Thursday 25 July 2013


Vacancy for Security Assistant

Under the overall guidance of the Chief Security Adviser (CSA) and direct supervision of  Deputy Security Advisor (DSA), Local Security Associate (GS-6) will assist in planning and implementation of security plans, conduct of security operations, Pass & ID Unit Services and delivery of security training to UN staff and their eligible dependents.
The UN is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
LOCATION: Abuja and with a possibility of building a roster in multiple locations, NIGERIA
DUE DATE: 06-Aug-13
Summary of key functions:
  • Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists;
  • Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, premises and assets;
  • Assists in ensuring residential (Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards – MORSS)and office safety, and security preparedness;
  • Supports the CSA/DSA/FSCO with the assessment of Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) for the duty station;
  • Assists CSA/DSA/FSCO in providing all relevant security training;
  • Assists CSA/DSA/FSCO in managing the PASS & ID Unit;
  • Provides general administrative assistance to the CSA/DSA/FSCO.

Secondary school, with Security training qualifications or military police academy qualifications;
A secondary qualification may be accepted in view of extensive experience in security management.
  • Minimum 6 years of experience Relevant experience preferably in the military, police context or related field of work;
  • Experience in security management with the UN or international organizations is an advantage;
  • Proven experience in report writing;
  • Experience with training of staff in security awareness;
  • Experience in diplomatic security, protection and intelligence considered an asset;
  • Solid computers skills (MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint);
  • Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation;

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.
  • Other Skills and Requirements:
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license;
  • A minimum of three years’ driving experience;
  • Ability to travel frequently for field assessments;
  • Physically fit to undertake frequent operational field activities/deployments.

DUE DATE: 6 August, 2013

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