We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Security Associate
Position number: N/A
Location: Adikpo, Benue
Vacancy Notice No: 2018/VA/042
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Duration of Contract: Three months (with possible renewal)
Supervisor: Head of Field Office
Proposed Starting: As soon as possible
Core Duties And Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Field office, the incumbent shall carry out the responsibilities below:
- Assist in the processing of internal Security clearance (MSCR) at Cross River level for all UNHCR staff travelling within Nigeria where required,
- Assist the Senior Field Security Advisor in the preparation and update of Staff tracking, Security Warden System and security plans (fire, evacuation, medical etc.) for UNHCR staff and/or at any other location where determined.
- Conduct Security briefing for new Staff as required.
- Update and advise Head of Sub office/management and staff on security issues
- Conduct premises assessment for UNHCR Office and staff accommodations in compliance with UN Minimum Operating Security Standards and Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards.
- Attend to security incidents/accidents that involves UNHCR staff and report accordingly.
- Supervise and monitor security Guards at UNHCR premises.
- Collect open security information from available sources that could impact staff safety and security, and report accordingly.
- Conduct field security assessment missions when required.
- Record all mandatory UN training (SSAFE, BSITF and ASITF, SAT) for staff
- Maintain proper record keeping system in the Field Security Unit.
- Assist in the collection of data and drafting of periodic security reports.
- Perform radio room duties by assisting in the tracking of staff on road mission, conduct periodic radio checks in the absence of radio operator at the duty station.
- Liaise and work in close collaboration with United Nations Department for Safety and Security (UNDSS) for all matters regarding staff training, Police escorts, and other security matters.
- Work in close collaboration with UNHCR security colleagues in the field outside Cross River.
- Any other responsibilities/functions deemed necessary or as delegated by the Head of office and/or the Senior Field Security Advisor.
Essential Minimum Qualifications
- Completion of Secondary Education with relevant training and experience in security and safety issues. Military or Police background preferred.
- Minimum of 8 years (6 with advanced training/certificate) of previous relevant job experience.
- Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.
- Ability to work in a team under pressure with minimum supervision; good analytic and training skills, organized and good sense of initiative.
- Be professional, discrete, organized, flexible and available at short notice.
- Good communication skills (written and oral).
Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:
- Good computer skills – (MS Word; MS Excel; MS PPT).
- Excellent knowledge of local security apparatus.
- United Nations experience in the field of security or closely related in lieu of Military or Police training.
- Successful training in UN Security related course(s) an asset
- Sensitive to and good knowledge of the local culture.
- Knowledge of another relevant UN or local languages.
Application Closing Date
17th July, 2018.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Application/Letter of Motivation, Resume as well as fully completed and signed UN Personal History Form (P11) and send via email ONLY to: [email protected] quoting in the subject line the above vacancy notice number and title of the position.
- Kindly note that a written test may be conducted for this position which will be followed by a competency based interview.
- There is no need to send other certificates with the application at this stage.
- Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
- Kindly note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
- Applications from female candidates are strongly encouraged.