Local Security Associate, Mogadishu

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Contract
  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Project Manager
  • Deadline:
    18/09/2022

Job Identification : 5715

Locations : Mogadiscio, Somalia

Posting Date : 09/02/2022, 01:43 PM

Apply Before : 09/18/2022, 03:59 AM

Job Schedule : Full time

Agency : UNOCHA

Grade : G7

Vacancy Type : Fixed Term

Practice Area : Crisis management / Country Management Support

Bureau : Regional Bureau for Arab States

Contract Duration : 1 Year with Possibility for extension

Education & Work Experience : Bachelor’s Degree – 4 year(s) experience OR High School certificate- 7 year(s) experience

Required Languages : English & Local language

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Job Description

BACKGROUND

Somalia’s prolonged humanitarian crisis is characterized by ongoing conflicts, climate shocks including floods and drought, communicable disease outbreaks, weak social protection and insecurity. In 2022, the situation in Somalia remains fragile with continued political instability and severe drought. OCHA’s role is to coordinate effective and principled inter-agency humanitarian response and ensure that relief assistance reaches the people who need it in a timely manner. In line with OCHA’s global mission, OCHA Somalia continues to mobilize and coordinate an effective and principled inter-agency humanitarian response.

Position Purpose

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the OCHA Head of Office, Deputy head of Office and Security Focal Point (OCHA SFP), the Local Security Associate assists in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for OCHA personnel in the country or in the region of assignment.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Summary of key functions:

    •  Assists OCHA SFP in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country;
    •  Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists;

 

 

    •  Supports the OCHA SFP with the assessment of Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) for the duty station;

 

 

  •  Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets;
  •  Organizes and delivers training courses on security awareness and preparedness.
  •  Provides security support for Field Missions including the development of CONOPS and Ad Hoc SRMs.
  •  Assists in ensuring residential (Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards – MORSS) and office safety, and security preparedness.
  •  Provides general administrative assistance to the OCHA SFP.

Assists OCHA SFP in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country:

  •  Liaises and coordinates, as appropriate, with host government security organizations and/or personnel, including national and local provincial authorities, military, and police officers, as well as with UNDSS and non-governmental organizations and other non-State actors in the area of operation;
  •  Helps to assess the security situation at the duty station and ensures adequate gathering and verification of security information that may be required for a proper analysis of the situation by the OCHA SFP;
  •  Communicates information on security to the OCHA Head of Office and provides host country security advice as required;
  •  Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of other UN agencies;
  •  May be requested to provide technical assistance to OCHA Head of Office, Deputy Head of office or OCHA SFP in support of SMT meetings.

Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists:

  •  Helps in the preparation and review of Security Plans;
  •  Supports actions during the implementation of the Security Plan, as required.

Supports the OCHA SFP with the assessment of Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) for the duty station:

  •  Assists with the compilation of data required for the MOSS Self-Assessment Programme.
  •  Ensures all UNOCHA personnel have completed the SSAFE requirements according to MOSS.
  •  Monitors the procurement, deployment and functionality of all security equipment, and alerts proactively and in a timely manner on measures that are required to upgrade, update, or expand it;
  •  Ensures that UNOCHA personnel, offices, accommodations and equipment are MOSS compliant, and that MOSS procedures are also adhered to when on field mission;

 

 

Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets:

  •  In coordination with UNDSS, contributes to the preparation of security reports, such as the Security Incident Report, the Security Assessments, and the Quarterly Incident Report

Organizes and delivers training courses on security awareness and preparedness:

  •  Provides support in organizing and conducting training courses on security awareness and preparedness.
  •  Providing security orientation and conduct security briefings to newly assigned staff members as required;

Provides security support for Field Missions including the development of CONOPS and Ad Hoc SRMs.

  •  Provide and develops CONOPS and Minor Airfield Clearances
  •  Develops Ad hoc SRMs
  •  Accompanies and provides support to missions on the ground

Assists in ensuring residential (Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards – MORSS) and office safety, and security preparedness:

  •  Maintains routine and confidential correspondence files/documents;
  •  Maintains a database on contact details in relation to host country security authorities;
  •  Arranges appointments, receives visitors, places and screens telephone calls and answers queries with discretion, and takes minutes and/or notes at meetings.

Provides general administrative assistance to the OCHA SFPL:

  •  Conducts security evaluations and provides advice on security measures for the residences (Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards – MORSS) of UN staff, as well as on latest trends and threats to staff safety and security;
  •  Establishes and maintains warden system and keeps update of information related to UN offices and residences;
  •  Administers a pass and ID system;
  •  Maintains 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 any other related task as assigned by the supervisors.

COMPETENCIES

Core Competencies:

  •  Achieve Results – LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
  •  Think Innovatively – LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
  •  Learn Continuously – LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
  •  Adapt with Agility – LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
  •  Act with Determination – LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
  •  Engage and Partner – LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
  •  Enable Diversity and Inclusion – LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Functional & Technical competencies:

  •  Business Management – Communication: Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels.
  •  Business Management – Risk Management: Ability to identify and organize action around mitigating and proactively managing risks.
  •  Business Management – Partnerships Management: Ability to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, Governments, civil society and private sector partners, experts and others in line with UNDP strategy and policies.
  •  Security Services – Security incident management & monitoring : Ability to provide adequate response to security incidents/events.
  •  Security Services – Security risk management : Ability to assess threats and risks, identify and oversee implementation of mitigation measures, including ability to design and test security plans.
  •  Security Services – Security crisis management & response : Knowledge of crisis management and response arrangements as well as the ability to prepare for, respond to, support/manage security crisis events.
  •  Security Services – Security information management: Analytical capabilities to process diverse security information and develop recommendations

REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

  •  Secondary education with a combination of seven (7) years of relevant work experience, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work is required.
  •  University (Bachelor’s degree) degree or equivalent in Political Science, Military Studies, Security Management, Risk Management or a relevant field is highly desirable, but is not a mandatory requirement.

Experience:

  •  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 Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint);
  •  Possession of a valid driver’s license
  •  Ability to travel
  •  Physically fit

Language requirements (Required / Desired)

  •  Fluency in written and spoken English Language is required.
  •  Fluency in written and spoken Local language – is required
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