Assistant Field Security Officer

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    FULL_TIME
  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Security
  • Deadline:
    19/11/2023

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Standard Job Description

Assistant Field Security Officer

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The Assistant Field Security Officer manages and provides support to all security related aspects of field operations including Staff, premises and asset security.

The incumbent is supervised by a Senior Officer who defines specific work objectives. The incumbent is required to have basic conceptual knowledge of the profession, by being dynamic and able to take on higher responsibilities progressively. The incumbent may provide input to the supervision of general service staff in the office.
The duty of the incumbent is to support and guide in all security related aspects of the operation.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Duties
– Advise and support the Representative or Head of Office in managing staff safety and security of UNHCR personnel , partners, operations, premises
– Undertake periodic security assessments in close cooperation with UNHCR senior staff members, UNDSS and interagency partners drafting the required security risk management assessment reports and using key tools for same.
– Evaluate existing security measures to determine their appropriateness and identify areas needing improvement. Follow up with actions to oversee or implement those improvements.
– Advise on and assist in ensuring compliance with standard established through the Security Risk Management process.
– Assist and develop plans for evacuation/relocation medical evacuation and other security contingencies.
– In cooperation with UNHCR senior staff members, assist in ensuring that security measures are fully integrated into operational planning, including budgetary provisions, at the earliest stages of development.
– Participate in programme related discussions to advise on security risk levels in line with programme criticality.
– Respond to staff queries on security issues and provide immediate assistance as required.
– As a member of a multi-functional team, contribute to efforts to ensure the physical protection and security of refugees and other persons of concern.
– Maintain relationships with security-related actors, including host government law enforcement authorities and partner agencies.
– Maintain cooperation with staff of the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS).
– Cooperate in security assessments and planning and supporting interagency processes.
– Support UNHCR staff serving as members of the country Security Management Team (SMT), or Area Security Management Team (ASMT), Area Security Coordinators (ASC) and Wardens.
– Provide country-relevant security advice and training to UNHCR staff, and where appropriate, to staff of NGOs and implementing partners in areas including, inter alia, preparation for and conduct of road missions, radio telecommunications, immediate actions upon detection of explosive devices or other dangers, hostage survival and other critical incidents.
– Conduct rehearsals and practical exercises to ensure that staff are familiar with security contingency plans and can implement them confidently in an emergency.
– Prepare periodic reports on security in accordance with UN and UNHCR standard operating procedures, sharing with managers in the country of assignment and, as appropriate, regional security coordinators, FSS.
– Maintain linkages with the Staff Welfare Section, and the Medical Service, referring cases as required in consultation with staff member¿s supervisor.
– Provide security-related advice, in written and oral form, to the manager and other staff.
– Advise on, and upon approval, implement, needed mitigating measures.
– Participate in criticality assessments.
– Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P1/NOA – 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education
Military or Police Academy or other relevant field

Certificates and/or Licenses
Security Management, Security Risk Management, Security and Safety certification
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Essential
Military or police experience.

Desirable
Relevant training (first aid)
Examples of having established networks with Host Government or other security actors from previous employment.

Functional Skills
CO-Drafting and Documentation
MD-First Aid Training
IT-Computer Literacy
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.

As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Desired Candidate Profile

• Strong knowledge of security risk management principles and best practices.
• Proficiency in threat and risk assessments, security planning, and crisis management.
• Familiarity with security equipment and technology, such as radio communication systems and surveillance tools.
• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to provide clear and concise security briefings and reports.
• Demonstrate negotiation and coordination skills, able to work with others to find mutually beneficial solutions.
• Coordination with commandant in liaison with security structures
• Gap analysis in policing needs for resource allocation, in collaboration with protection and programme – risk based prioritization of allocation of resources to security for improved protection outcome.
• Border Monitoring.
• Respond to security incidences in the Settlement and take appropriate measures not to escalate. Ensure. safety of staff as part of the SRM in close liaison with police and other security apparatus
• Support the PoCs to get justice.

Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level):

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Desired languages

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Operational context

Occupational Safety and Health Considerations

Nature of Position

The Government of Uganda (GoU) is a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol. Uganda adopts a settlement approach to refugee management and protection, whereby, upon receiving refugee status, new arrivals are provided with plots of land in refugee-hosting villages on which to build new homes and grow agricultural crops. Refugees can freely access public services such as health and education and are granted a range of rights and freedoms, including freedom of movement, to seek employment and to start their own business.

SO Arua cover multiple refugee settlements, including Bidibidi, Rhino Camp, Imvepi, and Lobule Refugee Settlements. These settlements have been established to provide shelter and essential services to refugees fleeing conflict and persecution in neighbouring countries, such as South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The active population of PWS registered as of end October 2023 is 197,296 individuals for Bidibidi, 150,365 for Rhino Camp, 66,654 for Imvepi and 6,025 individuals for Lobule.

The Assistant Field Security Officer plays a critical role in ensuring the safety and security of personnel and assets in potentially challenging environments.

The Assistant Field Security Officer manages and provides support to all security-related aspects of field operations including Staff, premises and assets.

The incumbent ensures coexistence in the diversified community through community dialogue and policing in collaboration with the Host government actors. The incumbent is to apply security skills appropriately in a refugee and humanitarian context by supporting FDPs, Mission and provide guidance to the Senior Managers and the Field colleagues.

  • Coordination with commandant in liaison with security structures
  • Gap analysis in policing needs for resource allocation, in collaboration with protection and programme – risk based prioritization of allocation of resources to security for improved protection outcome.
  • Border Monitoring.
  • Respond to security incidences in the Settlement and take appropriate measures not to escalate. Ensure. safety of staff as part of the SRM in close liaison with police and other security apparatus
  • Support the PoCs to get justice.

Living and Working Conditions:

 

Additional Qualifications

Skills

CO-Drafting and Documentation, IT-Computer Literacy, MD-First Aid Training

Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA): Security Management

Certifications

Safety and Security – Other, Security Management Learning Program – Other, Security Risk Management – Other

Work Experience

Competencies

Accountability, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Managing resource, Organizational awareness, Planning & organizing, Teamwork & collaboration

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Additional Information

Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a written test and/or oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process. Recruitment as a UNHCR staff member is subject to proof of vaccination against COVID-19

Functional clearance

This position requires Functional Clearance

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