Expression of Interest for a Temporary Assignment: Security Specialist (Rapid Response Mechanism), (P-3), Juba, South Sudan
Job Number: 527484 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: South Sudan
Work Type : Temporary Appointment
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, Safety
The Security Specialist (Rapid Response Mechanism – RRM) reports to the Country Field Security Advisor and maintains a close working relationship with the Office of the Chief of Field and Emergency Operations. The Security Specialist will function as a RRM Security Specialist established for the UNICEF South Sudan Office to provide first line security support to RRM mission teams for all UNICEF programme delivery missions to remote, hard to reach regions of South Sudan.
The RRM Security Specialist contributes to the UNICEF mandate through strong security risk analysis, advice, and relevant mitigation to ensure programmes are delivered with the safety and security of staff, property and programmes as primary focus in all areas to be identified for RRM mission interventions.
While not on deep field missions, the RRM Security Specialist will support the Country Field Security Advisor to implement and manage security activities at the duty station in close coordination with all members of the UN Security Management System (UNSMS) including the UN Department of Safety and Security as well as NGO partners in line with the Saving Lives Together (SLT) policy. As a potential alternate member of the UN Security Cell, contributes to the development of assessments, procedures and guidelines including Security Risk Assessments (SRAs), Security Risk Management (SRM) Process, application of Residential Security Measures (RSM) and the country specific Security Plan.
How can you make a difference?
1. Security Risk Management and Planning
Assists the Field Security Advisor to provide advice to the Representative in the execution of his/her duties with regards to the safety and security of UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises, and in accordance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems. Attends as an observer, all Security Management Team (SMT)/Area Security Management Team (ASMT) meetings, assists the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) as appropriate and participate as a member of the security coordination cell established by UNDSS.
Provides advice on technical security requirements contained in the UN Security Plan, Security Risk Management (SRM) Process, Residential Security Measures (RSM), and other relevant policies, guidelines, and assessments and monitor their implementation. Assists in providing technical oversight for contracted security providers.
Assists the Field Security Advisor in preparing, maintaining, and updating UNICEF security documentation including security contingency plans and provides the Representative, and the Office of the Security Coordinator (OSC) with mandatory reports in accordance with UNICEF security reporting guidelines. This includes the monitoring/reporting on security compliance and the submission of all Security Incident Reports (SIRs).
2. Safety and Security Services
Monitors the security situation and provide independent and comprehensive security analysis on the situation at the duty station, UNICEF personnel, eligible family members, premises, assets, programmes and resources.
Implements security activities in support of UNICEF operations and participates, coordinates and/or undertakes security risk management for all locations where UNICEF personnel and eligible family members as well as RRM Teams on field missions in remote areas.
Ensures that UNICEF personnel are kept informed of matters affecting their security and the actions to take in the event of an emergency including those identified in the UN Security Plan as it relates to UNICEF. Ensures there is an effective and functioning communications system for security management within UNICEF that this is fully integrated into the UN Emergency Communications System. Coordinates with UNDSS to ensure all UNICEF personnel undertake all mandatory security training/briefings and participate in all security related contingency exercises. Conducts security surveys of international personnel residences in accordance with the Residential Security Measures (RSM).
3. Programmatic Security Information Analysis
Monitors the security situation and provides independent and comprehensive security analysis with the goal of identifying trends and predicting the specific conditions that would impact on the safety and security of RRM team members whom he/she is assigned to.
Collects information, provides specific analysis, advice, and support to RRM mission planning and implementation. Conducts analysis to fully understand the issues that have an impact on the delivery of UNICEF programmes particularly in areas deemed security compromised. Works closely with the UNICEF programme and communication personnel in country to integrate all relevant analysis into the planning and implementation of all country programmes including RRM missions.
Conducts predictive and trend analysis that would ensure continuous and relevant security input into programme planning on the wider scale.
4. Security Networking and Partnership Building
Establishes contact and maintains networks with all UNSMS/NGOs security advisors and relevant local authorities as appropriate. Ensures that security collaboration with NGOs working as UNICEF implementing partners is undertaken, in coordination with UNDSS, and using the SLT policies as a framework.
Establishes and maintains liaison with local security officials and community leaders to secure safety assurances for conducive safe and secure working environment for RRM mission teams’ operations.
5. Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity Building
Introduces technological innovations and approaches to security procedures and systems.
Institutionalizes and shares best practices and knowledge learned.
Organizes, plans and/or implements capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders on security related preparedness and operations.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the following fields is required: Security Risk Management, International Relations, Conflict Analysis, Intelligence Analysis, Diplomatic Studies, Conflict and Security, Counter Terrorism or another relevant technical field.
*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in security and safety management in the context of an international organization or NGO OR military/police experience, including roles in the special forces/para/commando/intelligence, with experience of independent and/or ad-hoc operations is required.
Demonstrated international security management experience and understanding of the United Nations Security Management System are highly desirable.
Physical fitness and previous experience in RRM missions are highly desirable.
Demonstrated ability to be self-sufficient, self-reliant with survival instincts is desirable as successful candidate will be required to accompany deep field missions to non-SRM compliant locations with none or minimal facilities or resources and be required to work and live under arduous conditions for long periods of time (7-21 days).
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are:
Working with people (II)
Drive for results (II)
Coping with Pressure and Setbacks (III)
Applying technical expertise (II)
Relating and networking (II)
Deciding and Initiating action (II)
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
* Please note that this is an expression of interest for a Temporary assignment at P-3 level with UNICEF South Sudan.
* Please note this is a non-family duty station.
* Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
* Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.
Closing Date Sun Nov 24 2019 21:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)