- Location: Afghanistan
- Organization: UNAMA
- Category: Security
- Job Type: N/A
- Salary: As per organization’s salary scale
- Vacancy No: N/A
- No of Jobs: N/A
- Experience: 2 Years
- Education: High School Diploma
- Gender: Male/Female
- Deadline: 8 December 2023
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located within the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), with duty station in Kabul. The Field Security Assistant reports directly to the Deputy Chief Security Officer (DCSO) through the Supervisor of Security Admin and Support. S/he will assist with the management of all mission-wide security support issues related to the Integrated Security Section. He/she will also support during the implementation of the Security Plan; assists with the preparation of the Training courses and related presentations for the Admin and Support unit.
The Field Security Guard reports to the Deputy Chief Security Officer on all issues related to activities within the Security Administration and Support. Major duties and responsibilities: • Provides support to the DCSO and the Supervisor of Admin and Support in the management of all security support issues related to the Integrated Security Section in Afghanistan. • Provides general administrative support services in order to assist the Security Officers fulfill their duties vis-a-vis staff members and their dependents. • Assists with data consolidation and dissemination of relevant security information required for the analysis of the security situation by the Chief Security Officer (CSO), Deputy Chief Security Officer (DCSO) and Security Officers; • Assists the Security Officers in the Security Operations Branch with the preparation of any security related documents including Security Plans, MORSS, MOSS, regular reports and any other reports related to the security section activities as well as providing the Operations Branch units with administrative assistance; • Drafts correspondence and maintains records for the Security Training Courses delivered to security and field mission’s personnel; • Provides support during the implementation of the Security Plan under the directions of the Chief Security Officer; • Assists in reviewing the logistics requirements and other related actions required for the preparation of training courses, drills and other security exercises; • Monitors and facilitates the implementation of security policies and procedures in close coordination with the security operation unit’s supervisors and others; • Provides support in organizing and conducting security awareness and preparedness activities, and provides security orientation to newly assigned staff members, as well as conducting security briefings, as required; • Assists with the preparation of the Induction Training courses, related presentations and documents; • When and if required, prepares security presentations for the DCSO and the Security Officers in other units. • Any other duty as required by the DSCO and or the Supervisor of the Admin and support unit.
Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
With High School diploma or equivalent is required.
Job – Specific Qualification
As per the approved special measure for UNAMA, a minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of security services with a military, security support functions, police, private security company or any international organization is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to one for the candidate who possess a first-level university degree or higher n social science, public administration, international relations. Experience of working in Security Administration as focal point for support functions and supply is desirable Prior experience of serving in the security component of an international organization as a compound supervisor is required Excellent knowledge of inventory/asset management and logistical processes is desirable
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Pashto or Dari languages is required
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment. At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
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