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Field Security Associate
|Location :||Multiple Duty Stations (Khartoum, Gedaref, Kosti, El Fula, and Nyala), SUDAN|
|Application Deadline :||27-Sep-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-3|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year with possibility for 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.
UNDSS 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.
UNDSS 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.
The Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the United Nations security management system (UNSMS) globally. As a global leader in security risk management principles, UNDSS enables the safe and effective delivery of United Nations programmes and activities in the most complex and challenging environments, while maximizing precious resources. To this end, the work of the Department is aligned under a clear mission, to enable United Nations system programme activities through trusted security leadership and solutions. This is a unique opportunity to join a diverse, dynamic, and exciting organization gaining unique and valuable experience where security provides great value. Besides the opportunity to gain new skills and further advance security expertise, this position offers a fulfilling environment that gives you satisfaction by contributing directly or indirectly to peace and security, human rights, and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Simply, all humanity will be benefiting from your work. Together, we can make the world a better place. For more information on the Department, and how we make an impact on the world in enabling the achievement of SDGs, visit: https://www.un.org/undss/.
UNDSS Sudan is supporting the UN Agencies and International Non-Governmental organizations (INGOs) and International Organisations (IOs) so as to enable them to conduct their operations in the safest way possible. To address the need to improve the safety and security of UN and INGOs/IOs personnel, UNDSS, Sudan is planning to recruit (7) Field Security Associates (FSAs) based in Khartoum, Gedaref, Kosti, El Fula, El Fasher, Nyala and Zalingei, to assist in providing security support and services to UN and INGOs/IOs Personnel. Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO), the Field Security Associates will assist in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for UN personnel in the region of assignment.
The positions are locally administered by UNDP but financed by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) from USAID Grant 2022/23 for Saving Lives Together (SLT) Project. The duration of the positions is through June 2023. The contracts may be extended subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and a continuing need for the posts.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
1. Assists the FSCO in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country:
2. Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists:
3. Assists the FSCO in monitoring compliance of SRM Measures established for the duty station.
4. Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN and INGOs/IOs personnel, offices and assets, and assists in the preparation of security reports, such as the Security Incident Report, and other Security Assessments.
5. Provides support in organizing and conducting training courses on security awareness and preparedness and providing security orientation to newly assigned staff members. Conducts security briefings, as required.
6. Performs other security-related tasks assigned by the FSCO:
7. Provides general administrative assistance to the FSCO:
8. Performs other duties as assigned
Commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter and the Organization’s core values – Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity
Planning and Organizing: Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor his/her own work plan with minimum supervision. Ability to work under pressure or in crisis situations. Availability to travel within the area of responsibility.
Creativity: Ability to actively seek to improve services, offer new and different options to solve problems/meet client needs, and promote and persuade others to consider new ideas
Teamwork: Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
Communication: Proven and sustained communication (verbal and written) skills.
Required Skills and Experience
Secondary education. University Degree desirable, but it is not a requirement.
A minimum 6 years of experience in security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work is required. Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable.
Fluency in the English and Arabic is required.