Security Associate (only the nationals of Belarus are eligible to apply)


Location : Minsk, BELARUS
Application Deadline :27-Jan-10 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :GS-6
Languages Required :
English   Russian  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
16-Feb-2010
Duration of Initial Contract :1 year, extendable

Background

Under the overall guidance of the Designated Official (DO) and immediate supervision of the Operations Manager, the Security Associate performs as the Country Security Focal Point (CSFP) ensuring implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for UN personnel in the country.  
 
The Security Associate works closely with the Regional Security Adviser for RBEC (RSA) and must always conduct his/her functions in close cooperation with UNDSS and be accountable to the DO.


Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:
  •  Assists in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country;
  • Maintains the Security Plan, including updating staff lists;
  • Facilitates conducts the assessment of Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) for the duty station;
  • Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets;
  • Organizes and delivers training courses on security awareness and preparedness;
  • Assists in ensuring residential (Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards – MORSS) and office safety, and security preparedness;
  • Provides general administrative assistance relating to security matters;
  • Performs any other relevant functions as required.
1. Assists in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country:
  •  Liaises and coordinates, as appropriate, 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 and other non-State actors in the area of operation;
  • Helps to assess the security situation at the duty station and ensures adequate gathering and verification of security information that may be required for a proper analysis of the situation by the DO;
  • Communicates information on security to the heads of United Nations agencies and provides host country security advice to UNDSS in the absence of the SA, as required;
  • Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN agencies;
  • Provides technical assistance at SMT meetings.
2. Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists:
  • Helps in the preparation and review of the UN Security Plan;
  • Supports actions during the implementation of the Security Plan, as required.
 3. Assists in monitoring compliance with Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) established for the duty station. Also assists with the compilation of data required for the MOSS Self-Assessment Programme.
 
4. Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets, and assists in the preparation of security reports, such as the Security Incident Report, the Security Assessments and the Quarterly Incident Report.
 
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. Provides general administrative assistance relating to security matters:
  • Maintains routine and confidential correspondence files/documents;
  • Maintains a database on contact details in relation to host country security authorities;
  • Maintains liaison with HQ in order to ensure funding for security related measures;  
  • Arranges appointments, receives visitors, places and screens telephone calls and answers queries with discretion, and takes minutes and/or notes at meetings.
 7. Performs other security-related tasks assigned by the CSA/SA/FSCO:
  • Conducts security evaluations and provides advice on security measures for the residences (Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards - MORSS) of UN staff, as well as on latest trends and threats to staff safety and security;
  • Establishes and maintains warden system and keeps update of information related to UN offices and residences;
  • Administers a pass and ID system;
  • Maintains liaison with commercial companies used for UN security at offices and residences, in order to ensure the effective and efficient use of the guard force.
 


Competencies

  1. Commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter and the Organization’s core values – Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity.
  2. 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. Ability to travel within the area of responsibility.
  3. 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.
  4. Teamwork: Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  5. Communication: Proven and sustained communication (verbal and written) skills.
                                                                                                              


Required Skills and Experience

Education:
Secondary education. University Degree desirable, but it is not a requirement.
Experience:
5-7 years experience in security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work. Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable.
Language Requirements:
Fluency in English and Russian
Other Skills and Requirements:
  • Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation;
  • Experience in diplomatic security, protection and intelligence considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of host country safety codes;
  • Solid computers skills (MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint);
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to travel
  • Physically fit
This is a locally recruited position
UNDP will use a transparent and competitive screening process, though will only contact those applicants in whom there is further interest.
No telephone inquires will be entertained. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply
 
All interested candidates should complete the UN PERSONAL HISTORY FORM (P11) at the following link:
http://un.by/pdf/P11form-6957.doc and attach it to the on-line application
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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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