|Date Posted||May 22, 2020|
Work Type : Fixed Term 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, freedom.
How can you make a difference?
The Security Manager reports to the Representative and maintains a direct technical reporting line with the Regional Security Adviser. The Security Manager is responsible for advising the Representative on their security duties and responsibilities in accordance with the UN and the UNICEF Framework of Accountability. The Security Manager contributes to the UNICEF mandate through strong security risk analysis, advice, and relevant mitigation. The Security Manager manages, on behalf of the Representative, all security activities in support of the country.
The Security Manager implements and manages 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 policy. As a member of the UN Security Cell, he/she contributes to the development of assessments, procedures and guidelines including Security Risk Assessments (SRAs), Country Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS), and the country specific Security Plan.
Demonstrated international security management experience and understanding of the United Nations Security Management System is highly desirable.
Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
Provide advice on and manage technical security requirements contained in the UN Security Plan, Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS), Residential Security Measures (RSM), and other relevant policies, guidelines, and assessments and monitor their implementation. Oversee, guide and assess all UNICEF security personnel in the country. Provide technical oversight for contracted security providers.
Prepare, maintain, and update UNICEF security documentation including security contingency plans and provide 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).
Safety and Security Services
Monitor the security situation and provide independent and comprehensive analysis with the goal of identifying trends and predicting the specific conditions that would impact on the safety and security of UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises, assets and resources.
Supervise, evaluate, and review security activities in support of UNICEF operations and participate, coordinate and/or undertake security risk management for all locations where UNICEF personnel and eligible family members are present.
Ensure that UNICEF personnel are kept informed of matters affecting their safety and 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. Oversee the establishment of an effective and functioning communications system for security management within UNICEF that is fully integrated into the UN Emergency Communications System. Coordinate with UNDSS to ensure all UNICEF personnel undertake all mandatory security training/briefings and participate in all security related contingency exercises. Plan and lead security surveys of international personnel residences in accordance with the Residential Security Measures (RSM).
*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.