United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)
Field Security Assistant, Jowhar, Somalia
Organization: United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia
Organizational Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), as part of UNDSS Integrated Security Workforce, in Jowhar. The Field Security Assistant reports to the Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO) through Deputy Field Security Coordination Officer (DFSCO).
Within delegated authority, the Field Security Assistant will be responsible for the following duties: 1. Provides general administrative support services in order to assist the Security Officers fulfill their duties vis-a-vis staff members and their dependents; 2. Assists with data consolidation and dissemination of relevant security information required for the analysis of the security situation by the FSCO and DFSCO; 3. Assists the Security Officers with the preparation of any security related documents including Security Plans, Area Security Risk Management (SRM), regular reports and any other reports related to the security section activities as well as providing the Kismayo Security with administrative assistance; 4. Drafts correspondence and maintains records for the Security Training Courses delivered to security and field mission’s personnel; 5. Provides support during the implementation of the Security Plan under the directions of the FSCO and DFSCO; 6. Assists in reviewing the logistics requirements and other related actions required for the preparation of training courses, drills and other security exercises; 7. Assists FSCO and DFSCO in monitoring the implementation of security policies and procedures; 8. Provides support in organizing and conducting security awareness and preparedness activities, and provides security orientation to newly assigned staff members, as well as conducting security briefings, as required; 9. When and if required, prepares security presentations for the Chief Security Officer (CSO) and the Security Officers in other units. 10. Performs other duties as required by the FSCO and DFSCO;
Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations; Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Job – Specific Qualification
A valid driver’s license is desirable. Certificates in advance driving/armored vehicle driving and specialized security training/courses are desirable.
A minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience in Security or related areas such as Police and Military experience is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to one (1) for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English and Somali (both oral and written) is required. NOTE: ”Fluency” equals a rating of ”fluent” in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and ”Knowledge of” equals a rating of ”confident” in two of the four areas.
Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which will be followed by a competency-based interview.
This position is funded for an initial period of one year. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval. This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to United Nations staff rule 4.4. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. Local laws governing employment for non-nationals will be observed by the United Nations. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take-up the appointment. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. Interested applicants who are working with UN Contractors must fulfill the obligations of their contracts with the UN Contractors in order to be eligible to apply for this vacancy. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. When completing the Candidate Profile form, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up-to-date. This information is the basis for the Hiring Manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
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