Job Description: 1900856
Local Security Assistant (LSA)
Closure Date: 07/May/2019, 9:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: FAO Representation in Ethiopia (FAOET)
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Ethiopia-Addis Ababa
Duration: 12 months [3 months probation with possibility of extension]
Post Number: N/A
FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is the specialized agency of the United Nations for food, nutrition, agriculture, and forestry. FAO’s global vision is for a world free from hunger and malnutrition where food and agriculture contribute to improving the living standards of all, especially the poorest, in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner. Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active and healthy lives.
The mission of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is to work to eradicate hunger and promote global food security together with balanced and complete nutrition. Our mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.
Our three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
FAO Representative (FAOR) to Ethiopia has various sub-offices across the country and is implementing a number of projects, often in the most inaccessible areas. The FAOR Ethiopia office is co-located with the Subregional office for Eastern Africa in Addis Ababa and together account for more than 150 personnel. Protecting the security and safety of the personnel and the assets is a priority of the organization. This comes at a time when the overall security is on the decline especially in the regions where conflicts have led to over 3 million internally displaced persons.
To support the organisation’s efforts to implement its programme in a safe, secure manner for people and assets, FAO is hiring a Local Security Assistant.
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the FAO Representative to Ethiopia and the FAO Security Focal Points in close coordination with the FAO Security Service (CSDS), and the Regional Security Officer (RAF), the Local Security Assistant.
Assist in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of security for FAO personnel and assets in the country.
Tasks and responsibilities
Assist in matters pertaining to the implementation of UN security policies and procedures for the safety and security of personnel, premises and assets;
Assist in developing security contingency plans and maintaining the FAO Security Plan including updating staff lists and warden lists;
Monitor the security equipment and systems in the office and provide immediate assistance to security emergencies;
Monitor and ensure technical and administrative security procedures and requirements;
Support and monitor compliance to Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS) and Residential Security Measures (RSM) in accordance with the United Nations security policies, practices and procedures and supports their implementation;
Maintain close security relations with United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) and security focal points of other UN Agencies operating in Ethiopia, with government counterparts and other local authorities (political and humanitarian, police, military, etc.) as required;
Prepare reports in a timely manner, according to United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS) guidelines;
Assist in preparing Security Risk Management measures and RSMs and monitoring compliance;
Support the organization and implementation of security trainings on security awareness and preparedeness and conducting security orientation and briefings for all staff, dependents and visitors;
Support the development and implementation of security emergency preparedness protocols;
Liaise and coordinate, as appropriate, with the host government security organizations and/or personnel, including national and local provincial authorities, military, and police officers, as well as non-governmental organizations and other non-State actors in the area of operation;
Maintain regular contacts with UNDSS and FAO Security Focal Points;
Assist in reporting security incidents affecting FAO staff, offices and assets;
Support the FAOR in his/her attendance to the Secuirty Management Team (SMT) and related forums
Attend Local Securtiy Assistants (LSAs) Cells meetings (or similar forums);
Assist in the preparation, review and implementation of the UN Security Plan for Ethiopia;
Assist in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, 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.
Maintain routine and confidential correspondence files/documents;
Maintain a database on contact details in relation to host country security authorities;
Establish and maintain warden system and keeps update of information related to UN offices and residences;
Develop and maintain a databases of all FAO personell in Ethiopia, with key security information, including the renewal of UN ID passes, expiration of security training courses etc
Maintain liaison with commercial companies used for UN security at offices and residences, in order to ensure the effective and efficient use of the guard force.
Perform other security-related tasks as assigned
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Secondary school education is required, Supplemented by training in security management and related fields.
Seven years of relevant working experience in risk management or analysis, preferabley in the security context or related field of work e.g Security management with Military, National Police Force or Armed Forces
Working knowledge (level C) of English and working knowledge of the local language (Amharic) is required. Minimal knowledge of other local langueages is an asset
Applicants must possess a valid 2nd grade Ethiopian driver’s license and know how to drive.
National of Ethiopia
FAO Core Competencies
Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation
Experience in diplomatic security, protection and intelligence considered an asset
Knowledge of host country safety codes
Solid computers skills (MS Office applications :Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)
Possession of a valid driver’s license
Ability to travel
Extent of experience in security management and experience with the UN and international organization
Knowledge of UN security regulations will be an added advantage
Very good knowledge of the MS Office applications, Internet and office technology equipment
Previous employment in international organizations preferably within the UN specialized agencies or NGOs
Demonstrates integrity and high ethical standards
Ability to work with minimum supervision
Ability to clearly communicate in English (written and spoken) and fluency in Ahmaric
Experience with the UN or an international organisation/ NGO is desirable
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.
Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
If you need help, or have queries, please contact: [email protected]
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