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Deputy Regional Security Specialist (2 regions: East and Southern Africa, and West and Central Africa)
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|Location :||Dakar, SENEGAL|
|Application Deadline :||30-Sep-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||3d 16h 37m|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 Year|
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.
Placing women's rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN-Women will lead and coordinate the United Nations System's efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors. The UN Women Security & Safety Services within the Division of Management and Administration reporting to the Executive Director, is responsible for all aspects of security and safety management for UN-Women.
Under the direct supervision of the UN Women Global Security Adviser, through the Regional Security Specialist, the Deputy Regional Security Specialist for East and Southern Africa, and West and Central Africa (2 regions), is primarily responsible for all aspects of the UN Women Security and Safety services. The UN Women Deputy Regional Security and Safety Specialist is to advise, assist and support UN Women Headquarters, Regional, Multi-Country, Country Offices, and UN Women Security Field personnel with regard their security and safety responsibilities. The responsibilities are aligned to UN & UN Women security policies, procedures and guidelines to minimize the risk to UN Women personnel, property, and operations in the field while at the same time enable UN Women programme delivery throughout the organization.
The position and duty station will be located in Dakar, Senegal, whilst the position will be required to complete international mission travel as required.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide technical support, guidance, and advice to Country, Multi-Country and Regional Offices:
Oversee security assessments and take necessary action:
Liaise with and participate in the local and regional security community:
Collect, update, and communicate security information:
Develop, maintain, manage and implement the UN Women Security Plan, including updating personnel lists:
Monitor, manage and implement UN Women compliance of the Security Risk Management Measures (SRMM) established for the duty station/s:
Report security and safety incidents affecting UN Women personnel, programmes, offices and assets:
Develop and conduct training courses on security and safety awareness, preparedness, mainstreaming, BCP and specialized functions:
Oversee the Budget and Finances:
Perform other security-related tasks including but not limited to:
Key Performance Indicators:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
Diversity and inclusion:
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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