Organizational Occupational Health and Safety End-to-End Risk Assessment Consultant- Security and Safety Services

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Location : Remote
Application Deadline :07-Jun-23 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :80 Days within a six-month period

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. This position sits within the UN Women Security and Safety Services and reports to the UN Women Global Security Advisor. The role will be completed remotely.  

  1. Background

Since its inception, UN Women has experienced a significant growth in terms of geographical footprint, the number of employees and varied country context. This growth has seen the level of organizational security and safety risk increase exponentially, due to presence within high-risk operating contexts, the programme nature of the organization and its unique mandate, in addition to the profile of its workforce, predominantly women. To address the elevated organizational risk, UN Women has established its own Security and Safety Services, which covers three organizational portfolios:

  1. Security and Safety
  2. Business Continuity and Crisis Management
  3. Occupational Health and Safety

The organizational risk assessment will inform the development of UN Women’s Occupational Health and Safety strategy and the required Occupational Health and Safety profile of the Entity vis-a-via strategic priorities in the field and address institutional gaps and misalignments.

Duties and Responsibilities

2. Responsibilities and Deliverables

In line with the UN Women Security and Safety Services Biannual Work Plan (BWP), organizational setting and available resources. The Organizational Occupational Health and Safety End-to-End Risk Assessment Consultant whilst ensuring the continued advocacy of the UN Women mandate, will be responsible for the completion of an end-to-end risk assessment of Occupational Health and Safety management vis-à-vis business needs.

Deliverables: The Consultant will:

  • Liaise with all appropriate divisions, units, and sections of UN Women, utilizing all available mediums to complete the end-to-end risk assessment of Organizational Occupational Health and Safety management within UN Women.
  • Map existing responsibilities and accountabilities against internal and externally funded capacity, with a focus on Organizational Occupational Health and Safety. The mapping exercise should consider the dynamic operating environments, fluctuating workloads and future potential growth of the organization, with regard both normative and humanitarian settings. If appropriate, recognizing subsequent challenges that growth may bring.
  • Based on the findings of the risk assessment; develop a UN Women Organizational Occupational Health and Safety strategy, highlighting needs, risks, opportunities, good practices, and lessons identified. The strategy should encompass high-level priorities in terms of where organizational management should be, with ways to achieve high-level priorities in terms of a clear implementation plan, the resources needed and how those resources can be generated.
  • Present the above deliverables in a report accompanied with a Power-Point Presentation. 

3. Activities

  1. Review applicable UNSMS policies, internal processes and activities, and organizational budgetary process within the context of IEAS/IAS/2022/001 observations and UNSMS Framework of Accountability.
  2. Perform a range of consultations with Security and Safety Services, Department of Administration and Management, other divisions, country-level and regional key stakeholders, and leadership of the organization.
  3. Where applicable, liaise with other UN sister agencies within the UNSMS, to include UNDSS.
  4. Ensure that consultations with all relevant stakeholders is conducted before the finalization of the report.
  5. Maintain close consultations with Global Security Advisor throughout the process.


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

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree or Higher
  • Experience in Occupational Health and Safety or Medical Services,
  • Experience in Administration, Education and/or Workflow Management/Evaluation
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Health Sector Processes.



Fluency in oral and written English is required, knowledge of another UN Official Language would be a benefit.

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