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Hostage Survival Instructor – SSAFE Training
|Location :||Nairobi, KENYA|
|Application Deadline :||17-Jul-14 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Crisis Response|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months (3 –year retainer basis)|
In 2004, a proposal for strengthening and unifying the United Nations security management system was presented to the 59th session of the General Assembly in Report A/59/365 of 11 October 2004. This resulted in the adoption of General Assembly Resolution (A/RES/59/276, XI, 7 - 23 December 2004) that created the Department of Safety and Security merging the security management component of the Office of the United Nations Security Coordinator (UNSECOORD), the Security and Safety Services (SSS) and the civilian security component of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) into a single security management framework.The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) was formally established on 1 January 2005. Since that time, the Department has been dedicated to performing the following functions:
UNDSS Somalia supports the UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes through security advice and guidance. Within the UNDSS Somalia Office, the training section aims at providing staff of UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes with adequate skills and knowledge, enabling them to conduct their missions within Somalia in the safest possible way.
The mounting hostility and increasing number of violent attacks against humanitarian staff, premises and assets emphasize the need to further promote and deliver safety and security training for personnel carrying out vital peace, development and humanitarian missions in unstable and dangerous areas of the world.
Since January 2007, the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) and the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) have been contributing to making the staff of UN Agencies, Departments, Funds and Programmes as well as International Organizations, NGOs and Government Agencies better prepared to identify, face and respond to direct and indirect threats and incidents jeopardizing their lives and the ability to serve the targeted populations.
The Safe and Secure Approaches in Field Environment (SSAFE) programme is the instrument through which over 14,000 UN and associated personnel (i.e. NGOs, International Organizations and Governments Agencies) in 16 countries have benefitted from a thorough safety and security training curriculum. It consists of a theoretical and practical training delivered by more than 400 certified SSAFE trainers.
The modular structure and flexibility of the SSAFE training enables it to be easily customized and adapted to different working contexts and realities.
The objective of the SSAFE Somalia training is to assure the quality and effectiveness of the standard safety and security training curriculum capable to respond to the ever-changing perils and menaces affecting UN activities in this country.
The SSAFE Somalia training is mandatory for all UN staff before deploying in Somalia.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives of the assignment
To provide the SSAFE students with theoretical and practical inputs about the UN Hostage Incident Management and Hostage Survival strategies while abducted.
Scope of work
Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO) Training, the incumbent will assist in facilitating training on security related issues by performing the following duties:
Conduct a theoretical lecture on Hostage Survival during SSAFE trainings covering the following topics:
Supervise practical Hostage Survival exercises and conduct debriefings.
Monitoring the Kidnapping situation in Somalia and incorporating the latest trends into the presentation.
Monitoring and Progress controls
The incumbent will be monitored and evaluated during his/her theoretical presentations and practical scenario debriefings. In addition, the SSAFE students’ feedback will also be used to monitor and evaluate the incumbent.
The final product is a professional and up to date presentation during 18 SSAFE trainings as well as up to date debriefs during practical SSAFE scenarios.
There is no approval time.
Required Skills and Experience
Years of experience:
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.