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Local Security Associate
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kabul, AFGHANISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||05-May-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||GS-7|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year|
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Security Officer (SO) the Local Security Associate (LSA) assists in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for UN-Women personnel in the country or in the region of assignment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Assists the Security Officer in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the operational area:
Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists:
Assists the Security Officer in monitoring compliance with Security Risk Management (SRM) established for the duty station. Also assists with the compilation of data required for the SRM.
Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN-Women personnel, 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.
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.
Provides general administrative assistance to the Security and Operations units:
Performs other security-related tasks assigned by the Security Officer, including but not limited to:
Core values and Guiding principles:
Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.
Ethics and Values:
Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity
Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
Development and Innovation:
Take charge of self-development and take initiative
Work in teams:
Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Communicating and Information Sharing:
Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others
Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making
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. Availability to travel within the area of responsibility.
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
Teamwork: Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural,
multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
Required Skills and Experience
High school graduate. University Degree desirable, but it is not a requirement.
Minimum7-year 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 but not a requirement.
Experience in diplomatic security, protection and intelligence considered an asset.
Fluency in English language and national languages of duty station Dari and Pashto.
Other Skills and Requirements:
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.