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UN Women: Security Specialist
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|Location :||Nairobi, KENYA|
|Application Deadline :||23-Sep-15 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN-Women will work 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 , 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 Division of Management and Administration is responsible for the security management within UN-Women Headquarters and Field Locations.
The primary objective of the UN-Women Regional Security Specialist is to advise and assist UN-Women Regional, Multi-Country, Country Offices, Programme Offices and UN-Women Security Field Personnel on their security responsibilities to protect and minimize the risk to UN-Women personnel, property, and operations in the field and at the same time enabling UN-Women programme delivery throughout. Achievement of which will require extensive and regular travel outside of the prescribed duty station in accordance with the agreed Annual Work Plan. Additional travel may be required at the behest of the UN-Women Security Advisor or respective Regional director as required.
Under the direct supervision of the UN Women HQ Security Advisor (with extensive regional consultation) the position will adopt a portfolio for Eastern & Southern Africa and Western & Central Africa (2 regions).
The Regional Security Specialist provides leadership and direction to UN-Women Field Security Staff in the implementation of UN and UN-Women security policies, procedures and plans for the protection of UN-Women personnel and assets and the safe delivery of programmes in the field. The Security Specialist is also responsible for the formulation and review of UN-Women security policy, technical content, best practices, security mainstreaming, annual security travel budget, training, UNSMS programme and compliance, and effective administrative support to field security operations as identified in the Security Section annual work plan. The Regional Security Specialist will, as and when required, adopt the role of the UN-Women Security Advisor in his/her absence.
Duties and Responsibilities
Advocacy, Policy Formulation and Planning:
Representation and Networking:
Management of Emergency Preparedness Plans:
Maintain liaison with UN HQ Security, Security Focal Points and Host Governments:
Perform any other duties as required and request by the UN-Women Security Advisor.
Core values and Guiding principles:
Respect for Diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Developing and Empowering People / Coaching and Mentoring:
Working in Teams:
Communicating Information and Ideas:
Self-management and Emotional intelligence:
Conflict Management / Negotiating and Resolving Disagreements:
Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
Required Skills and Experience
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.
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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.
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.