Point in the evaluation and implementation of the UN Women Security Compliance Action Plan (SCAP) and UN Women Security Compliance Enhancement Funding (SCEF);
  • Implement SRMM for UN Women personnel, premises and assets, and systems and protocols as required, ensuring the mainstreaming of security;
  • Support security compliance input of all UN Women offices within AOR.

Report security incidents affecting UN Women personnel, programmes, offices and assets

  • Collate information and provide inputs to security reports, such as the Security & Safety Incident Reporting System (SSIRS), Security Risk Management (SRM) Assessments and other ad-hoc incident reports;
  • Provide updates to ongoing incidents as required;
  • Coordinate security evaluations and surveys of Ukraine CO;
  • Develop accurate and timely written country briefings;
  • Provide information to the country UN Security Management System (UNSMS) as required.

Develop and conduct training courses on security awareness, preparedness, mainstreaming, BCP and specialized security functions

  • Participate in the development of UNSMS training;
  • Contribute substantial inputs to UN Women specific security training; conduct security training;
  • Provide security orientation to newly assigned personnel members and security briefings;
  • Ensure records of training are maintained;
  • Provide security mainstreaming sessions as required;
  • Provide BCP training sessions as required;
  • Coordinate with Human Resources to provide UN Women Representatives and Heads of Offices security briefings.

Coordinate the Budget and Finances

  • Compile the inputs to the security annual work plan and related budget; initiates budget revisions for approval
  • Prepare security budgets as well as completion of UN Women SCEF funding requests;
  • Provide security inputs to UN Women Annual Workplan/SN, programme appraisal bodies, and related budgets;
  • Monitor and support allotted UN Women Security Compliance funds to budget and utilize them in a timely manner within ATLAS;
  • Monitor that costs and expenditures remain within budget and approved limits through the monitoring of monthly ATLAS budget reports;
  • Keep the Global Security Adviser updated on expenditures in the operational budget and follow closely remaining expenditure;
  • Prepare budget closures and reports as per HQ processes;
  • Ensure that all projects and programmes contribute resources to implementation of security measures.

Perform other security-related tasks including but not limited to

  • Maintain liaison with commercial companies used for UN Women security at offices and residences, in order to ensure the effective and efficient use of the guard force;
  • Prepare and administer documentation related to travel arrangements, both local and international, including Travel Authorizations.

IV. Key Performance Indicators

  • Quality and timely security recommendations and advice
  • Adherence to UN Women and UN security standards
  • Provide timely and accurate security reports
  • Accurate and timely implementation of the overall UN Women security plan
  • Provide accurate information and briefings to personnel, including newly hired personnel and non-personnel
  • Regular interaction and maintain good relationships with important partners, including Security Focal Points, UN agencies and external parties
  • Timely completion and input to the UN Women security business process SCS – SCAP- SCAP


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies

  • Good knowledge of business, operations, and programming cycle
  • Good knowledge of security and risk management
  • Good knowledge of local country’s security situation/ laws
  • Knowledge of UN System policies and procedures
  • Ability to work under pressure and in crisis situations
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to be strategic and provide advice

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s Degree or Equivalent, preferably in social sciences, management, or a related security field.
  • A formal multi-year education in Security Management, such as military or police senior Command and Personnel College (minimum 9 months’ full time) qualification, with command experience at senior level, is considered equivalent to a Master’s
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant security and development related experience (2 years if applicant is in possession of a Master’s degree in a relevant security field).
  • Budget management experience as it relates to field support is an asset;
  • Experience of conducting security risk assessments as integral part of operational planning and the enabling of operations is an asset;
  • Experience of disaster and/or conflict surge support is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Ukrainian is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.


UN Women Personal History Form (P11) must be completed and attached as part of the online application 

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need. 

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check).

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